“Author Archive”
Stories written by Ron Fields

Geraldine Chittenden Huff »

Geraldine Huff photo

Geraldine Chittenden Huff, 94, Phoenix, AZ, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 in Murrieta, CA. Geraldine was born in Hays KS on March 3, 1920 to Stanley and Myrtle (Truan) Chittenden. She grew up on the Chittenden farm outside of Hays. “Geri” attended school in Hays and after graduating from high school attended Fort Hays Kansas […]

Posted in Obituaries | Read More »

Without religious freedom, there will be no lasting peace »


On December 10, 1948, the nations of the world gathered at the United Nations to adopt the Universal Declaration of Rights, an American-inspired proclamation that launched the modern human rights movement. Voting in the shadow of the Holocaust, religious freedom was prominent among the inalienable rights that the world agreed must be guarded for all […]

Posted in Editor's Choice/Opinion | Read More »

Torturing Obama’s legacy »

OtherWords columnist Jim Hightower is a radio commentator, writer and public speaker.

An old bumper sticker offered a stinging response to the Bush-Cheney regime’s enthusiasm for waterboarding: “Impeach Bush,” it urged. “Torture Cheney.” Bush and Cheney escaped unscathed. The Senate has just released an astonishing report detailing the depths of their depravity, but neither is likely to end up before a judge. Yet stunningly, there’s a new […]

Posted in Editor's Choice/Opinion | Read More »

Huelskamp announces December town halls »


WASHINGTON – Congressman Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler, is continuing the tradition of visiting each of the First District’s 63 counties each year. So far, Huelskamp has completed over 260 town halls during his time in office. “Now more than ever before the voice of the American people is needed in Washington. These town halls allow me […]

Posted in Local | Read More »

RX farmers »

John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

File this under the heading of, who would have ever thunk it? What I’m referring to is the notion that today’s farmers need a prescription and a degree in chemistry to apply herbicides, insecticides and fertilizers to their land in order to grow and produce the food we eat every day. About this time, you’re […]

Posted in Editor's Choice/Opinion | Read More »

Midwest’s $30M Goodman Energy Center expansion moves forward »

Goodman Energy Ctr Engines

Midwest Energy is moving forward with a $30 million expansion of the Goodman Energy Center in Hays, enabling the plant to accommodate load growth in the area while remaining a reliable backup generation source to wind generation resources in the region. The expansion will add 27 megawatts of generation capacity to the facility, which entered […]

Posted in Local | Read More »

HAWVER: Speaker will set the tone of 2015 legislative session »


This may be the year that again proves — more dramatically than in recent years — that the most powerful person in the Kansas Statehouse is the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Yes, the Speaker of the House of Representatives. We all learned in grade school that the governor is the top position in […]

Posted in Editor's Choice/Opinion,Local | Read More »

‘Horrible Bosses 2’ disappoints, but ‘Star Wars’ trailer thrills »

Gerstner James crop

Before I get to my review of “Horrible Bosses 2” I would like to take a quick minute to talk about something that is about as far from horrible as it is possible to get. The first trailer for “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” was released in select theaters and online over […]

Posted in Editor's Choice/Opinion,Entertainment | Read More »

FHSU’s Virtual College celebrated national distance learning week »

Tigers FHSU

FHSU University Relations Fort Hays State University’s Virtual College recently celebrated National Distance Learning Week, an annual event sponsored by the United States Distance Learning Association, which promotes and celebrates the increasing growth and accomplishments in distance programs. FHSU currently provides more than 6,000 students in more than 20 countries the opportunity to earn online […]

Posted in Local | Read More »

Moran honors Ross and Marianna Beach on floor of U.S. Senate »


WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., honored Ross and Marianna Kistler Beach on the U.S. Senate Floor. Marianna recently passed away, and her late-husband Ross Beach – who passed away in 2010 – were residents of Hays for more than 60 years before moving to Lawrence, Kan., in 2000. The devoted couple […]

Posted in Local | Read More »

Kansas teachers union offers statement on 2014 election »


As we do each election cycle, Kansas public school teachers who are members of KNEA gathered in committees across the state to begin the process of interviewing candidates for state offices. Our interviews were focused squarely on issues related to strong public schools and student success. Kansans have voted, but long before election day Kansas […]

Posted in Editor's Choice/Opinion | Read More »

Kansas ‘suspense’ voters likely not a factor »


Best guesses so far are that those 25,360 Kansans whose voter registration applications are in “suspense” aren’t going to yield much in the way of post-Election Day results changes for any candidates. Which means that the election’s results from Tuesday are probably just how it’s going to be, and waiting for the final county canvassing […]

Posted in Editor's Choice/Opinion | Read More »

Fire diverts I-70 traffic at bypass »


Eastbound traffic on Interstate 70 was being diverted onto the bypass due to a fire as of just before 2 p.m. Friday. Reports from the scene indicate a vehicle fire. Check Hays Post for details of the incident as they become available.

Posted in Local | Read More »