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Russell blood drive will be held in memory of transfusion recipient »


RUSSELL — The American Red Cross will have a special blood drive in honor of a transfusion recipient. Junior Pruter was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome/transfusion-dependent anemia in December 2009, requiring at least weekly blood transfusions. Those transfusions gave Pruter another three years with his family. Before he died in October 2012, Pruter wanted to attend […]

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USD 489 work session locations will rotate through district buildings »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post A revised work session calendar was approved by USD 489 Hays school board members Monday night. In August, board Vice President Marty Patterson suggested conducting work sessions in each of the district’s school buildings. The board hopes the location changes will encourage district patrons to come talk to the school […]

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Wasinger named interim board clerk for Hays USD 489 »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post USD 489 Hays Board of Education members Monday night approved the appointment of an interim board clerk. Sarah Wasinger was named assistant to Superintendent Dean Katt and clerk of the school board. Her appointment is effective Sept. 22 and continues until the position is filled permanently. Wasinger attended Roosevelt Elementary […]

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USD 489 facility committee pitches $100 million recommendation »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post “The school district cannot fall behind. The reason that HaysMed, Fort Hays State University and other businesses are able to recruit new employees to Hays is, frankly, because of the school district.” That was the caution issued Monday night by Bryce Young, chief operating officer of Hays Medical Center and co-chairman […]

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HPD activity log, Sept. 15 »

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The Hays Police Department conducted 19 traffic stops and received eight animal calls on Monday, Sept. 15, according to the HPD activity log. Motor vehicle accident/private property, 4600 block Roth, 6:58 a.m. Suspicious activity, 200 block Northridge, 8:25 a.m. Abandoned vehicle, 100 block West 13th, 8:49 a.m. Abandoned vehicle, 100 block East 16th, 9:54 a.m. […]

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Ellis County Sheriff’s log, Sept. 15 »


Suspicious vehicle, 280th Avenue and Emmeram Road, 7:12 a.m. Criminal transport, Stockton, 10:08 a.m. Criminal transport, WaKeeney, 11:53 a.m. Phone/mail scam, Hays, 3:24 p.m. Criminal transport, WaKeeney, 3:46 p.m. Fire, 900 block Noose Road, 3:06 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, 1600 block 230th Avenue, 5:55 p.m.

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Cloudy, warmer Tuesday »

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Skies will gradually clear west to east today with highs up into the upper 70s northeast to the lower to mid 80s west. Today Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Light southeast wind becoming south 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Tonight Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming […]

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Ellis Community Blood Drive is Tuesday afternoon »


ELLIS–The community of Ellis will host an American Red Cross blood drive Tuesday, Sept. 16, from noon until 6 p.m. The event will be held in the Ellis Knights of Columbus building, 1013 Washington. Walk-in donors are welcome.

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National American Legion Commander to be in Hays »

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The newly elected National Commander of the American Legion, Mike Helm, will be in Hays on Tuesday morning as part of a statewide tour this week. American Legion Department Commander Emery McKimmy will accompany Helm. Helm, a native of Norcatur, will at the Hays American Legion Post No. 173 Sept. 16 for a breakfast meeting […]

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Photographers invited to share and inspire at annual Photowalk »


Photographers of every skill level are invited to take part will take part in a local version of a global event next month. The annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk is scheduled for noon Oct. 11 at the Hays Public Library. According to the Photowalk’s website, the event allows shooters of every skill level the chance […]

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Hays-based Cedar Ridge Supply teams with Pinnacle Ag »


Story courtesy Ag Professional Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC has acquired Cedar Ridge Supply, LLC. Cedar Ridge Supply will operate as part of Pinnacle’s Performance Agriculture brand. Located in Hays, Cedar Ridge Supply is a family owned wholesale dealer of agricultural chemicals. Cedar Ridge Supply was founded by Paul Taylor in July 2011. Since that time, […]

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FHSU employees honored by governor for service »

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TOPEKA — Gov. Sam Brownback joined with the Kansas Department of Administration on Friday in honoring more than 100 state employees who have served the state for more than 40 years. Brownback and KDOA Secretary Jim Clark awarded an official service pin celebrating the longevity of each honoree who completed either 40 or 50 years […]

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FHSU professor sourced in NY Times piece on Kansas politics »

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Chapman Rackaway, professor of political science at Fort Hays State University, again has been used as a reference as the national media examines the politics of Kansas. Rackaway was quotes in a New York Times story published Sunday titled “Conservative experiment faces revolt in reliably red Kansas.” Click HERE for the story from the New […]

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