ICYMI: Ellis County Commission vetoes governor’s mask order; Kennedy addresses mask concerns

BY JUSTIN SABATA Thursday was one of Kansas’ busiest days of the year regarding COVID-19, beginning when Gov. Laura Kelly signed an executive order requiring…

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Petitions surrounding Hays High mascot create community-wide discussion

BY ANNISTON WEBER In 2005, the American Psychological Association called for the “immediate retirement of all American Indian mascots, symbols, images and personalities by schools,…

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Uptown Fox hosts prom for Ellis County graduating seniors

BY ANNISTON WEBER At 7 p.m. Friday evening, approximately 100 high school students made their way inside the Uptown Fox for a night filled with…

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Resolution 20-07 officially changes Noose Road to Rome Road

By JUSTIN SABATA During Monday’s special Ellis County Commission meeting, Hays’ notorious Noose Road was officially changed to Rome Road following the decision made during…

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FHSU hosting online event about reopening plans

By UNIVERSITY RELATIONS Fort Hays State University has announced academic and residence life reopening plans for the 2020-2021 academic year, and today at 2 p.m.…

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FHSU announces 2020-21 academic, residence life reopening plans

By UNIVERSITY RELATIONS Fort Hays State University announced 2020-2021 reopening plans for academic programs and residential living. The product of several months of work and…

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Noose Road to be changed to Rome Avenue after commission discussion

BY JUSTIN SABATA A portion of road in Hays has been under recent scrutiny given its controversial namesake. Noose Road, which stretches west of town,…

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Black Lives Matter protests reach Russell

BY ANNISTON WEBER Black Lives Matter demonstrations are still sweeping the nation and making their way into small towns. On Saturday morning, a gathering of…

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Agencies present 2021 budget requests to commission

BY JUSTIN SABATA Several agencies in Ellis County presented their 2021 budget requests to the county commission during last Monday’s meeting. Each year, the commission…

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Ellis County reopens, FHSU waits

STORY BY CORIE LYNN The Fort Hays State University campus officially closed in March, sending home staff and students as a preventative measure against the…

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