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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Las Margaritas offers flavorful food and atmosphere

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Editor’s Note: This story is the last of a series called the 25 Days of Downtown Christmas that highlighted the fantastic selection of retailers in downtown Garden City. Jorge Guzman says the only thing he knew about restaurants before he and his wife, […]

Patrick Dugan’s excels in coffee and atmosphere

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Editor’s Note: This story is part of a series called the 25 Days of Downtown Christmas that highlights the fantastic selection of businesses in downtown Garden City. More than two months after nearly doubling its space, Patrick Dugan’s Coffee House continues to shine […]

Hospital earns prestigious ‘baby-friendly’ status

Albany, NY — Baby-Friendly USA, announces that St. Catherine Hospital has received prestigious international recognition as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility and only the second Kansas hospital to do so. Based on the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, this prestigious international award recognizes birth facilities that offer breastfeeding mothers the […]

Area residents sing on ‘Hometown Christmas’ album

A heartwarming collection of Christmas songs professionally recorded and performed by southwest Kansans is now on sale. The 5th anniversary edition “Hometown Kansas Christmas” CD includes songs performed, and in some cases written by, a group of local people ranging in age from 10 to over 60. The goal of […]

GCHS senior to perform at Carnegie Hall

Colten May, a senior at Garden City High School, has been selected for the 2018 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Colten will perform on the euphonium in February with the 2018 International Honors Band.  Participation in one of the five Honors Ensembles is […]

United Rentals opens Garden City branch

By SCOTT AUST Officials with United Rentals, a national construction equipment rental company, said Wednesday that they are excited to finally open a branch in Garden City. “We moved in four-and-a-half to five weeks ago, got everything set up for our expansion,” Danny Maisch, operations supervisor said during an open […]