HFD: Get ready now for winter heating season


By BECKY KISER Hays Post Even though it’s 100 degrees outside now, it’s time to get ready for the winter heating season, according to the Hays Fire Department. “It’s a little early, but now is a good time to get the jump on getting your furnace checked and serviced by a qualified technician,” said Firefighter […]

September events in Hays and Tuesday Trivia

hays cvb logo

September is filled with back-to-school related events in Hays and fall produce at the downtown Hays market on Saturday mornings. Rick Rekoske, Hays Convention and Visitors Bureau director, has highlights of the many activities happening in Hays during September, as well as the Tuesday Trivia question. For an updated list of events in Hays, click […]

Family atmosphere sets Golden Griddle apart


By JAMES BELL Hays Post The Golden Griddle, 230 W. Ninth, has been open for three weeks and has already been a hit with locals, but what makes the new breakfast establishment stand out is not its food or service, but rather the family attitude that permeates through the staff. For Hays residents, this attitude […]

HPD Activity Log Aug. 31

hpd patch BIG

The Hays Police Department responded to 11 animal calls and 7 traffic stops Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, according to the HPD Activity Log. Drug Offenses–1400 block E 29th St, Hays; 1:12 AM MV Accident-City Street/Alley–800 block W 8th St, Hays; 2:15 AM; 2:20 AM Criminal Damage to Property–2100 block Elm St, Hays; 8/30 10 PM; […]

Hays USD 489 board talks tech, potential bond issue

Tablet schools

BY JAMES BELL Hays Post At Monday night’s work session, the Hays USD 489 discussed technology and a future bond measure in a short session. The board first heard a brief technology update concerning the iPad rollout through the elementary and middle schools and saw the video being shown to students with proper usages tips […]

SCHLAGECK: Return from cow heaven

John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

After spending four months in the Sand Hills of Nebraska, 60 head of Doug Zillinger’s momma cows returned home in mid-August to the short-land grass of Phillips County. Moving out of the floor trailer and down the chute, the fall calvers hurried toward the green, knee-high grass. Fat and sassy, they quickly settled in and […]

Toasty Tuesday, chance of overnight showers

Screen Shot 2015-09-01 at 5.27.13 AM

  Tuesday will be toasty and mostly dry TodayMostly sunny, with a high near 96. South wind 9 to 17 mph. TonightA 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Breezy, with a south wind 14 to 21 mph. WednesdayMostly sunny, with a high near 97. Windy, […]

Ellis County Sheriff’s activity log, Aug. 28 – August 30

ellis sheriff crop

August 23 Suspicious Activity, 1500 block 220th, 5:23 p.m. August 28 Criminal Transport, Wakeeney, 6:49 a.m. Criminal Transport, Wakeeney, 10:55 a.m. Warrant Service, 100 block West 12th, 11:17 a.m. Worthless Check, Hays, 4:13 p.m. Criminal Transport, Wakeeney, 4:48 p.m. Criminal Damage to Property, 800 block Canterbury Drive, 6:00 p.m. August 29 Harassment, 1200 block State, […]

22nd & General Custer Road to close for repairs

ROAD WORK STILL 3 construction

City of Hays Beginning Tuesday, September 1, 2015, General Custer Road in Hays will be closed at the 22nd Street intersection due to pavement repairs. The repairs should be completed by Friday, September 4, 2015. For more information contact the city of Hays Public Works Department at (785) 628-7350.

Broken sewage line at Pratt-Optimist Soccer Complex


The Hays Recreation Commission is reporting there is a broken sewage line at Pratt-Optimist Soccer Complex, 5th and Pine. There are no restrooms available at the fields. Park patrons may go over to Dusty Glassman Ballfield, south Milner Street, where the restrooms will be open. According to HRC officials, the sewage line is expected to […]

Two shelters to be installed in Hays Dog Park

dog park signs

By BECKY KISER Hays Post The third and final phase at the Hays Dog Park will begin soon. Hays City Commissioners Thursday night approved moving $18,840.75 from the Friends of the Hays Dog Park fund to the city’s Park Development fund, which will pay for installation of two shade shelters. The entire dog park project […]