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Hays-area residents, organizations take Ice Bucket Challenge (VIDEO) »

HPD Chief Don Scheibler's son, HHS student Dylan Scheibler does the honors while Asst. Chief of Police and 19 other officers wait their turn for the ALS Challenge.

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FHSU parents, students reminded of assault prevention, resources after report »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post On Friday, a Fort Hays State University student approached university student services “in distress” as a victim of an alleged sexual assault. University officials did not disclose details of the incident, however, the student is not believed to have reported the incident to the Hays Police Department or FHSU Police […]

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SkyWest report shows 90% of initial flights were on time »

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In the memo sent to Hays city commissioners this week, a report shows that 10 percent of the first SkyWest flights were either late or delayed and two were canceled. Of the flights that were delayed, three were 15 to 44 minutes late and one was 45 to 74 minutes late. By comparison, in its […]

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City welcomes students back with Core2Campus »


By NICK BUDD Hays Post For the second year, the city of Hays welcomed Fort Hays State University and Hays Hair Academy Students back at Core2Campus in downtown Hays on Thursday night. The event began with a parade down Eighth Street led by Hays city commissioners, members of the FHSU Student Government and FHSU President […]

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City receives violation from KDHE for water test (corrected) »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post At Thursday night’s Hays City Commission work session, Public Works Director Bernie Kitten informed commissioners the city received a violation for total coliform in the city’s water supply. City staff collects a total of 20 water samples per month from the water supply for routine bacterial sampling. On Aug. 5, a […]

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Hays Post wants YOUR Ice Bucket Challenge video! »

Volunteers from the Hays Fire Department take part in the challenge.

Northwest Kansas has embraced the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge — and Hays Post wants to help the community share in the fun. Send your Ice Bucket Challenge videos to hayspostalschallenge@gmail.com, and we’ll compile a chilling compilation for readers. Readers can send the video itself, YouTube link, DropBox or Facebook link. Once the videos are compiled, […]

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Commissioners begin discussions of wastewater plant upgrades »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post The Hays wastewater treatment plant on Old U.S. 40 has been standing for more than 50 years. It was installed in 1953 and has undergone several renovations in order to meet Environmental Protection Agency requirements. With new regulations looming, the city is considering overhauling the plant with renovations and a […]

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Tiger Auction scheduled for this weekend »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post The athletics department at Fort Hays State University will host the fifth annual Tiger Dinner and Auction on Saturday night with all proceeds benefiting the department. Items that will be auctioned off include several fan experiences and tangible items including several autographed items and game day experiences. Last year, the […]

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Bond lowered for man arrested in child porn investigation »

Chance Charles Keiswetter

By NICK BUDD Hays Post Pending an interview by community corrections, District Judge Glen Braun on Wednesday agreed to lower a $200,000 bond for Charles Keiswetter to a $25,000 cash assurance. As a condition, Braun also warned Keiswetter he was not under any circumstances allowed to use any sort of computer, phone, or any other […]

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Hays commissioners to hear report on aging wastewater facility »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post The Hays City Commission will discuss renovating the city’s wastewater facility at its work session Thursday night. The current facility was built in the 1950s and hasn’t received many upgrades since. A few years ago, the city was notified by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment that nitrogen and phosphate […]

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Hays Arts Council Fall Art Walk will feature national exhibition »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post The downtown area in Hays will be bustling once again Friday night as the Hays Arts Council presents its annual Fall Art Walk. This year’s walk will feature more than 20 exhibitions throughout the downtown area. Most sites will be open from 6:30 to 9:30 but some have extended hours, […]

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FHSU students will connect with downtown through Core2Campus »


By NICK BUDD Hays Post On Thursday night, downtown Hays will welcome Fort Hays State University and Hays Hair Academy students to the community by hosting the second annual Core2Campus event. Core2Campus will look to “introduce students to the array of unique shopping, dining, art and entertainment downtown Hays has to offer.” The event will begin […]

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Governor touts Kansas agriculture, tax cuts at Hays farm »


By NICK BUDD Hays Post Gov. Sam Brownback was in Hays on Thursday to visit with members of Hoffman Farms, Simpson Farm Enterprises and the Ellis County Farm Bureau at the Hoffman’s farm land, located east of Hays on Old U.S. 40. Currently, the Hoffmans operate their farmland using “no-till and precision farming” where supplies […]

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