Talking politics in high school: How area teachers are navigating the political climate

BY ANNISTON WEBER Inauguration Day is typically a celebratory event backed by tradition and historic moments. This spectacle of a day is used by social…

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County health department reports 83 active cases as statewide vaccine difficulties persist

BY JUSTIN SABATA As the pandemic approaches another month on the calendar, the situation has improved in Ellis County. The Ellis County Health Department reported…

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County COVID cases at 115, health department gives report on vaccinations, free testing

BY JUSTIN SABATA Ellis County residents saw a little reprieve from COVID numbers late last week.  Last Friday, the Ellis County Health Department reported 85…

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State responds to low vaccination rankings, 135 current cases in Ellis County

BY JUSTIN SABATA COVID Statewide On Wednesday, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported over 5,500 new cases in the state since Monday. 130…

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Kansas records most COVID deaths in a week, Ellis County toll rises over past two weeks

BY JUSTIN SABATA COVID Statewide As the year concluded, the State of Kansas recorded the most COVID-related deaths in a week since the beginning of…

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Virus numbers improving in some areas; county to be short of CDC-phased COVID vaccinations

BY JUSTIN SABATA The COVID-19 situation in Ellis County has improved greatly from a month ago. COVID vaccines were administered this week to medical staff…

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County COVID numbers improving; health director advises precautions and vaccine education

BY JUSTIN SABATA COVID Currently While the COVID-19 virus is still present in the county, there have been improvements. Hospitalizations have decreased from 18 to…

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Grow Hays hopes to meet retiree housing needs

BY CORIE LYNN Grow Hays works within the Hays and Ellis County communities to promote business and economic development. Part of this mission includes enacting…

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Shop with a Cop provides more than toys

BY CORIE LYNN Many people find great joy in the holiday season. They celebrate Hanukkah with family, exchange gifts at Christmas and go home to…

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City Commission discusses roundabouts and generosity

BY CORIE LYNN The North Vine Corridor project has seen construction in Hays this past year. With the first roundabout, an hourglass-shaped interchange extending from…

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