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Final state track results »

2014 KSHSAA Track and Field

WICHITA — The 2014 state track meet is in the books. Here is a list of the area placers 1A Girls 4 x 400 Quinter, 7th 2A Girls 4 x 400 Ness City, 7th 1A boys 4 x 400 Osborne, 1st LaCrosse, 3rd Natoma, 8th 2A boys 4 x 400 Plainville, 2nd 3A boys 4 […]

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Can Libertarian candidate turn 13/87 into a winning formula? »


If there is a simple key to wooing voters in Kansas this campaign season, it’s coming up with a memorable, catchy phrase that even voters who don’t parse candidate qualifications will remember when they enter the voting booth. That key phrase might just have been hatched last week when Libertarian Party gubernatorial nominee Keen Umbehr, […]

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No city, county or school meetings this week »

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Because it is the fifth Thursday of the month, there will be no Hays City Commission work session Thursday. Also, the Ellis County Commission and Hays USD 489 Board of Education have no scheduled meetings because of the Memorial Day holiday.

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Ellis County wheat plot field day will be June 3 »

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K-State Research and Extension Farmers, make plans to take part in the annual Ellis County wheat plot field day at 6 p.m. June 3. Extension specialists in agronomy, plant pathology and entomology will discuss wheat varieties, various production topics including a sensor-based nitrogen fertilizer plot, and to answer any questions. Following the field day, a […]

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County OKs latest set of plans for EMS/Rural Fire building »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The EMS/Rural Fire building project is a step closer to beginning after the Ellis County Commission voted Monday to move forward with the latest set of plans. Architect Brad Teeter from Spangenberg Phillips Tice Architecture met with the commission in a special meeting Monday afternoon to show the commission and […]

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Students’ challenge: ‘Are you strong enough to carry water?’ »

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FHSU University Relations Are you strong enough to carry water? Between 50 and 75 people recently experienced on the Fort Hays State University Quad what many African and Asian women and children have to go through to obtain the minimum amount of water needed to survive. Students in the Global Environmental Issues Class sponsored the […]

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REMINDER: Authorities ready for prescription drug takeback day »


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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FHSU professor is seventh applicant for USD 489 board vacancy »

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Hays USD 489 has received seven applications to fill a vacant seat left by a departing board of education member. Darren Schumacher resigned his seat after a career change forced him to relocate to Manhattan. The board will hear from all seven applicants at its meeting Monday before appointing one to fill just more than […]

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Leadership students sponsor fashion show, clothing drive for Jana’s Closet »


FHSU University Relations “Women Helping Women,” a fashion show sponsored by Fort Hays State University’s Leadership 310 students, will be April 26 in Cody Commons on the lower level of the Memorial Union. The event is free and open to the public. Casey Rohleder, former marketing specialist at FHSU, will assist with resume tips and […]

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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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