Kastle named latest Covenant Builders Hometown Hero

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Seth Kastle, an instructor in Fort Hays State’s Leadership Studies Department, has been named the latest Covenant Builders Hometown Hero. Seth will be honored at tonight’s Fort Hays State University basketball games, scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. at Gross Memorial Coliseum. Tonight is also Senior Night. According to his nomination: “Seth has been one of the most […]

Hays commission to offer resolution against fall partisan elections


By NICK BUDD Hays Post At Tuesday’s work session, Hays city commissioners agreed to move forward with a resolution opposing a bill in the Kansas Senate that would move local elections to the fall on even-numbered years and make them partisan. Last week, the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee held hearings on Senate Bill 171. […]

Construction nearing, mall developers mum on new stores

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post DP Management will not say which retailers will come to the Hays Mall once improvements are made to the property. The topic was an item of discussion during Hays City Commission meetings late last year as city officials debated a sales tax increase that will be used to fund the improvements. But Josh […]

Commissioners move toward more stringent CID guidelines

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post Next week, Hays city commissioners will vote on a new CID policy that will require applicants to provide at least 25 percent of the capital for any projects. The new legislation was prompted by the passage of a 1-cent sales tax hike at the Hays Mall in November. The developer, […]

City to discuss CID policy, street projects at early work session

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post Hays city commissioners will discuss revising the city’s Community Improvement District policy at their Tuesday night work session. The discussion was prompted by the commission’s approval of a CID at the Hays Mall, which does not include any capital from the mall developers for the project. One idea on the […]

FHSU graduate student selected as TEDxFHSU speaker

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TEDxFHSU Holly Weiss is one of six speakers the TEDxFHSU team has announced will be speaking at an upcoming conference. Of the seven global challenges featured throughout the event, Weiss will address Resource Management in a talk that is sure to spark deep discussion and connection, a trademark of TEDx conferences. Weiss is a Graduate […]

Hays commission OKs 33rd Street rezoning despite concerns

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post Hays city commissioners unanimously approved rezoning a plot of land on 33rd from a single-family dwelling district to a multi-family dwelling zone at their Thursday night meeting. The city was zoned for civic use because USD planned to use the land for another school, but the plot was sold to […]

Commission approves new golf cart shed, maintenance building


By NICK BUDD Hays Post To replace the golf cart shed destroyed in a storm last year, Hays city commissioners Thursday approved building a new one at a total cost of $49,980. Quality Structures Inc. submitted the low bid of $45,980 for the “shell” of the building. The electrical work will be done separately, and […]

Hays City Commission set to decide on duplex proposal, cart shed

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post At Thursday’s regular meeting, Hays city commissioners are expected to vote on rezoning a plot of land on 33rd from a single-family dwelling district to a multi-family housing district. ZMM Development bought the plot from Hays USD 489 in 2014 and plans to use much of the land to develop […]

Mall decision sparked candidate’s run for Hays commission


By NICK BUDD Hays Post A candidate for the Hays City Commission is using the passage of the community improvement district at the Hays Mall as an inspiration to become a city leader. James Meier was the first new candidate to file with the city clerk in late January. “It really wasn’t the position of […]

SkyWest report: 70 percent of flights on time in January

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post A report released Tuesday shows 70 percent of SkyWest’s 105 flights were on time or less than 15 minutes late in the month of January. In comparison, 69 percent of flights were on time last month. Of the 27 flights that were delayed, 20 were 15 to 44 minutes late, […]