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HaysMed offers dry needling for pain management

HaysMed is now offering expanded services in its rehabilitation department and also expanded dry needling at the Orthopedic Institute. Dry Needling, a form of therapy, is an additional tool available to qualifying patients who suffer from muscle pain. Dry needling is a technique that providers use t

HAYS DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-20 16:18:24

Man injured Monday when car slides off road

One person was injured when his vehicle slid off the road Monday morning near Hays. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Nicholas Donohoue, 23, Manhattan, was driving westbound on Interstate 70 about a mile east of the Vine Street exit when his 2011 Nissan Sentra slid off the right side of the ro

HAYS DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-20 13:33:15

Hays man enters Alford plea to reduce rape charge

A Hays man facing rape charges entered an Alford plea Monday in Ellis County District Court. Jordan Burgess pled no contest to one count of aggravated reckless battery, causing great bodily harm, a level five, person felony. He also pled to three counts of sexual battery, class A misdemeanors that r

HAYS DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-19 21:48:13

KBI investigates death in Plainville

PLAINVILLE - The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has confirmed it is assisting in an investigation of a death in Plainville. No other information is being released at this time. Watch HDnews.net for updates. PLAINVILLE - The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has confirmed it is assisting in an investiga

HAYS DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-20 15:19:00

Authorities investigating death of 24-year-old Plainville woman

ROOKS COUNTY - Law enforcement agencies are investigating the death of Alexis Garcia, 24, who was found dead about 5 a.m. Monday in a home in the 400 block of Commercial Street in Plainville. According to a news release from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, local officers went to the home after r

SALINA JOURNAL - 2018-03-20 23:10:03

Ottley enters plea agreement, sentenced to probation

A former Victoria Junior/Senior High School coach and teacher entered an Alford plea and was sentenced Monday in Ellis County District Court regarding inappropriate touching of a student. Jordan Ottley's plea agreement reduced the charges to one charge of aggravated endangering of a child - a level

HAYS DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-19 21:10:02

Changes in store for county health department

The Ellis County health department soon will have a new home and also will expand to offer community health services offered by a mid-level provider. The county commission Monday approved a collaborative practice agreement with nurse practitioner Maren Moody. The agreement is effective April 23. Com

HAYS DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-20 04:41:17

Women plan silent March for Saturday

Two Hays women, in their desire to show support to young people taking action against gun violence in the nation's schools, are organizing a peaceful demonstration for Saturday evening in Hays. Walk for Our Lives will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the steps of the Ellis County Courthouse, 1204 Fort

HAYS DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-19 21:36:59

Innovative approach at Fort Hays State provides more career opportunities for students

Shawn Henderson knows that his 100-plus student teachers have a tough time taking off work to attend career fairs. So Henderson, director of field experiences for the College of Education at Fort Hays State University, helped come up with an alternative opportunity. On back-to-back Mondays during Ma

HAYS DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-19 20:50:31

Hays High students participate in national protest

Hays High School students who participated in a national gun violence protest and memorial Wednesday morning will not face official repercussions. Approximately 120 students walked out of their classrooms and gathered around the totem pole in front of the school shortly after 10 a.m. this morning. T


Hays City Commission to meet Thursday

The Hays City Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at city hall. The following business is scheduled: Resolution calling a public hearing for the adoption of a TIF redevelopment project plan for the Hilton Garden Inn and convention center. Resolution calling a public hearing for a Community Im


Lions Club pancake feed flips into 40th year

It's still something to flip out over. Tuesday evening, the line at the Kansas National Guard Armory led around the nearly full tables to where pancakes - up to 96 at a time - sizzled on the grill. For 40 years, the Hays Lions Club's Standlee Dalton sausage and pancake feed has helped the service o


County supportive of indoor sports facility

The Ellis County Commission on Monday expressed support for a proposed privately funded indoor training facility for youth sports. While state law prevents the county commission from granting a property tax abatement, commissioners spoke in favor of exploring other options to assist the local develo


City plans to hire retail recruitment firm

The Hays City Commission at Thursday's work session spoke in favor of hiring a consultant to work for the city in recruiting additional retailers to town. The city had issued requests for qualifications in November, citing concerns about declining sales tax revenues at local businesses. The City of


HFD captain planning retirement after 28 years

Capt. Chris Stegman of the City of Hays Fire Department is retiring after 28 years of service to the people of Hays and Ellis County. A retirement reception to honor Stegman will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday in the City Commission meeting room in City Hall, 1507 Main. The public is invited to attend


Special start to annual tournament

As the Olympic procession sounded, 20 western Kansas Special Olympics teams were recognized during opening ceremonies Friday morning at Gross Memorial Coliseum on the Fort Hays State University campus. The annual basketball and cheerleading tournament began shortly after the ceremony, with an estima


Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Schoenchen

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Schoenchen in Ellis County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.


Rain, storms predicted in Hays area

Following an unseasonably dry winter and weeks of high fire risk, the Hays area could see welcome rain showers beginning Sunday evening and extending into Monday morning. Two storm systems are predicted to move through the region overnight Sunday, with the possibility of up to a half-inch of precipi


Earthquake recorded in Rooks County

PLAINVILLE - A small earthquake was recorded early Saturday morning in Rooks County. According to the U.S. Geological Service, the epicenter of the 2.7 magnitude quake was 9 miles east-northeast of Plainville, or 9 miles northwest of Natoma. It occurred at 3:02 a.m. PLAINVILLE - A small earthquake w


Hospitals use new app to direct urgent care

New technology has been introduced in at least two northwest Kansas hospitals to help ensure patients receive the highest standard of care when their lives might be in danger. A new app called Redivus Health was launched at Hays Medical Center in February, and Sheridan County Hospital has been using