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City funding for downtown organization on Thursday agenda »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post At Thursday’s work session, the Hays City Commission will discuss Downtown Hays Development Corp.’s funding level for 2015. During budget discussions, commissioners asked to discuss expectations at a later work session, and during an August work session, Commissioner Shaun Musil said he heard some concerns from the public. “I’ve been […]

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Hearing set for Sept. 24 in electronic solicitation case »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post A man arrested in a child pornography case earlier in August has posted bond. According to Amanda Truan, clerk of the Ellis County District Court, Chance Charles Keiswetter posted a $25,000 cash assurance bond on Aug. 21, the day after Judge Glenn Braun lowered the bond from $200,000 to $25,000. […]

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Hays commission will discuss fireworks ordinance »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post At Thursday’s work session, Hays city commissioners will discuss revising the current fireworks ordinance. The current ordinance states the commission can decide whether to allow or suspend the sale and use of fireworks at the final regular meeting in the month of May before the Fourth of July holiday in order to […]

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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 »

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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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