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No employee raises in latest Ellis County 2015 budget draft »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post Ellis County commissioners heard a progress update on the 2015 budget from county administrator Greg Sund during the regular meeting Monday evening. “We’re getting closer,” Sund told commissioners following a budget meeting earlier in the afternoon. “There are still adjustments that will have to be made to this to make […]

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‘Cool’ Commissioner’s Cookie Jar presented »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post Ellis County Commission Chairwoman Barb Wasinger wanted to keep holding the Ellis County Fair Commissioner’s Cookie Jar presented at the start of Monday afternoon’s commission meeting. It was hot and humid outside, and the glass jar was refreshingly cold to the touch. The clear one-gallon jar, filled with nine different […]

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National accolades add up for Fort Hays State programs »

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FHSU University Relations Recognition of Fort Hays State University’s online offerings as among the best in the country have continued to come since January’s U.S. News & World Report published their rankings. Those rankings placed FHSU as the top Kansas school, and one of the elite schools in the country, for its education programs offered […]

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Warm Wednesday, chance of showers »


Expect warm and dry weather today through Friday. Thunderstorm chances increase this weekend. Today A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8am and 10am. Patchy fog between 7am and 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 94. East wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Tonight […]

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Yields vary widely as wheat harvest comes to a close »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Like any other year, farmers in Kansas had to deal with wild swings in temperatures, both continued drought and wet fields but, once again, they found a way to pack bins and elevators across the state. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 95 percent of the wheat harvest […]

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Hays library will offer Cloth Diapering 101 workshop »

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The Hays Public Library library will host an introductory cloth diapering class at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Participants will learn about the different reasons for cloth diapering, different styles and accessories, where to shop and how to wash  diapers. After the class, participants will have the information they need to start their cloth-diapering journey. Contact Lucia […]

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Police: Hays man had homemade bomb in car »

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By KARI BLURTON Hays Post A Hays man is expected to face charges after a traffic stop in Hays resulted in the discovery of homemade explosive device and drugs. According to Hays Police Department Lt. Brandon Wright, Lloyd C. Symns, 32, Hays, was pulled over for speeding on the 1000 block of Reservation Road shortly […]

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Eagle Golden Egg Hunt underway »


ELLIS — The latest edition of the Eagle Communications Golden Egg Hunt began Tuesday in conjunction with the Ellis Jr. Free Fair. Click HERE for more information and to follow the clues. Clues will be posted each day at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. until someone finds the Golden Egg and wins a $125 cash […]

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Midwest Energy crews investigating Monday evening power outage »

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ELLIS — Midwest Energy crews still are attempting to determine what caused a power outage in the Ellis/Yocemento area Monday night. According to Midwest spokesman Mike Morley, a breaker opened at the Knoll substation north of Hays at 7:06 p.m., cutting power to 1,487 customers. Upon arrival, crews patrolled the line between the substation and […]

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Advance voting underway in Ellis County (VIDEO) »

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BY BECKY KISER Hays Post Advance voting started July 16 in Kansas for the Aug. 5 primary election. In Ellis County, the courthouse is the only location where voters can cast their ballots early, according to Ellis County Clerk Donna Maskus: The primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 5. Polls in Ellis County will be open […]

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American Red Cross issues call for donors in face of shortages »

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The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all types to help prevent a blood shortage. Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion — and every day, the Red Cross must collect 15,000 donations to meet the needs of patients. Over the past 11 weeks, […]

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HPD arrest log, July 17 to 20 »

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Megan Rose Tibke, 23, Phillipsburg, was arrested at 5:10 p.m. July 19 in the 100 block of West 12th on suspicion of failure to appear. Craig Alan Klaus, 34, Hays, was arrested at 4:33 p..m. July 19 in the 100 block of West 12th on suspicion of failure to appear. Roberto Fausto Chavez-Juarez, 23, Hays, […]

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HPD activity log, July 21 »

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The Hays Police Department conducted 12 traffic stops and received three animal calls on Monday, July 21, according to the HPD activity log. Abandoned vehicle, 2500 block Indian Trail, 12:17 a.m. Theft, 1000 block West 28th, 1 a.m. Weapon offense, 1000 block Reservation, 2:12 a.m. Noise disturbance, 1400 block East 29th, 7 a.m. Theft, 100 […]

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