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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.

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Author of ‘The Ogallala Aquifer’ to address water vision at FHSU »

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FHSU University Relations Author Julene Bair, who has been traveling Kansas commenting on the state’s proposed 50-year water vision, will speak about her new novel, “The Ogallala Road,” at noon Wednesday, Nov. 12, in Fort Hays State University’s Forsyth Library. She will discuss the state’s Water Vision Plan and explain how the state, with the […]

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Prescription drug take-back day scheduled for Saturday (UPDATE) »

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TOPEKA – Law enforcement officers across the state will be collecting unused leftover medications for safe disposal on Saturday, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today in a news release. The collection events are part of a nationwide effort to safely dispose of leftover medications to prevent accidental or intentional misuse. Since the program began […]

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NW Kan. cities will receive KDOT funding for road projects »


Kansas Department of Transportation Forty-six projects that will improve intersections and road deficiencies in Kansas cities have been selected for funding through two Kansas Department of Transportation programs. Seventeen cities will receive a combined total of approximately $9 million in state funding under the Geometric Improvement (GI) program. And, 29 cities will receive a combined […]

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Ellis County Sheriff’s activity log, Sept. 16 and 17 »


Sept. 16 Cattle out, 1300 block Feedlot Road, 8:22 a.m. Criminal transport, Hutchinson, 9:05 a.m. Warrant service/failure to appear, 300 block West 33rd, 11:49 a.m. Criminal transport, Salina, 1:36 p.m. Criminal transport, WaKeeney, 1:52 p.m. Warrant service/failure to appear, two incidents,100 block West 12th, 3:28 p.m. Cattle out, 310th Avenue and Locust Grove Road, 7:05 […]

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A year of green fields in Kansas »

John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

This year, Kansas has green fields, kissed by the sun. There are blue skies with white clouds high above. There are even valleys where rivers run. Heck, there’s even water standing in terrace channels. It’s been at least five years since the pastures have been this green in the eastern half of the state and […]

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Joint planning commission will meet Wednesday »

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The Ellis County Joint Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the 601 Main meeting room. For more information, call (785) 628-9449. A complete agenda follows: ELLIS COUNTY JOINT PLANNING ELLIS COUNTY JOINT PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING August 27, 2014 7:00 p.m. Ellis County Meeting Room- 601 Main St. Hays, KS […]

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Final winner of ‘Push for 5,000′ contest announced »


To show our appreciation to readers, Hays Post recently announced the “Push for 5,000” contest. Five of our 5,000-plus Facebook fans were chosen at random to receive a special prize. FAYE WIESNER is the fifth winner and will receive a $100 gift card or credit at any local Hays Post advertiser. Arrow Hess of Hays […]

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Ellis County Sheriff’s activity log, July 3 to July 7 »


July 3 Criminal transport, Russell, 7:02 a.m. Criminal transport, Russell, 9:42 a.m. July 4 Criminal transport, Larned, 11:21 a.m. Suspicious activity, 1200 block West 12th, 3:23 a.m. Stray livestock, 900 block 210th Avenue, 7:02 p.m. Transport, Larned, 8:19 p.m. Fireworks violation, Eighth Street and Canterbury, 8:23 p.m. July 5 Welfare check, Victoria, 9:43 p.m. Traffic/driving […]

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Shirley Marie Lindsay »

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Shirley Marie Lindsay, 76, Hays, left this life Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the home of her daughter in Andover, Kansas. Born November 26, 1937, in Hays, she was the daughter of Peter and Mary (Brungardt) Dinkel. A member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and VFW Auxiliary, Hays, she was a self-employed insurance agent, an […]

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Joseph S. Fuller »


Joseph S. Fuller, 87, Freedom House at Air Force Village II, San Antonio, TX formerly of Hays, Kansas, passed away on June 20, 2014. Joe was born in Little River, KS on June 12, 1927 to John and Doris Stoughton Fuller. Joe was married to Beth Moss on June 1, 1947; they were married for […]

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‘Northwest Kansas fared the worst’ in farm income study »

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K-State Research and Extension MANHATTAN — Kansas farmers took a one-two punch with drought and lower grain prices in 2013 and the result was a drop in average net income to its lowest level since 2009, according to data from the Kansas Farm Management Association’s annual PROFITLINK Analysis. Net income across 1,194 KFMA-member farms averaged […]

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State Library of Kansas announces 2014 Kansas Notable Books »

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State Library of Kansas TOPEKA — The State Library of Kansas has announced 15 books featuring quality titles with wide public appeal, either written by Kansans or about a Kansas-related topic. The Kansas Notable Book List is the only honor for Kansas books by Kansans, highlighting our lively contemporary writing community and encouraging readers to […]

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