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Kan. man hospitalized after car goes airborne »


 HOISINGTON, Kan. – A Kansas man was injured in an accident just after 7 p.m. on Saturday in Barton County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1972 Chevy passenger vehicle driven by Allen Wayne Strecker, 65, Russell, was traveling northbound on U.S. 281 fifteen miles south of Russell. The vehicle entered the west ditch, went […]

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Local agency delivers ‘emergency meals’ for seniors in NW Kan. »

NWKAA volunteers and staff prepare the emergency meals for senior citizens.

By KARI BLURTON Hays Post Volunteers and staff from the Northwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging this month are delivering more than 400 emergency meals to the home-bound seniors they serve in Ellis County and beyond. Homestead Nutrition director Kristen Schmidt said the non-perishable meals are vital for seniors who rely on the agency’s daily […]

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Upcoming conference will examine the state of Hays-area economy »

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The Hays Economic Outlook Conference agenda has been scheduled for 8:30 to 11 a.m. Oct. 31 at Fort Hays State University’s Robbins Center. The program is sponsored by the Center for Economic Development and Business Research, Wichita State University, in cooperation with the Ellis County Coalition for Economic Development. Topics will range from local banking […]

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With fundraiser looming, HACC highlights benefits of early intervention »

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By Hays Area Children’s Center As the days grow shorter and the weather cooler, the holiday season also is drawing near. Hays Area Children’s Center is getting in the holiday spirit as its annual fundraising event, Christmas Tree Auction (Bright Lights for Little Tykes) approaches. This year’s event will begin at 6 p.m. Nov. 22 […]

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Schwaller among this year’s Leadership Kansas class graduates »


Leadership Kansas TOPEKA — On Friday, the 39 members of the 2014 Leadership Kansas Class celebrated the completion of the 2014 program at a reception and dinner hosted by the Kansas Chamber and the Leadership Kansas Board of Trustees at the Topeka Country Club. Throughout the course of the six-month program, the 2014 class engaged […]

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Martin set to kick off first official tour of Kansas »

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FHSU University Relations Dr. Mirta M. Martin, president of Fort Hays State University, believes that when people see excellence and excitement and success, they want to be part of it. “Almost 30 years ago, Fort Hays State University captured the imagination of Kansans with its revolutionary vision of a high-tech high-touch education. Now, it is […]

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91 artists from 33 cities take part in annual Russell art review »

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RUSSELL — Last weekend’s 2014 ROAR (Russell Original Art Review) Show was comprised of 262 entries offered by 91 artists from 33 cities. Participants include high school students from Russell, Colby and the Little River, as well as students from Fort Hays State University. The artists entering works in ceramics, computer generated, mixed media, oil, […]

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Western Kan. group among winners of art commission grants »

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The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission has announced it has awarded $40,580 in grants to 11 organizations. The grants were awarded through the Strategic Investment and Arts Integration programs. KCAIC programs are designed to promote partnerships, enhance community and economic development, encourage risk and innovation, maximize statewide impact and highlight the role the arts play […]

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Unseasonably warm Saturday »


Enjoy this weekend as this may be the warmest we will see until next spring! Record and near record warmth will continue through Sunday under a large dome of high pressure. Some patchy fog is possible after midnight. For Monday, gusty northwest winds are expected along with a slight chance for rain Monday night as […]

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Kansas High School Football Scoreboard for Week 8 »


Area Scores District Records in Parenthesis 4A-I District 8 Hays (1-1) 34, Abilene (0-2) 33 McPherson (2-0) 44, Buhler (1-1) 42 3A District 14 Russell (1-1) 24, Hays-TMP-Marian (0-2) 17 Norton (2-0) 34, Beloit (1-1) 16 6A District 8 Wichita Northwest (2-0) 35, Garden City (0-2) 14 Hutchinson (2-0) 48, Dodge City (0-2) 28 5A […]

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Chili fundraiser for ‘Goodness Sake’ set for Saturday tailgate »

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by KARI BLURTON Hays Post It’s a chance to enjoy some “great chili and support a great cause,” according to Josh Rounkles, 20, regarding the second annual ‘Eat Chili For Goodness Sake’ fundraiser Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Lewis Field Stadium tailgate area in Hays. The fundraiser is on behalf of […]

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GOP ‘Clean Sweep’ bus tour will be in Hays, Russell next week »

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A group of Kansas Republican candidates and their surrogates will be traveling the state next week as part of the Kansas Republican Party’s Clean Sweep Bus Tour, which includes a stop in Hays. Scheduled to participate in all four days of the tour are Sen. Pat Roberts, Gov. Sam Brownback, Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, Attorney […]

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Haunted corn maze open for thrills this weekend and next »

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Things that go bump in the night will be waiting around every turn this weekend and next at Pa’s Pumpkin Patch Haunted Corn Maze. The new half-mile corn maze south of Hays will be haunted with ghosts, goblins and monsters. Several local school groups will be given a portion of the admission proceeds according to […]

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