OPINION: In the wrong parade, clashing ideologies reveal sad reality of political disagreements

BY PRESTON BURROWS “Go back to Mexico!” was shouted at two of my friends on Friday afternoon as they switched seats so the other could…

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OPINION: Best places to eat in Hays for newcomers and residents alike

BY PRESTON BURROWS Imagine you pull into Hays after driving hours on the slow ride across Kansas — a ride which takes even longer when…

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Hays City Commission approves stormwater retention project

BY CORIE LYNN The Hays City Commission had a single item of business during their meeting on Thursday. City of Hays Director of Public Works…

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ICYMI: Hays City Commission votes to extend mask mandate

BY CORIE LYNN Attended by supporters and opponents alike, the Hays City Commission met Thursday evening with the goal of considering an extension for the…

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Ellis County reports 8 new COVID cases, percent-of-positives rises

BY JUSTIN SABATA During Monday’s Ellis County Commission meeting, county health director Jason Kennedy reported eight new cases of COVID-19 in Ellis County over the…

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Hays residents describe their experience with recent COVID-19 diagnosis

BY ANNISTON WEBER A week ago, Becky, a resident of Hays who is recently retired, woke up with a dry cough and a sore throat.…

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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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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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Local children’s psychiatric hospital affected by pandemic

BY AMARI ANGRAM-BOLDIN Regular residents of Hays were not the only lives affected by the drastic changes from the COVID-19 pandemic. The children at KVC…

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Area First Responders Holding Annual “Battle of the Badges” Blood Drive

BY MICAH REINKE Once again this year the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive is held at Big Creek Crossing in Hays. The American Red…

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