Students from nine area Kansas high schools were honored Oct. 13 by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 53 seniors from high schools in Ellis, Rooks, Russell and Trego counties were recognized for their academic achievements and named Kansas Honor Scholars at a 6:30 p.m. dinner and program at […]
The Ellis County Drug Enforcement Unit and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration will be collecting expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs Saturday at the Hays Law Enforcement Center. The disposal is free, and no questions will be asked. Medications can be dropped off from10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the north parking lot.
During the Kansas Arts Commission meeting Wednesday, the Governor’s Office reported that the National Endowment for the Arts has provided a final opinion that privately donated dollars will not be matched by the NEA. From their letter about Kansas, the NEA states “Arrangement contradicts the notion of a federal/state partnership and does not meet eligibility requirements […]
Classes were back in session Wednesday at Trego Community High School in WaKeeney after a gas line problem is fixed. A gas leak in the main feed was detected two weeks ago, shortening classes to half a day. Repairs Tuesday gave students another half day off as repairmen replaced the pipe.
Everyone’s gotta eat! And during “Dine Out Days” in Hays you can fill your stomach and help fill the coffers of the United Way of Ellis County. Wednesday and again November 2nd, Al’s Chickenette and Taco Shop are donating a portion of their days’ proceeds to United Way of Ellis County. Pizza Hut Pizza is […]
Cloud County Community College has become the second recipient of a grant from EnergyNET Kansas. The grant will fund online course development for a 68-credit-hour wind energy technology education program. EnergyNET, which is short for Energy Network of Education and Training, is coordinated by Fort Hays State University. Cloud County will receive $265,000. The program […]
Today will be cool and rainy as an upper level disturbance moves across the region. Temperatures today will be well below normal (~15 to 20 degrees). The rest of the week will see moderating temperatures and a dry forecast.
The second of four public meetings this week was held over the noon hour Tuesday to begin fine tuning the update of the city of Hays comprehensive plan. The focus concepts, according to RDG Consultant Group Project Manager Amy Haase, include reinvestment opportunities for the downtown and 8th Street corridor to FHSU, Vine Street phases, […]
A new executive director for Russell Main Street. Linda O’Neal started on the job last week. She’s a Hays resident and will soon move to Russell where she has family. O’Neal graduated from Fort Hays State with a Master’s Degree in Public Relations. She is the former special events chairperson for the United Way of […]
The city of Ellis has hired a new Public Works Director. Steve Ferland will replace Gary Haddock, who is retiring at the end of the year. Ferland will start training immediately with Haddock to become familiar with the job. Ferland is an Ellis resident. Haddock has been the Public Works Director the past six years.
The decision on redistricting will be made by the legislature, but First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp is watching to see how his district will expand. Huelskamp says the addition of the Fort Riley area would make sense. He wants the area to maintain its rural, agriculture roots. The First District needs to gain about 58,000 […]
BY STAN FINGER and TIM POTTER The Wichita Eagle GARDEN PLAIN — Seven people — including Garden Plain High School football coach Todd Puetz and a 59 year old Hays man— have been arrested in a law enforcement operation targeting human trafficking, authorities announced today. The arrests were made late Friday and Saturday nights, Wichita […]
Governor Sam Brownback plans to release a tax plan before the end of the year. House Minority Leader Paul Davis, during a visit to Hays, said he’s concerned that if the plan cuts income taxes, then the revenue will have to be made up elsewhere to continue to provide services, such as property tax or […]