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Proposed legislation would increase seat belt penalties »


By KARI BLURTON Hays Post Both the Kansas House and Senate are scheduled to hear legislation increasing the adult seat belt fine from just $10 dollars to $60 dollars. An increase was recommended Tuesday in a report from the Senate Committee on Transportation. The hearing comes just as law enforcement from across the state began […]

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Hays High Student Council advisor honored on Kansas House floor »

Melinda Cross, HHS Counselor

TOPEKA–Melinda Cross, Russell, was honored and congratulated Tuesday, Feb. 24, by the Kansas House of Representatives for her recognition by the Kansas High School Activities Association for being named the 2014-2015 Dr. Earl Reum Kansas Advisor of the Year. Rep. Troy L. Waymaster, 109th District, R-Bunker Hill, invited Cross to the House of Representatives and […]

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HPD arrest log, Feb. 19 to 22 »

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All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Gabriel Vallejo Jr., 18, Hays, was arrested at 2:14 a.m. Feb. 21 in the 200 block of West 11th on suspicion of disorderly conduct, interference with a law enforcement official and underage consumption of alcohol. Darian Lee Grimmett, 18, Hays, was arrested […]

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Hays man appointed to state Civil Service Board »


TOPEKA–Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today announced recent appointments to boards and commissions.  They include a Hays resident and two other people from western Kansas. “I want to thank these men and women for making the decision to serve fellow Kansans with their time and talents. Kansas will be a better place because of their dedication,” said […]

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Hays Big Creek Fundraiser: ‘A Night Out for Elk Country’ »

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Submitted Do you love elk, hunting and spending time in the outdoors? Do you recognize the importance of conserving North America’s most vital landscapes? Then join us for an entertaining evening while raising money to benefit elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage — that’s what the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation promises at […]

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FHSU soccer teams will lead upcoming camp »


Fort Hays State University, in partnership with Stripes for St. Jude, has scheduled a youth soccer camp. All of the proceeds will go to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. The FHSU soccer teams will run the camp. Ages for the soccer camp will include 5- to 13-year-olds Saturday, March 7, at Bickel-Schmidt Soccer Complex. Registration […]

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NW Kansas student, other FFA state officers meet with governor »


MANHATTAN — Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday signed a proclamation declaring Feb. 21- 28 as Kansas FFA Week. The Kansas State FFA officers, including Hill City High School student Chantelle Simon, met with Gov. Brownback and several key legislative leaders in Topeka to promote and celebrate FFA Week. In Kansas there are more than 8,894 […]

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State transportation considering transfer hub »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Department of Transportation is in the early stages of developing a hub where freight could be transferred between the highways and railroads. An advisory committee is discussing specifics for a “transload shipping center.” John Maddox, freight and rail manager for the transportation department, says the committee will develop criteria […]

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Partly sunny, chance of afternoon showers »


Today A 20 percent chance of showers after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Breezy, with a southwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming north 18 to 23 mph in the afternoon. Tonight A 20 percent chance of showers before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Wind chill values as low […]

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Another record enrollment at FHSU; China numbers still to come »

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FHSU University Relations Fort Hays State University, which has been setting records regularly since the turn of the century, has set another all-time record for enrollment in a spring semester. And the record enrollment for this semester will be even higher when final numbers arrive from China. The official 20th-day enrollment for spring 2015 is […]

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HPD Activity Log 2-24-15 »

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The Hays Police Department responded to 3 animal calls and 14 traffic stops Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, according to the HPD Activity Log. Found/Lost Property–600 block E 13th St, Hays; 11:25 AM Traffic/Driving Complaint–1300 block Main St, Hays; 12:26 PM Found/Lost Property–Hays; 12:54 PM MV Accident-Private Property–2200 block E 22nd St, Hays; 12:56 PM Animal […]

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Registration opens for Walk Kansas »

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K-State Research and Extension Can you meet the challenge of walking across — or around — the state? Walk Kansas is an 8-week health challenge from K-State Research and Extension encouraging teams of six people to increase exercise and eat more fruits and vegetables beginning March 15 through May 9. Walk Kansas encourages teams of […]

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