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City commissioners to discuss employee health insurance, bike trail »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post Hays city commissioners are scheduled to discuss renewing the health insurance policy for the 2015 fiscal year at their work session on Thursday night. The low bid came from the city’s current provider, Coventry Health Care, which calls for an increase of 19.5 percent over current rates — an approximate […]

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Inauguration will mark ceremonial start of Martin administration »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post For the first time in more than 25 years, Fort Hays State University will host an inauguration ceremony. Newly elected President Dr. Mirta Martin will be honored during the event on Friday, which will mark the ceremonial beginning of Martin’s term as president. The university last held the ceremony for […]

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HPD activity log, Nov. 19 »

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The Hays Police Department conducted 13 traffic stops and received seven animal calls on Wednesday, Nov. 19, according to the HPD activity log. Domestic Disturbance, 2700 block Epworth, 12:33 a.m. Driving Under the Influence, 1600 block Main, 1:49 a.m. Found/Lost Property, 700 block Vine, 4:50 a.m. Criminal Damage to Property, 1000 block East Eighth, 9:04 […]

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Sunny, mild Thursday »

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Nice today, patchy freezing fog or freezing drizzle Friday morning. Warmer Saturday. Today Sunny, with a high near 48. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Tonight Increasing clouds, with a low around 24. South southeast wind around 7 mph. Friday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. South wind 6 […]

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Hays Post News for 11/19/14 »

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Hill City men among 7 pleading guilty to violating migratory bird act in Graham County »


WICHITA- Seven hunters in Kansas pleaded guilty in federal court and were sentenced Wednesday for violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said in a media release the men admitted they violated the federal law protecting migratory birds when they participated in an annual opening weekend dove hunt in Graham County, Kan., […]

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State budget shortfalls have USD 489 prepping for more cuts »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post With the recent announcement of a $279 million gap in the state budget, Hays USD 489 administrators are already anticipating more cuts to state aid next year. At Monday’s school board meeting, Superintendent Dean Katt warned board members more budget cuts might be looming in the near future. The board […]

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Kansas Next Step announces Star Students and Teacher »

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The board of directors of Kansas Next Step Inc. have announced the Star Students and Teacher of the Month for November. This month’s K-8 Student of the Month is Bryce Hickman, an eighth-grade student at Thomas Moore Prep-Marian Junior/Senior High School. Bryce has been active in band, athletics, Student Council and CYO. His academic success […]

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Local Knights of Columbus essay contest winners announced »


The St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus in Hays announce the winners of the sixth-grade respect-life essay contest. The contest is conducted each year at Holy Family Elementary through the creative writing and religion class taught by Shirley Dinkel. “Each year the writing is better and the student’s knowledge of complicated life issues increases,” said Lester […]

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Leiker is season’s first Covenant Builders Hometown Hero »

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At Wednesday’s Fort Hays State University basketball games, Ann Leiker will be recognized as the first Covenant Builders Hometown Hero. Leiker is executive director of the Center for Life Experiences in Hays. With this position, she focuses on a wide variety of advocacy and support programs such as Family Night Out, Healing After Loss, Healing […]

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School security among USD 489’s most pressing building concerns »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post With the Hays USD 489 Board of Education advancing a proposed $100 million bond issue to upgrade buildings district-wide, Superintendent Dean Katt told O’Loughlin staff at one of the first Talking Tours” of the year that security issues are especially important. The board voted Monday to continue working on the […]

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HPD arrest log, Nov. 13 to 16 »

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All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Kayle Kay Morris, 25, Norton, was arrested at 4:57 a.m. Nov. 14 in the 500 block of East 20th on suspicion of disorderly condutc. Laura Morgan Stroup, 26, Hays, was arrested at 10:12 p.m. Nov. 16 in the 1300 block of Eisenhower […]

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Community Connection: How to help those in need during the holidays »


With the holidays quickly approaching, many people will seek assistance — and others will look for ways to give. In the latest episode of Community Connection, Eagle’s Mike Cooper talks with Laurie Mortinger, co-director of the Community Assistance Center about how local residents can help with donations. Click HERE for the entire interview.

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