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Today Partly sunny, with a high near 56. North northeast wind 7 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 36. South southeast wind 8 to 10 mph. Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Breezy, with a south wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 18 […]

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Community Connection: Celebrating 100 years of Roundup »

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Eagle Radio’s Mike Cooper spoke recently with John Jaeger about the upcoming 100-year anniversary of the KSU Ag Research Center Roundup. Click HERE for the complete interview.

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FHSU TKE chapter placed on non-operating status »


Fort Hays State University Relations The Alpha-Upsilon Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity at Fort Hays State University has been placed on non-operating status as of April 2, 2014. The chapter failed to meet minimum fraternity standards and university expectations including membership size, academic performance and financial obligations. FHSU officials support TKE International Fraternity’s decision […]

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Westboro announces plans to protest FHSU graduation »

Topeka-based Westboro Baptist Church has announced plans on its website to picket the graduation ceremonies at Fort Hays State University. The commencement ceremonies are scheduled to begin 10 a.m. May 17. The WBC plans to picket from 9:15 a.m. until the beginning of the ceremonies.

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WaKeeney water supply passes KDHE inspection »


WAKEENEY — WaKeeney city council members received good news from the state during the April 1 council meeting. A March 24 letter from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment detailed the city’s most recent public water supply inspection by KDHE. No deficiencies were found or recommendations made. The complete council meeting minutes follow. —————- […]

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Preston Weigel chooses Oklahoma State »

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By DUSTIN ARMBRUSTER After an outstanding high school wrestling career, Hays High senior Preston Weigel has chosen to compete at Oklahoma State University next year. Weigel, a three-time state champion in class 5A, went undefeated over the past two seasons. He lost only one match as a sophomore and three during his freshman year. Weigel […]

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Commissioners will consider contract to continue sewer cleaning »

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Hays city commissioners will hear a proposal from staff at Thursday’s work session that would continue to clean city sewer lines. According to a memo from commissioners from Bernie Kitten, director of utilities, Meyer Specialty Service clean 19 miles of sewer lines in 2013. The lines also were videoed to detect flaws including cracks, holes […]

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HPD arrest log, April 10 to 13 »

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All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Quaid Calvin Haase, 19, Hays, was arrested at 11:54 p.m. April 12 in the 500 block of West Seventh on suspicion of underage purchase/consumption of alcohol.

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Ellis County Sheriff’s activity log, April 15 »


Criminal transport, Colby, 9:07 a.m. Sex offense/assist, Norton, July 1 to Dec. 31 Warrant service/failure to appear, 100 block West 12th, 3:28 p.m. Animal call, 1300 block Old U.S. 40, 8:52 p.m.

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Al’s Chickenette marks its 65-year anniversary with party »

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Hays oldest restaurant will celebrate 65 years in business with a celebration from 2 to 6 p.m. April 27. Previous employees and customers are invited to the day, which will include a cruise-in car show, a cherry-pie eating contest, raffle, beer garden and children’s activities. For more information, visit Al’s on Facebook or visit the […]

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HPD activity log, April 15 »

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The Hays Police Department conducted 17 traffic stops and received 10 animal calls on Tuesday, April 15, according to the HPD activity log. Warrant service/failure to appear, 100 block West 12th, 2:15 p.m. Abandoned vehicle, 800 block Allen, 8:21 a.m. Animal at large, 700 block East Sixth, 9:10 a.m. Drug offenses, 2800 block Vine, 10:34 […]

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Human resources group will discuss employment law at May meeting »


Western Kansas Human Resource Management Association will hold its May membership meeting at 11:15 a.m. May 20 at Thirsty’s Banquet Room, 2704 Vine. The program for the May meeting is “Employment Law” presented by Larry Michel, attorney with Kennedy Berkley Yarnevich & Williamson, Chtd. Michel will cover social media, FMLA intermittent leave, workplace trends in […]

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Commission will discuss taxi license at Thursday work session »

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The Hays City Commission will discuss an application for a tax license at its work session, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall. According to a memo to commissioners from City Clerk Brenda Kitchen, Marlin Daubert and Skyler Yost have applied for a license under the name of Yadday Enterprises. The cab would operate […]

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