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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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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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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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