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28 min ago | Hays Daily News

Drought severity boosted

Continuing drought conditions this spring have prompted the National Drought Mitigation Center to put both Ellis and Russell counties into the extreme drought category.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Russell County, KS, Agriculture, Science, Colby, KS

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Hays Daily News

Treasurer announces unclaimed local assets

The Kansas State Treasurer's Office has listed the top 10 unclaimed assets for the city of Hays and Ellis County.

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Related Topix: Hays, KS

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Hays Daily News

Students become oil prospectors for a day

From exploration to totaling up expenses, Cheryl Shepherd-Adams' senior advanced physics class at Hays High School got a crash course in the oil business Tuesday morning.

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Related Topix: Hays, KS

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Hays Daily News

Fire department called to structure fire

At 8:06 p.m. Saturday, the Hays Fire Department, supported by the Hays Police Department and Ellis County EMS, responded to a building fire at 2502 Virginia Drive.

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Related Topix: Fire

Hays Daily News

Tax rebate might hit Ellis County hard

Ellis County commissioners learned the bill for a tax rebate could be a little higher in Monday's regular meeting at the Ellis County Courthouse.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Hays Daily News

Walk raises awareness, funds for disease

The second annual Walk MS brought approximately 120 people Saturday to Aubel-Bickle Park.

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Related Topix: Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS

Sun Apr 13, 2014

KAKE

Kansas man killed in rollover crash

A severe thunderstorm watch until 7 p.m. has been issued for much of the eastern half of Kansas.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Hailstorm

Hays Daily News

Homeschoolers share curricula at event

The Ellis County Home School Network curriculum fair Thursday night at North Oak Community Church is an idea swap of sorts.

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Related Topix: Home Schooling, Education, Kids, Family

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Hays Daily News

Commission stalls project bids, expresses concerns

Ellis County commissioners delayed until next week's meeting to advertise for bids again for renovation of the new county administration building at 718 Main.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

Hays Daily News

Aging issues addressed in April Extension programs

Groucho Marx once said anyone can get old, all you have to do is live long enough.

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Related Topix: Hays, KS, Fort Hays State University

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Hays Daily News

Fire investigation ongoing; $2,500 reward being offered

It's been two weeks since rural firefighters last were called out to battle the work of an arsonist, but the criminal investigation hasn't slowed.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Hays, KS

Tue Apr 01, 2014

Great Bend Tribune

Joel H. Ficken 1953 - 2014

Joel H. Ficken, 60, died March 29, at his home. Mr. Ficken was born April 14, 1953, in Ellis County, the son of Wayne R. and Victoria "Vicki" Ficken.

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Related Topix: Victoria, KS, Rush County, KS, Methodist, Religion, Bison, KS, Rush Center, KS

Sun Mar 30, 2014

Hays Daily News

Protecting the pollinators

Flowers are budding, trees are leafing, gardens are being planted, crops are growing -- and suddenly it's spring here in Ellis County.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Home Gardening, Home, Opinion

Fri Mar 28, 2014

Hays Daily News

Kansas author to discuss history book

Western history author and lecturer Jeff Barnes returns to Hays to give a presentation for his new book, "Buffalo Bill's Kansas."

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Related Topix: Hays, KS

Triple Pundit

Renewables Account for 92% of New Capacity This Year, Still a Slow Start Compared to 2013

Wind and solar power proponents are hailing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's latest report on energy infrastructure.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Thu Mar 27, 2014

Hays Daily News

Northwest Kansas population growing

Eleven of the 20 counties that make up northwest Kansas registered population increases between July 1, 2012, and the same period in 2013, the latest numbers available.

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Related Topix: Ness County, KS, Russell County, KS, Sherman County, KS, Wallace County, KS, Education Etc.

Hays Daily News

4 injured in Ellis County accident

Four passengers suffered injuries in a two-vehicle accident at approximately 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in Ellis County on Interstate 70. William Jose Harlan, 60, Joplin, Mo., said he believed he fell asleep while driving east in a 2005 Honda, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol report.

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Related Topix: WaKeeney, KS

Hays Daily News

Power of vegetables and fruits

Yes, Mom was right. She told you to eat your fruits and vegetables. She might not have known the full details of what modern nutrition science says about fruits and vegetables, but she definitely was on the right track.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nutrition, Life, Food, Heart Disease, Health, Diabetes, Vitamin C, Supplement

Mon Mar 24, 2014

Hays Daily News

Kloset full of clothing

Kansas Kids Kloset might be the answer to recycle gently used children's clothes and gear such as headbands, bottles, shoes, toys and assorted bags.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Hays, KS, Plainville, KS

Wed Mar 19, 2014

KHGI

More

The Kansas Fire Marshal's office is asking for help finding out who is responsible for nearly two dozen arsons in northwest Kansas.

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