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FHSU hosts annual collegiate target shooting competition »

Shooting event

By KARI BLURTON Hays Post Nearly 100 shooters from 12 universities across the country competed in Fort Hays State University’s sixth annual Open Collegiate Clay Target Competition Saturday and Sunday. Oklahoma State University’s Shooting Team member Austin Knapp said the FHSU’s annual event is one of the best and biggest around. “This is my third […]

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Help still needed for Oct. 7 ‘Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat’ »

canned food

Hays High School DECA The annual “Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat” canned food drive is set for Tuesday, Oct. 7, in Hays. Volunteers will be going door to door collecting non-perishable food items from 6 to 9 p.m. To assure residents the items collected are for the Community Assistance Center, all volunteers will […]

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Polka benefit continues Hays man’s tradition of giving »

Polka Couple

By KARI BLURTON Hays Post More than 500 people danced and twirled to polka favorites at the fourth annual Harold Dorzweiler Cancer Memorial Fundraiser Saturday and another 500 people are expected to attend as the event continues Sunday at the Ellis County Fairgrounds. The memorial fundraiser was started by in 2010 in memory of Harold […]

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Hays woman hospitalized after van hits a deer »


VICTORIA- A woman from Hays was injured in an accident just before 1:30 a.m. on Sunday in Ellis County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan driven by Michelle B. Ghumm,46, was west bound on Interstate 70 one mile west of Victoria. The vehicle hit a deer. Ghumm was transported to Hays […]

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HPD arrest log, Sept. 15 to 17 »

Police feature HPD

All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Beverly Marie Bearley, 65, Hays, was arrested Sept. 16 in Hays on suspicion of failure to stop at an accident. Shawn Cheston Bandt, 40, Hays, was arrested at 8:38 p.m. Sept. 17 in the 500 block of Vine on suspicion of aggravated […]

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Fair and cooler Sunday »


Cool high pressure will build from the Northern Plains into Kansas today. Temperatures will be 10 to 15 degrees cooler than yesterday with a high in the mid to upper 70s. Abundant sunshine will prevail through thin, high level cloudiness. Scattered thunderstorms will move into western Kansas Monday evening and across much of the state […]

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One hospitalized after Gove Co. accident »


OAKLEY- One person was injured in an accident just before noon on Saturday in Gove County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1989 Honda motorcycle driven by David Foster, 64, Colorado Springs, Colo., was eastbound on Interstate 70 two miles east of Oakley. The vehicle drifted left and went into the median. The driver lost […]

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New diaper business provides green alternative for parents »

cloth diaper

By KARI BLURTON Hays Post A new business is the first of its kind in Hays to offer an eco-friendly and natural alternative to disposable diapers. Neal Ward opened the doors to Little Blessings Diaper Service, 225 E. Eighth, last week. The business provides all the supplies for cloth diapering and a weekly laundry service […]

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FHSU one of 25 schools selected for ‘hackathon’ competition »


FHSU University Relations Students from Fort Hays State University are among an elite group from across the country that will compete in the Be “U” Hackathon competition for 2014. The competition, a function of the United Athletes Foundation and supported and sponsored by Microsoft Supplier Diversity, runs from September through November on 25 university campuses, […]

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Rebate available for fall planting of preferred trees (VIDEO) »


By BECKY KISER Hays Post The Hays Beautification Committee is promoting fall tree planting. Between now and mid-October is “the best time” for planting trees in the Hays area, according to Jim Strine, an HBC committee member and recently retired Northwest Kansas District Forester. “We’ve had some summer moisture, and now that the city recently […]

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Hays commission discusses proposed updates to police codes »

By NICK BUDD Hays Post Hays Assistant Police Chief Brian Dawson presented changes to the Uniform Public Offense Code and Standard Traffic Ordinances to the Hays City Commission at Thursday’s work session. The codes are published by the Kansas League of Municipalities, and the majority of the changes to the UPOC occurred during the 2011 […]

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NW Kan. cities will receive KDOT funding for road projects »


Kansas Department of Transportation Forty-six projects that will improve intersections and road deficiencies in Kansas cities have been selected for funding through two Kansas Department of Transportation programs. Seventeen cities will receive a combined total of approximately $9 million in state funding under the Geometric Improvement (GI) program. And, 29 cities will receive a combined […]

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Warm Saturday, chance of thunderstorms late »


Most locations will be hot and dry through mid-day, with a high temperature near 90. A weak cold front will move across western Kansas later today and will extend near a line from Kansas City to Liberal by sunset. A few thunderstorms will form along the front this afternoon. Widespread rainfall is not expected. Cooler […]

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