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13th Street and water warning on Thursday city agenda »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post On Thursday night, Hays City Commissioners are scheduled to vote on the design agreement for the 13th Street from Main to Milner project. Renovations will include the reconstruction of all sidewalks, curbs and parking areas along the street, installation of brick accents in the intersections and parking spots, a monument sign, […]

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Hays City Commission will consider easing water restrictions »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post At Thursday’s Hays City Commission work session, commissioner’s received a recommendation from staff to move the city from a stage two water warning to a stage one water watch. According to Director of Utilities Bernie Kitten, the Smoky Hill River recently received a substantial amount of rainfall, which caused the […]

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Commissioners to discuss alleyway draining ordinance »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post At Thursday’s Hays City Commission work session, commissioners will discuss an amendment to the city’s code of ordinances that would impose a fine on residents who drain pools and hot tubs into alleys. Commissioner Ron Mellick brought up the idea earlier in June, and city staff will present the proposed […]

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Dole comes home to dedicate new mobile VA Unit (VIDEO) »

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RUSSELL — Approximately 100 people gathered Wednesday in Russell as former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole returned to his hometown to help dedicate a new mobile VA unit to be used by the Robert J. Dole VA Center in Wichita. The unit will be used for rural educational and health initiatives. It features an area in […]

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FHSU’s Martin on merger: ‘Dodge City is an imperative partnership’ »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post In a recent interview, FHSU President Mirta Martin voiced her support for the proposed Dodge City Community College merger  with Fort Hays State University. The college is considering a proposal to create an Institute of Applied Technology on the Dodge City campus, with FHSU offering some four-year degree programs. If […]

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Moran issues statement on Dan Johnson’s passing »

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  U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran issued a statement on the passing of former 110th district representative Daniel Johnson. “A farmer, veteran and representative for the 110th District, he will be remembered for his work ethic and commitment to improving his community and our state. (Dan) was independent in thought and firm in his conviction, and […]

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Commissioners approve ‘win-win’ insurance renewal contract »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post Hays city commissioners agreed to renew their commercial insurance coverage at Thursday’s meeting, but some changes were made to the plan. The current policy will expire July 1. The city’s insurance broker, Arthur J. Gallagher, recommended commissioners renew the city’s plan with BRIT Insurance, but place the city’s crime and […]

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Hays City Commission approves one-time bonus for employees »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post The city of Hays and the Service Employees International Union Local 513 recently agreed to an addendum that will give members a one-time 2 percent bonus for 2015, and city commissioners voted 4-0 in favor of accepting the agreement at Thursday’s meeting. The bonus will be based on hours and […]

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Commission agrees to airport renovation; construction to begin soon »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post At Thursday’s meeting, Hays City Commissioners voted in favor of entering into a contract with the Federal Aviation Administration for grant funding for renovations at the Hays Regional Airport terminal. According to I.D. Creech, director of Public Works, upgrades include improvements to the mechanical and electrical systems, restrooms, walls and […]

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City commission will consider employee bonus, airport contracts »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post The Hays City Commission is expected to vote on a one-time 2 percent bonus for some city employees at tonight’s city commission meeting. Assistant City Manager Paul Briseno said, if approved, the raise would affect approximately 51 employees, costing the city approximately $41,000. The raise will be based on weekly […]

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Summer Gallery Walk proves a downtown draw »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post Pleasant weather and a bit of culture lured people downtown Friday night for the annual Hays Arts Council Gallery Walk. More than a dozen businesses opened their doors for the annual event and, despite a decrease in attendance and a smaller number of displays, HAC Director Brenda Meder said the […]

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FAA grant awarded for airport upgrade, commissioners to vote next week »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post According to I.D Creech, director of Public Works for the city of Hays, the city is “in the process of finalizing the final details” before construction begins on the renovations at the Hays Regional Airport. Recently, the city found out that its Federal Aviation Administration AIP Grant, which will fund […]

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Hays city commissioners discuss talks with employee union »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post At Thursday’s Hays City Commission work session, Assistant City Manager Paul Briseno presented an agreement with the Service Employees International Union Local 513 that would provide a one-time 2 percent bonus to members of the union. According to Briseno, the raise would affect approximately 51 employees, and it will cost […]

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