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High school students to show off their art at FHSU exhibition »

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FHSU University Relations Art media including ceramics, paintings, drawings and printmaking will be displayed at Fort Hays State University’s 40th annual High School Art Exhibition. The exhibit, open to the public from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday in Gross Memorial Coliseum, will feature art from more than 1,500 students from 60 high schools. Admission is […]

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Old U.S. 40 repaving project underway »

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Work continues on Old U.S. 40 east of Hays this month, as part of a pavement replacement project that started March 31. Ellis County Public Works Director Mike Graf said the project deadline is June 15. APAC-Kansas is the contractor for the project, which includes milling existing pavement and placing a new layer of asphalt. […]

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Hays commissioners will answer water questions in Russell »

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RUSSELL — Seeking more public support for its proposal to create a new water source for the region, members of the Hays City Commission will take their message to the Russell City Council this week. Commissioner will attend the Russell council’s meeting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Russell City Hall, 133 W. Eighth. The council […]

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Fifth candidate in running for vacant school board seat »

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Hays USD 489 has received five applications to fill a vacant seat left by a departing board of education member. Darren Schumacher resigned his seat after a career change forced him to relocate to Manhattan. According to the agenda for the April 14 USD 489 board work session, Sarah Rankin has submitted her name for […]

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Fee increases, staff cuts up for discussion at USD 489 work session »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post Monday’s Hays USD 489 work session agenda calls for discussion of several items aimed at eliminating a $1.3 million shortfall for the 2014-15 school year, including discussion of fees increases and staff cuts. Superintendent Dean Katt will offer an update of proposed changes in the district’s transportation policy, the board […]

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Hays firefighters will train this week at Aubel-Bickle »

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From 7:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, crews from the Hays Fire Department will practice the procedures used to attack a large fire. This training will be at Aubel-Bickle Park on Sherman Avenue between 27th Street Terrace and 29th Street. The public is invited to observe. The training tests the ability of the […]

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FHSU Rodeo set to draw region’s best talent »

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BY JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Hundreds of cowboys and cowgirls and thousands of spectators will make their annual trek to Hays this weekend for the Fort Hays State University Rodeo. Fort Hays State Rodeo coach Bronc Rumford says the rodeo is a big deal for Hays and he expects at least 2,000 people to be […]

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Building project, ambulances on agenda for Ellis Co. Commission »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The Administrative Center at 718 Main can move a step closer to construction Monday night as the Ellis County Commission will discuss sending the project for bids. An architect from Spangenberg Phillips Tice Architecture presented the commission with its first look at the redesign last week. Department heads and the […]

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Employers look to fill positions with Hays Area Job Fair »

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The Hays Area Job Fair is scheduled for April 30 at The Mall in Hays. The event is open to veterans/military and their family from 3 to 4 p.m. and to the general public from 4 to 6 p.m. A variety of businesses representing Ellis, Barton, Gove, Rooks, Russell, Rush and Trego counties are scheduled […]

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HPD arrest log, April 7 to 9 »

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All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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HPD activity log, April 11 to 13 »

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The Hays Police Department conducted 27 traffic stops Friday, 21 on Saturday and seven on Sunday, according to the HPD activity log. The department also received 19 animal calls in the three-day period. April 11 Noise disturbance, 400 block West Fourth, 12:01 a.m. Drug offenses, 1300 block Vine, 2:33 a.m. Civil transport, Larned, 3:32 a.m. […]

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Hays fire crews respond to Saturday fire »

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An improperly discarded cigarette is believed to be the cause of a fire Saturday that spread to a building. According to a news release, the Hays Fire Department responded to 2502 Virginia Drive at 8:06 p.m. Saturday. Firefighters found a small fire burning on the outside of the building, with some spread into the wall. […]

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