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Draft county comprehensive plan under consideration

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications After more than a year of work, the draft of a new Finney County comprehensive plan has been presented to the Holcomb-Garden City-Finney County Area Planning Commission for review. Last week, consultants Lisa Nguyen, transportation engineer, and David Church, senior supervising engineer, with […]

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 […]

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 […]

GCHS Hospitality program named elite

The Garden City High School culinary arts program has been named to the 2017-18 Elite 50 from the National Center for Hospitality Studies at Sullivan University, Louisville, Ken. The Elite 50 is an exclusive group of high schools and career and technical schools from across the country. This is the […]

County commission recognizes HHS football

The Finney County Commission on Monday recognized the accomplishments of the 2017 Holcomb High School football team in winning the Class 4A Division II Kansas State Football Championship. The commission adopted a resolution highlighting the team’s 12-1 record and 40-20 win over Frontenac High School in the state championship game […]

St. Catherine’s Williams recognized with CPE award

Recently, Doug Williams, D. Med/D. Min, received the Dr. Richard C. Cabot, MD, award. The presentation, held in Jacksonville, FL, is awarded to only one recipient annually and recognizes “Excellence in Clinical Pastoral Education” (CPE). St. Catherine Hospital’s nationally accredited CPE program emphasizes developing pastoral skills and strengths. Clergy, church workers, […]

FCHS Holiday open house set for Saturday

By STEVE QUAKENBUSH, FCHS Executive Director Santa Claus is setting up shop at the Finney County Historical Museum in Garden City, and everyone is welcome to stop by during the upcoming holiday open house set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, with an encore exhibit featuring an […]

Accelacare food drive underway now

Accelacare Physical Therapy’s second annual food drive is currently underway. The clinic began collecting nonperishable food on Nov. 20 to donate to families of young children who receive services from Russell Child Development Center in Garden City. “We are humbled by Accelacare’s recognition of our community’s needs and their generous […]