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Hays USD 489 school board to have budget hearing Monday

The Hays USD 489 school board will have its annual budget hearing at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Rockwell Administration Center. It will be preceded by a revenue neutral hearing. Although the district's local option budget mill levy will be slightly lower than last year, the amount raised by the overall school mill levy will increase because of an increase in the property valuation in the district.
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Peterson Farm Brothers to headline free teen event in Hays

Area teens are invited to participate in the Ellis County 4-H Civil Discourse Workshop from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Fort Hays State University's Memorial Union. The event will introduce teens to the importance of civil discourse through a keynote address from Dr. Lori Kniffin from the Fort Hays State University Leadership Studies department. Breakout sessions for both parents and their teens will allow each group to practice these vital communication skills. The event will conclude with a free concert for all in attendance by the Peterson Farm Brothers. Free commemorative T-shirts will be given to the first 100 teens who register, and refreshments will be served.

Police: Fatal stabbing at SW Kan. home was in self-defense

FINNEY COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities investigating the fatal stabbing of 58-year-old Robert Gallardo Molina in Garden City on Thursday have presented evidence to the Finney County Attorney, according to a media release from police. Just after 5:30.m. Thursday, police were dispatched to the 400 block of E. Santa Fe...

🎥 Kanak named to ESPN true freshman All-America preseason team

-------- Hays High alum Jaren Kanak has been named to ESPN's 2022 preseason true freshman All-America team. He is slated to play linebacker this season for Oklahoma Sooners. Kanak played quarterback his senior year after primarily being a receiver for the past three seasons. The 2021 season saw him break several records for Hays High football, including total yards in a season, total rushing yards and scoring total.

Search warrant drug bust led to arrest of 3 at Kansas home

RILEY COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating three suspects on multiple charges after a drug bust in Manhattan. Just before 9a.m. Thursday, officers conducted a search warrant in the 1300 block of Colorado Street in Manhattan that led to three arrests and the recovery of a significant amount of meth, according to the Riley County Police Department activity report.

HPD arrest log, July 31 to Aug. 6

All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Saben Anthony Pray, 28, was arrested at 2:22 a.m. July 31 in Hays on suspicion of failure to appear. Warren Andrew Ellis, 35, was arrested at 6:38 p.m. July 31 in Hays on suspicion of battery on...

Jobless rates rise across northwest Kansas in July

TOPEKA — Preliminary estimates reported by the Labor Market Information Services division of the Kansas Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 2.4% in July. This was unchanged from 2.4% in June and a decrease from 3.4% in July 2021.

Two suspects charged for weekend Kansas killing

SEDGWICK COUNTY— Two Kansas men arrested in connection with a fatal weekend shooting made their first appearance in court. Christopher Dyas, 21, of Wichita is charged with first-degree murder and Saquorea Sweeney, 24, of Wichita is charged with obstructing apprehension or prosecution, according to the Sedgwick County District Attorney's office.

Governor kicks off 2022 Kansas Agricultural Growth Summit

MANHATTAN — Governor Laura Kelly kicked off the seventh annual Kansas Governor’s Summit on Agricultural Growth on Thursday, a meeting of more than 400 leaders representing a variety of agricultural interests across the state of Kansas, according to a media release from her office. “The Kansas Ag industry...

🏈 FHSU's White excited for return, new season

HAYS – As the Fort Hays State football team prepares for the upcoming season, veteran defensive back Will White is preparing for his return. White missed the last four games of the 2021 campaign due to an injury and is excited to be back on the field when they open in less than two weeks at No. 2 Northwest Missouri State.

Apple warns of security flaw for iPhones, iPads and Macs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple disclosed serious security vulnerabilities for iPhones, iPads and Macs that could potentially allow attackers to take complete control of these devices. Apple released two securityreports about the issue on Wednesday, although they didn’t receive wide attention outside of tech publications. Apple’s explanation of...

Eagle Radio of Hays honored by Kansas Association of Broadcasters

Eagle Radio of Hays has been honored with Excellence in Broadcasting Awards by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters. Gerard Wellbrock earned first place for sports play-by-play for KJLS coverage of Fort Hays State University basketball. Dustin Armbruster placed second in the category for KFIX coverage of Hays High School basketball.