Major renovations got underway at FHSU Gross Memorial Coliseum June 15. The basketball floor will be completely replaced with a new floor that’s more forgiving to athletes. The old floor has no cushion underneath it; it was placed on top of the existing tartan surface creating a very firm playing surface. The new wood floor will […]
The Ellis Public Library is closed until sometime next week due to a sewer line collapse. Library Director Steve Arthur anticipates reopening next Wednesday.
The Liebenthal Post Office is closed, although residents don’t know why. The U.S. Postal Service says its inspection services division is conducting an inquiry into operations at the post office. Pat Carver, owner of Pat’s Beef Jerky in Liebenthal, found out about the closing last week. About a third of the jerky Carver sells is […]
Today: Scattered thunderstorms before 1pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Southeast wind 9 to 17 mph becoming northeast. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Mostly […]
A foreclosure sale on property at Fort Hays State University yielded one bidder. Uniplace had the rights to build a housing project on the site where Agnew Hall was torn down. Commerce Bank has foreclosed against Uniplace for default on Stadium Place Apartments and Paul Wertenberger Construction also filed against Uniplace. A representative of Paul […]
Improvements are underway at Hays’ Ekey Park, 19th and Holmes, thanks to the Hays Sunrise Rotary Club. The group made a $2450 donation which has been matched by the city. Director of Parks Jeff Boyle says more trees are being planted and will be watered by a new irrigation system. This is the first time […]
Three men died Tuesday night in an accident on K-4 in Rush County. The accident occurred three miles east of the junction with Highway 183 at about 8pm. According to the Highway Patrol, a westbound pickup tried to swerve to avoid a tractor that was turning left into a field, but hit the tractor driven […]
The Hays Monarchs American Legion baseball team split their doubleheader with Dodge City Tuesday night at the TMP Field. The Monarchs dropped the opener 17-15 then came back to win game two 7-1. Krayton Werth allowed just one hit over six innings in the second game and picked up the win. He was also 3-for-4 […]
A national initiative to increase accountability through graduation rates has gone a step too far according to USD 489 Superintendent Will Roth. Under the new formula, a freshman class is considered a cohort group, and every student in that group must graduate in four years. Roth says that requirement hurts students who need a little […]
OSBORNE, Kan. (AP) – A Salina man has been sentenced to life in prison in the slaying of a north-central Kansas farmer. Delbert McBroom was sentenced Monday in the shooting death of 55-year-old Jeffrey Scott Noel, who was killed in March 2008 after apparently interrupting a burglary at his Portis home. McBroom was also sentenced […]
Retired U-S Senator Bob Dole reflects on his hometown and the once-every-decade Russell Prairiesta tonight on Street Beat Eagle Community TV Channel 14. Well-wishers visited with Dole, 88, during a meet and greet Thursday in the Fossil Creek Inn & Suites Dole/Specter Conference Center. Also on hand, another hometown boy, former U-S Senator Arlen Specter […]
NEWTON, Kan. (AP) – Wildfires in New Mexico have disrupted Amtrak service in western Kansas. Amtrak says service on the Southwest Chief has been temporarily suspended between Newton, Kan., and Albuquerque, N.M. because of the fires. The Chief will miss stops in western Kansas and parts of southwestern Colorado and northeastern New Mexico. It will […]
An officer who has been with the Hays Police Department for 11 years has been promoted to assistant chief. Brian Dawson also has served as a school resource officer and was named a lieutenant in December. Dawson begins his new duties June 26th.