Unity in Crisis: Ellis County's Exemplary Response to House Fire
On a recent Thursday evening, Ellis County faced a harrowing challenge when a house on 1635 200th Avenue was engulfed in flames. The Ellis County Fire Department, dispatched before 5:04 p.m., arrived to confront intense flames and heavy smoke. Their prompt and strategic response, aided by the homeowners' quick evacuation, resulted in no injuries and the fire being extinguished by 6:37 p.m. A coordinated effort among thirty-five firefighters, Midwest Energy, the Hays Fire Department's air truck, Ellis County EMS, and Sheriff's deputies ensured the blaze was under control by 7:21 p.m., showcasing the critical role of interagency collaboration in emergency situations.
🤼♀️ Three champs, 12 placers for FHSU women at inaugural Bob Smith Women’s Open
HAYS, Kan. – Fort Hays State Women's Wrestling had 15 individuals compete unattached in the first-ever Bob Smith Women's Open on Sunday (Dec. 3) at Gross Memorial Coliseum. Three Tigers, including Piper Cadden (136), Ashlynn Goodwin (143), and Lila Bloomer (170), won individual titles, part of 12 individuals that earned placement in the tournament.
🏀 Hays girls fall in championship game, boys drop third place contest
Hays led after the first quarter 13-12 but never regained the advantage after falling behind in the second. Millwood used a 12-4 run to take the lead for good. The Indians cut the deficit down to four on a pair of occasions in the second quarter but never drew any closer.
hays, KS Residents: Your Future Kittens Best Friend Awaits!
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around hays..
📷 Ellis Co. celebrates the season: A photo gallery
Ellis Co. kicked off December with holiday events throughout the weekend. The Hays Community Theatre began their series of performances of the original production of Keeping Christmas: A Tradition Christmas Tale by Kathleen Maule Holen. Along with the previous performances, the group is set to present the show at 7...
Funding application approaching for United Way of Ellis County
The United Way of Ellis County’s application for funding deadline is quickly approaching. Any 501(c)(3) that provides services in Ellis County is eligible to apply. The services must meet one of the three criteria of education, health, and financial stability. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday.
Woman hospitalized after crash on 183 Bypass
ELLIS COUNTY —One person was injured was injured in an accident just before 6p.m. Thursday in Ellis County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2018 Ford Escape driven by Sheyla Adrienne Mallery, 18, Littleton, Colorado, was traveling on the U.S. 183 Bypass at 240th Avenue. The driver failed to...
🤼♂️ HHS boys win Junction City Dual meet
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. - The Hays High boys wrestling team opened up their 2023-24 season by going 4-0 and winning the Junction City Blue Jay Dual Tournament Saturday. The Indians went 3-0 in pool competition then won the championship dual. Hays defeated Olathe West 59-12 Hays defeated Wichita West 63-12.
Holiday light tour on display at ‘Christmas at CreekSide’
For the first time this holiday season, CreekSide Resort has a Christmas light walkthrough for the holidays. The light show is called Christmas at CreekSide and features over 100,000 bulbs and over half a mile trail to walk through. CreekSide owner Aaron Dreher describes it as a perfect activity to get into the Christmas spirit.
🏀🎥 Indians take on Millwood in third place game at Hays City Shootout
Hays, Kan. - Hays High School. Video: Hays High Sports Network CLICK HERE TO WATCH ($) The Hays High Indians take on the Millwood Falcons in the third place game of the Hays City Shootout Saturday at Hays High School. Both teams are looking to bounce back from losses in...
Burger Bonanza: 4 Irresistible Burgers in Hays You Can't Miss
In this article, we explore four tantalizing burgers found in Hays. Have you had the chance to try any of these yet? If yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts! Please share your experiences in the comments section below.
🏃♂️ FHSU opens indoor season in Wichita and Topeka
TOPEKA, Kan. - The Fort Hays State track and field team recorded a pair of NCAA Division II qualifying marks and took home three first-place finishes Saturday in Topeka, Kan. The Tigers also competed in the Shocker Multis on Friday in Wichita. The Shocker Multi witnessed Hadley Williams of the...
Inspirational programs affect Natoma veterans
The Natoma American Legion Auxiliary Unit 109 continues to create lasting, impactful programs for veterans and their families. Members inspire communities across the nation to join in positive programs and in giving mutual support to veterans and active military. By co-hosting the annual Veterans Day Salute with Natoma USD 399, veterans were given a voice by sharing their experiences in “Every Hero Has a Story."
NCK Tech in Hays plans expansion of construction, CDL programs
NCK Tech sets its sights on expansion with plans to improve both its Hays campus and programs to align with the evolving needs of students. The two-year technical college offers hands-on learning in construction, health, business and technology. "The two things that we are going to expand through the building...
Club Liquor offers south Hays a diverse selection of alcoholic beverages
Cheers to a new chapter in town as Club Liquor promises a refined collection of wines, spirits and the coldest beers in town. Originally from India, Ritesh Patel relocated to Hays almost two decades ago. Since then, he has played a pivotal role in local businesses, such as Tiger Mart, Golden Ox Truck Stop and House of Vaporz.
Platinum Group welcomes new agents
Platinum Group, a leading full-service commercial and residential real estate firm in Hays, recently added two team members to their growing list of agents. Hays native Ethan Brummer has joined Platinum Group, bringing his enthusiasm and determination to the world of real estate. With roots deeply embedded in the community,...
🤼♂️ Tigers place five at Bob Smith Open
HAYS, Kan. - The 25th-ranked Fort Hays State men's wrestling team racked up five podium finishes Saturday (Dec. 2) at the 2023 Bob Smith Open. Drew Bell (141 pounds) and Riah Ostrander (285 pounds) both finished third, while Tony Caldwell (285 pounds) picked up a fourth-place finish and both Tereus Henry (197 pounds) and Connor Padgett (174 pounds) both finished fifth.
🏀 FHSU women handle Rogers State in Claremore
CLAREMORE, Okla. – The 22nd-ranked Fort Hays State women's basketball team took care of business on Saturday afternoon (Dec. 2) on the road against the Rogers State Hillcats, winning 58-44. The Tigers (6-0, 2-0 MIAA) never trailed in their 14-point victory over RSU (4-3, 0-2 MIAA). Fort Hays State played stifling defense all afternoon recording a season game-high 13 steals.
⚽ Cleary resigns at FHSU men's coach
HAYS, Kan. – Fort Hays State Athletics announced on Friday that Gerry Cleary has resigned from his position of head men's soccer coach. Cleary had an overall record of 48-27-13 in five seasons guiding the Tigers. Cleary coached the program to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances in seasons...
🤼♀️ HHS girls third at Valley Center, Burton wins 140
VALLEY CENTER, Kan. - The Hays High girls' wrestling team opened the 2023-24 season with a third place finish at the Valley Center Invitational Saturday. Below are the Indians who placed. 100 - Alyssa Harding, 4th. 115 - Keyla Macias, 2nd. 120 lbs Tionna Napue, 3rd. 125 - Addison Otte,...