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Schwaller will run for re-election to Hays commission in spring »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post Hays Mayor Henry Schwaller confirmed to Hays Post on Thursday night that he will run for another term on the Hays City Commission. Throughout his time on the commission, Schwaller has received two four-year terms and three two-year terms.   “I think there’s a lot that needs to be done in […]

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City officials voice frustration over SkyWest scheduling decision »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post At Thursday’s Hays City Commission meeting, officials continued to express frustrations surrounding SkyWest Airlines’ recent decision to change the flight schedule to accommodate the transition to an all-jet fleet. The new schedule will leave Hays without a morning flight in the month of February. “What SkyWest has done is unfortunate […]

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Hays Post News for 1/8/14 »

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Couture-Lovelady enters 2015 session with key leadership role »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post Some legislators spend time in the chambers dreaming of leadership positions throughout long, successful legislative careers — 110th District State Rep. Travis Couture-Lovelady only had to wait one term to pick up a vital role within the House Republican Party. For at least the first part of his second term, […]

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Hays Post News for 1/6/14 »

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Huelskamp votes against Boehner’s re-election »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post After his dismissal from the Budget and Agricultural committees by House Speaker John Boehner in late 2012, First District Representative Tim Huelskamp voted against Boehner’s re-election during today’s election’s. Huelskamp was one of 25 Republicans voting against the Ohio representative’s re-election to the top spot in the U.S. House, instead […]

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Power of One campaign reaches goal by more than $50K »

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FHSU University Relations At Fort Hays State University, 2014 was a year of change. The university welcomed a driven new president, Dr. Mirta M. Martin, and the largest freshman class ever, with an official count of 988. Much more took place throughout 2014, and an especially ambitious initiative was the Power of One scholarship campaign. […]

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Airline cancellations in Hays blamed on poor weather across U.S. (UPDATE) »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post After a couple of inches of snow and cold weather hit the Hays area, several flights have been canceled in and out of Hays Regional Airport. But, according to Airport Manager Nathan Marcucci, the airport has remained “open for business.” According to an email Marcucci received from United, which operates […]

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Hays commission will continue CID discussion next month »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post At Tuesday’s Hays City Commission work session, commissioners tabled a discussion on potential changes to the city’s Community Improvement District policy due to the absence of Mayor Henry Schwaller. Commissioners will now discuss the topic at the Jan. 15 work session. The current policy allows retailers to use a CID, […]

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FHSU alums among ‘Most Interesting People in Kansas Politics’ »

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John Celock, an award-winning writer and media affairs adviser recently named state Rep. Travis Couture-Lovelady and Heath Kohl, Kansas Republican Party political director, as two of the most interesting people in Kansas Politics. Both graduated from Fort Hays State University with political science degrees. Couture-Lovelady, R-Palco, ran unopposed for re-election in the 110th House District, which […]

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Hays City Commission to discuss CID policy at work session »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post After the Community Improvement District at the Hays Mall was passed in November, Hays city commissioners had several questions left unanswered about the city’s overall CID policy. At Tuesday’s work session, commissioners will discuss the policy and potential changes. The current policy allows applicants to use a CID — a […]

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Born of tragedy, Jana’s Campaign marks five years of making a difference »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post Brilliant, fun, a critical thinker, happy, and even a little difficult sometimes. Those are just a few words Christie Brungardt uses to describe her late daughter, Jana Mackey. On July 3, 2008, the world lost that brilliant, fun, and happy girl in an act of domestic violence when Mackey was […]

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Boldra readies for legislative session with ‘profound effects on rural Kan.’ »

111th District State Representative Sue Boldra, R-Hays, was re-elected Tuesday.

By NICK BUDD Hays Post State legislators in western Kansas are already gearing up to fight for rural issues and values in the upcoming legislative session in Topeka. On her path to a second term, 111th District Rep. Sue Boldra, R-Hays, emphasized that Topeka gets bogged down in battles between rural and urban legislators as opposed […]

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