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Gubernatorial candidate will be in Hays on Sunday »

Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis will be in Hays on Sunday. He plans to hold a community gathering at the VFW, 2106 Vine, at 6 p.m. Davis plans to take on the incumbent, Republican Gov. Sam Brownback in November’s general election. Brownback faces a primary challenge from Wichita Republican Jennifer Winn in the Aug. 5 […]

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Ellis man finds Eagle Golden Egg »


Congratulations to David Amrein of Ellis for finding the Ellis Jr. Free Fair Eagle Golden Egg. Amrein will receive $125. The egg was hidden at the base of a tree along the walking trail in the Ellis City Park south of the swimming pool. See more at http://eaglecom.net/goldenegg/index.html#sthash.RO7R92LU.dpuf

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Dry and Cooler Sunday »


A cold front moving through the Central Plains today will bring an end to the heat of the last few days. Most of the area should see plenty of sunshine today with high temperatures in the 80′s, and an overnight low around 60. A few isolated to widely scattered thunderstorms will be possible tonight and Monday, […]

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Russell Blood Drive to help in emergency blood shortage »

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RUSSELL–The Russell Community Blood Drive will be held Thursday, July 31, from noon to 6 p.m. at Fossil Creek Inn and Suites. Walk-ins are welcome or donors may can 1-800-RED-CROSS to make an appointment. The drive goal is 50 pints of blood for the American Red Cross. According to Donor Recruitment Representative Catherine Younger, Hays , […]

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Great Bend man to serve on State Library Board »

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A Great Bend man has been appointed by Gov. Sam Brownback to serve on the State Library of Kansas Board. Harry Willems will serve a four year term. Willems received his MLS from Emporia State University. He currently serves as the Director of Park City Public Library and the Assistant Director and Consultant for the […]

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Hays Post News for 7-25-14 »

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Although no measles reported at HaysMed, caution urged »


Hays Medical Center With the recent outbreak of measles in Kansas, HaysMed Infection Prevention is offering information to the public. While there have been no reported cases of measles at HaysMed it is important to be aware of the situation. First and foremost, if you think you or a family member was exposed to the […]

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City commission and staff continue budget talks; schedule hearing »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post City manager Toby Dougherty presented the Hays City Commission with suggested changes to the 2015 budget during Thursday night discussions about scheduling of the budget public hearing. City staff is recommending commissioners fund the” quality of life” agencies  Hays Arts Council, Ellis County Historical Society, Wild West Festival, and Sister […]

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Schuckman to retire as CVB Tourism Sales Manager »


By BECKY KISER Hays Post Ruben Schuckman, Tourism Sales Manager for the Hays Convention and Visitors Bureau, is retiring from his city position at the end of the month. Schuckman has worked in the job for 15 years. During Thursday’s Hays City Commission meeting, Assistant City Manager Paul Briseno reviewed the success of recent tourism […]

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Rollover accident results in minor injury »


by KARI BLURTON Hays Post One Hays teenager sustained minor injuries to her hand after the vehicle she was riding in with two other teenagers rolled “multiple times” early Wednesday morning. The accident was reported at 1:12 a.m. on the 1300 block of Spring Hill Road. According to Ellis County Sheriff Ed Harbin, the driver […]

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City accepts 2013 audit from ABB&B »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post At Thursday’s Hays city commission meeting, commissioners voted 3-0 to accept the 2013 budget audit prepared by Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball of Hays. Mayor Henry Schwaller and Commissioner Shaun Musil were absent. Kansas statutory law requires each municipality to put together an audit by an outside firm so that […]

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HPD activity log, July 24 »

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The Hays Police Department conducted 17 traffic stops and received five animal calls on Thursday, July 24 according to the HPD activity log. Water Use Violation,1200 block of East 27th, 12:15 a.m. Drug Offenses, 500 block of West 6th, 1:32 a.m. Abandoned Vehicle, 2400 block of Haney Drive, 2:55 a.m. Abandoned Vehicle, 200 block of […]

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Contractors tour courthouse and jail ahead of bid process »

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Contractors got an opportunity to tour the Ellis County Law Enforcement Center, Courthouse and Jail in a pre-bid meeting Thursday afternoon. Approximately 10 contractors took in the tour and Architect Andrew Pitts from Treanor Architects of Kansas City, Missouri led them through the bid process and answered questions along the tour. County Administrator Greg Sund […]

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