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With help of grant, Ellis County will get new digital signs »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Thanks to a pair of grants, Ellis County Public Works will be adding new signs to help with traffic control. At Monday night’s Ellis County Commission meeting, Public Works Director Mike Graf told the commission the county has been approved for $56,000 grant through the Kansas Department of Transportation to […]

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List of positions expected to be cut by Hays USD 489 in 2014-15 »

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Following is a breakdown of positions expected to be cut for the 2014-15 school year in Hays USD 489: Hays High School: Two foreign language Hays Middle School: Two English language arts, vocal music, mathematics Wilson Elementary School: Fifth grade, third grade O’Loughlin Elementary School: Music, art, fourth grade, fifth grade Lincoln Elementary School: Third […]

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HPD activity log, April 21 »

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The Hays Police Department conducted 37 traffic stops and received three animal calls on Monday, April 21, according to the HPD activity log. Domestic disturbance, 400 block West 14th, 8:34 a.m. Assist, 1600 block Main, 8:54 a.m. Found/lost property, 3300 block Lincoln, 12:13 p.m. Motor vehicle accident/private property, 600 block East 13th, 12:41 p.m. Shoplifting, […]

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With Dodge radar down for repairs, hail and wind on the way »


With a potentially severe weather system moving into the area Wednesday, the National Weather Service in Dodge City is hoping to get its radar back into service soon. The radar, which covers a wide swath of Kansas including Ellis County, is undergoing regular replacement of panels and has been out of service since yesterday. Meteorologist […]

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USD 489 board passes staff cut resolutions »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post Facing a $1.3 million budget shortfall for the 2014-15 school year, the USD 489 Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the resolutions for the non-renewal of  tenured teachers and non-tenured teachers at Monday’s school board meeting. The passing of the resolutions mean 16 teachers most likely not be returning […]

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Sunny, breezy Tuesday »

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Today Sunny, with a high near 77. Breezy, with an east southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 37 mph. Tonight A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Breezy, with a […]

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Construction will close portion of alley Tuesday »

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Beginning Tuesday, the alley east of Oak Street between East 28th and Circle Drive and between East 29th and Circle Drive will be closed to traffic. Brackney Construction will be pouring concrete for a Midwest Energy project. Repairs are expected to be completed by the end of the day Thursday. For more information, contact the […]

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Chicago firm announces 2014 scholarship winners at FHSU »


FHSU University Relations Eleven graphic design students from Fort Hays State University have won scholarships and three received honorable mentions from the Leo Burnett Company of Chicago. Kerri Soukup, an executive vice president and senior creative director, who is also an FHSU alum, and Timmy Parker, a junior art director who is finishing his degree […]

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Hays Post News for 4-21-14 »

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Hays firefighters called to Monday evening garage fire (UPDATE) »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post Crews from the Hays Fire Department were called to 409 W. 13th to extinguish of garage fire Monday evening, forcing several blocks of area streets to be blocked. According to Fire Chief Gary Brown, crews were called to the scene at 7:55 p.m. Monday evening to a fire at a […]

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Rankin appointed to fill vacant USD 489 board seat »

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  Sarah Rankin was appointed to the Hays USD 489 Board of Education at Monday’s meeting. She was among seven applicants for the position vacated by Darren Schumacher. The other candidates announced were Jerald Braun, Mandy Fox, Patrick Scott, Kris Munsch, Paul Adams and Luke Oborny. Rankin, a University of Kansas graduate with degrees in […]

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Hays Fire Department crews will train at airport Tuesday »

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From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, members of the Hays Fire Department will be training at Hays Regional Airport. Crews will be practicing procedures to control aircraft fires as part of annual refresher training required by the Federal Aviation Administration. Using a mobile aircraft firefighting trainer from the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue […]

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Brownback at Sternberg on Wednesday for ceremonial signing »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post Gov. Sam Brownback is scheduled to be in Hays Wednesday afternoon for a ceremonial signing of the new law designating two state fossils. The event is planned for 3:15 p.m. in the lobby of the Sternberg Museum of Natural History, according to museum director Reese Barrick. The governor’s plane is […]

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