Government

DFA Milk Plant celebrates grand opening

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communication Rick Smith, President and CEO of Dairy Farmers of America, was impressed with the nearly 200 people who came out Thursday afternoon to help the company celebrate the grand opening of DFA’s Garden City milk processing plant. “This facility, this whole project, represents […]

Veteran’s Day in Scott County

Every edge of our country is touched by the stories of war. It wasn’t many years ago that one was not asked, “Did you serve?” but “What branch did you serve?” And although there may be gaps in our ranks, Americans can agree that our military deserves honor and recognition […]

Local elections are tomorrow

Tuesday is Election Day. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Here’s a list of Garden City/Finney County polling places: 4-H Building, Finney County Fairgrounds 1st Ward, 2nd Ward, 9th Ward, Huffman Precinct, Jennie Barker Precinct, Mack Precinct, Riverside Precinct, Kalvesta Precinct, Theoni Precinct, Plymell Precinct, Pierceville […]

O’Malley makes campaign visit in Garden City

By SCOTT AUST Former state representative Ed O’Malley joked during a stop Thursday at the Clarion Inn, part of a statewide tour to cities across the state announcing his candidacy for governor of Kansas, that he has been “trying really hard” to visit Garden City but the weather hasn’t cooperated. […]

City-Link marks 10th year

By SCOTT AUST Garden City officials helped Finney County Transit celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the City-Link fixed route public transit service with a ceremony and tours of the transit center, 1008 N. 11th St. Chrystal Bazan, who has been director of Finney County Transit since March 2015, said […]

Pollet appointed to state oversight subcommittee

By SCOTT AUST Katrina Pollet, executive director of the Finney County Department of Corrections, was recently appointed to a subcommittee of the state’s Juvenile Justice Oversight Committee. Formed as a result of legislation passed during the 2016 legislative session, the oversight committee is looking at ways the state can better […]

Voter registration deadline approaches

By SCOTT AUST City and school elections are fast approaching and those interested in voting have a little less than three weeks to get registered. On Nov. 7, voters will decide who sits on the Garden City Commission, Holcomb City Council, the boards of education for USD 457 Garden City […]

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 – […]