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Sternberg Museum of Natural History plans first outbound trip to Colorado »

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FHSU University Relations Fort Hays State University’s Sternberg Museum of Natural History is planning to grow up, as in creating programming for adults, not children. Growing up will begin with beer, the ancient science of, and a tour through the behind-the-scenes fossil collections and science at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The trip […]

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Federated again teaming with Marines collecting Toys for Tots »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post For more than 65 years the U.S. Marine Corps has been collecting and donating toys as Christmas gifts for less fortunate children as part of its Toys for Tots program. Area Federated Auto Parts once again are helping to collect toys with locations throughout western Kansas and eastern Colorado. Ryan […]

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La Crosse woman pleads guilty to embezzling from Hays truck company »

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TOPEKA — A La Crosse woman pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling from the company where she worked, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. James Cross, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s office, said prosecutors offered evidence in court that the amount was more than $500,000, although her attorney said she only pleaded guilty to “transporting more than […]

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Stanford stepping down from DHDC »

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DHDC news release HAYS — The Downtown Hays Development Corporation announces Traci Stanford has resigned as the Executive Director due to unexpected health reasons. “I am so blessed to have been able to work for the DHDC and to give back to the heart of the community,” stated Stanford, “Downtown is my absolute favorite thing […]

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HPD activity log, Nov. 24 »

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The Hays Police Department conducted xx traffic stops and received 21 animal calls on Monday, Nov. 24, according to the HPD activity log. Abandoned Vehicle, 300 block West 13th, 2:54 a.m. Burglary/residence, 400 block West Sixth, 9 a.m. Found/Lost Property, 100 block West 13th, 9:44 a.m. Abandoned Vehicle, 500 block Fort, 10:14 a.m. Animal At […]

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Ellis County’s McCue appointed to statewide board »

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TOPEKA – Gov. Sam Brownback today announced recent appointments to boards and commissions. “I’d like to thank these individuals for sharing their time and talents with the people of Kansas,” Brownback said. The Governor’s Office is always looking for qualified, interested Kansans to serve the state on commissions and boards in their areas of expertise.  […]

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FHSU receives recognition for affordable online education »


FHSU University Relations Fort Hays State University has been recognized by OnlineU.org for offering some of the best-value online degrees in the nation. OunlineU.org is dedicated to making higher education information more transparent. For 2015, it has recognized six individual FHSU online programs as best values and has ranked FHSU No. 5 overall. FHSU ranked […]

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Friends of the HPL will have book sale during Small Business Saturday »

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The Friends of the Hays Public Library will be having a one-day-only book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the library’s Schmidt Gallery. The sale will be during Small Business Saturday in the Chestnut Street District of downtown Hays. Small Business Saturday encourages shoppers to spend local and spend downtown. All proceeds […]

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Fifth-graders go ‘back in time’ during Colonial, Native American Days »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post A chance to “go back in time” is how O’Loughlin Elementary fifth-grade teacher Gina Johnson described Colonial and Native American Days, which took place Monday and Tuesday at the school. Both fifth-grade classes taught by Johnson and Karen Smith are studying the Revolutionary War, and the special event offered a […]

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MORAN: Giving thanks for blessings as Kansans, Americans »


By U.S. Sen. JERRY MORAN, R-Kan. As Americans celebrate Thanksgiving this week, families and friends come together to reflect, give thanks and enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving feast. However, millions – in fact, one in six Americans – struggle each day to even get enough food to eat. The unfortunate reality is that food insecurity exists […]

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Spring elections: Fixing a problem that’s really not »


What’s wrong with this sentence?: Voter turnout at spring elections for school boards and local government offices is too low, less than turnout at fall elections for state and national government offices, and that’s a problem the Legislature can fix. The grammar is fine. What’s wrong with the sentence is that, while grammatically good, it […]

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Sunny, mild Tuesday »

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Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Southwest wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 12 to 17 mph in the afternoon. Tonight Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. South southwest wind 10 to 13 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. Breezy, with a west […]

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Commissioners to talk health insurance, Bike Hays at early meeting »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post At Tuesday’s Hays City Commission meeting, commissioners will consider renewing the city’s health insurance policy with Coventry Health Care. The new plan will result in an increase of 19.5% over the current rates and is expected to cost around $1.8 million — $78,000 over the cap implemented by the commission […]

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