Core 2 Campus joins ‘town and gown’

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post The area between the Fort Hays State University campus and downtown Hays will be filled with pedestrians Thursday evening. Students and faculty from FHSU, NCKTech and the Hays Academy of Hair Design will join in the third annual Core 2 Campus celebration Thursday, organized by the Downtown Hays Development Corporation. “The […]

HPD Activity Log Aug. 26

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The Hays Police Department responded to 7 animal calls and 9 traffic stops Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, according to the HPD Activity Log. Mental Health Call–500 block W 36th St, Hays; 3:32 AM Theft (general)–3600 block Vine St, Hays; 8/25 11 PM; 8/26 5:15 AM Suspicious Activity–500 block E 6th St, Hays; 8:44 AM Battery […]

Lambert to lead Jana’s Campaign board

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Dr. Heather Reeson Lambert of Lincoln, Nebraska has recently been elected as president of Jana’s Campaign board of directors. Jana’s Campaign is a Hays (KS) based, national education and gender violence prevention organization created in honor of Jana Mackey, who lost her life to domestic violence in 2008. Mackey graduated from Hays High School in […]

Partly sunny, chance of Thunderstorms

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Warm temperatures return this afternoon on breezy southwest winds of 20 to 30 mph. Highs are forecast to reach the mid 90s. By late in the afternoon, clouds will be increasing as a surface cold front moves through northwest Kansas and into central Kansas by the early evening. The location of the surface front will […]

Bike safety session set for Saturday


Hays Post The Hays Police Department will be hosting a bike safety event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at McDonald’s, 3406 Vine,with several services offered to promote safe biking for children. The event will feature bike inspections, an obstacle course, helmet fitting and refreshments. Attendees will also be able to register to win […]

Mountain lion sighting confirmed in Rooks County

This mountain lion was visible on a trail cam Aug. 3 in Rooks County.

By JAMES BELL Hays Post A trail camera in Rooks County captured a picture of a rare sight in northwestern Kansas – a mountain lion on the prowl north of Webster on Aug. 3. “Yeah, there was one, we confirmed it,” said Ron Kaufman, director of information services for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and […]

Flowers the focus at Fall Gallery Walk Friday

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Hays Arts Council is set to host this year’s fall art walk in downtown on Friday, starting at 6:30 p.m. Events include Allen Craven’s, associate professor of art at Fort Hays State University, sabbatical exhibition, photography by Leon Staab, and paintings by Paint the Towne owners Carly Miller and Jessie Sterling. “It’s just such a wonderful, […]

WaKeeney, area school districts awarded state emergency funds

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  By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post WAKEENEY–The USD 208 Trego Community school district is one of eight area districts awarded funding from the extraordinary need state aid fund this week due to a decline in the valuation of oil and gas properties. According to Superintendent George Griffith, USD 208 lost $108,000 due to reductions in Trego […]

DSNWK receives CARE Council grant

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DSNWK Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas, based in Hays, announced Wednesday that an allocation of $79,872 has been awarded to ACCESS General Public Transportation for 2016 by the city of Hays through its Social Service Funds. ACCESS provides transportation services for the general public, including people with disabilities, within Hays and Ellis County for a […]

Grant accepted, work to begin on Southwest Chief route


GARDEN CITY- Repair on the Amtrak route in southwest Kansas can now begin. The city commission in Garden City approved a grant agreement this week with the Federal Railroad Administration on the revised agreement between the city, the Kansas Department of Transportation and the agreement between the city and BNSF Railway. The parties met during […]

Hill City students win Kansas ag skills certificate

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Kansas Department of Agriculture TOPEKA–Twenty-four students from seven schools in Kansas, including Hill City, have been awarded the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Kansas Agriculture Skills & Competencies Certificate. Schools with students earning certificates include Buhler USD 313, Centre USD 397, Hill City USD 281, Holton USD 336, Labette County USD 506, Prairie View USD 362 […]

Hays water main break repair is ‘an art’

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post Hays city crews responded to two water main breaks in two days the week of August 9. “I was awakened the other night at 11 o’clock, went outside, and the city crews were out there busy with a water line break at the end of the street,” said Mayor Eber […]