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New labor law concerns Kan. Department of Aging and Disabilities »


By KARI BLURTON Hays Post The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services is asking the U.S. Department of Labor to exempt Kansans who receive home-based care services from a new labor law concerning overtime pay for personal care attendants. Hays native and KDADS Acting Secretary Kari Bruffett was in Hays recently as she and […]

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Hays High students still trying to meet principal’s ALS challenge »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post Hays High School staff and students are wondering if enough money will be raised in time for Principal Martin Straub to be “dumped on” Friday. With just a few days to go,  the Hays High School student body is at the halfway point to reaching Principal Martin Straub’s challenge to […]

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FHSU parents, students reminded of assault prevention, resources after report »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post On Friday, a Fort Hays State University student approached university student services “in distress” as a victim of an alleged sexual assault. University officials did not disclose details of the incident, however, the student is not believed to have reported the incident to the Hays Police Department or FHSU Police […]

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Hays city officials pleased with SkyWest’s initial performance »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post In almost its first full month of service at Hays Regional Airport, SkyWest Airlines has had a solid start, but acting Airport Manager I.D. Creech said they still have a ways to go. An early in-house report submitted to the Hays City Commission this week shows 90-percent of the flights […]

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Man dies after convertible goes airborne in Phillips County »


KIRWIN — One man died in a single-vehicle accident just before 6 p.m. on Wednesday in Phillips County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a BMW Z4 convertible driven by Glenn O. Rowell, 70, Edmond, OK., was westbound on Kansas 9 one mile east of Kirwin. The driver lost control of the vehicle, it entered the […]

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Cloudy, chance of Showers »

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As an upper level trough approaches western Kansas today, thunderstorm chances will remain fairly high. Expect renewed thunderstorm development by mid to late afternoon just about anywhere across the southwest Kansas region. By early Friday morning, the highest precipitation amounts will likely be across portions of south-central Kansas, where around three-quarters of an inch is […]

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Hays Post News for 8/27/14 »

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Four arrested on drug charges »

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Four Central Kansas residents were arrested in McCracken earlier this week on drug related charges. According to a release from Ellis County Undersheriff Bruce Hertel, on Monday search warrants were served in two locations in McCracken resulting in four arrests on suspicion of distribution and possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. Arrested were 32-year […]

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Martin, FHSU football team take Ice Bucket Challenge »

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Billinger run/walk, poker run will help benefit scouting fund »


The Blaine Billinger Celebration 5K Run/Walk and Blaine Billinger 2014 Poker Run have been scheduled next month to help raise money for local Boy Scouts. The 5K Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m. Sept. 27 at Thomas More Prep-Marian. Medal will be given to the top three finishers in each division. The poker run will […]

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USD 489 seeks to fill board clerk, coordinator of public information position »

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Hays USD 489 The central office administrative team of USD 489 soon will be seeking applicants to fill a vacancy left by the recent resignation of Elizabeth Jaeger. Jaeger has been with the district since January 2007 and will be joining the corporate team at Eagle Communications, as corporate brand manager in late September. Jaeger’s […]

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FHSU Management Development Center sets fall workshops »

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FHSU University Relations The Management Development Center of Fort Hays State University’s College of Business and Entrepreneurship will present four workshops this fall. “Project Management Essentials” will cover completing projects on time within budget and to the customer’s satisfaction. “Supervising with Confidence” will focus on five fundamental supervisory skills. “Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas […]

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HPD arrest log, Aug. 21 to 24 »

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Jessica Lynn Owston, 25, Ellis, was arrested at 12:40 p.m. Aug. 21 in the 1900 block of Vine on suspicion of theft. Shannon Marie Clanton, 32, Hays, was arrested at 1:35 p.m. Aug. 21 in the 1900 block of Vine on suspicion of theft. Matthew Ray Perkins, 21, Hays, was arrested at 11:11 p.m. Aug. […]

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