COVID numbers decrease in Ellis County, health director still recommends caution

BY JUSTIN SABATA The pandemic situation in Ellis County appears to be improving. According to county health director, Jason Kennedy, reported COVID-19 numbers have returned…

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Commission votes to reopen fairground buildings amid virus concerns

BY JUSTIN SABATA The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has grinded many institutions in America to a halt, and in some cases, forced a difficult time for…

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Hays band to play farewell show at Bach’s Lunch on Friday

BY TREVOR PFEIFER Following two years of being active members in the Hays music scene, alternative/indie band, Lie Low, will be performing their last set…

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Hays woman creates masks to help protect community

BY ANNISTON WEBER Cynthia Weigel felt called to help her community when the first COVID-19 case appeared in Hays in March. With family members who…

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‘Lamb of God,’ the loud truth America still refuses to hear

BY JUSTIN SABATA “i DoN’t LiKE tHEm ANyMoRE, theY’Re tOo PoLITicaL!” Here are some lyrics from an album that debuted at 15th in this week’s…

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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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Forget about politics, why Black lives matter

Feature Image Courtesy of The New Yorker BY CARMEN FANNING I was 12 years old when 17-year-old Trayvon Martin died because he was wearing a…

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FHSU Releases Adjusted Athletic Schedules

BY MAKENNA ALLEN After months of confusion brought about by the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, the announcements of schedules for Fort Hays State University’s sports are…

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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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