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13th Street rebuild moves to new phase beginning next week »

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Beginning Monday, 13th Street will be closed to westbound traffic between Main Street and Oak, with eastbound traffic remaining open. 13th Street will remain closed for the next several months during its reconstruction from Main to Milner. Traffic control signs will be in place detouring traffic to Eighth Street. Since the construction involves the replacement […]

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HPD Activity Log June 30 »

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The Hays Police Department responded to 3 animal calls and 14 traffic stops Tuesday, June 30, 2015, according to the HPD Activity Log. Suspicious Activity–1000 block E 27th St, Hays; 10:21 AM Found/Lost Property–2700 block Willow St, Hays; 6/29 6 PM; 10 PM MV Accident-City Street/Alley–1800 block Vine St, Hays; 11:51 AM Burglary/vehicle–400 block E […]

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High number of rabies cases reported in Kansas, 1 in Ellis Co. »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas residents are being warned to be cautious around skunks during an uptick in rabies cases. Kansas State University’s veterinary diagnostic laboratory says 70 rabies cases have been reported this year — the same number as all of last year.  One case was reported in Ellis County and many others in […]

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HFD increases coverage during July 4th holiday (VIDEO) »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post This will be a long, busy holiday weekend for the Hays Fire Department. In addition to manning an extra fire truck Thursday, Friday and Saturday — the days fireworks can be sold and discharged in Hays — firefighters will be on standby at the Wild West Festival for the July […]

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Ellis, all NW Kan. counties remain in drought watch »

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Office of the Governor TOPEKA–Recent rains for Kansas have eased drought conditions for many areas, leading Governor Sam Brownback to update the Drought Declaration for Kansas counties with an Executive Order 15-04. For the past year all 105 counties have either been in an emergency, warning or watch status. This order removes approximately the majority […]

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Hays fire chief offers warnings prior to Fourth of July fireworks »

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By COOPER SLOUGH Hays Post Independence Day is nearly here, and with it fireworks. Fireworks are meant to be fun, but when used incorrectly they can lead to serious injuries as well as become a nuisance to others. The Hays Fire Department reminds everyone to be safe this holiday and has released a list of […]

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Hot, windy Wednesday »

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  Expect hot conditions today with highs around 100 degrees. A slight chance of thunderstorms will be possible south of Highway 50 late this afternoon into evening. A chance of thunderstorms exists Thursday through at least Monday. Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 98. Southwest wind 9 to 13 mph becoming north in the […]

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Early morning fire significantly damages house, carport in Hays »


An early morning fire in Hays destroyed a carport and significantly damaged a house. The Hays Fire Department, Hays police and Ellis County EMS were called to a garage fire at 703 East 6th Street at 2:50 a.m. Wednesday, July 1. On arrival, responders found the carport on fire, according to Fire Chief Gary Brown. […]

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July 4th band concert on hiatus this year »

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The Hays City Band, which has maintained an annual tradition of performing a concert at Old Fort Hays on July 4, will not be presenting a program this year due to a variety of reasons. The band plans to revisit the situation for the summer of 2016 and come up with a viable option that […]

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2 hospitalized after Volkswagen rolls on I-70 in Gove Co. »


GRAINFIELD – Two people were injured in an accident just before 3 p.m. on Tuesday in Gove County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2002 Volkswagen Beetle driven by Vanessa D. Hesser, 19, Hill City, was westbound on Interstate 70 two miles west of Grainfield. The vehicle’s left tire blew out. The driver lost control […]

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USD 489 budget ‘up in the air’ after Kan. court’s school funding decision »


By JAMES BELL Hays Post Following last week’s decision by the Shawnee County District Court that Gov. Sam Brownback’s block funding of Kansas schools violates the Kansas Constitution, Hays USD 489 is now being forced to wait to finalize next year’s budget. Superintendent Dean Katt is now waiting to see what Brownback will do — […]

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Dryden plans ‘more contact’ with United Way agencies (VIDEO) »


By BECKY KISER Hays Post Sherry Dryden started her new position Monday as Executive Director of the United Way of Ellis County. Before she was even officially on the job, she attended last week’s annual Pacesetter kickoff luncheon and was meeting with UWEC board members and UWEC Office Manager Erica Burgess. The Pacesetter companies conduct […]

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