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Teachers recognized for excellence

Two USD 457 teachers were recognized Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Region 1 Kansas Teacher of the Year award ceremony in Salina. Barbara Mercer, first grade teacher at Buffalo Jones Elementary School, and Wendi Terpstra, English teacher at Garden City High School, were both nominated for the award, which recognizes […]

Community remembers 9/11

By SCOTT AUST A large crowd of students, community members and first responders joined together Monday morning on the Garden City Community College campus to reflect and remember those lost on September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the nation. During the ceremony, the Garden City Fire Department Color Guard raised […]

Gubernatorial candidate Hutton visits Garden City

By SCOTT AUST Though his “official” announcement isn’t until Sept. 15, Wichita businessman and former state legislator Mark Hutton makes no bones about the fact that he is seeking to become the Republican nominee for Kansas governor in 2018. “I want to bring solutions to the table. I want to […]

Community Mexican Fiesta begins Friday

The 91st annual Community Mexican Fiesta gets underway Friday and Saturday with the theme, “Somos Un Pueblo” — “We Are One Town.” The event, taking place annually since 1926, observes the Mexican Independence Day, is celebrated across the U.S. and has included a parade each year in Garden City since […]

Museum featuring Mexican Fiesta history

Nearly two dozen images from the history of the Garden City Community Mexican Fiesta are on display in a short-term exhibit which just opened at the Finney County Historical Museum. The 91st annual Mexican Fiesta begins this weekend. The Fiesta Scholarship Pageant is at 7 p.m. Friday in the auditorium […]

Awarded the Chief’s Coin

From Garden City Police Department: “Today SMPO Robert Scrivner, SMPO Tanya Bradley, MPO Juan Martinez, Ofc Steve Edler, Ofc Margo Edler, and Captain Randy Ralston were awarded the Meritorious Service award and Sgt Andy Roush was awarded the Chief’s Coin for their outstanding accomplishments by going beyond their regular duties to […]