Forty-nine year old Terrie Lynne Lasater of McCracken was killed in a rollover accident this morning in Rush County. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, “Lasater was driving a 2004 Dodge PC southbound on Rush County road # 110, a mile north of Alexander. She lost control of the vehicle and went left of center […]
UPDATE 11:50a.m. From USD 489 Coordinator of Public Information, Elizabeth Jaeger: The negotiations meeting scheduled for July 10, 4 PM, between the USD 489 Board of Education/Administration and the Hays NEA has been cancelled. When the meeting is rescheduled, we will notify you. Contract negotiations between Hays NEA and USD 489 continue Wednesday, July […]
The Hays Police Department conducted 21 traffic stops and received 10 animal calls on Monday, according to the Police Activity Log. Theft: 11/15/2011 – Identity Theft was reported in the 300 block of Madison Street 1:43 p.m. – Theft, Mental Health Call was reported in the 1000 block of West 28th Street Drug Offenses: 4:36 […]
During Monday night’s work session, USD 489 Board members discussed implementing a safety program to help reduce an abundance of insurance claims over the past year. This would ultimately help reduce the cost of insurance for the district. However, it would take at least a couple of years to see a decrease in rates. During […]
A west bound driver on I-70 this morning reported hitting a semi truck near mile post 159. The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to the scene. The Semi Truck continued west bound without stopping. After further investigation, it was determined the automobile driver actually hit the I-70 mile post exit 159 sign. The Kansas Department of […]
Northwest Kansas received a much-needed rain Sunday evening, which may have delayed harvest a day or so, but also rejuvenated farmers who have grown weary of drought-like conditions. Hays area farmer Lance Russell says yields in Ellis County ranged from single digits to 50 bushels per acre on dryland farms, depending on whether the crop […]
Two women were injured in an I-70 accident in Ellis County on Monday. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, “Seventy-nine year old Kathleen M. Elliot of St. Louis, Missouri was driving a 2008 Chevy Malibu eastbound on I-70, five miles west of Hays. Elliot fell asleep behind the wheel, went off into the median, overcorrected, entered […]
DRAFT COPY NOT OFFICIAL UNTIL APPROVED BY COUNCIL ELLIS CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING Minutes July 1, 2013 CALL TO ORDER Mayor Lyle Johnston called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Present were Council members John Walz, John Leiker, Jolene Niernberger, Steve Ferland, and Terry Redetzke. Also present were Public Works Director Alan Scheuerman, City […]
Heat Advisory URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS 300 PM CDT MON JUL 8 2013 …DANGEROUS HEAT INDICES EXPECTED TUESDAY AFTERNOON… .HOT TEMPERATURES IN COMBINATION WITH DEW POINT TEMPERATURES NEAR 60 DEGREES WILL CREATE HEAT INDEX TEMPERATURES NEAR 105 DEGREES OR HIGHER THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. KSZ030-031-044>046-064>066-078>081-088>090-090400- /O.NEW.KDDC.HT.Y.0002.130709T1800Z-130710T0000Z/ TREGO-ELLIS-LANE-NESS-RUSH-HODGEMAN-PAWNEE-STAFFORD-FORD-EDWARDS- KIOWA-PRATT-CLARK-COMANCHE-BARBER- INCLUDING THE […]
Beginning Tuesday, July 9, 2013, the 2013 chip seal project will begin. Various streets across the city will be restricted to the traveling public during installation of the chip seal. A map showing the locations is available and attached. Residents along those streets will be notified directly by the contractor completing the work. The project […]
The Hays Police Department conducted 73 traffic stops and received 25 animal calls over the weekend, according to the Police Activity Log. Theft: 9:00 a.m. June 5th – General Theft was reported in the 300 block of West 48th Street 5:00 p.m. Thursday > 8:30 a.m. Friday – General Theft was reported in the 500 […]
The official rainfall total from the K-State Ag Research Center South of Hays was .56 of an inch for the past 24 hours. That’s .60 for July and 9.38 for the year. Unofficially the city of Ellis received .05, the Eagle Media Center received .45, and 4 miles west of Hays reported receiving .50.
The Wild West Festival weekend was wonderful. The volunteers who help organize the event deserve a lot of thanks for another successful festival. Despite the wind on Saturday, the weather was great and the entertainment was outstanding. What were your favorite or least favorite moments? Any highlights or suggestions? Tell us in the comments section below.