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Hays man involved in TMP lockdown in possession of loaded gun »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post A 53-year-old Hays man is facing charges of criminal threat and criminal use of a weapon after leading the Hays Police Department on a pursuit that ended at the roadway entrance to the Thomas More Prep-Marian campus Thursday morning. According to Chief Don Scheibler of the Hays Police Department, officers […]

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Interstate resurfacing set to begin in Ellis County »

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A project to resurface 16 miles of Interstate 70 in from Hays to the Russell County line is scheduled to begin the week of Aug. 25, weather permitting. The project will consist of a 2-inch mill and a 1.5-inch overlay. Traffic will be reduced to one lane through the work zone causing minimal delays. The […]

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HPD arrest log, Aug. 11 to 13 »

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All suspects are considered innocent until prove guilty in a court of law. Derek Joshua Ray Fritz, 32, WaKeeney, was arrested at 10:56 a.m. Aug. 12 in the 400 block of West 20th on suspicion of criminal possession of a weapon by a felon. Carissa Dawn Wente, 22, Hays, was arrested at noon Aug. 11 […]

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REMINDER: Youth Outdoor Festival is Saturday »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post Which great event do kids rank right up there with Christmas and their birthday? According to Kent Hensley, Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism, it’s the annual Youth Outdoor Festival in Hays. This is the 17th year for the free event which will be held Saturday, August 16, 9 […]

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Regents advance projects budget that includes FHSU-Dodge merger »


VALLEY FALLS (AP) — The Kansas Board of Regents gave preliminary approval to a $38.6 million budget for specific projects. However, the Regents on Thursday rejected a request for $23.8 million to increase funding for post-secondary school to cover inflation. The Lawrence Journal-World reports  the board will finalize the recommendations in September and forward it […]

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Commission bans open carry of firearms in 12 city buildings (VIDEO) »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post A change in state law this year allows cities to ban open carry of firearms in city-owned buildings. Hays Police Chief Don Scheibler recommended the city adopt a prohibition of open carry of firearms within 12 city buildings. Scheibler explained to city commissioners Thursday night that Kansas open carry law […]

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Smoky Hill Chorale rehearsals begin in September »


Rehearsals are set to begin next month for the fall 2014 Smoky Hill Chorale. The groups is a mixed ensemble of post-high school voices, and members come from Ellis, Rooks, Rush, Russell and Trego counties. The chorale is open to all experienced singers — no audition necessary — and there are openings in all sections. […]

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A new set of experiences await incoming FHSU freshmen »

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FHSU University Relations Renamed “First 40 Days,” the period of welcome, orientation and engagement for incoming freshmen at Fort Hays State University, formerly called AugustFest, will now be six weeks instead of four and will come with an added challenge. “Research shows that the first six weeks are most crucial for the transition,” said Brett […]

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HPD activity log, Aug. 14 »

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The Hays Police Department conducted 21 traffic stops and received eight animal calls on Thursday, Aug. 14, according to the HPD activity log. Abandoned vehicle, 100 block East 24th, 1:13 a.m. Driving while suspended/revoked, 1500 block Vine, 2:09 a.m. Suicidal subject, 200 block West Fifth, 4:08 a.m. Animal at large, 1300 block West 45th, 8:17 […]

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Free back-to-school haircut carnival helps students give back »


By KARI BLURTON Hays Post The parking lot of the Hays Academy of Hair Design will be turned into a free kid’s haircut carnival this weekend. Complete with free hot dogs, ice cream and kids games, HAHD Marketing Director Len Melvin said his staff and students look forward to the annual back-to-school carnival, held in […]

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Canine cool-off planned for Hays Aquatic Park »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post The Hays Aquatic Park is ending the dog-days of summer with the annual K-9 Swim and Play Saturday. The public is invited to bring their dogs to the pool to swim before the pool is drained Sunday. Missy Drogemeier of the Hays Recreation Commission said the annual event is fun […]

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Governor touts Kansas agriculture, tax cuts at Hays farm »


By NICK BUDD Hays Post Gov. Sam Brownback was in Hays on Thursday to visit with members of Hoffman Farms, Simpson Farm Enterprises and the Ellis County Farm Bureau at the Hoffman’s farm land, located east of Hays on Old U.S. 40. Currently, the Hoffmans operate their farmland using “no-till and precision farming” where supplies […]

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City adopts $35.8M budget for 2015 with no public comment (VIDEO) »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post With a 25 mill levy — the same as it has been the past six years — the 2015 budget for the city of Hays was adopted unanimously by commissioners Thursday night. There were no participants for the public hearing. Assistant City Manager Paul Briseno presented highlights of the $35.8 […]

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