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FHSU water-carrying event will highlight global problems »


FHSU University Relations Six students in Fort Hays State University’s Global Environmental Issues Class are sponsoring “Are You Strong Enough to Carry Water?” between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in the Quad. The event aims to raise awareness of the lack of portable water available in developing countries. “People easily take water […]

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Two dead after accident at U.S. 183, Feedlot Road »


Two people are dead after an accident at 7:30 p.m. Friday north of Hays. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2002 Dodge pickup driven by Jesse D. Pfannenstiel, 40, Woodston, was westbound on Feedlot Road when it reportedly failed to stop at a stop sign. The KHP said the truck was hit on its driver’s […]

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Hays Soroptimist Club recognizes area women »


Soroptimist International of Hays, a volunteer organization for business and professional women held its annual awards ceremony Wednesday at Fort Hays State University Memorial Union. The club recognized four women in different areas.   Allison Hohmann, Hays, and Brooke Schmidt, Victoria, each were honored with the Violet Richardson Award, which recognizes young women age 14 […]

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Easter egg hunts »


The Kiwanis Club of Hays will be sponsoring its 40th Annual Easter Egg Hunt today at 9:00 a.m. on the campus of FHSU. Line up in front of the Memorial Union. Children ages up to 10 are welcome to come and participate. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for photos. The EGGstravaganza Easter Egg […]

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Russell Flashback will offer blast from the past on April 26 »

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RUSSELL — It’s a trip down memory lane during a new community event, “Russell Flashback,” scheduled for April 26 in Russell. The free event is presented by the Russell-area small business community and the Russell Area Chamber of Commerce, according to Jenny Conn, chamber executive director. Activities include antique valuations, a classic car cruise and a […]

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Leadership students sponsor fashion show, clothing drive for Jana’s Closet »


FHSU University Relations “Women Helping Women,” a fashion show sponsored by Fort Hays State University’s Leadership 310 students, will be April 26 in Cody Commons on the lower level of the Memorial Union. The event is free and open to the public. Casey Rohleder, former marketing specialist at FHSU, will assist with resume tips and […]

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Hays Post News for 4-18-14 »

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Warm and windy Saturday with a chance of rain late »


Two low pressure systems will affect the area during the next seven days bringing thunderstorm chances this weekend and again on Wednesday. Starting this evening, and lasting through Easter Sunday, there will be chances for showers and thunderstorms across the area. Precipitation totals are expected to be somewhere between one-quarter and three-quarters of an inch […]

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FHSU students excel in national technology, engineering competition »


FHSU University Relations Underwater robots and roller coasters recently challenged 10 Fort Hays State University students at the 76th International Technology and Engineering Educators Association National Conference and the Technology and Engineering Education Collegiate Association competitions in Orlando, Fla. “The FHSU/TEECA Organization had a great showing at this year’s national conference in Orlando. We placed […]

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Ellis County unemployment rate at 2.7 percent, state unchanged »


TOPEKA – Unemployment rates in Ellis County fell slightly last month, dropping from 28 percent in February to 2.7 in March, the most recent figures available.   The Kansas Department of Labor reported Friday the March seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.9 percent statewide, unchanged from February and down from 5.5 percent in March 2013. […]

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Ellis, Russell counties in ‘extreme drought’ »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post Ellis and Russell Counties are in an “extreme drought” according to the U.S Drought Monitor released April 17. Hays is in a Water Warning while Russell remains under a Stage IV Water Emergency. Earlier this week, city commissioners from both towns discussed the possible development of their jointly-owned R9 Ranch […]

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‘Wichita’ movie and director to be in Russell May 1 »

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RUSSELL–Independent film maker Nick Barton, Wichita, will be in Russell Thursday, May 1, to talk about his new movie “Wichita” followed by a showing of the movie at the Dream Theater. Barton is the film’s writer and director. Filmed in and around Wichita in 2013, Wichita is an independent full-length feature western set in 1882. An  on-the-run fugitive […]

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HPD activity log, April 17 »

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The Hays Police Department conducted 21 traffic stops and received five animal calls on Thursday, April 17, according to the HPD activity log. Drug offenses, 1400 block East 29th, 1:02 a.m. Domestic battery, 300 block West Ninth, 1:14 a.m. Drug offenses, 300 block West Ninth, 8:28 a.m. Found/lost property, 1900 block Ash, 8:38 a.m. Disturbance/fight, […]

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