Ellis County Newswire

Ellis County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Ellis County, KS.

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  1. Bible with T-rex fossils donated to historical societyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Hays Daily News

    ... a 16-by-20-inch Bible cast in bronze with "The Good Book" inscribed with Tyrannosaurus Rex fossils to the Ellis County Historical Society Museum. "I went from the penthouse to the outhouse many times," Detrich said. "At one point we were producing ...

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  2. Providing a monster-crushing causeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Hays Daily News

    Mackenzie Braun, left, 13, and her sister, Jaiden, 10, Ness City, smile as they take a ride in the Warrior Motorsports monster truck at the Ellis County Fair on Saturday, July 23, 2016 in Hays. Mark Linenberger, Hays, prepares to give a group of people a ride in his monster truck at the Ellis County Fair on Saturday, July 23, 2016 in Hays.

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  3. Community involvement key to safety, convictions in trafficking caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Hays Daily News

    That's what law enforcement and the Ellis County Attorney's Office is relaying to the public following the successful apprehension and conviction of two sexual predators. Lester Crayton, Ellis County, and Michael Bressler, Red Oak, Iowa, were arrested in July 2015 on charges related to sex trafficking of possible 8- and 13-year-old girls.

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  4. Fire destroys car auction buildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 24 | Hays Daily News

    Firefighters with the Hays Fire Department and Ellis County Rural Fire Department were battling a blaze at the Mid Kansas Auto Auction location Sunday afternoon. Firefighters with the Hays Fire Department and Ellis County Rural Fire Department were battling a blaze at the Mid Kansas Auto Auction location Sunday afternoon.

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  5. Band honors 'hero in the Heartland'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 23 | Hays Daily News

    Little Texas guitarist Dwayne O'Brien tells the audience at the Ellis County Fair on Friday about the day the band witnessed the funeral procession of fallen Hays soldier CW2 Bryan J. Nichols in 2011. The event inspired the band to write the song "Slow Ride Home."

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  6. Livestock, heat dominate Friday's fairRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Hays Daily News

    Children gather around a pin to observe and make notes on the swine portion of the Ellis County Fair 4-H livestock judging contest on Friday, July 22, 2016 at the Ellis County Fairgrounds in Hays. Phillips County Extension Agent Cody Miller asks the group questions after judging the gilts during the Ellis County Fair 4-H livestock judging contest on Friday, July 22, 2016 at the Ellis County Fairgrounds.

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  7. Support HaselhorstRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Hays Daily News

    We are writing this letter in support of Dean Haselhorst for Ellis County Commission. Retaining Dean in this position is a wise decision for the citizens of Ellis County.

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  8. Weekend full of events on tap downtownRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Hays Daily News

    Along with the usual Downtown Market, Bargain on the Bricks will kick off at 7 a.m. The fourth annual sidewalk sale will host more than 40 vendors lining the downtown area. There also will be the fourth annual Hit the Bricks 5K sponsored by the Cancer Council of Ellis County.

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  9. City discusses funding for outside agenciesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Hays Daily News

    ... them in perpetuity." Schwaller also noted the city originally did not intend to allocate annual funding for the Ellis County Historical Society. That started as a one-time request for a large capital expenditure many years ago, but the city has ...

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  10. Building heroes one Lego at a timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Hays Daily News

    Elijah Raub, Ellis, carries in two large tubs full of Legos in preparation for the Lego Bricks Building Contest on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at the Ellis County Fairgrounds. From left, Keller Martin, Atlanta, Ga., and Beck and Beau Brogden, both of Hays, work together to build a Lego creation during the Lego Bricks Building Contest on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at the Ellis County Fairgrounds.

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  11. Ellis County to issue burn banRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Hays Daily News

    The ban is being issued due to current weather conditions, Ellis County Fire Chief Darin Myers said in an email. "With the 100-degree-plus weather each day and the winds, the burn ban will be reinstated effective Monday," Myers said.

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  12. Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Ellis in Ellis Co.Read the original story

    Thursday Jul 21 | The Kansas Department of Health and Environment

    TOPEKA, Kan. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Ellis public water supply located in Ellis County.

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  13. Staying on budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Hays Daily News

    A mere 0.9 percent. That's how much the Ellis County Commission exceeded its expected $14,352,400 budget to construct a new Emergency Medical Services/Rural Fire building and significantly renovate the county courthouse and jail.

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  14. Emery J. RomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Hays Daily News

    ... for a few years before making his home in Victoria. After his retirement he served one and a half terms as a Ellis County Commissioner. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. ...

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  15. Hays Lions Club receives $5,000 grantRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Hays Daily News

    ... eyeglasses for those financial challenged. Hays Lions, established in 1924, is a nonprofit organization serving Ellis County and surrounding area with vision screening and vision educational services. In 1925, Helen Keller addressed the Lions Clubs ...

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  16. Show beginsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Hays Daily News

    Shawn Braun washes up his cow before participating in the Old Timer's Fitting & Showing competition on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at the Ellis County Fairgrounds in Hays.

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  17. Boil water advisory issued for EllisRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Hays Daily News

    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued a boil water advisory for the city of Ellis public water supply located in Ellis County. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a loss of pressure.

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  18. Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Ellis in Ellis Co.Read the original story

    Tuesday Jul 19 | The Kansas Department of Health and Environment

    TOPEKA, Kan. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Ellis public water supply located in Ellis County.

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  19. After the stormRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Hays Daily News

    We were reminded of that simple law of nature when last Wednesday's early-morning thunderstorm rolled through Ellis County - uprooting massive trees, downing utility poles, and sending dead and healthy branches alike plummeting to the ground. More than 6,000 Midwest Energy electric customers lost power.

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  20. Society brings history, Pokemon togetherRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Hays Daily News

    Jamie Schlesinger, assistant curator at the Ellis County Historical Society Museum, talks about the history of libraries in Hays outside Hays Public Library during a tour combining Hays history and the mobile game "Pokemon Go" on Monday evening. Jessica Feyerherm, 10, takes a turn at capturing a Pokemon on Gospel Hill near 12th and Fort in downtown Hays.

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