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Hays USD 489 Kindergarten Round-Up set for March 3 »

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Hays USD 489 Hays USD 489 Kindergarten Round-Up will begin with a parents-only informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 3 at the Hays High School cafeteria. Parents of any child who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31 are invited to begin preparing their child for kindergarten. At the meeting, parents will […]

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2014 Farm Bill – a final update via webinar »

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The K-State Research & Extension – Agricultural Economics department is hosting a final update to the Agricultural Act of 2014 or more commonly known as the Farm Bill. It will be a one hour webinar March 11 at the K-State Agriculture Research Center in Hays, to update farmers and others on the decision between selecting […]

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The Forum: David Beaty, New University of KS Head Football Coach »

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Cold, snowy Saturday »


Ongoing snow this morning will be tapering off to flurries from west to east by mid morning to early afternoon. Snow may cause slick roads. Temperatures will be climbing into the upper 20s this afternoon. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for all of southwest and south central Kansas through 6pm Saturday. Total snow […]

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Bids awarded for 2015 Street Maintenance Program »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post Hays City Commissioners approved four bids Thursday night for various projects in the 2015 Street Maintenance Program. The project total is $584,178 to be funded out of Special Highway monies. Bids were awarded to B&H Paving for chip seal operations; JCorp for reconstruction of 12th Street east of Canterbury; Sweeney […]

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Longtime FHSU educator named ‘Icon of Education’ »


FHSU University Relations Dr. Larry Gould, the former provost at Fort Hays State University who returned to the classroom in October 2013 as a professor of political science, has been named an “Icon of Education” by Ingram’s, the Kansas City business magazine. Dennis Boone, managing editor of Ingram’s, said the nine honorees for 2015 share […]

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Acclaimed actor Rainn Wilson brings SoulPancake to Hays »


By KARI BLURTON Hays Post Rainn Wilson, best known  for his role as the eccentric but lovable Dwight Schrute on the popular TV show ‘The Office,’ presented “SoulPancake: Chew on Life’s Big Questions” to a full house at Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center in Hays Thursday evening. The acclaimed actor started with a sing-along of the band […]

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Winter weather advisory issued »

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A winter weather system will impact the area, according to Ellis County Emergency Manager Bill Ring. Click HERE for the local weather forecast. See below for information from the National Weather Service in Dodge City.

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Stormwater management update approved »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post The city of Hays has adopted changes to the Stormwater Management portion of the city’s code. The ordinance amendment was approved by commissioners Thursday night. Public Works Director I.D. Creech said the changes will bring the city into compliance with federal Clean Water Act requirements for “post construction” stormwater controls. […]

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Semi’s haul hits overpass just east of Ellis »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post The driver of semi owned by Ellis County apparently misjudged the height of an overpass just east of Ellis on Thursday, causing its haul to hit the bridge. According to Kansas Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Tod Hileman,  KHP troopers responded to a report of the crash at around 1 […]

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Phillips County teen dies in rollover accident »


AGRA – A Phillips County teenager died in an accident just after 8 a.m. Friday in Phillips County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2001 GMC Sonoma pickup driven by Courtney Faith Miller, 15, Kensington, was northbound on East 1400 Road three miles east and one mile south of Agra. The vehicle dropped off the […]

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HPD Activity Log 2-26-15 »

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The Hays Police Department responded to 2 animal calls and 18 traffic stops Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, according to the HPD Activity Log. Drug Offenses/DUI–100 block E 7th St, Hays; 01:34 AM Driving Under the Influence–1300 block Vine St, Hays; 02:11 AM Driving Under the Influence–1200 block Vine St, Hays; 03:08 AM Drug Offenses–400 block […]

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Big Creek levee improvements approved »


By BECKY KISER Hays Post Improvements will begin this spring to the Big Creek levee from 8th Street to the Highway 183 Bypass. The levee, built in 1950, has never had any work done to it. According to Hays Stormwater Specialist Steven Walters, the levee has a “minimally acceptable” rating by the U.S. Army Corps […]

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