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HPD activity log, Nov. 20 »

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The Hays Police Department conducted 27 traffic stops and received three animal calls on Thursday, Nov. 20, according to the HPD activity log. Driving Under the Influence, 1100 block Main, 12:56 a.m. Driving Under the Influence, 600 block Walnut, 2:04 a.m. Burglary/residence, 1700 block Haney, 2:45 p.m. Motor Vehicle Accident, 2700 block Elm, 9:38 a.m. […]

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FHSU faculty award winners for teaching, research, service announced »

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FHSU UNIVERSITY RELATIONS Faculty awards for outstanding teaching, scholarly activity and service have been announced at Fort Hays State University for the fall semester. Kathleen Ward, associate professor of nursing, was named the winner of the fall Outstanding Teaching Award; Dr. Robert “Bob” Meier, professor of informatics, was selected for the Outstanding Scholarly Activity Award; […]

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Free health insurance for city of Hays employees up for debate »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post The days of free health insurance for city of Hays employees could be nearing an end. At Thursday’s Hays City Commission work session, city staff presented next year’s lowest bid health insurance plan which was with the city’s current provider, Coventry Health Care. Human Resources Director Erin Giebler said, due […]

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Partly sunny, mild Friday »

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Today Mostly sunny through mid morning, then becoming cloudy, with a high near 46. South southeast wind 3 to 7 mph. Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. South southeast wind 6 to 8 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Southwest wind 7 to 14 mph. Saturday […]

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Refuse/recycling schedule changes during Thanksgiving holiday week »


Hays Public Works Department Due to the observance of the Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th, refuse/recycling route collection schedules will be altered as follows: Crews will start with Monday’s collection routes and progress throughout the week. Crews anticipate that the collection routes will be as followed: o There are no expected […]

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Hays Post News for 11/20/14 »

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USD 489 honors two in October edition of Best of the Best »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post Monday’s Hays USD 489 Board Meeting brought another edition of the school board’s “Best of the Best” awards ceremony for the month of October. President James Leiker unveiled the monthly award for one staff member and one student in September to help boost morale after a series of budget cuts. The awards […]

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Free ‘Storybook Walk’ in Ellis encourages reading, healthy choices »

The groups hosted a Storybook Walk based on 
the book, 'The Hungry Caterpillar' in September in Ellis.

By KARI BLURTON Hays Post ELLIS — A free “Storybook Walk” Saturday morning in Ellis  aims to encourage kids and parents to take frequent breaks from technology and sweets and participate in reading and healthy activities instead. Event co-coordinator Kelly Rudzika, said the kids will walk an outside trail (weather permitting) while a witch based […]

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Community Connection: Lindsay Smith and Rachal Cotherman »

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December 6, 2014 will be the date for the Leadership 310 Seminar being offered to young girls between the ages of 11 and 18 at the Memorial Union on the campus of Fort Hays State University. Mike Cooper visits with Lindsay Smith and Rachal Cotherman, both Fort Hays State Seniors, on what girls can expect […]

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Rural fire department quickly douses Wednesday grass fire »

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Hays Post The Ellis County Rural Fire Department responded to a grass fire Wednesday near the 1600 block of Buckeye. According to Ellis County Rural Fire Department Director Dick Klaus, company five of the rural fire department responded to the fire north of Hays around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. The fire was reportedly caused due to embers […]

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NCK Tech achieves CISCO Academy status »


BELOIT — North Central Kansas Technical College, Beloit campus, is one of only seven colleges in Kansas to achieve Cisco Academy status through the Cisco Networking Academy program. Established in 1997, Networking Academy is Cisco’s largest and longest-running Corporate Social Responsibility program. Networking Academy uses a public-private partnership model to create the “world’s largest classroom.” […]

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WaKeeney accepts donation of Wilcox School property »

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WAKEENEY–The city of WaKeeney has accepted a donation of the Wilcox school property. City council members voted in favor of the donation during their Nov. 4 meeting. The Trego WaKeeney Community Foundation lost its tax exempt status, and a grant application to the Kansas State Historical Society for restoring the school requires a new sponsoring […]

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Grocery collection Saturday for ECMA Thanksgiving Feast giveaway »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post When you’re grocery shopping this Saturday, you’ll notice volunteers from Celebration Community Church near the doors of both Dillons stores and Walmart. They’ll be collecting food items Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.  The donations will be bagged next Wednesday, Nov. 26, and then given to people attending […]

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