Partly sunny, cooler with a chance for showers

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    There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms tonight TodayA 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am. Some of the storms could be severe. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. South southeast wind 5 to 13 mph. TonightA 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 3am. Some […]

Ellis, area counties part of Kan. breastfeeding initiative

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post A three year grant awarded to the Pawnee County Health Department by the Kansas Health Foundation as part of the Kansas Breastfeeding Initiative will also benefit Ellis, Rooks, Rush, Russell and Trego counties. The Lactation Assistance Access in all Counties Taking Action (LAACT-Action) will address the need to increase breastfeeding […]

Baby Care Street Fair in downtown Hays Wednesday evening

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Submitted The Hays Interagency Coordinating Council Hospital to Home Committee is sponsoring a Baby Care Street Fair in downtown Hays Wednesday evening, Aug. 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The free community event is being held in conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week. Activities include a car seat check lane, nursing station, balloon animals and […]

Ellis Co. restaurant and lodging inspections for 7/27-8/2

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The Kansas Department of Agriculture conducted the following inspections in Ellis County last week. Click each business to see the full inspection report. Information is from the inspection reports. Hays Ambassador Hotel and Conference Center – Hays Follow up inspection – Business still under administrative review. The pool area remains closed and the location was cited for […]

Vacant administrator position on Ellis County Commission agenda

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The Ellis County Commission is set to discuss the open administrator position at Monday evening’s meeting. Previous County Administrator Greg Sund stepped down June 15 and the position has been vacant since. The commission met on multiple occasions in executive session with Randall Allen with the Kansas Association of Counties […]

Rain falls on portions of Ellis County overnight Sunday

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Western Ellis County and Trego County received a smattering of rainfall overnight Sunday, along with some thunder and lightning. There was a report of about a quarter-inch of rain north of Ellis, but the rain was confined to the western third of the county. Heavier rain fell in Trego County, where reports ranged from trace […]

Ellis County Sheriff’s activity log, July 29 – August 2


July 29 Criminal Transport, Wakeeney, 8:22 p.m. Battery on Law Enforcement Officeer, 3000 New Way, 11:30 p.m. July 30 Suspicious Person, 1900 block 280th Avenue, 12:39 a.m. Driving Under the Influence, 1800 block Toulon Avenue, Catharine, 1:08 a.m. Suspicious Person, 1900 block 280th Avenue, 4:10 a.m. Criminal Transport, Dodge City, 9:03 a.m. Motor Vehicle Accident […]

HPD Activity Log July 31, Aug. 1 and 2

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The Hays Police Department responded to 7 animal calls and 7 traffic stops Friday, July 31, 2015, according to the HPD Activity Log. MV Accident-City Street/Alley–1700 block Agnes Dr, Hays; 5:49 AM MV Accident-Personal Injury–3700 block Vine St, Hays; 6:12 AM Suspicious Activity–300 block E 22nd St, Hays; 7/17 9 PM; 7/31 6 AM Contempt […]

FHSU’s Encore Series presents 35th season


FHSU University Relations and Marketing One of the most popular Biblical stories turned into a musical, a reimagined classic and a legendary orchestra headline the 2015-2016 season of the Encore Performing Arts Series at Fort Hays State University. “For the past 35 years, the Encore Series has been the cultural gem of the plains,” said […]