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Sunny, warm Tuesday »

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Warm temperatures in the upper 80s are expected Wednesday along with a chance for thunderstorms in the afternoon. Today Sunny, with a high near 80. North wind 6 to 13 mph becoming south southeast in the afternoon. Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. South wind 10 to 13 mph. Wednesday A 30 percent […]

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Ellis County Sheriff’s activity log, March 27 – March 29 »

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March 27 Motor Vehicle Accident, 4100 Hall St, 2:30 a.m. Criminal Transport, Wakeeney, 7:02 a.m. Criminal Transport, Stockton, 7:08 a.m. Criminal Transport, Dodge City, 8:19 a.m. Criminal Transport, Stockton, 9:27 a.m. Civil Transport, Russell/Ellis County Line, 10:28 a.m. Motor Vehicle Accident, 900 block 210th Ave, 1:00 a.m. Criminal Transport, Wakeeney, 2:11 p.m. Civil Transport, Larned, […]

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Hays-area Easter Egg hunts UPDATE »

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Hays Public Library – Wednesday, April 1, 2015 ·        1205 Main Street Hays, KS ·        6:00pm-7:00pm ·       Children’s Department ·       Bunny Story time, Easter Egg Hunt, and a special visit from the Easter Bunny ·       For more information call 785-625-5916 Kiwanis Annual Easter Egg Hunt- Saturday, April 4, 2015 ·       FHSU Memorial Union ·        600 […]

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Suspect shoots self during traffic stop »

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From the Kansas Highway Patrol OAKLEY — On March 29 at approximately 6:59 p.m., a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper performed a traffic stop on a Ford Windstar minivan with Oklahoma tags on U.S. 40 highway, in front of Mittens Truck Stop at Oakley, for speeding. While being placed under arrest for a felony warrant, the […]

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Meteorologist, Dillons, Ellis Co. Emergency Management partner for severe weather prep »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post Thanks to a partnership between Dillons Food Stores, Wichita-based KAKE-TV and Ellis County Emergency Management, residents can receive free severe weather prep from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of Dillons, 1902 Vine. Longtime KAKE meteorologist Jay Prater will answer questions and program weather radios while staff […]

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TMP posts significant ‘firsts’ in state chess tourney »

TMP-Marian Junior High School Chess Team
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TMP-Marian Both the Thomas More Prep-Marian high school and junior high school teams marked “first ever” accomplishments at the Kansas Scholastic Chess Association (KSCA) state tournament held this month at Wichita’s North High School. For the first time ever, TMP-Marian has achieved state champion status, claiming the first place plaque in the state’s 4A division. […]

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Students to showcase skills at FHSU High School Art Exhibition »


FHSU University Relations About 1,500 high school students from 60 schools will display their art in Fort Hays State University’s 41st annual High School Art Exhibition from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 8, in the Gross Memorial Coliseum Arena. Admission is free. The Department of Art and Design will host the event.

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1 hospitalized after Commerce Parkway collision »


One person was injured in an accident just after 10:30 a.m. on Monday in Ellis County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2011 Dodge Ram truck driven by Mark D. Brackney, 48, Hays, was northbound on Commerce Parkway at Interstate 70. A 2005 Hyundai Elantra driven by Samuel S. Long, 24, Roanoke, Va., stopped at […]

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‘Inequality for All’ will be screened this week at FHSU »


The American Democracy Project and the Center for Civic Leadership will be screening “Inequality for All,” featuring for U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fort Hays State University’s Memorial Union in the Stouffer Lounge. A discussion follows at 8 p.m. Click HERE for more from Tiger Media Network.

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HAWVER: Topeka looking for budget help from the outside »


Every now and again, a little phrase mesmerizes lawmakers. This year, that phrase appears to be “consultant study on efficiency in government.” The idea: Kansas is probably spending money on programs or assigning similar duties to different agencies or requiring certain reports or fees or something just because, well, that’s how we’ve always done it […]

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HPD Activity Log March 27-29 »

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The Hays Police Department responded to 7 animal calls and 15 traffic stops Friday, March 27, 2015, according to the HPD Activity Log. Disturbance – Noise–300 block E 7th St, Hays; 12:08 AM Probation/Parole Violation–200 block E 14th St, Hays; 1:54 AM Driving Under the Influence–7th and Ash, Hays; 2:04 AM Aggravated Battery–3600 block Vine […]

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KAMS schedules information sessions around state in April, May »

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FHSU University Relations Staff from the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science at Fort Hays State University will make nine trips in a series of informational and recruitment tours in April and May. A postcard from KAMS recently went out to Kansas high school students inviting them to attend one of the sessions. KAMS students […]

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Younger in the running to play Country Stampede main stage »

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Blaine Younger, who got his musical start in the Hays area, is in the running for a chance to play the 2015 Kicker Country Stampede this summer. The Manhattan event is scheduled in June and will be headlined by Blake Shelton and Florida Georgia Line, among other top country acts. Five artists are competing for […]

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