Author: Scott Aust

Schools, college offer Valentine entertainment

Garden City Public Schools and Garden City Community College have a variety of Valentine’s Day entertainment in store coming up. Edith Scheuerman Tigerrific Sign Choir to provide singing/signing valentines The Edith Scheuerman Elementary School Tigerrific Sign Choir will provide a singing/signing valentine to a friend, parents, grandparents, or anyone you […]

Museum’s Brown Bag lunch series set to begin

The Finney County Historical Society’s first Brown Bag Lunch program of 2018 will get under way Tuesday, Feb. 6, kicking off a month-long series of five presentations — a change from the original four scheduled. The annual series traditionally provides live presentations about history and related topics at noon each […]

Museum’s “True Crime” exhibit officially open

  A crowd of well wishers packed into the Finney County Historical Museum Thursday afternoon for the official ribbon cutting of a new, major exhibit that features items from two of the most notorious crime cases in local history. Entitled “True Crime, Solving Notorious Cases from Finney County’s History,” the […]

GCHS drama, band and orchestra excel

GCHS drama department wins awards at conference Members of the Garden City High School International Thespian Society Troupe #2846 attended the Kansas State Thespian Conference Jan. 3-5 at Century II in Wichita. Students competed in individual events, auditioned for colleges, and applied for Gold Troupe Status. The GCHS troupe received […]

School participating in ‘Great Kindness Challenge’

This week, Florence Wilson Elementary School is participating in the nationwide Great Kindness Challenge, a positive, proactive bullying prevention initiative, reaching millions of students during the last full week of January every year. The school will be working to perform as many acts of kindness as possible during the week.  […]

Health Awareness Week in Garden City Jan. 21-27

The Mayor of Garden City, Roy Cessna, read a proclamation at Gertrude Walker Elementary School Monday morning declaring the week of January 21st through January 27 as Health Awareness Week in Garden City. The proclamation urges all residents of Garden City to take advantage of the many wellness opportunities available […]

New exhibit focuses on notorious cases

The Finney County Historical Museum in Garden City has created a major new exhibit featuring evidence from a 1920s crime spree and a 1950s murder case that focused unwanted national attention on southwest Kansas. Entitled “True Crime, Solving Notorious Cases from Finney County’s History,” the 525-square foot exhibit is designed […]

Brew pub under consideration

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Bringing a microbrewery to downtown Garden City has long been a dream for many based on informal social media polls. That dream may become a reality in the future. Local businessman Jorge Guzman purchased the building at 207 N. Main St., formerly the […]

Clerk Ulrich retires after four decades with Finney County

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Editor’s Note: This story is part of a series recognizing Finney County employees who retired in 2017. Elsa Ulrich has worked in the Finney County Clerk’s office for 41 years, including 12 years as county clerk from 2005-2017. She stepped down as clerk […]