More than 150 Union Pacific Railroad workers are replacing 11 miles of rail line between Russell and Hays. The project will include a second segment of 11 miles between Russell and Ellsworth. Track rails is being removed and replaced, and 63 road crossings will have a renewed surface. The infrastructure upgrade cost is 7 million […]
Road maintenance on a stretch of Highway 40 in Ellis County is underway. Crews started Monday morning at 280th Avenue, working east for 6 miles to Cathedral Avenue. Traffic is reduced to one lane within the work area. The project is scheduled to be complete by Thursday evening.
A memorial tribute by the Hays VFW is being planned for former Hays resident Bryan Nichols who was one of 30 American troops killed Saturday in Afghanistan when their Chinook helicopter was shot down. The 31 year old Nichols, was a ’98 graduate of Thomas More Prep Marian High School, and served with the 158th […]
A 14 year old Ellis boy drowned last year while playing in the municipal swimming pool. Despite efforts by the lifeguards, a volunteer firefighter who happened to be there, and E-M-S responders, Bryce Stropes died July 22, 2010 of what was determined to be shallow-water blackout drowning. Since then, the entire community has rallied to […]
The winner of the round-robin showmanship senior division at the Ellis County Fair has never before competed in the event. Good Hope 4-H Club member Chelsey Smith is in her last year to show, and she went out on top. She qualified for the Champion Fitting and Showing with her pig, which she started showing […]
Hays is known to be a great rest stop for many weary travelers along Interstate 70. Most need to stretch their legs or to get something to eat or drink. The same goes for our canine companions. And a special traveling group of dogs is getting some help from volunteers in Hays. Linda Fox of […]
A permanent memorial to 14 year old drowning victim Bryce Stropes was unveiled Sunday at the Ellis Municipal Swimming Pool. He died July 22, 2010, as a result of shallow water blackout. Employees of the pool and other city offices, along with the entire community, have worked to turn the tragedy into something positive. A […]