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KHMS To Host Robotics Competition

Kenneth Henderson Middle School will host a robotics competition on Saturday, February 22, for teams across western Kansas.  The contest will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Kenneth Henderson Middle School gymnasium, 2406 Fleming Street. The teams will bring their own robots to the competition, which […]

Garden City High School Announces Honor Roll

Garden City High School has recently announced its honor roll for each of the academies for the second quarter of the 2019-2020 school year.  The honor rolls include Principal Honor of 4.0 GPA, High Honors of 3.99 – 3.75 GPA, and Honors of 3.74 – 3.50 GPA. The honor roll […]

MUSEUM PROGRAM FEB. 18 FOCUSING ON EL QUARTELEJO PUEBLO

The next program coming up in the Finney County Historical Museum’s series of Brown Bag Lunch and Evening at the Museum lectures IN Garden City is set for 7 p.m. Feb. 18, featuring the El Quartelejo pueblo site in Scott County.     Prior to the program, the museum will be closed […]

College Players Present “Almost, Maine” February 20-23

The Garden City Community College Players are proud to present “Almost, Maine,” a dinner theater, during four evenings later this February. Just following Valentine’s Day, the program is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. each evening on Thursday, Feb. 20, Friday, Feb., 21, Saturday, Feb. 22, and Sunday, Feb. 23, […]

Enrollment now open for Citizens Academy 2020

The City of Garden City Citizens Academy will begin March 26 and go until May 14. Interested residents are invited to take part and learn more about the role the City plays in their everyday lives. Citizens Academy is a great opportunity for residents to get a behind-the-scenes look at […]

GCCC To Host Author & Philanthropist

Garden City Community College will host author and area native Bob Hopkins on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, to promote his new book and share his discoveries about the gift of giving back. Hopkins, a 1961 graduate of Garden City High School, recently published “Philanthropy Misunderstood: One Hundred Plus Stories from […]

Early Childhood Screening Clinic Taking Appointments

USD #457 will hold a free screening clinic for children 3-5 years of age who are Garden City residents. The clinic will be held on Friday, February 14, 2020.  It will take place at the Garfield Early Childhood Center, 121 W. Walnut, Garden City, Kansas.  The screening will take approximately […]

GCHS Forensics Team Qualifies Students For State

The Garden City High School forensics team competed at Southwestern Heights High School on Thursday, January 30th and Holcomb High School on Saturday, February 1st for the opening of the season. There were a number of students that qualified for KSHSAA State Speech/Drama in May.  The team placed third in school […]

GCHS 2020-2021 Enrollment and Course Selection Planned

Garden City High School counselors will conduct enrollment sessions for GCHS students during school for the 2020-21 school year. Students will receive their credit checks, enrollment forms, and review the guide to determine the courses they prefer to take starting in August. Counselors will be working with the sophomore class […]

My Hope’ Grief Support Group Meeting February 11

St. Catherine Hospice Chaplain Rev. Gerry Dupuis will be leading the Tuesday, February 11, meeting of “My Hope,” a support group for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one. The group meets from noon to 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at High Plains […]

8th Grader Wins Finney County Spelling Bee

Jerry Serrano earned the title of Finney County Spelling Bee champion on February 1st.  The Horace Good Middle School eighth-grader earned the title after going through seven rounds with some of the county’s best spellers from elementary through middle school at the Garden City High School auditorium.  Kate Strandmark, a […]

Raising A Reader Training Seminar

Garden City Public Schools along with Kansas Children Service League have partnered together to offer two different training sessions in one day for parents, caregivers, educators and more. The sessions will take place on Saturday, February 8, in the Horace Good Middle School cafeteria, 1412 N. Main Street. The trainings […]

“Sociopolitico” Engraving Exhibit to Open Friday

The Mercer Gallery at Garden City Community College is pleased to announce the opening of “Sociopolitico,” an exhibition featuring engraving arts professor James Ehlers from Emporia State University. The solo exhibit will feature prints and engravings by the artist which delve into our complicated relationships with mass media and social […]

GCHS FCCLA Students Qualify for State Tournament

Garden City High School Family, Career, & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) students competed on Wednesday, January 30th at Satanta High School to qualify for the state tournament that will be held in Wichita, Kansas on April 5th – 7th.  FCCLA takes only the top student in each district and […]

Students Advance To Finney County Spelling Bee

Students from Finney County have advanced to the Finney County Spelling Bee that will be held Saturday, February 1st, at 9:00 a.m. in the Garden City High School auditorium, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd.  Students from elementary through middle school grades will be competing in the spelling bee.  The first place […]

GCHS Show Choir To Provide Singing Valentines

Garden City residents can show their affection for friends and loved ones with a singing valentine from the Garden City High School Modern Show Choir.  Community members can have the choir serenade their beloved with a song for $25.00.  The choir will perform the singing valentines from 9:00 a.m. to […]

GCHS Art Students Receive Awards

Garden City High School art students participated in the Annual Western Kansas Scholastic Art (WKSA) Competition and Exhibition 2020 and recently received word on how they ranked in the competition.  The students work will be on display at the Stauth Museum in Montezuma, Kansas January 28th – February 20th. Garden City High School […]

