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UPDATE: Arizona man involved in fight in Hays dies, suspect held on suspicion of murder »


  By KARI BLURTON Hays Post UPDATE- According to Ellis County District Attorney Tom Drees, Truman Begay, Blue Gap, Ariz., 22, is in the Ellis County jail facing a homicide charge following Wednesday’s death of Edmund Mike Benally, 33, Winslow, Ariz. Benally was found beaten and unconscious in the parking lot of America’s Best Value […]

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HPD Activity Log April 22 »

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The Hays Police Department responded to 8 animal calls and 8 traffic stops Wednesday, April 22, 2015, according to the HPD Activity Log. Trash Dumping–1000 block Gen Custer Rd, Hays; 8:25 AM Animal Call–1700 block Eisenhower Rd, Hays; 9:12 AM Theft (general)–1400 block E 29th St, Hays; 9:36 AM Probation/Parole Violation–1000 block Fort St, Hays; […]

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Hays Arts Council’s Spring Art Walk set for Friday »

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By AMY BALTODANO Hays Post The Hays Arts Council will have its annual Spring Art Walk from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday in downtown Hays. “There will be 29 businesses participating in this year’s walk,” said HAC Director Brenda Meder “The event includes two new locations — Turquoise Ranch and Haverfield Elite Detailing.” Some of […]

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Nashville singer/songwriter to perform benefit concert for Hays woman »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post 2012 Hays High School graduate and Nashville singer/songwriter Max Walker, 21, is bringing his tour with Alex Renbarger, a 2015 “American Idol” contestant, to Hays May 1 with a goal to help a Hays woman he has never met raise funds for her battle against cancer. According to Max’s mom, […]

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HPD arrest log, April 16 to 19 »

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All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Melissa Liane Carlson, 22, Hays, was arrested at 1:12 a.m. April 18 in the 800 block of Walnut on suspicion of drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Rhonda Lynne Ging, 58, Hays, was […]

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Boldra feels ‘a little confident’ lawmakers will finish session on time »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post Lawmakers will return to Topeka from their spring recess Wednesday, April 29. The Kansas legislature by law must wrap up its regular session within 90 calendar days. Rep. Sue Boldra, R-Hays, said she “feels a little confident we’ll be done in 90 days,” but with the state budget deficit and […]

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Holy Family Elementary students prepare to ‘Race for Education’ »

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pre-shcooler Katie Herrman with mom and Race for Education volunteer said she is "ready to run" Friday.
 Race for Education volunteer Katie Herrman holdsher daughter, Katie, who will be participating in the race for the first time this year.

By KARI BLURTON Hays Post The Hays community will see more than 400 kids running a makeshift track all day Friday outside Holy Family Elementary, 1800 Milner. The Holy Family students are running to raise money for the school’s 11th annual Race for Education fundraiser. Co-Chair Marcia Dinkel said the race will be begin with […]

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Blood drive is Thursday at Hays High »

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The American Red Cross will have a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Hays High School, Gym B. Walk-ins are welcome, and donations also are accepted at the Hays Blood Donation center, 208 E. Eighth, through April for the blood drive. If goals are reached, Hays High will earn a scholarship […]

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High Plains Sports Medicine testing combine is Saturday »

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HaysMed High Plains Sports Medicine is hosting its 14th annual Athletic Testing Combine on Saturday, April 25, from 9 to 11 a.m. at The Center for Health Improvement. The registration fee is $15 per person. The testing is for male or female, grades 6 through 12. A makeup combine will be held May 2 at […]

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Partly cloudy, chance of showers »

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It will be cloudy and cool today with thunderstorms possible tonight. Friday will be warmer with a chance for strong or severe thunderstorms during the late afternoon and early evening. Today A chance of drizzle between 2pm and 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 60. Southeast wind 9 to 18 mph, with gusts as high […]

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Ellis County Sheriff’s activity log, April 21 »


April 21 Criminal Transport, Wakeeney, 1:19 a.m. Criminal Transport, Larned, 8:59 a.m. K9 – Deployment / Narcotics, 300 block Dwight Drive, 9:37 a.m. Criminal Transport, Great Bend, 9:48 a.m. Assist, 3000 block New Way, 9:43 a.m. Criminal Transport, Stockton, 9:53 a.m. K9 – Deployment / Narcotics, 90 block of Lewis Drive, 10:00 a.m. Criminal Transport, […]

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Hays Basketball School scheduled for next month »


The Hays Basketball School will be May 26 to 28 at the Hays Recreation Commission, 1105 Canterbury. The basketball camp will be 8 to 10 a.m. for boys entering grades 6 to 8; 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for boys entering grades 2 to 5; and 12:45 to 2:45 p.m. for those entering grades 9 […]

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41st annual ACE auction scheduled for Saturday »

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The 41st annual Auction for Christian Education (ACE) will begin at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Al Billinger Fieldhouse. This is Thomas More Prep-Marian’s largest fundraiser of the year. The event will be streamed live online by Eagle Community Television at HaysPost.com and will conclude with the drawings for a 2014 Chevy Cruze valued at more […]

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