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New exhibit highlights fire department history

By The Finney County Historical Museum The Garden City Fire Department has been protecting lives and property since 1887, and the agency’s 130th birthday is being celebrated with an exhibit that opened this week in the Front Door Gallery at the Finney County Historical Museum, 403 S. Fourth St. Entitled […]

FHSU officials visit Garden City alumni

By SCOTT AUST Speaking about some of the current trends in higher education during a stop in Garden City on Thursday, Fort Hays State University Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Joey Linn said FHSU continues to work on a priority set by the Kansas Board of Regents to improve […]

GC Family YMCA announces Corporate Cup winners

After more than three weeks full of games and competitions, the Corporate Cup Challenge named its 2017 small and large division champions. In the large division, USD 457 won the championship with 575.7 points, taking the title from last year’s winners, the YMCA. Sunflower Electric came in second with 525.2 […]

YMCA announces ‘Super Saturday’ champs

Several youth football players competed in the YMCA’s Super Saturday tackle football tournament on October 14. The tournament included third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grade divisions. In the third grade division, RT Screen Print claimed the championship with a winning score of 20-0 over Pepsi Co.  In the fourth grade championship, […]

Boitano named Kansas Geography Educator of the Year

Lynn Boitano, a Read 180 instructor at Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center, has been named the Kansas Geography Educator of the Year for 2017 by the Kansas Geographic Alliance (KGA).  Boitano will be recognized at an all school assembly at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18. Boitano was chosen for this award […]

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. […]

FNB supports local FFAs

First National Bank wanted to show our deepest gratitude to everyone involved in agriculture. We realize the importance of the hard work, and struggles those in agriculture overcome.  First National Bank donated to all local FFA Chapters (Future Farmers of America) in recognition of National Thank A Farmer Day today, […]

Fry Eye breaks ground on new clinic

By SCOTT AUST Braving a spritz of rain and the first chilly blast of fall, several dozen people turned out Monday afternoon to support the groundbreaking for Fry Eye Associates new eye care clinic. Located at 502 College Drive just south of the Garden City Community College campus, the new […]

Support group offers free presentation

Southwest Kansas Support Group of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Kansas is hosting a free education lesson on suicide prevention from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, presented by Richard Falcon, at St. Catherine Hospital Classroom 1. Enter through the Emergency Room entrance, take the elevator in the main […]

GCHS names new boys swim team coach

Garden City High School has announced that Brian Watkins will be the new head coach for the boys’ swim team for the 2017-18 season. The Board of Education approved the hiring at the October 9 meeting. Watkins, a native of  was Curtis, Neb, obtained a bachelor’s degree in Health and Human […]