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2 hospitalized after Volkswagen rolls on I-70 in Gove Co. »


GRAINFIELD – Two people were injured in an accident just before 3 p.m. on Tuesday in Gove County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2002 Volkswagen Beetle driven by Vanessa D. Hesser, 19, Hill City, was westbound on Interstate 70 two miles west of Grainfield. The vehicle’s left tire blew out. The driver lost control […]

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USD 489 budget ‘up in the air’ after Kan. court’s school funding decision »


By JAMES BELL Hays Post Following last week’s decision by the Shawnee County District Court that Gov. Sam Brownback’s block funding of Kansas schools violates the Kansas Constitution, Hays USD 489 is now being forced to wait to finalize next year’s budget. Superintendent Dean Katt is now waiting to see what Brownback will do — […]

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Dryden plans ‘more contact’ with United Way agencies (VIDEO) »


By BECKY KISER Hays Post Sherry Dryden started her new position Monday as Executive Director of the United Way of Ellis County. Before she was even officially on the job, she attended last week’s annual Pacesetter kickoff luncheon and was meeting with UWEC board members and UWEC Office Manager Erica Burgess. The Pacesetter companies conduct […]

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Asphalt work to restrict Canterbury Road traffic Wednesday »

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ELLIS COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS DEPT. Ellis County Public Works Road and Bridge employees will begin placing an overlay on Canterbury Road east of Hays Wednesday, July 1, at 8:30 a.m. Traffic will be restricted at times due to shooting tack oil and will also be restricted to local traffic. For more information or questions, call […]

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Enter to win FREE trip to Boot Hill Casino from Eagle Radio »

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Eagle Radio of Hays is offering several FREE SEATS — plus “Get $35” prizes — for a bus trip for two to Boot Hill Casino & Resort in Dodge City this week. The Village Tours escapade will depart from Hays, La Crosse or Ness City on Wednesday morning and return early Wednesday evening. Winners will […]

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Fort Hays State alum named fire chief in Iowa community »


WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — City Manager Tom Hadden announced this month Craig Leu has accepted an offer to serve as the new fire chief for the city of West Des Moines. The position was previously held by Fire Chief Donald Cox, who retired in January after more than 14 years of service in West […]

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HPD Activity Log June 29 »

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The Hays Police Department responded to 12 animal calls and 4 traffic calls Monday, June 29, 2015, according to the HPD Activity Log. Animal At Large–100 block W 19th St, Hays; 12:15 AM Warrant Service (Fail to Appear)–1000 block E 8th St, Hays; 1:07 AM Found/Lost Property–3600 block Vine St, Hays; 9:30 AM Animal At […]

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Construction will pave way for two new businesses in Hays »


By JAMES BELL Hays Post Another new retail location is set to open this fall in an area currently under development north of Interstate 70 and just east of Walmart. The building will house two businesses. Building on the site is just beginning, after being pushed back about a month due to substantial rainfall in the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Max’ is cute, but annoying »

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“Max” is a film about a military working dog who is adopted by the little brother of his fallen marine handler. Films with animal lead characters are tricky. Many of them are manipulative – they expose easy heartstrings and yank on them until the audience is in tears. Not that there’s anything inherently wrong with […]

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Hays Christian Church will ‘Blast to the Past’ at VBS »


Children and teens will “Blast to the Past” at Hays Christian Church’s annual Vacation Bible School, July 6 to 10. There will be games, snacks, music, Bible lessons, crafts, skits and lots of time-traveling fun. Children ages 2 through fifth grade are invited to attend 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. each evening. Teens entering grades six […]

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US Supreme Court to hear appeal in Great Bend murders »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in three cases in which the Kansas Supreme Court set aside the death penalty for men convicted of capital murder. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the U.S. Supreme Court will consider the Kansas appeal of its own high court’s decision sometime during the Supreme […]

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Russell moves to Stage III water restrictions »

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City of Russell RUSSELL–Effective Monday, June 29, 2015 mandatory Stage III water restrictions are in place for Russell water customers. The flow in Big Creek has been steadily declining the past few weeks. The recent small rains have not been sufficient to maintain Big Creek’s levels. Until further notice the following water restrictions are in […]

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