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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 »

5th graders learn to emboider on "Colonial and Native American Days' at O'Loughlin Monday.

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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Smith County man gets 14+ years in child porn case »

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WICHITA – A Smith County man who tried unsuccessfully to suppress evidence gathered by Internet provider AOL was sentenced Monday to 170 months in federal prison for possessing and sending child pornography, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. Walter E. Ackerman, 56, Lebanon, pleaded guilty to one count of distributing child pornography and one count of […]

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Another hunter sentenced in Graham Co. mourning dove case »


WICHITA – A hunter pleaded guilty and was sentenced Monday for violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act when he and seven friends met in Kansas to hunt mourning doves, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Monday. George Morgan, 52, Gordonville, Texas, was sentenced to a year on probation in which he is not allowed to hunt, […]

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HHS offers annual financial aid seminar »

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Hays High School will have its annual Financial Aid Night for all interested seniors and parents at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1 in the lecture hall. Families will learn how to apply for all types of state and federal financial aid using the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Completing the FAFSA is […]

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Family offers reward for information in case of missing Colby teen »

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COLBY — The family of a Colby teen missing since Nov. 3 has offered a reward for information. Andrew Shubert, 16, was last seen at his home in Colby on Nov. 3. Chief Ron Alexander of the Colby Police Department said Monday the family if offering $500 for information that leads to his return. The […]

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