Sunny and hot Sunday


We are in the so called Dog Days of Summer with very little variation in the daytime forecast. Hot temperatures are expected to develop across the area in the afternoon, look for sunny skies with highs in the mid-90s and heat index values approaching 100 degrees. Mostly sunny and hot again on Monday. A surface boundary […]

Recent obituaries


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2 hospitalized after SUV rollover accident in Phillips Co.


PHILLIPS COUNTY-Two people were injured in an accident just before 10:30p.m. on Saturday in Phillips County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2003 Toyota Tundra driven by Alexis L. Snyder, 27, Montezuma, turned eastbound from U.S. 183 onto East Plains Road. The driver lost control of the vehicle. It rolled one time into the south […]

Firefighters respond to Saturday house fire in Hays

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HFD At 2:45 a.m. Saturday, the Hays Fire Department, Hays Police Department and Ellis County EMS were dispatched to a structure fire at 701 Walnut. Upon arrival, fire crews found heavy smoke conditions on the second floor of the home.  Fire crews had to break out windows on the second floor and apply water on […]

‘Dangerous dogs’ in Ellis to be discussed by city council

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City of Ellis ELLIS — An Ellis daycare provider and her husband have asked to speak at Monday’s Ellis City Council meeting regarding what the couple believe are “dangerous dogs” in their neighborhood. Kimberly Andries wrote on her Facebook page July 29 that she, her three children, her daycare children, neighborhood kids and others have […]

Barta, Bickle among FHSU Alumni Association award winners


FHSU University Relations and Marketing Seven alumni and friends of Fort Hays State University will be honored at the Alumni Awards and Recognition Banquet Friday, Oct. 2, during Homecoming celebrations. Four honorees will receive the Alumni Achievement Award, the association’s highest honor, established in 1959 to recognize graduates who have made outstanding and unselfish contributions […]

Hunter education class to be held in Ellis


ELLIS–Kansas Hunter Education Class 2015, sponsored by the Ellis Recreation Commission, will be taught in Ellis Thursday, Aug. 27 and Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Ellis Public Library Community Room. Online registration deadline is Wednesday, Aug. 12. Cost is $20–a refundable deposit to be returned at the end of the session on the last day […]

Sunny and warm Saturday


A warm weekend is in store for the area. Mostly sunny day today with winds increasing as the day progresses. Highs will top out in the low 90s with winds becoming southerly at 15-20 mph with a slight chance for hit and miss thunderstorms tonight. Warm and dry weather is expected on Sunday. High temperatures […]

Quinter among communities to receive airport project funding

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The state is awarding seven communities funding for airport projects. The $3.8 million in awards announced Friday by the Kansas Department of Transportation include two funds for Quinter, which will receive a total of nearly $2 million to construct a new airport. Other funds from the Phase II Kansas Airport Improvement […]

Charges filed against Ellis Co. hit-and-run suspect, second bond hearing held

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By JAMES BELL Hays Post Holliann Stramel, 24, Hays, was in court Friday afternoon on a second bond hearing stemming from a alleged hit-and-run accident that killed John Befort on July 18. After failing to meet the requirements of her original bonded release, Ellis County Attorney Thomas Drees argued today that full-time tracking and alcohol monitoring […]