Hays, KS Lifestyle

KC author talks about ride following monarch migration

Sara Dykman bicycled more than 10,000 miles following both the spring and fall migrations of the monarch butterfly in 2017. She chronicles her story in her book "Bicycling with Butterflies." Dykman, who is from Kansas City, made her first in-person book tour appearance at the Hays Public Library on Sept. 8.
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Cantrip N’ Fall welcomes adventurers every Thursday

Druids, elves, witches, and warlocks united on Thursday at Cantrip N’ Fall – FHSU’s campus’ DnD and Magic The Gathering Club. While there are several seasoned players attending meetings, the club was founded as a way to teach others how to play. “A lot of people...

Rebalance Massage opens on Vine in Hays

A new massage studio has opened at Centennial Plaza. After working at a couple of other massage studios in Hays for the last three years, Jordan Winter opened Rebalance Massage, 2522 Vine, Ste. 2, last week. Winter, 25, is a certified massage therapist. He received his certification through the Fort...

Planting Happiness promotes practicing self care

FHSU Health and Wellness Services put on Planting Happiness in the quad on Thursday. Students had the opportunity to plant their own succulents in a pot they could decorate themselves. Along with the plants, Health and Wellness Services provided cards with affirmations that students could take. Brie Bradshaw, a graduate...

City of Ellis initiates TNR program

ELLIS, Kan. (KSNW) — The City of Ellis initiated a Trap-Neuter (or spay)-Return (TNR) program on Thursday, Sept. 15. According to the Ellis Police Department (EPD), in the first round of trapping, near the intersection of Walnut & 11th Street, a mama and her four kittens were caught. The sex of the kittens is unknown. […]

Kansas airport drill seeks to prepare for worst-case scenario

The Hays Regional Airport had a crash emergency drill Tuesday afternoon. The scenario portrayed a fully loaded SkyWest airplane crashing at the airport because of an engine fire. The FAA requires the airport to complete the drill every three years. Dozens of first responders from law enforcement, EMS and fire,...

KOERNER: Deadline looms for Family Pizza Night in Hays

K-State Research and Extension Cottonwood District will again be hosting their annual make and take pizza night in honor of National Family Day on September 26 from 4:15pm to 6:15pm at our office located at 601 Main in Hays. Family Day is a national effort to promote family dinners. Research...

Humane Society's Doggy Day Out to help relieve kennel stress

The Humane Society of the High Plains is trying to revive a program that allows local residents to take a dog for a day. The program, dubbed Doggy Day Out, aims to reduce kennel stress among the animals, promote socialization with humans and increase the visibility of the dogs in the community, said Jessica Frieb, Humane Society assistant manager.

Chamber coupon books promote local business during holiday season

In an effort to promote shopping local this holiday season, the Hays Chamber is preparing a 2022 Holiday Coupon book featuring area businesses and specials. “It’s just a fun way to remind our local population to shop and dine local for the holidays,” said Rhonda Meyerhoff, vice president of membership.

Bukovinafest 2022 programs to go digital

The Bukovinafest 2022 was a casualty of the COVID pandemic and travel problems. Programs of the Bukovina German heritage worldwide were planned for Sept. 15 to 17 in Ellis and Hays but canceled due to a very low registration count. In order to inform members in time to change their...