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FHSU/Hays City Band readies for 2015 season »


The Fort Hays State University/Hays City Band has begun its summer season. Monday evening rehearsals begin at 7 p.m. June 1 in the band room (No. 126) at Malloy Hall on the campus of FHSU. This will be followed by the first concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, in the FHSU Quad. A second […]

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Hays places second on ‘Best Towns in Kansas’ rankings »


A short commute and low unemployment are among the factors putting Hays near the top of the list of places to live in Kansas. The 2015 Best Towns in Kansas list, compiled by Niche.com, places Hays second — behind only Lawrence. Hays was the only northwest Kansas community to crack the list. Click HERE for […]

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Fort Hays State University graduate joins the Peace Corps »

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FHSU University Relations Tre L. Giles, Colorado Springs, Colo., graduate of the 2015 class at Fort Hays State University, has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Cameroon May 26 to begin training as a primary education teacher trainer. “Giles will make a difference by providing formal and informal training and support […]

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NCK Tech awards Technical Honor Student Scholarships »

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NCK Tech North Central Kansas Technical College, with campuses in Beloit and Hays, is pleased to announce the recipients of the Technical Honor Scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Scholarship recipients sign a letter of intent to attend a technical program at NCK Tech and are nominated by a high school instructor. The awards are […]

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Sunny, mild Thursday »

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Precipitation chances will be improving late week and then continuing through the weekend. In addition moderate rainfall will also be possible late Thursday night and early Friday. Here is a precipitation forecast for western Kansas from Thursday evening through early Sunday. Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Light and variable wind becoming east […]

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692 years of experience retires from USD 489 »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post As Sarah Wasinger started designing the informational program for the annual Hays USD 489 retirement reception, she was struck by the number of years the honorees had worked in the school district. The list of 27 people includes principals, teachers, para-educators, secretaries and nutrition services personnel. “The shortest length of […]

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County considers using depletion reserves, won’t cut EMS services »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post A sharp drop in oil prices has left Ellis County with a more than $1 million budget shortfall for 2016. As the county commission works to erase the budget deficit, one area they will not cut is Emergency Medical Services to Ellis and Victoria. A proposal to cut EMS to […]

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Ellis discusses employee health insurance Wednesday »

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ELLIS–The Ellis City Council will conduct a work session tonight, Wednesday, May 20, to discuss employee health insurance. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in Ellis City Hall.

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Demolition underway, interior work set to begin at Hays mall »

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A little more than a month since a special sales tax was implemented at The Mall in Hays, improvements at the aging facility have begun in earnest. Most noticeable is the demolition work taking place outside to clear the way for lots for new stores — the former Montana Mike’s, a defunct bank drive-through and […]

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FHSU student receives award named in honor of longtime Washington teacher »


FHSU University Relations Courtney C. Priest, graduating Topeka senior, received Fort Hays State University’s Cecile LaSalle Beougher Potential for Excellence in Teaching Award from the College of Education and Technology. Priest was named the recipient of the award at the student teacher meeting on May 8. The award, first presented in 1994, is named for […]

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Moran schedules town hall meeting at Hays Welcome Center »


Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., will host a town hall meeting next month in Hays. The event is scheduled from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at the Hays Welcome Center, 2700 Vine. The forum provides area residents the opportunity to learn more about how decisions in Washington impact Kansans. It is also a chance […]

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Hays will host K-State’s Barbecue 101 for safe summer meals »

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Summer is the season for outdoor gatherings with food, fun, and fellowship. Unfortunately, summer is also the time when cases of foodborne illness increase. But, you can avoid those uninvited guests by safely preparing those special summer foods. K-State Research and Extension will present Barbecue 101, a one-day workshop for barbecue and grill enthusiasts, on […]

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FHSU earns national praise for online programs for veterans »

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FHSU University Relations Fort Hays State University’s online bachelor’s, graduate education and M.B.A. programs have being recognized on U.S. News and World Report’s website as among 2015’s Best Online Programs for Veterans. The listing includes rankings for the online bachelor’s programs and online master’s degree programs in business, education, engineering, nursing and computer information technology. […]

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