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Hays man bound over on pursuit charges
A Hays man who eluded law enforcement after a pursuit that reached near 100 mph in the city in August was bound over for arraignment Wednesday on charges related to a chase. Matthew Alivs, 28, was charged Oct. 9 in Ellis County District Court with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, atte
School board to discuss sale of Washington
Before the Hays USD 489 school board members get to the authorization of documents concerning the purchase and renovation of the Oak Park Medical Complex on Monday night’s agenda, the will discuss the sale of the property it is to replace.
Grow Hays has changed, but mission is still the same
Streaming movie giant Netflix and the co-working BriefSpace at 219 W. 10th have something in common. Hays’ unique co-working space provides high-speed Internet that benefits the world’s largest online entertainment provider, according to Doug Williams, executive director of Grow Hays, the developer
Rosemary “Rosie” Schulte
Rosemary “Rosie” Schulte, age 91, of Victoria, Kansas died Friday, December 14, 2018, at Homestead Assisted Living in Hays, Kansas. She was born August 23, 1927, in Victoria to Edgar F. and Lydia (Staab) Brungardt. She married Melvin J. “Meff” Gross on January 29, 1950, at West Covina, California. H
Suspect shot after shooting at authorities in north-central Kansas
SMITH COUNTY, Kan. — A suspect who fired shots at Kansas Highway Patrol troopers has been life-flighted to the hospital after they were shot by troopers in north-central Kansas.
Garden City man pleads not guilty to battery charge
A Garden City man pleaded not guilty Thursday afternoon in Ellis County District Court to a charge of aggravated battery related to a fight that broke out during a May softball game in Hays.
Suspects arrested for reported Russell Co. armed robbery
RUSSELL COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a juvenile suspect in connection with an armed robbery. Just after 11:30 a.m. Thursday, the Russell County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Hays Police Department. The initial information described a possible kidnapping in the area
Beer licenses, Grow Hays on tap for Hays commission
The Hays City Commission will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday evening at City Hall, 1507 Main St. The commissioners will consider approving new and renewing beer licenses for 10 businesses for consumption on premises only; for 17 businesses for sale in unopened containers and not f
Russell County, Hays Law Enforcement Investigating Armed Robbery
On Thursday at approximately 11:40 AM, the Russell County Sheriff's Office was contacted by the Hays Police Department according to Sheriff Fred Whitman. Initial information described a possible kidnapping in the area of Gorham.
HPL's Chilly ready for Christmas flicks at Frost Fest
Chilly the penguin is going to the movies this year. For eight years, the Hays Public Library staff has produced a children’s book in conjunction with Frost Fest, and the character has become somewhat of a mascot for the library, HPL Adult Services Librarian Samantha Gill said.
Two Kansas schools recognized as National ESEA Distinguished Schools
Two Kansas schools are being nationally recognized for exceptional student achievement in 2018. Kathryn O’Loughlin McCarthy Elementary School, Hays Unified School District 489, and Roseland Elementary School, Shawnee Mission USD 512, are two of 100 schools across the nation to be recognized as Natio
Stormy Daniels to visit Kansas strip club
SALINA, Kan. (KSNT) - Porn star and adult club performer Stormy Daniels will make a Valentine’s Day performance at the Shady Lady Gentleman’s Club in Salina, according to a Facebook post by the club.
Foster homes needed to care for area's children
Kansas is in desperate need of families to provide homes for children in foster care. The need is at an all time high, according to experts at St. Francis Ministries, a foster-care and adoption provider that has offices throughout Kansas and in five other states.
Haverfield, friends bring Christmas classics to 5 communities
Holidays often are times with family and friends, and that’s exactly who Max Haverfield turned to in creating his first Christmas concert series across western Kansas. The Hays man will join with high school and college classmates, newer friends and his aunt to perform holiday classics in Hays, Oakl
Former Hays High para sentenced for child endangerment
A former para at Hays High School was sentenced to 18 months of probation Monday after pleading no contest earlier this year to aggravated child endangerment. Taylor Nicole Rogers was initially charged with unlawful attempted solicitation of a 17-year-old Hays High School student but pled to the les
In the works: Funds for Heartland plus potential upgrades for jail
The Heartland Community Foundation likely will get $5,000 from Ellis County after all, thanks to savings in the county’s budget as the calendar year draws to a close. Also, an excess of county sales tax money this year might be spent for upgrades to an elevator, video cameras, and heating and air co
Former HHS para sentenced to probation
A former Hays USD 489 paraeducator was sentenced to probation Monday to a charge of aggravated endangerment of a child. Taylor Rogers will serve the probation with Court Services after pleading in November to the lesser charge. She had originally been charged in November 2017 with attempted unlawful
Esther “Jo” Joan (Gilbert) Phlieger
Esther “Jo” Joan (Gilbert) Phlieger passed away on December 8, 2018 at her home in Stockton at the age of 81. She was born on October 3, 1937 to Carl and Elsie (Manaugh) Gilbert in Hays, Kansas. Jo married Edgar “Eddie” Phlieger in Plainville, Kansas on October 13, 1955. They were blessed with seven
Scammers Pretending To Be University Cops Are Asking Students For Nudes
Scammers in Kansas claiming to be Fort Hays State University (FHSU) police are asking students to send them nude videos to prove you don’t have drugs “on your person.” The actual FHSU police posted a statement on Friday from the Ford County Sheriff’s Office telling students, obviously, to not give i
Cloud updates student transfer agreement with Fort Hays
Cloud County Community College and Fort Hays State University signed a memorandum of understanding Tuesday morning to update transfer agreements. The agreement will facilitate the seamless transfer of students from Cloud to Fort Hays. The agreement supports 19 academic articulation agreements, meani