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Kansas High School Scoreboard for 11/14 »

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Area Scores Ell-Saline 28, LaCrosse 12 (2-1A Quarterfinals) Central Plains 32, Ness City 0 (8MI Substate) Hanover 74, Osborne 44 (8MI Substate) Victoria 28, Wallace County 12 (8MII Substate) Class 6A Quarterfinals Hutchinson 35, Derby 28 Lawrence Free State 37, Junction City 17 Olathe North 27, Blue Valley Stillwell 14 SM East 41, SM West […]

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FHSU pitches doctorate of nursing program to Board of Regents »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post During the November meeting of the Kansas Board of Regents, regents will discuss a proposed new doctorate of nursing program at Fort Hays State University. The regents recently approved a similar program at Pittsburg State University. According to agenda materials, the program is “designed to serve as a professional doctorate […]

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Mall taxing district approved, but not without significant debate »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post After months of discussions and negotitations, along with a 20-minute executive session to discuss final details, commissioners approved DP Management’s Community Improvement District at the Hays Mall by a vote of 3-2. Commissioners Ron Mellick, Shaun Musil and Eber Phelps voted in favor of the district. Mayor Henry Schwaller and […]

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Hays commission opts to keep pillow tax at 5 percent »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post During Thursday’s Hays City Commission meeting, commissioners unanimously approved a resolution that raisedd the transient guest tax from 4 percent to 5 percent. The tax is charged, along with the regular sales tax, on all hotel and motel rooms rented in the city limits. The transient guest tax was passed […]

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Hays commission approves mall taxing district by 3-2 vote »

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At Thursday’s meeting, the Hays City Commission approved a Community Improvement District proposal by the Hays Mall by a vote of 3-2. Commissioners Ron Mellick, Eber Phelps and Shaun Musil voted in favor of implementing the district, while Mayor Henry Schwaller and Commissioner Kent Steward voted against. The community improvement district — which will increase […]

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Hays commission expected to vote on mall taxing district Thursday »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post After two months of meetings and presentations, Hays city commissioners are scheduled to vote on the proposed development agreement and Community Improvement District at the Hays Mall. Last week, commissioners directed city staff to add language to the proposed development agreement that includes a July 2016 completion deadline for all […]

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Hays pays homage to those who have served »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post While most federal, state and local offices close for Veterans Day, the Hays VFW Post 9076 hosted their annual festivities Tuesday to honor those who have served their nation. The ceremony began with the traditional 21-gun salute, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of the “Star Spangled Banner,” […]

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Natoma pays homage to veterans with fifth annual ceremony »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post NATOMA — The community of Natoma kicked off Veterans Day festivities Friday with USD 399’s and the American Legion Auxiliary’s fifth annual Veterans Day Salute. The event was filled with music and remarks from students, staff, parents of soldiers and elected officials from around the state, including Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler. […]

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Kansas High School Scoreboard for 11/8 »

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Area Scores Scott City 55, Norton 20(3A) Central Plains 42, Spearville 40(8MI) Ness City 40, Little River 28(8MI) Osborne 58, Marais des Cygnes Valley 10(8MI) Victoria 64, Minneola 12(8MII) Wallace County 52, Ingalls 6(8MII) 3A Halstead 36, Anthony-Harper-Chaparral 27 Minneapolis 17, Hoisington 14 Pittsburg Colgan 35, Galena 18 Rossville 35, Centralia 14 Silver Lake 28, […]

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Fossils, beer on tap for Sternberg trip to Colorado next month »

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The Sternberg Museum will be hosting a trip to the Denver/Boulder, Colorado area in December to learn about fossils, paleontology and the science behind the creation of beer. The trip will begin on December in Hays where participants will start the expedition at the Sternberg Museum for a meet and greet and “behind the scenes” […]

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Hays commission offers amendments to mall CID proposal »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post Hays city commissioners offered Matt Gough, the lawyer representing DP Management and the ownership group at the Hays Mall, with some amendments to the development agreement discussed again by commissioners at Thursday’s work session. Commissioners requested all of the renovations be complete by Dec. 31, 2016, and pitched an amendment […]

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Skywest to offer extra flights over Thanksgiving holiday weekend »

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SkyWest Airlines will be offering extra flights at the Hays Regional Airport on Saturday, Nov. 28, and Sunday, Nov. 29, as part of an experiment during the Thanksgiving Holiday. An extra flight is being added each way — to and from Denver. Travelers can chose to leave Hays at either 6:50 a.m. or 1:52 p.m. […]

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Hays commissioners will discuss proposed mall sales tax Thursday »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post After a public hearing two weeks ago, Hays city commissioners are scheduled to discuss the direction they want to take regarding the proposed Community Improvement District at the Hays Mall at this week’s work session. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall. Mall developers […]

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