Hearing delayed in Kansas gun store owner’s death

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OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A plea hearing has been delayed for one of four men charged with killing a suburban Kansas City gun store owner. Deanthony Wiley is charged in Johnson County court with first-degree murder in the January shooting death of Jon Bieker at the She’s A Pistol gun store in Shawnee. Bieker was […]

New FHSU prof sees webtext shifting conversations about young people


FHSU University Relations and Marketing She started work on it in 2012. Three years later, Dr. Amanda Fields admitted she was thrilled to see it published. Fields, assistant professor of English at Fort Hays State University, published a collaborative webtext in issue 20.1 (fall 2015) of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology and Pedagogy. The […]

State considering increase in your fishing, hunting fees

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GREAT BEND ­– During the Workshop portion of the Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission’s August public meeting in Great Bend, commissioners heard a proposal from department staff to raise fees for hunting and fishing licenses. The proposal outlined fee history, revenue needs and compared proposed fees with those of surrounding states, according to a […]

FHSU professor to exhibit sabbatical works at Fall Art Walk

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FHSU University Relations By Rachel Rayner Allen Craven, associate professor of art at Fort Hays State University, will hold the opening reception for his sabbatical art exhibition, “Witness,” from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, in the Moss-Thorns Gallery, located on the first floor of Rarick Hall. The exhibition is a culmination of work begun during […]

Carrico tractor show to plow into Hays

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James Bell Hays Post An annual tradition in Hays that brings young and old together to enjoy a look into the history of farming and have fun doing it is set to begin at 9 a.m., Saturday Sept. 12, when Carrico Implement will host their sixth “Carrico Old Iron Classic,” antique tractor and machinery show […]

Bomb threat case sent to Ellis County Attorney

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By Jon Zweygardt Hays Post A woman upset with a local store for banning her is responsible for calling in a bomb threat this week. According Hays Chief of Police Don Scheibler, Dollar General, located in the 1200 block of East 27th Street, received a bomb threat just after 2 p.m. Monday. Law enforcement evacuated […]

Esquire magazine piece features local business

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The fashion director for Esquire magazine, Nick Sullivan, spent some time in Kansas recently and along his travels he stopped in Hays on a funky-fun fashion assignment. Read the full story on their website at http://www.esquire.com/style/mens-fashion/a36950/fashion-style-midwest-america/.

Core 2 Campus joins ‘town and gown’

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post The area between the Fort Hays State University campus and downtown Hays will be filled with pedestrians Thursday evening. Students and faculty from FHSU, NCKTech and the Hays Academy of Hair Design will join in the third annual Core 2 Campus celebration Thursday, organized by the Downtown Hays Development Corporation. “The […]

HPD Activity Log Aug. 26

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The Hays Police Department responded to 7 animal calls and 9 traffic stops Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, according to the HPD Activity Log. Mental Health Call–500 block W 36th St, Hays; 3:32 AM Theft (general)–3600 block Vine St, Hays; 8/25 11 PM; 8/26 5:15 AM Suspicious Activity–500 block E 6th St, Hays; 8:44 AM Battery […]

Lambert to lead Jana’s Campaign board

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Dr. Heather Reeson Lambert of Lincoln, Nebraska has recently been elected as president of Jana’s Campaign board of directors. Jana’s Campaign is a Hays (KS) based, national education and gender violence prevention organization created in honor of Jana Mackey, who lost her life to domestic violence in 2008. Mackey graduated from Hays High School in […]

Partly sunny, chance of Thunderstorms

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Warm temperatures return this afternoon on breezy southwest winds of 20 to 30 mph. Highs are forecast to reach the mid 90s. By late in the afternoon, clouds will be increasing as a surface cold front moves through northwest Kansas and into central Kansas by the early evening. The location of the surface front will […]

Bike safety session set for Saturday


Hays Post The Hays Police Department will be hosting a bike safety event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at McDonald’s, 3406 Vine,with several services offered to promote safe biking for children. The event will feature bike inspections, an obstacle course, helmet fitting and refreshments. Attendees will also be able to register to win […]