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Hays Rec is 32 coaches short for fall youth sports season »

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The Hays Recreation Commission is looking for help — and without it, approximately 300 children won’t have teams for this year’s fall sports leagues. HRC said Friday it is 32 coaches short for the upcoming season for soccer and flag football leagues. “‘But I don’t know anything about soccer/flag football.’ Not an excuse,” Keith Smith, HRC’s […]

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Proposed recycling center off Hays zoning board’s agenda »

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A proposed recycling facility at the southwest corner of 13th Street and General Custer has been at least temporarily shelved. A public hearing on the requested special-use permit required to operate such a facility has been canceled by the Hays Area Zoning Board of Appeals. “Upon review of the application by staff, it was determined […]

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City welcomes students back with Core2Campus »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post For the second year, the city of Hays welcomed Fort Hays State University and Hays Hair Academy Students back at Core2Campus in downtown Hays on Thursday night. The event began with a parade down Eighth Street led by Hays city commissioners, members of the FHSU Student Government and FHSU President […]

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Victoria 5K will be Saturday »

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VICTORIA — The first Knight Run 5K will be Saturday in Victoria. The event, hosted by Victoria basketball teams, will begin with registration at 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. at Victoria Junior-Senior High School. The 5K run/walk is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and will begin and end at the school. Awards will be […]

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Wearing Tiger Gold on Friday has its downtown perks »

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FHSU University Relations Businesses of downtown Hays are offering discounts to anyone wearing Tiger Gold on Fridays. Participating businesses have the TGOF decal in the front window. “TGOF is to promote school spirit and tiger pride,” said Charlene Nichols, assistant alumni director. Hoping to establish the tradition of wearing Tiger Gold every Friday, TGOF has […]

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Hays woman arrested following alleged stabbing »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post A 23-year-old Hays woman was arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery and possession of drug paraphernalia after allegedly stabbing a man Aug. 19. According to Hays Police Department Chief Don Scheibler, officers on regular patrol were driving in the 500 block of East 16th at 1:22 a.m. when they observed […]

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City superintendent: Wastewater treatment a biological process (VIDEO) »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post The Hays City Commission is beginning discussions about renovation of the aging city’s wastewater facility. According to Roger Moerke, Utilities Superintendent-Wastewater, the digester was built in 1953 and the last upgrade to the plant was in 1997. During a recent tour of the facility, Moerke called the plant “antiquated.” The […]

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Members of Ellis Co. EMS take Ice Bucket Challenge — pass it on »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post Both the Ellis County Emergency Medical Services and the Hays Police Department are stepping up to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge issued Monday by the Hays Fire Department. Approximately 16 off-duty Ellis County EMS employees gathered at Orscheln Farm and Home Store on Thursday morning to accept the challenge, and […]

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City receives violation from KDHE over water samples »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post At Thursday night’s Hays City Commission work session, Public Works Director Bernie Kitten informed commissioners the city received a violation for total coliform in the city’s water supply. City staff collects a total of 20 water samples per month from the water supply for routine bacterial sampling. On Aug. 5, a […]

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Commissioners begin discussions of wastewater plant upgrades »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post The Hays wastewater treatment plant on Old U.S. 40 has been standing for more than 50 years. It was installed in 1953 and has undergone several renovations in order to meet Environmental Protection Agency requirements. With new regulations looming, the city is considering overhauling the plant with renovations and a […]

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Tiger Auction scheduled for this weekend »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post The athletics department at Fort Hays State University will host the fifth annual Tiger Dinner and Auction on Saturday night with all proceeds benefiting the department. Items that will be auctioned off include several fan experiences and tangible items including several autographed items and game day experiences. Last year, the […]

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Short-lived front drops rain and some hail near Hays »

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A short-lived front brought rain, gusting winds and some hail to the area early Thursday evening. Reports from west of Hays showed approximately a tenth of an inch of rain, while reports in town were just 0.02 inches. Russell County had a report of 0.14 inches, while southwest Osborne County received just less than 1.5 […]

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HPD arrest log, Aug. 18 to 20 »

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All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Coy Andrew Molner, 31, Hays, was arrested at 12:17 p.m. Aug. 20 in the 4300 block of Vine on suspicion of drug possession, criminal carrying of a weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia. Melinda Kay Miner, 38, Hays, was arrested at 5:39 […]

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