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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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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 »


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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FHSU unveils newest development in on-campus WiFi »

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FHSU University Relations Fort Hays State University, a national leader in incorporating technology into its academic environment, has joined with Aruba Networks Inc. to create a wireless network that supports continuing innovation in the classroom and the learning experience. “This new network will support more, so our faculty can do more,” Dr. Edward H. Hammond, […]

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HPD activity log, March 7 to 9 »

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The Hays Police Department conducted 21 traffic stops Friday, 38 traffic stops Saturday, and 21 traffic stops Sunday, according to the HPD activity log. The HPD also received 14 animal calls in the three-day period. March 7 Motor vehicle accident/private property/hit and run, 2500 block Sherman, 7:30 a.m. Traffic/driving complaint, 2700 block Ash, 4:20 p.m. […]

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Statewide water group will discuss ‘vision’ at Hays meeting »

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The Governor’s Water Vision Team will have a public meeting at 10 a.m. March 10 at Fort Hays State University’s Sternberg Museum of Natural History. The meeting is a chance for residents, city and county officials, and local stakeholder groups to share their priorities with the Vision Team to ensure Hays and regional neighbors have […]

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Couture-Lovelady’s statement on religious freedom bill »

Travis Couture-Lovelady, Representative 110th District

Feb. 17, 2014 Later this year, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals could strike down Kansas’ 2005 constitutional amendment protecting traditional marriage. If the 10th Circuit finds that the United States Constitution prohibits amendments protecting traditional marriage, then Kansas will immediately be forced to recognize same sex unions. With that in mind, the Kansas House […]

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KIOGA chief examines energy goals for 2014 »

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In 2014, we will decide if America continues to march toward global energy leadership or remains content to play a supporting role in the global energy market. We can erase what for decades has been America’s greatest economic vulnerability – our dependence on energy sources from other continents, particularly from less stable and friendly nations […]

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