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Community Connection: Stacie Minson, KSU Watershed Specialist »

Community Connection

On the latest episode of Community Connection, Eagle’s Mike Cooper finds out what the “Roll Out the Rain Barrel” project is all about from Kansas State University Watershed Specialist Stacie Minson.

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House built by NCK Tech students set for open house Friday »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Potential buyers will get an opportunity today to take a tour of a home built by North Central Kansas Technical College students that is up for auction later this year. Twelve NCK Tech Carpentry and Cabinetmaking students have been working for the last year on the nearly 2,000-square-foot home that […]

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Front brings a sprinkling of much-needed precipitation »

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While some forecasts called for up to 2 inches of rainfall from Thursday’s storm front, the bulk of the precipitation again missed Hays. Early reports showed, however, that Ellis County received up to a quarter-inch of much-needed rain south of Hays. Heavier rain was west of Hays, with a report near the Ellis-Russell county line […]

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Top honors at international technology, engineering conference for FHSU students »

FHSU TEECA awards (Photo courtesy FHSU)

FHSU University Relations Sixteen students from the Institute of Applied Technology at Fort Hays State University earned top honors at the recent International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) 77th Annual Conference held in Milwaukee, Wis. The students placed second in the live manufacturing and live robotics competitions coordinated by the Technology and Engineering Education […]

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Cloudy, wet Friday »

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  Severe thunderstorms are expected to develop along and ahead of a dryline by afternoon and last into the evening. Large hail, up to golf ball size and damaging winds, are the main threat. A red flag warning is also in effect for parts of far southwest Kanas behind the dryline. Today Showers and thunderstorms […]

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KBI arrests Western Kan. man in connection with child’s death »


JETMORE — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation reported Kody Lee Hanson, 30, Jetmore  was arrested in Hodgeman County by the KBI with the assistance of the Hodgeman County Sheriff’s Office. The arrest is related to the investigation into the death of Hanson’s 2-month-old son, who died last week at a Wichita hospital. Hanson was booked […]

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Students seeking to help residents for BIG Event »

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FHSU University Relations Volunteers from Fort Hays State University are seeking projects for the May 2 BIG Event, an initiative of the university’s Student Government Association in which the SGA thanks the community for its support by performing services for people who need them. “We currently have projects lined up with a great deal of […]

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INSIGHT KANSAS: The Notorious K.A.N.S.A.S. »


Kansas is famous. Of course, in this Twitter era, you can become “famous” in a few hours, as retweets zip a story around the world and back. But this so-called “fame” frequently blooms as “notoriety.” In other words, you become famous because you did something foolish or wrong or both (think Justin Bieber). Often this […]

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Fishing, hunting, mayoral duties on horizon as longtime fire chief retires »

Retired ECRF Dick Klaus presents a plaque honoring him

By KARI BLURTON Hays Post Tuesday marked the last day of 36 years of service to the Ellis County Rural Fire Department, as Director Dick Klaus retired. Klaus started his career as a volunteer for the ECRF company in Schoenchen and was appointed director in 1992. He said he will not miss the fires, but […]

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Ellis County drug take-back day scheduled for Friday »

From the spring 2013 edition of the prescription drug take-back day.

By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The Ellis County Drug Enforcement Unit will once again host the annual drug take-back day this week to help residents dispose of unwanted or unused prescription drugs. This year’s event is again held in cooperation with the Good Samaritan Society and, new this year, Fort Hays State University Residential Life. […]

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HPD Activity Log April 15 »

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The Hays Police Department responded to 7 animal calls and 14 traffic calls Wednesday, April 15, according to the HPD Activity Log. Suicidal Subject–700 block Walnut St, Hays; 1:26 AM Assist – Other (not MV)–1000 block E 41st St, Hays; 4:02 AM Animal At Large–800 block E 8th St, Hays; 8:26 AM Driving While Suspended/Revoked–700 […]

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Historical society will present ’Sports Mascot Controversy’ »


The Ellis County Historical Society in Hays will host “Sports Mascot Controversy” presentation and discussion by Salina sports historian Travis Larsen at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Stone Church at 100 W. Seventh. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program. Contact the Ellis County Historical Society at (785) 628-2624 for more […]

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Hays delegation talks R-9 Ranch project during trip to D.C. »

Hays delegate Toby Dougherty with Congressman Huelskamp

WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Tim Huelskamp welcomed a delegation of local leaders from western Kansas, including representatives from Hays, Garden City and Liberal. Delegates had the opportunity to ask questions of congressional staff covering specific issues areas and later each community met with the Congressman to discuss their concerns. Some of the shared concerns […]

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