Charges filed against Ellis Co. hit-and-run suspect, second bond hearing held

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By JAMES BELL Hays Post Holliann Stramel, 24, Hays, was in court Friday afternoon on a second bond hearing stemming from a alleged hit-and-run accident that killed John Befort on July 18. After failing to meet the requirements of her original bonded release, Ellis County Attorney Thomas Drees argued today that full-time tracking and alcohol monitoring […]

Gorgeous local lake gets attention

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Online ranker listed a local lake as one in the state that is worthy of a visit. The list – These 10 Gorgeous Lakes In Kansas Are Demanding Your Attention – includes Wilson Lake and Cedar Bluff Reservoir. Click here to see the entire list of gorgeous lakes in Kansas.

Threat of robbery at Hays bank under investigation

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At 9:34 a.m. Wednesday, the Hays Police Department received an anonymous phone call from a male informing the department that a Hays Sunflower Bank branch, 4720 Roth Ave., was going to be robbed by two males. Officers responded to the call to secure the bank and the area according to Don Scheibler, chief of police […]

2015 Ellis County Fair Judging Results–final

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The 2015 Ellis County Fair is July 8-18. A schedule of events is available at For photos, visit the Facebook page Ellis County 4-H— It’s Legit!   4-H Cat Champion – Morgan Olmstead Reserve Champion – Callie Lane   4-H Champion Fitting & Showing Senior Champion – Abigail Dickinson Senior Reserve Champion – Jared Pfeifer Junior […]

Local same-sex couple responds to U.S. Supreme Court ruling (VIDEO)

Carrie Nassiff (left) and Natalie McCall (right) getting married in Des Moines, Iowa.  The couple drove out of state five years ago to obtain an Iowa marriage license.

By RICKY KERR Hays Post The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that all 50 states must authorize and recognize gay and lesbian marriages will go down in history as a major turning point in the ongoing fight for LGBT civil rights. For the first time in American history, states are required to provide and recognize […]

Forget-Me-Not Drive raises funds, awareness for Disabled American Veterans


By RICKY KERR Hays Post The Fort Hays Chapter 18 Disabled American Veterans group is handing out blue poppies and taking donations to help disabled American veterans in the local area this Independence Day weekend. Thursday, they were set up outside of Dillons on 27th Street. Friday, July 3rd, they are set up outside of […]

Newer, smaller recycling truck prompts changes to city of Hays policy

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By RICKY KERR Hays Post The City of Hays recycling program has made changes for collection of recyclable materials effective immediately, following the purchase of a newer but smaller truck. “We ask our customers to break down the larger boxes,” said Solid Waste Division Superintendent Marvin Honas. “The main reason for that is the customers […]

Hays Mall nearing completion of first phase of redevelopment

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By RICKY KERR Hays Post Following demolition of the former Montana Mike’s and a bank drive-through, contractors are in the process of resurfacing the Hays Mall parking lot, as well as continuing interior improvements at the facility. “We are asking all customers to park to the south of our main entrance effective June 22 so […]