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John E. Kundred »

John E. Kundred, age 90, of Hays passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Harvard Square Assisted Living in Aurora, CO where he had been a resident since January of 2014. He was born September 9, 1923 in Shenandoah, PA to Alex and Anna Kundred. He graduated in 1941 from J.W. Cooper High School in […]

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Irene M. Unrein »

Irene M. Unrein, age 85, of Hays passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014, at her home. She was born November 1, 1928 in Liebenthal to Boniface and Mary (Legleiter) Herrman.  She married Paul A. Unrein November 12, 1946, in Liebenthal. He preceded her in death on Feb. 18, 2010. Irene worked at Travenol and had her […]

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FHSU Shooting Team wins second-straight ACUI national championship »

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FHSU University Relations Fort Hays State University shooters broke 2,199 clay targets out of 2,330 to win the Division II Collegiate Clay Target Championships at the national competition of the Association of College Unions International in San Antonio. The FHSU Shooting team won International Trap and American Trap, took second in American Skeet, International Skeet […]

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Community Connection: Don Westfall, Ellis County Historical Society »

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Eagle Radio’s Mike Cooper sits down with Don Westfall of the Ellis County Historical Society in the latest edition of Community Connection. Click HERE for the complete interview.    

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Hello from me .. and goodbye to Windows XP

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Hi! My name is Dallas Haselhorst. While I have lived in Hays all my life, please feel free to read my short bio below if you don’t know me. I will be writing this column periodically to help individuals and businesses better understand technology and, more specifically, security. So whether we are talking about the […]

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Authorities ready for prescription drug takeback day »

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Drug abuse evokes images of cocaine, pot, heroin and meth — but the most common type of overdose locally begins at the medicine cabinet, according to an Ellis County Sheriff’s detective. And Detective Chuck White, also a member of the multi-agency Ellis County Drug Enforcement Unit, is among the organizers fighting to get those prescription […]

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Good news, bad news for NW Kansas in latest health rankings »

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Decatur County in western Kansas has been called one of the least healthy counties in the state, according to annual rankings from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The complete reported by the Kansas Health Institute, can be viewed HERE. Ellis County was ranked as the 12th healthiest in the state for health outcomes and fifth […]

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Support of East 22nd apartment complex on city agenda »

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At Thursday’s regular meeting, the Hays City Commission will consider a resolution of support for a housing developer planning rental housing south of East 22nd Street near Hays Medical Center. Overland Property Group is seeking tax credits to help finance the project, which would consist of two buildings and either 32 or 48 new apartments. […]

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Protein a key component of an ideal breakfast »

John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

The old adage bears repeating – eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. Put another way, nutritionists believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It breaks the fast, provides fuel for the body and prepares for healthy nutrient intake. Breakfasts vary, however, and beginning your […]

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Employee arrives at work early, interrupts wire theft »

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Salina Post SALINA — The arrival of an employee at Westar Energy early Saturday morning prevented the theft of 11 spools of copper and aluminum wire. Salina Police Capt. Chris Trocheck said the wire had been taken off trucks parked in a fenced area at the Westar offices, located at Ohio and Edison. A male […]

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Advanced directives the focus of HaysMed event »

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Hays Medical Center, along with other national, state and community organizations, are leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making — Making Your Wishes Known. HaysMed announced in a news release Monday that it is providing information and tools for the public to talk about their wishes with family, friends and […]

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Civil rights advocate will share story this month at FHSU »

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Civil rights activist Diane Nash and American ’S’hero Diane Nash is scheduled to appear at Fort Hays State University at 7 p.m. March 27 at Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center. According to FHSU’s Center for Civic Leadership, Nash has been involved in the nonviolent movement since 1959 after experiencing segregation in Tennessee. In 1960, Nash was […]

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Water discussions on Ellis council’s Monday agenda »

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ELLIS — The Ellis City Council will meet in work session at 7 p.m. Monday, with the regular meeting scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. The agenda includes a review of last week’s Governor’s Water Vision meeting held in Hays, as well as a discussion of water exploration with Hays City Manager Toby Dougherty. The […]

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