Skip to main content

News

United Way campaign By PATRICK LOWRY plowry@dailynews.net   Aug 26, 2016   The United Way of Ellis County is off and running with its annual fund-raising campaign.   On Friday, the organization held its regular kick-off event with the Hays Area Chamber of Commerce. On Saturday, a new twist was added by having a community kick-off at Aubel-Bickle Park. Kids in superhero costumes had the opportunity to mingle with real-life heroes in uniform,...
By SAVANNAH DOWNING sdowning@dailynews.net Aug 28, 2016   Saturday was a beautiful morning for the first community kickoff celebration for the United Way of Ellis County’s 2016 campaign at Aubel-Bickle Park. The theme for the event was “Heroes for Change,” and children were encouraged to wear their superhero costumes while honoring some of Ellis County’s own hometown heroes.   Sherry Dryden, executive director for United Way of Ellis County,...
By MAGGIE GEBHARDT mgebhardt@dailynews.net Nov 14, 2015   Guests enjoyed discounts throughout the mall, musical entertainment, appetizers and raffle prizes at Big Creek Crossing and United Way of Ellis County’s “Night of Giving” on Friday.   The event was first implemented in 2013 as a way to give back. All proceeds earned go directly to United Way, according to Katie Dorzweiler, Big Creek Crossing property manager.   In the past, the event was...
By NICK SCHWIEN nschwien@dailynews.net Oct 9, 2015   One heck of a boost out of the gate.   That’s what United Way of Ellis County got Friday morning with the last of its pacesetter companies reporting donations from employees.   And those donations — from Midwest Energy employees — totaled $50,001, boosting the United Way efforts to 40 percent of its goal of $490,000.   “We’re not quite halfway through our campaign season, so to be almost there...
By MAGGIE GEBHARDT mgebhardt@dailynews.net Jun 24, 2015   When the United Way of Ellis County board of directors began searching for the perfect fit to fill the role of executive director, they knew they were looking for someone who could take charge, lead the organization and spread the United Way word.   The search for the ideal candidate involved keeping an eye out for someone who could approach the board with different ideas and manage...
Posted on May 23, 2013   Why Are These People Throwing Tomatoes?   There’s lots of good food to enjoy inside the Hays Senior Center meal site on east 8th Street.   But outside the site Tuesday morning, there was some throwing of rotten tomatoes.   This group of meal site participants and United Way of Ellis County representatives are part of this fall’s United Way campaign fundraiser video.   The video is being produced by Eagle Community...
The Cancer Council of Ellis County is celebrating 25 years of service in Ellis County. Won't you help them be around for another 25 years or until a cure is found. We are lucky that we have a treasure so few other counties in Kansas have. We have a resource for medical equipment, sunscreen dispensers, nutritional supplements and financial aid for cancer patients.

The Cancer Council of Ellis County would like to pack their treasure chest...
Did you have a mentor growing up? Maybe it was your 4th grade teacher or the neighbor that let you help when he worked on his car. Do you remember how they started your interest in sports or music? Ellis County has over 50 children waiting for a mentor to help them get started.

Mentoring isn’t just fun—it’s rewarding. When a child has a Big Brother or Big Sister, a lifetime of opportunities open. Children with a Big Brother or Big...
Posted on March 09, 2011   The goal of "Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin' by World" is to help participants (investigators) create their own path for making a stable, secure life for themselves and their families. Who we are today was decided by what we did yesterday. Who we'll be tomorrow is decided by what we do today. We are all creating our future story right now. "Getting Ahead" helps people create their future stories.   Those who...
Posted on March 01, 2011   The American Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle has only been in Hays a couple of months and already it has been on the move several times.   The Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) responded to a fire at Centennial Towers on January 13 and helped 15 residents find alternative housing until they could return to their residence. It also responded to a house fire on February 2 and assisted the Rural Fire Department with...