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Ellis woman plans ‘Fighting for Faye’ 5K benefit run UPDATE »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post ELLIS — Melanie Armbruster, Ellis, has spent the week plotting the route for an upcoming benefit 5K walk/run she organized to help a longtime friend recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Faye Keller is in her 60s and received the news about three weeks ago. Armbruster said she knew immediately she […]

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Bond lowered for man arrested in child porn investigation »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post Pending an interview by community corrections, District Judge Glen Braun on Wednesday agreed to lower a $200,000 bond for Charles Keiswetter to a $25,000 cash assurance. As a condition, Braun also warned Keiswetter he was not under any circumstances allowed to use any sort of computer, phone, or any other […]

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California man indicted in northwest Kansas meth case »

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WICHITA — A California man has been indicted in federal court for an incident alleged to have occurred in Sherman County earlier this month. According to a news release from the office of U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom, Hector Manuel Briceno, 25, Paramount, Calif., has been charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute […]

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Fewer buses means more vehicle traffic around schools (VIDEO) »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post As a cost-cutting measure, the Hays USD 489 school board voted in May to reduce bus routes by no longer picking up students who live within 2.5 miles of their school. As a result, “it’s put a lot more cars on the road,” according to School Resource Officer Tim Dreiling […]

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Feds: Pair busted in Ellis County with 225+ pounds of pot »

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WICHITA — Two Arizona residents have been indicted in federal court for a December 2013 drug incident alleged to have occurred in Ellis County. According to a news release from the office of U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom, Crystal Zoe Amarillas-Norzagaray, 23, and Pilar Angel Leon-Beltran, 35, both of Tucson, Ariz., have been charged in a […]

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Russell Co. incident results in federal drug trafficking charges »

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WICHITA — A California woman is facing federal drug trafficking charges after an incident alleged to have occurred earlier this month in Russell County. The office of U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said in a news release Wednesday that Teresa Magna, 51, Spring Valley, Calif., has been charged with one count of distributing methamphetamine and one […]

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Ellis County delinquent real estate tax listing »

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The Ellis County Treasurer’s Office has compiled the first publication of the delinquent real estate tax list. Click here to view the official notice, provided by the Treasurer’s Office.

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Paint-A-Thon committee primed for applicants »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post The Hays Rotary Club is looking for two houses to scrape, prime and paint in Hays — and it is all for free. Organizers of the fourth annual Paint-A-Thon now are accepting eligible applications from homeowners in need of having their houses painted. Eligible applicants must be low-income seniors — […]

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Hays commissioners to hear report on aging wastewater facility »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post The Hays City Commission will discuss renovating the city’s wastewater facility at its work session Thursday night. The current facility was built in the 1950s and hasn’t received many upgrades since. A few years ago, the city was notified by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment that nitrogen and phosphate […]

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HPD arrest log, Aug. 14 to 17 »

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All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Erin Michaelle Hosier, 31, Plainville, was arrested at 12:23 a.m. Aug. 16 in the 300 block of West Ninth on suspicion of drug possession, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and transporting an open container of alcohol. Brian Michael Shoemaker, […]

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Ellis County Sheriff’s activity log, Aug. 19 »

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Civil transport, 3600 block Vine, 12:46 a.m. Drug offenses, Victoria, 2:19 a.m. Criminal transport, Larned, 8:23 a.m. Warrant service/failure to appear, 100 block West 12th, 9:49 a.m. Criminal transport, Hill City, 11:28 a.m. Criminal transport, Ellis/Rooks county line, 5:49 p.m. Cattle out, Pfeifer, 7:11 p.m.

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Hays Arts Council Fall Art Walk will feature national exhibition »

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post The downtown area in Hays will be bustling once again Friday night as the Hays Arts Council presents its annual Fall Art Walk. This year’s walk will feature more than 20 exhibitions throughout the downtown area. Most sites will be open from 6:30 to 9:30 but some have extended hours, […]

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HPD activity log, Aug. 19 »

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The Hays Police Department conducted eight traffic stops and received 14 animal calls on Tuesday, Aug. 19, according to the HPD activity log. Abandoned vehicle 400 block West Fourth, 1:10 a.m. Aggravated battery, 500 block East 16th, 1:22 a.m. Noise disturbance, 1100 block Centennial, 4:24 a.m. Animal at large, 500 block East 17th, 7:25 a.m. […]

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