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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Commission shares frustration with county attorney

A unified Barton County Commission appreciated the plight of Denise Rankin, the former Great Bend woman accusing the County Attorney's Office of botching the handling of the sexual abuse case against her ex-husband. But, sadly, commissioners told her Monday morning there wasn't much they could do t

GREAT BEND TRIBUNE - 2018-03-20 17:52:00

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

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


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


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


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


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


Lincoln Elementary to phase in new lunch schedule

In the final weeks of the school year, Lincoln Elementary School students will have to adjust to a new lunchtime schedule that will not include recess. All of the district's elementary schools will have to make a similar change for next year, as a state audit found the schools were not meeting the r