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Yields vary widely as wheat harvest comes to a close »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Like any other year, farmers in Kansas had to deal with wild swings in temperatures, both continued drought and wet fields but, once again, they found a way to pack bins and elevators across the state. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 95 percent of the wheat harvest […]

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Hays library will offer Cloth Diapering 101 workshop »

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The Hays Public Library library will host an introductory cloth diapering class at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Participants will learn about the different reasons for cloth diapering, different styles and accessories, where to shop and how to wash  diapers. After the class, participants will have the information they need to start their cloth-diapering journey. Contact Lucia […]

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Police: Hays man had homemade bomb in car »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post A Hays man is expected to face charges after a traffic stop in Hays resulted in the discovery of homemade explosive device and drugs. According to Hays Police Department Lt. Brandon Wright, Lloyd C. Symns, 32, Hays, was pulled over for speeding on the 1000 block of Reservation Road shortly […]

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Gubernatorial candidate will be in Hays on Sunday »

Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis will be in Hays on Sunday. He plans to hold a community gathering at the VFW, 2106 Vine, at 6 p.m. Davis plans to take on the incumbent, Republican Gov. Sam Brownback in November’s general election. Brownback faces a primary challenge from Wichita Republican Jennifer Winn in the Aug. 5 […]

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Eagle Golden Egg Hunt begins TODAY »


ELLIS — The latest edition of the Eagle Communications Golden Egg Hunt begins Tuesday in conjunction with the Ellis Jr. Free Fair. Click HERE for more information and to follow the clues. Clues will be posted each day at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. until someone finds the Golden Egg and wins a $125 cash […]

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Midwest Energy crews investigating Monday evening power outage »

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ELLIS — Midwest Energy crews still are attempting to determine what caused a power outage in the Ellis/Yocemento area Monday night. According to Midwest spokesman Mike Morley, a breaker opened at the Knoll substation north of Hays at 7:06 p.m., cutting power to 1,487 customers. Upon arrival, crews patrolled the line between the substation and […]

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Advance voting underway in Ellis County (VIDEO) »

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BY BECKY KISER Hays Post Advance voting started July 16 in Kansas for the Aug. 5 primary election. In Ellis County, the courthouse is the only location where voters can cast their ballots early, according to Ellis County Clerk Donna Maskus: The primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 5. Polls in Ellis County will be open […]

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American Red Cross issues call for donors in face of shortages »

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The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all types to help prevent a blood shortage. Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion — and every day, the Red Cross must collect 15,000 donations to meet the needs of patients. Over the past 11 weeks, […]

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HPD arrest log, July 17 to 20 »

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Megan Rose Tibke, 23, Phillipsburg, was arrested at 5:10 p.m. July 19 in the 100 block of West 12th on suspicion of failure to appear. Craig Alan Klaus, 34, Hays, was arrested at 4:33 p..m. July 19 in the 100 block of West 12th on suspicion of failure to appear. Roberto Fausto Chavez-Juarez, 23, Hays, […]

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HPD activity log, July 21 »

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The Hays Police Department conducted 12 traffic stops and received three animal calls on Monday, July 21, according to the HPD activity log. Abandoned vehicle, 2500 block Indian Trail, 12:17 a.m. Theft, 1000 block West 28th, 1 a.m. Weapon offense, 1000 block Reservation, 2:12 a.m. Noise disturbance, 1400 block East 29th, 7 a.m. Theft, 100 […]

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Western Kansas has two of Top 10 windiest cities in the country »

A long straight dirt road and field at sunset near Goodland, Kansas.

Think it’s windy in western Kansas? You’re right. According to a factoid published July 21 on the MSN.com weather page, Dodge City is No. 3 among the Top 10 windiest cities in the United States. Goodland comes in at No. 8. The average wind speed in Dodge City is 13.9 mph; in Goodland, it’s 12.5 […]

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Herzogfest mini-kuchen sales will help benefit St. Fidelis »

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VICTORIA — The St. Fidelis Herzogfest Committee will be taking advanced mini-kuchen orders to be available for pickup on Aug. 3 at the Victoria High School Cafeteria between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Basilica of St. Fidelis. A baker’s dozen of apple, blueberry, cherry, peach, strawberry or strawberry/rhubarb is available […]

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USD 489 board votes to maintain increased enrollment fees »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post After lengthy discussion at Monday’s meeting, Hays USD 489 Board of Education members voted 3-2 to make no changes to the increased enrollment fees. Facing a more than $1 million budget gap, board members voted in May to increase workbook/materials fees by $60, approved an activity fee increase of $50, […]

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