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 […]

Reports: Two from Ellis County found dead at Webster Lake

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By JAMES BELL Hays Post STOCKTON — Two people reportedly died at Webster Lake near Stockton over the weekend in unknown circumstances. Late Friday, according to locals at the scene, emergency response teams responded to a call of two people found unresponsive at the lake in a vehicle with Ellis County tags. Both occupants later […]

USD 489 BOE/HNEA negotiations to continue tonight

2015 USD 489 BOE

By JAMES BELL Hays Post Negotiating teams for the Hays National Education Association and the USD 489 Board of Education will meet again tonight, Aug. 20, in the Toepfer Board Room of the Rockwell Administration Building, 323 West 12th St., from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to continue contract talks for the 2015-2016 school yer. The […]

Football and fashion coming to The Mall this weekend

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By JAMES BELL Hays Post Normally, Fort Hays State University football and a fashion show wouldn’t be in the same sentence together, but this Saturday at 1 p.m., The Mall, 2918 Vine St., Hays, will bring the two together for a fun event. Those attending will have the opportunity to meet the team, get autographs […]

Coalition, Hays commission looking to improve communications

Aaron White, ECCED Executive Director, at the city allocations meeting June 4.

By JAMES BELL Hays Post Following a Hays City Commission meeting Thursday, Aug. 13, in which the Ellis County Coalition for Economic Development had its funding put into a holding pattern by commissioners, work already has begun to alleviate a perceived lack of communication between the two bodies. The city commission was responding to the way […]

Dogs set to dive into Hays Aquatic Park on Saturday

Hays Aquatic Park

By JAMES BELL Hays Post People are not the only ones who get to take advantage of the Hays Aquatic Park as the annual dog swim is set for 11 a.m. Saturday. “It was always successful,” said Grant Lacy, aquatics director for the Hays Recreation Commission. Lacy has continued the swim the last six years […]

Project Suitcase hopes to make a difference for Ellis Co. foster children


By COOPER SLOUGH Hays Post Each year, thousands of children go in and out of foster care, many of them victims of circumstances beyond their control. There are several steps necessary to get away from the situation. However, according to Ashley Allen, Ellis County Salvation Army coordinator, those steps shouldn’t include packing your life into […]

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

Hays police car

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 […]