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Steep drop in oil, gas valuations upending county budgets »


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Residents in energy producing counties may be paying more property taxes or face cuts in local government services in the wake of the cheaper gasoline prices at the pump. This is the time of year when county commissions across Kansas begin their budgeting process for next year. Those which heavily depend […]

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FHSU women’s basketball star will coach at NW Kansas school »

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With her historic career at Fort Hays State University now in the rear-view mirror, women’s basketball icon Kate Lehman is tackling a new challenge. Beginning in the 2015-16 school year, Lehman said she will be “first and foremost” a first-grade teacher at Plainville Elementary School — as well as the new girls basketball coach at […]

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Specially priced Country Stampede tickets available at Eagle »

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MANHATTAN – The Country Stampede in Manhattan will be on June 25th through June 28th. Eagle Radio of Hays has four-day general admission tickets for sale.  They retail for $160 each — we’ll sell them for $92.20 each. Call Scarlett at (785) 625-2578 for information or to purchase tickets.  First come, first served. Drop by […]

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HPD Activity Log May 21 »

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The Hays Police Department responded to 12 animal calls and 44 traffic stops Thursday, May 21, according to the HPD Activity Log. Suspicious Activity–1000 block Reservation Rd, Hays; 1:40 AM Disturbance – Noise–700 block W 12th St, Hays; 3:17 AM Suicidal Subject–1000 block E 41st St, Hays; 7:15 AM Criminal Damage to Property–500 block Main […]

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HPD: Vehicle stolen, but found a block away minutes later »

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BY AMY BALTODANO Hays Post A report of a missing vehicle offered a relatively benign reminder not to leave keys in an unattended vehicle. According to the Hays Police Department, a Hays resident reported his vehicle was stolen after parking in his driveway about 9 p.m. Thursday. The investigation did not last long. “The owner […]

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U.S. Drought Monitor: Only small portions of NW Kan. in severe drought »

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Approximately 4.5 inches of rain in May — following a wetter-than normal second half of 2014 — has greatly reduced the drought severity in Kansas. The U.S. Drought Monitor now lists much of northwest Kansas between “abnormally dry” and “severe drought.” In May of 2014, nearly the entire state was listed in the “severe” category, […]

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Hays region gets another dose of much-needed rainfall »

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With showers continuing Friday morning, the Hays region received another dose of much-needed precipitation overnight. Early reports range from 0.05 inches near Ellis to 0.37 inches in the northwest portion of Ellis County. Most of Hays received accumulation of approximately 0.05 inches. Surrounding counties all received rainfall in the quarter-inch range. May has been beneficial […]

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Eyes on Huelskamp’s seat, Great Bend doc will appear in Hays next week »


Great Bend physician Dr. Roger Marshall, a Republican, will be in Hays next week for a campaign kickoff event. Marshall, an OB/GYN, has announced his intentions to be on the 2016 primary ballot against incumbent First District U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler. Huelskamp began his third term in the U.S. House this year after a […]

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CID to remain in city’s economic development toolbox (VIDEO) »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post The Community Improvement District will remain in the city of Hays’ economic development policy. City commissioners Thursday night discussed the possible removal of the CID section at the request of Commissioner Henry Schwaller. After input from city manager Toby Dougherty and city attorney John Bird, the commission ultimately agreed no […]

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Fireworks will be flying July 2, 3, and 4 in Hays (VIDEO) »


By BECKY KISER Hays Post Conditions are wet enough to permit consumer fireworks for the 2015 Fourth of July holiday, agreed Hays city commissioners during their Thursday night work session “We’ve had adequate rain and the (city’s) Smoky Hill water wells are in good shape,” said commissioner Henry Schwaller. The sale and use of fireworks […]

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Human resources group will discuss health care 2015 updates »


Western Kansas Human Resource Management Association will hold its June meeting on Wednesday, June 10, at Thirsty’s Banquet Room, 2704 Vine. Registration is between 11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. with a short business meeting starting at 11:30 a.m. The program for the June meeting will be “2015 Affordable Care Act (ACA) Updates” presented by Alejandra […]

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Cool, wet Friday »

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  The widespread rain will be moving out of the area early this morning but will leave behind an overcast sky. Additional precipitation is expected across Kansas during the holiday weekend, but there will be breaks with periods of sun and clouds. Today Showers, mainly before 11am. High near 59. Southeast wind 6 to 16 […]

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Sen. Moran to tour Hays Regional Airport »

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U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) announced Thursday afternoon that he will tour the Hays Regional Airport Thursday, May 28. The Hays Regional Airport, 3950 E. 8th Street, is a division of the City of Hays and has daily service to Denver International Airport, with worldwide connections via the Star Alliance. The airport is home to […]

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