Author: Scott Aust

Mule Deer Foundation banquet Saturday

The Western Kansas Chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation is holding a banquet and fundraiser Saturday, March 10, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Garden City. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets, which include a steak dinner, are $75 per couple, $55 for individuals and […]

City Commission begins drafting annual goals

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications During their day-long, annual goal setting retreat at the Finnup Center on Wednesday, Garden City Commissioners identified a group of general categories — including economic development, airport expansion, water, electric utility, beautification, housing and code review — that will eventually be fine tuned […]

Severe Weather Awareness week set for March 5-9

As the calendar turns to March it’s time to think about severe weather season. As part of Kansas Severe Weather Awareness Week March 5-9, Finney County will take part in the statewide tornado drill by testing its tornado sirens at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 6. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) […]

Annual antique appraisal fair coming on March 10

By the Finney County Historical Society Registration is under way for the Sixth Annual Southwest Kansas Antiques Appraisal Fair, which is set for 9 a.m. March 10 at the Finney County 4-H Building in Garden City. The all-day show should appeal to people who enjoy “Pawn Stars,” “American Pickers” or […]

Beef Empire Days to announce 50th events during fundraiser

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Excitement is brewing for the 50th anniversary of Beef Empire Days. To kick off this year’s hallmark celebration of the beef industry, organizers are putting on the Beef Empire Days Rodent Racin’ Ball & Auction tomorrow night. The event gets underway at 5:30 […]

Downtown a mecca for salons and stylists

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Beautiful Downtown Garden City is home to more than a dozen beauty salons and barbershops whose goal is to help the community look its best. A stylist for 27 years, Rosie Swick, owner of Illusions Hair Salon, 414 N. Main St., has worked […]

Wellness program a hit for county employees

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Finney County employees are taking advantage of a wellness program through St. Catherine Hospital that is helping them improve their health. The county has contracted with the hospital for the past four years. Health experts with the hospital provide wellness program services for […]

Museum noon lecture series resumes

Finney County Historical Museum kicked off a new round of its Brown Bag Lunch program on Tuesday with a presentation by museum education coordinator Johnetta Hebrlee that focused on homesteading and settlement in Kansas and the southwest portion of the state. The annual series traditionally provides live presentations about history […]

‘Southwest Psychedelia’ exhibit opens in Mercer Gallery

The Garden City Community College Fine Arts Department is pleased to present “Southwest Psychedelia” a mixed genre exhibition by Isaac and Shawna Sandoval in Mercer Gallery for the month of February 2018. For “Southwest Psychedelia,” they integrate the idea of space, family, place, and traditional Mexican, Indian, and cowboy imagery […]