Author: Scott Aust

New program hopes to aid at-risk students

By SCOTT AUST A new home-grown program designed to help long-term suspended students continue their education and prevent them from dropping out of school altogether began this week at the Finney County Community Services Center. Katrina Pollet, executive director of the Finney County Department of Corrections, said the idea – […]

Cowboy poet to kick off Museum series

The Evenings at the Museum series will resume tomorrow, Sept. 19, at the Finney County Historical Museum in Garden City, offering free presentations at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of September, October and November, as well as January through April. According to the FCHM, topics in the fall segment […]

Fall Fest, Oktoberfest on Saturday

The signs of tomorrow’s Fall Fest are apparent this morning. Fall Fest is set for 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on Main Street and in Stevens Park in Downtown Garden City. More than 90 vendors will be on hand, offering a variety of goods and food. In addition, there […]

Finney County Public Library welcomes director

By SCOTT AUST All the crannies and nooks of Pam Tuller’s office are full of Dr. Seuss plunder. “There’s so much you can learn from Dr. Seuss, even as an adult,” said Tuller, newly hired director of Finney County Public Library. “I have collected a lot,” she said while pointing […]

Teachers recognized for excellence

Two USD 457 teachers were recognized Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Region 1 Kansas Teacher of the Year award ceremony in Salina. Barbara Mercer, first grade teacher at Buffalo Jones Elementary School, and Wendi Terpstra, English teacher at Garden City High School, were both nominated for the award, which recognizes […]

Community remembers 9/11

By SCOTT AUST A large crowd of students, community members and first responders joined together Monday morning on the Garden City Community College campus to reflect and remember those lost on September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the nation. During the ceremony, the Garden City Fire Department Color Guard raised […]

Gubernatorial candidate Hutton visits Garden City

By SCOTT AUST Though his “official” announcement isn’t until Sept. 15, Wichita businessman and former state legislator Mark Hutton makes no bones about the fact that he is seeking to become the Republican nominee for Kansas governor in 2018. “I want to bring solutions to the table. I want to […]

Community Mexican Fiesta begins Friday

The 91st annual Community Mexican Fiesta gets underway Friday and Saturday with the theme, “Somos Un Pueblo” — “We Are One Town.” The event, taking place annually since 1926, observes the Mexican Independence Day, is celebrated across the U.S. and has included a parade each year in Garden City since […]

Museum featuring Mexican Fiesta history

Nearly two dozen images from the history of the Garden City Community Mexican Fiesta are on display in a short-term exhibit which just opened at the Finney County Historical Museum. The 91st annual Mexican Fiesta begins this weekend. The Fiesta Scholarship Pageant is at 7 p.m. Friday in the auditorium […]

Charity Classic golf tourney set to begin

The fourth annual Garden City Charity Classic kicks off this week at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course as part of the Symetra Tour, the official qualifying tour for the LPGA. Festivities begin today with a Pro-Am and a second practice round day on Thursday. The 54-hole tournament begins Friday and concludes […]