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Ellis to audit need for street lights as electrical bill escalates »

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ELLIS–The electric bill is going up dramatically for the city of Ellis and council members are considering reducing the number of city street lights and increasing the franchise tax customers would pay to meet the increase. Midwest Energy spokesman Bob Muirhead explained to council members at their Nov. 17 meeting that Ellis has been under-billed […]

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FHSU’s new president lays out vision of scholarship, entrepreneurship »

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FHSU University Relations History figured prominently in the inauguration of Fort Hays State University’s ninth president today as she became the first female president of the university. But the new president herself, Dr. Mirta M. Martin, had her gaze fixed firmly on the future, even as she made reference to the past. “We are a […]

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ALCO announces it will close its 198 stores nationally »


After 113 years in business, ALCO Stores has announced it is going out of business nationwide. ALCO, formerly Duckwall-ALCO, operates 16 stores in Kansas, including one in Russell. The chain’s corporate headquarters formerly were in Abilene. Nationally, the store operates 198 stores, primarily in the Midwest. ALCO filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this year. […]

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Moran honors Ross and Marianna Beach on floor of U.S. Senate »


WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., honored Ross and Marianna Kistler Beach on the U.S. Senate Floor. Marianna recently passed away, and her late-husband Ross Beach – who passed away in 2010 – were residents of Hays for more than 60 years before moving to Lawrence, Kan., in 2000. The devoted couple […]

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All American Breakfast benefits HaysMed Hospice »


An All American Breakfast will be from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at the American Legion, 13th and Canterbury in Hays. Tickets must be purchased in advance in order to benefit HaysMed Hospice. The all-you-can-eat menu includes pancakes, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, hash browns, biscuits, gravy, toast, coffee and juice. Tickets are […]

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Grocery collection for ECMA Thanksgiving Feast is Saturday »

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Volunteers from Celebration Community Church will be collecting non-perishable food items on Saturday at both Dillons locations and Walmart from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The food collected will be bagged and handed out at the Ellis County Ministerial Alliance’s Thanksgiving Day Feast on Thursday, Nov. 27, at noon at the Rose Garden Banquet Hall […]

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INSIGHT KANSAS: Analyzing an election full of surprises »

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Sometimes our biggest mistakes teach the greatest lessons. Pundits, pollsters, and reporters in Kansas all learned an important lesson about our state’s electorate in 2014. August’s primary elections strongly suggested an electorate in an angry mood, ready to boot incumbent candidates. An unknown gubernatorial candidate who spent pennies on the dollar took 37% of the […]

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Commission action would move Bike Hays one step closer to reality »


By KARI BLURTON Hays Post At Thursday’s Hays City Commission work session, city staff asked commissioners to consider approving a contract by the Kansas Department of Transportation to build the 22-mile bike path throughout the community. Assistant City Manager Paul Briseno said the contract calls for the state to pay 60 percent of the $1 […]

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Knights seek third state title in matchup with Argonia-Attica »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post The Victoria Knights are looking for their third 8-man state championship and six in school history when they take on the Argonia-Attica Titans Saturday afternoon Newton. After dropping their first game of the season, the Knights have won 11 straight games, including last Friday’s 28-12 over Wallace County. Argonia-Attica is […]

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Martin inauguration ceremony will be streamed LIVE (10 a.m.) »

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The ceremonial beginning of the administration of Fort Hays State University President Mirta M. Martin is today. The inauguration ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at Gross Memorial Coliseum. The event can be seen live by clicking the player below.

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HPD arrest log, Nov. 17 to 19 »

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All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Roy Dean Newman, 36, Hays, was arrested at 3:42 p.m. Nov. 19 in the 1000 block of East Eighth on suspicion of drug possession, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Kara Kelly McLaughlin, 25, Hays, was arrested at 2:16 p.m. […]

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FHSU to kick off holiday season with annual tree-lighting ceremony »

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FHSU UNIVERSITY RELATIONS Fort Hays State University will start the holiday season with the annual tree-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, in front of Sheridan Hall on the FHSU campus. Special features will include season greetings from President Mirta M. Martin, performances by the Dickens Carolers, the announcement of the annual coloring contest […]

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