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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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New Hays breakfast establishment ready to greet the morning »

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BY AMY BALTODANO Hays Post A new restaurant soon will open its doors — The Golden Griddle, 230 W. Ninth. Manager Brady Herman said the “cabinets are getting put in this weekend” at the restaurant, which has been extensively renovated across the street from its sister establishment — the Golden Q. Herman, who co-owns the […]

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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 […]

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Two rockin’ benefits coming up for CASA of the High Plains »


BY AMY BALTODANO Hays Post CASA of the High Plains, Inc. will have two benefits for the public to show their support on June 19 and 20. Court Appointed Special Advocates Executive Director Lyndsey Crisenbery explained the groups helps serve “children have been deemed abused and neglected (in) the court system. “If the judge feels […]

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Ellis Riverfest offers the big-time fun of small-town living »


By JAMES BELL Hays Post An Ellis tradition 24 years in the making is happening again Saturday, as residents from the area converge in Ellis to enjoy the activities of Riverfest throughout the city. “It’s going to be a really great day,” said Dena Patee, director of the Ellis Alliance. Riverfest started as a way to […]

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Kansas Workforce receives grant to help area high school students »


BY AMY BALTODANO Hays Post Kansas Workforce One will be able to help more high school students in the coming year. Employers will be able to hear more about it at 10 a.m. June 23 at the Hays Welcome Center when Youth Vision Coordinator Ginny Prickett discuss upcoming changes. The Workforce Investment Act program previously […]

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New preschool set to open its doors this summer in Hays »

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BY AMY BALTODANO Hays Post There will soon be a new preschool roaring into town, as Little Tigers University will be opening at the Hadley Center, 209 E. Seventh. Construction began last month and will be completed by the middle of June. Owner/operator Kyla Eck, intends to have an orientation and beginning of the year […]

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With summer restrictions in place, HPD sees uptick in water violations »


BY AMY BALTODANO Hays Post The Hays Police Department said it has received an increased number of calls regarding water violations as summer restrictions have begun. “This time of year water violations are going to become pretty common,” Lt. Brandon Wright said. “According to the ordinance, 65-69, you are not allowed to have it escape […]

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Monstrous new exhibit arrives at Sternberg Museum »


BY AMY BALTODANO Hays Post A new exhibit has slithered into the Sternberg Museum of Natural History — Titanoboa. This monstrous snake exhibit is on a 15-city national tour and will be at Sternberg through early August. “This is the biggest snake that we know of that has been found,” said Education and Outreach Director […]

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Sternberg prepares for another summer of camp excitement »

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BY AMY BALTODANO Hays Post The Sternberg Museum of Natural History is getting ready for its second year of summer camps — and slots are filling up quickly. One of the returning camps will be a two-week high school paleontology program offered from July 5 to 18. According to Education and Outreach Director David Levering, […]

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Area high schools ready to celebrate with graduation ceremonies »


BY AMY BALTODANO Hays Post Schools will be celebrating with their graduates as another school year ends. Here is a list of scheduled commencement ceremonies from around the area. Hays High School Baccalaureate: Sunday, May 17, 1:30 p.m., 12th Street Auditorium, 323 W.12th Commencement: Sunday, May 17, 3:00 p.m., Gross Memorial Coliseum, 600 Park St Number […]

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