Infrastructure nearly complete for Victoria Dollar General
VICTORIA—Infrastructure is almost complete on land that will soon be home to a Dollar General location. A recent desire for the company to evaluate Victoria as a potential location was discussed at an Imagine Ellis County meeting in March 2022. A committee was formed, and a little more than...
Construction to start later this year on new Ellis County Public Works facility
Work on the future home of the Ellis County Public Works Department could start as soon as Nov. 1 after the Ellis County Commission approved a bid this month for almost $6 million for construction of the facility. In June of last year, the Ellis County Commission approved the purchase...
Ellis County United Way 2024 funding applications now open
The United Way of Ellis County announces the opening of the 2024 CARE Council application process. 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. The CARE Council is made up of...
Jury convicts Kansas man of killing his wife
HAYS, Kan. (KAKE) - A jury has found a 29-year-old Kansas man guilty of killing his wife on Halloween nearly four years ago. According to the Hays Post, an Ellis County jury deliberated for just over two hours before finding Colby Trickle guilty of premeditated first-degree murder in the death of Kristen Trickle on October 31, 2019. He was arrested in July 2021.
2023 Kansas Farm Bureau Farm Family of the Year: Matt and Jennifer Grabbe
Matt and Jennifer Grabbe are a 2023 Kansas Farm Bureau Farm Family of the Year. The Grabbes farm in Ellis, Rush, Ness and Trego counties with Matt’s mom and brother. They’ve raised their sons, Wyatt and Mark, on their farm and their hope is for them to return to the operation someday. The Grabbes farm predominately wheat and milo, along with corn, soybeans, alfalfa and feed for cattle. They also run a cow-calf herd and a backgrounding feed yard where they purchase cattle from producers and manage them until they enter the feedlot for finishing.
NW Kan. man hospitalized after car, minivan crash
ELLIS COUNTY —One person was injured in an accident just after 8p.m. Saturday in Ellis County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2000 Chrysler 300M driven by Ethan D. Koelling, 19, Natoma, was southbound on U.S. 183 approximately four miles north of Interstate 70. The car struck a southbound...
🎙 Post Podcast: Hays Chamber leaders bring leadership training to Ellis County
On this episode of the Post Podcast, Hays Post reporter Becky Kiser discusses recently completed leadership training with Hays Chamber vice president of membership Leigh Purdy and president and CEO Sarah Wasinger.
Vehicle hit after driver slows to look at a truck for sale
A Natoma man was taken to Hays Medical Center to check on a possible injury after a two-vehicle crash on Saturday in Ellis County. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the crash occurred at 8 p.m. on Sept. 23 on U.S. 183, about 3.9 miles north of Interstate 70. Kenneth E. Kinderknecht,...
🎥 KBI director: 'No community in Kansas is immune from fentanyl epidemic'
College students intermingled with community members at Thursday evening's town hall meeting to hear about the dangers of fentanyl and its impact on Kansas and Ellis County. "It's a sad reality that there is no community in our state, that there is no demographic in Kansas that is immune from fentanyl," said Tony Mattivi, director of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
Ellis County man found guilty of pre-meditated murder after week-long trial
An Ellis County man was found guilty Friday of pre-meditated first-degree murder after a week-long trial in Ellis County District Court. The jury deliberated for slightly more than two hours. Colby Alan Trickle, 29, was charged with pre-meditated first-degree murder in the Oct. 31, 2019 shooting death of his wife,...
🎙 Post Podcast: Ellis County Fire Department celebrates 50 years
On this episode of the Post Podcast, Ellis County Fire Department chief Darin Myers discusses plans to celebrate the department's 50th year with The Morning Blends' Jeff Leiker.
State of Kansas vs. Colby Alan Trickle
Media Release Ellis County Attorney’s Office A jury trial was held in the Ellis County District Court in a case captioned, “State of Kansas vs. Colby Alan Trickle”, Ellis County Case # 2021-CR-288, Monday, September 18th, 2023, through Friday, September 22nd, 2023. The defendant, Colby Alan Trickle, was represented by Cheryl A. Stewart of Oakley,…
🎙 Post Podcast: County Commission hears updates on Public Works building project
On this episode of the Post Podcast, Hays Post reporter Jonathan Zweygardt speaks with Ellis County administrator Darin Myers and commissioner Michael Berges about the Public Works building project.
Special Weather Statement by NWS
Instruction: If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building. A powerful thunderstorm is expected to affect parts of eastern Rush and south central Ellis Counties until 6:15 PM CDT. Doppler radar detected a strong thunderstorm near Bison, moving northeast at a speed of 15 mph. This storm poses a hazard of wind gusts reaching 50 to 55 mph, accompanied by penny-sized hail. The information is based on radar indications. The impact of this storm includes the potential for gusty winds to bring down tree limbs and cause unsecured objects to be blown around. There is also a possibility of minor damage to outdoor objects. The storm is projected to reach Timken around 5:50 PM CDT, Bison around 6:00 PM CDT, and may affect other areas such as Otis and Loretta. The maximum size of hail expected is 0.75 inches and the maximum wind gust is anticipated to be 55 mph.