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Partly cloudy, warmer Friday »

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Clouds with sprinkles and very light rain showers will move southeast across western Kansas the first half of the day today. As skies clear, temperatures will warm nicely into the lower 70s across far western Kansas. Temperatures will only reach around 60 from Hays to Pratt to Medicine Lodge. Today A chance of rain and snow […]

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Two NW Kansas towns awarded state book festival grants »


TOPEKA–Kansas First Lady Mary Brownback announced the winners of the 2015 Kansas Book Festival Grants during a news conference this week at the State Library. Three western Kansas towns are among the winners. “The Kansas Book Festival works year round to promote literacy and encourage a life-long love of reading,” said First Lady Brownback. “These […]

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Water back on after main break at 22nd and Donald »

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By Becky Kiser Hays Post The water was back on about 7:15 p.m. Thursday evening following a break in an 8-inch water main at 3:45 p.m. just northeast of the intersection of 22nd and Donald streets. “It split apart on the bottom — blew out about a 3-foot piece,” according to Tobin Miller, Hays Utilities […]

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Upcoming Center for Life Experiences events, programs »

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Healing After Loss This program offers mutual support for those who are healing from an adult loss in their lives such as a spouse, parent, sibling, or friend. This group gives emphasis to the particular needs and situation of each individual by sharing the strengths and knowledge that each person brings to the group. Many […]

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Ellis County Sheriff’s activity log, March 25 »


March 25 Criminal Transport, Wakeeney, 9:45 a.m. Worthless Check, 3000 block New Way, 11:21 a.m. Suspicious Activity, 2500 block Toulon Ave, 1:14 p.m. Criminal Transport, Wakeeney, 1:42 p.m. Criminal Transport, Wakeeney, 3:54 p.m. Criminal Transport, Garden City, 6:24 p.m. Criminal Transport, Wakeeney, 7:23 p.m. Suspicious Activity, Ellis County, 10:53 p.m.

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‘Sports as Religion’ will be presented at historical society »

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The Ellis County Historical Society will host a “Sports as Religion: Fact or Fiction?” presentation by Dr. Michael J. Zogry, Hometown Teams tour scholar, on Saturday, March 28, at 2:00 pm in the Stone Church at 100 West 7th Street in Hays. Members of the community are invited to attend this free program. Contact the […]

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‘Peace, Love and St. Mary’s’ annual auction set for next month »

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Submitted “Peace, Love and St. Mary’s” is the theme for the 21st Annual Auction at St. Mary’s Church in Ellis, which will take place on Saturday, April 11, in the school gym. The evening will begin with Mass at 4 p.m. and the gym opening its doors at 5 p.m., where the Silent Auction will […]

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Midwest Energy purchases city of Seward electric system »

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  SEWARD — Residents of the city of Seward recently voted by a 3-to-1 margin to sell their city’s electric system to Midwest Energy, according to a news release by the company Thursday. On Mar. 25, Stafford County commissioners certified the results of the mail-in ballot, making the vote official. The acquisition is the company’s […]

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INSIGHT KANSAS: Let’s be practical about Medicaid expansion »

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Do 150,000 Kansans get health coverage or not? It’s a moral question and a political one. The answer should be an easy “yes.” So far, the Kansas Legislature has said “no,” but there is still time in the current legislative session to change the answer. True, lawmakers have their hands full trying to resolve a […]

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Hays Wrestling Club wrestlers headed to state tournament »

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Twenty-one members of the Hays Wrestling Club have qualified for the 2015 Kansas State Wrestling Folkstyle Championship Tournament on Saturday, March 28, and Sunday, March 29, at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka. To qualify for the state tournament wrestlers must place in the top 4 at the District Tournament, after previously qualifying at the Sub-District […]

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Ellis Co. Rural Fire reminder: Open fires are illegal »

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Despite a burn ban in Ellis County, open fires continue to be reported in the county. Ellis County Rural Fire Director/Chief Dick Klaus said today that a couple of small bonfires or campfires have been reported between Sunday and Wednesday. He reminded residents those fires, however small, are in violation of the burn ban, which […]

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HPD Activity Log March 24-25 »

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The Hays Police Department responded to 8 animal calls and 16 traffic stops Tuesday, March 24, 2015 according to the HPD Activity Log. Disturbance – General–500 block W 7th St, Hays; 2:36 AM Burglary/residence–1500 block Elm St, Hays; 4:52 AM Disturbance – Noise–1000 block Reservation Rd, Hays; 8:31 AM Theft (general)–2300 block Walnut St, Hays; […]

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Oil decline expected to have dramatic impact on Ellis Co. revenue »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Ellis County is expected to be forced to do more with less — that is the opinion of one Ellis County commissioner as the county deals with a projected cut in funds because of the drop in oil prices. With the county expecting to see a large drop in in […]

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