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November's top headlines from 2013


A day-to-day look at stories making headlines in 2013.

Nov. 1: Bid will keep Gove store, cafe alive -- Members of the Gove Community Improvement Association board accept bid to purchase building housing community's grocery store.

Nov. 3: Students build awareness -- Shack City is final event of Poverty Awareness Week.

Nov. 4: Youth sings way to Las Vegas -- Rylee Werth, 11, Ellis, wins spot to perform at National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

Nov. 5: Dean, Santorum square off -- Politicians Rick Santorum and Howard Dean conduct debate at FHSU.

Nov. 6: Qdoba restaurant coming to Hays -- Mexican food eatery plans to open.

Nov. 7: Huelskamp not willing to be 'coerced' -- Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kansas, says he refuses to give in to the ways of Washington during forum in Hays.

Nov. 8: Standing strong -- Despite dwindling numbers, area honor guards find ways to honor veterans.

Nov. 10: Hunters shoot for opening day game -- As pheasant season kicks off, thousands arrive to hunt.

Nov. 11: Scouts work toward badges -- Boy Scouts live up to mission of being prepared.

Nov. 12: TMP wants 489 to pay road costs -- Officials from Thomas More Prep-Marian ask Hays USD 489 to pay for entire cost to repair Victory Road.

Nov. 13: Students show patriotic passion -- Lincoln Elementary School second-graders honor veterans.

Nov. 14: A driving passion to write -- Fourth-graders in Ellis take part in writing assignment.

Nov. 15: Sternberg fossils on auction block -- San Diego museum plans to sell Sternberg family fossils.

Nov. 17: Mascot aims to educate, entertain --Dan Meers as K.C. Wolf, the mascot of the Kansas City Chiefs, stops in Hays.

Nov. 18: Gustafson says USD 489 'non-managed' -- Randy Gustafson, hired by Hays USD 489 as a consultant, leads retreat.

Nov. 19: Museum pulls fossils from auction -- Fossils collected and prepared by Charles H. Sternberg won't be sold in San Diego.

Nov. 20: Teacher disputes findings -- Not everyone agrees with assessment that Hays USD 489 wasn't managed properly in the past.

Nov. 21: Mother Nature comes calling -- Wintry mix of rain, freezing rain and light snow hits portions of northwest Kansas.

Nov. 22: Lasting impression -- Locals remember John F. Kennedy's trip to Hays on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

Nov. 24: Morland gets its grocery store back -- Small town gets boost with store.

Nov. 25: Sisters overcome obstacles, reopen diner -- After rebuilding due to fire, K's Homestyle Diner reopens in Hays.

Nov. 26: Wind farm blowing into Ellis County -- Ellis County Commission approves there agreements for project north of Interstate 70 between Ellis and Hays.

Nov. 27: County tax statements hit the mail -- Ellis County sends out 35,000 envelopes with tax documents.

Nov. 28: S&W drive hopes to fill holiday stockings -- Hays-based company spearheads local Toys for Tots drive.

Nov. 29: Meaningful meal -- Hundreds pack Rose Garden Steak Haus & Catering for annual free Thanksgiving meal in Hays