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Ellis County unemployment rate falls dramatically in September »


TOPEKA – While the statewide unemployment rate remained relatively flat, the jobless rate in Ellis County plunged from August top September, according to the Kansas Department of Labor. Ellis County jobless fell from 2.6 percent in August to 2.2 percent in September. The state’s September seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.8 percent, down from 4.9 […]

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Ellis County Extension Council election results announced »

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Elections for the Ellis County Extension Council were held on Oct. 16. The following individuals were elected to serve a two-year term. Extension Council members guide the work of the local Extension program in each of their respective areas. 4-H & Youth Development Alison Dinkel Kayla North Ramie Wasinger Family & Consumer Sciences Karla Bixenman […]

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Hays chamber seeks candidates for Ambassador program »

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The Hays Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking applications for its Ambassador program. The program is made up of 50 professionals who serve as the “visible” public relations arm of the chamber. Their primary responsibility is membership recruitment and retention, while providing support and representation at many chamber events. The Ambassadors are currently holding an […]

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HPD activity log, Oct. 17 to 19 »

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The Hays Police Department conducted 23 traffic stops on Friday, 37 on Saturday and 14 on Sunday, according to the HPD activity log. The department also received 23 animal calls over the three-day period. Oct. 17 Abandoned Vehicle, 1900 block Whittier, 1:37 a.m. Mental Health Call, 100 block West 12th, 2:26 a.m. Motor vehicle accident, […]

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Midwest Energy team takes first at International Lineman’s Rodeo »

Midwest Energy Journeyman Senior Division team members Mike Stremel, Operations Training Manager at Hays; John Horesky, Line Foreman at Russell, and Bill Nowlin, Line Foreman at WaKeeney, wait to compete at the 31st International Lineman’s Rodeo in Bonner Springs, Oct. 18.

BONNER SPRINGS — A three-man crew of Midwest Energy linemen from Hays, WaKeeney and Russell took first place at the 2014 International Lineman’s Rodeo in Bonner Springs in the Journeyman Senior’s Division, with the only perfect score among 24 teams of the most experienced linemen from the country’s largest utilities. Midwest announced the honor from […]

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Take part in ‘Celebrate My Drive’ campaign, help HHS win $100K »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post More teens die from car crashes than any other cause — and the first year of driving is the most dangerous. To bring awareness of safe driving habits to teens, Hays High School has joined the project “Celebrate My Drive.” Celebrate My Drive encourages teens to make positive choices as they […]

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Sternberg exhibit uncovers region’s limestone layers of history »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post The Sternberg Museum of Natural History’s latest exhibit tells a story of our region’s hard-working settlers — and a story of the sea creatures who lived here well before them. “Post Rock Country,”  on loan from the Historical Society of Rush County’s Post Rock Museum in La Crosse, features photography […]

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City preps for annual alley cleanup »

The Hays annual alley cleanup is Oct. 27.  Unwanted items may be placed near normal trash pick-up sites.

The annual Hays Alley Cleanup will start Oct. 27. Hays residents may start piling “junk” near their regular trash pick-up area. Unwanted items not normally picked up by the city should be separated into four piles, according to Solid Waste Superintendent Marvin Honas: Click HERE for more Alley Cleanup  details from the city of Hays.

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Sunny, mild Monday »

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Precipitation chances increase Wednesday with the best chance Wednesday night. Today Sunny, with a high near 74. North wind 6 to 9 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Tonight Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 46. South southeast wind 5 to 7 mph. Tuesday Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, […]

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Four hospitalized after trucks collide in Trego County »


COLLYER — Four people were injured in an accident just before 9:30 a.m. Sunday in Trego County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1998 GMC pickup driven by Gerald Francis Riedel, 50, WaKeeney, was northbound on 120th Avenue three miles northwest of Collyer. At the uncontrolled intersection Road F, the GMC vehicle struck a westbound 2014 […]

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489 board to prepare questions for architects on $100M upgrade »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post Monday’s USD 489 Board of Education work session includes continued discussion on the Facility Needs Committee’s $100 million in recommendations to improve districts buildings, funded with a proposed bond election in November 2015. The  board will develop questions for the Oct. 27 board meeting during which representatives from HTK Architects […]

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Smoky Hills Public Television will rebroadcast candidate debates »


BUNKER HILL – Learn more about the candidates vying for state elections through Smoky Hills Public Television’s “Kansas Candidates” program. With the Nov. 4 election approaching, SHPTV held several candidate forums for the offices of Kansas governor, U.S. Senate, and the 111th and 112th Kansas House districts. Beginning at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 2, SHPTV will […]

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Hays Post feature will begin ‘Exploring Kansas Outdoors’ »


Hays Post is excited to announce a new feature geared toward outdoorsmen. Steve Gilliland’s “Exploring Kansas Outdoors” is a weekly feature focusing on everything from traditional hunting and trapping to falconry and frog hunting. Gilliland, who resides in Inman, is published in several Kansas newspapers — and HaysPost.com will be his first online-only venture. “When […]

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