Sam Curran, Director of Public Works Announces Retirement

GARDEN CITY – After a 28-year career, Garden City Public Works Director Sam Curran has announced his retirement effective July 3, 2020. “Garden City is where the story of our family with our three children begins. The five of us built wonderful relationships with so many people, enjoying the traditions, […]

Early Childhood Screening Clinic Taking Appointments

USD #457 will hold a free screening clinic for children 3-5 years of age who are Garden City residents. The clinic will be heldon Friday, January 24, 2020.  It will take place at the Garfield Early Childhood Center, 121 W. Walnut, Garden City, Kansas.  The screening will take approximately an […]

District Art Show People’s Choice Awards

Garden City Public Schools held a School District Art Show November 21st through December 20th at the Educational Support Center, 1205 Fleming Street. The show featured works from all the schools in the district from kindergarten to 12th grade.  The community also had an opportunity to vote for their favorite […]

Robotics Scrimmage On Saturday at GCHS

A robotics scrimmage will be held at the Garden City High School gymnasium, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd., on Saturday, January 18th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The teams will be putting their engineering and problem solving skills to work by having their robot that they have built compete in […]

GCHS Drivers Education Enrollment Set

Enrollment for the spring session of the Drivers Education course at Garden City High School will take place Friday, January 17th, at 4:00 p.m. in Room F108 in the Freshman Academy, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd.  This course is available to Garden City High School students.  There are a limited number […]

GCHS Hall of Fame Committee Seeks Nominations

The Garden City High School Hall of Fame Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Hall of Fame inductees.  Nominees must be graduates of Garden City High School.  Other qualifications to be considered include professional accomplishments, community service and the capacity to be a positive role model for the […]

Kenneth Henderson Middle School Announces Fall Honor Roll

Kenneth Henderson Middle School has recently announced its A-B honor roll for seventh and eighth grade students for the fall semester of the 2019-2020 school year.  The honor roll includes: A Honor Roll Seventh grade: Katelyn R. Barrett, Madison O. Bennett, Eleanor K. Crotts, Quang V. Dang, Victor J. Devora […]

GCCC to Boost Continuing Education Opportunities

Beer-Tasting Class Tops List of Non-Credit Offerings in 2020 Garden City Community College, in partnership with Finney County Economic Development Corp., plans to increase its non-credit course offerings in 2020, starting with a unique opportunity to expand one’s taste buds. GCCC’s first non-credit course for the calendar year is titled, […]

USD 457 Virtual Academy Accepting Enrollment

The USD 457 Virtual Academy is currently taking enrollment of nontraditional students in grades nine to twelve and adults looking to continue their education.  The Virtual Academy is an online school that empowers students to seek an education and earn their high school diploma. The Virtual Academy provides individualized learning […]

empirical to Open Ground Beef Facility in Kansas

Dakota Dunes, South Dakota. December 23, 2019 —The empirical family of companies announced today that it will soon begin the construction of a new ground beef facility in Garden City, Kansas. The new facility will supplement empirical’s existing production at its South Sioux City, Nebraska location and represent the largest […]

District To Hold Reading Challenge During Winter Break

Garden City Public Schools will hold “12 Days of Reading Challenge” each day during the winter break starting on Monday, December 23rd.  Families can following the school district on its social media sites and watch for the reading challenge for that day.  Families are encouraged to post a picture of […]

Garden City finishes No. 9 in final NJCAA Poll

By Mike Pilosof Photo by Adam Shrimplin Garden City, KS-For the third time in four years, Garden City finished the season in the top 10 of the final NJCAA poll released on Monday, coming in at No. 9. The Broncbusters have now been ranked in 29 straight polls and 44 […]

GCHS Athletics Hall of Fame Committee Announces Inductees

Michael (Drew) Thon, GCHS Director of Athletics /Chairman, GCHS Athletics Hall of Fame Committee, has announced that eight individuals, two legendary coaches and two state championship teams are among the inaugural class of inductees into the newly-formed Garden City High School Athletics Hall of Fame.  The first induction ceremony will […]

4th Annual Buffalo Ball Planned

The Buffalo Living Legacy Fund will hold its 4th annual Buffalo Ball, on December 31, 2019, at the Golf Club at Southwind.  Tickets for the event are $75 and will include gourmet buffet, complimentary wine with dinner, drink specials, music, and a champagne toast to ring in the New Year.  […]

Rotary Club To Provide Dictionaries to Students

The Rotary Club is distributing dictionaries to all Garden City Public Schools students this week. The Garden City Rotary Club will be distributing dictionaries to third graders at Garden City Public Schools during the week of December 9th as part of the Rotary Dictionary Project.  The club will provide Scholastic […]

GCHS Thespians Troupe To Perform at State Theater Festival

The Garden City High School Thespian Troupe 2846 will present “Miss You Like Hell” at the Kansas Thespian State Festival that will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita and Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center. This year’s festival will be January 9-11, 2020. Each year, approximately 1600 high school […]

MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE FEATURING CHRISTMAS EXHIBIT, LIVE MUSIC & ART

           People across Southwest Kansas are invited to celebrate Christmas at the Finney County Historical Museum, where the annual holiday open house has been scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 14.            The come and go gathering will offer seasonal snacks, live music and the museum’s Christmas […]

GCCC Department of Music Fall 2019 Concerts

The Garden City Community College Department of Music will present three concerts in the Pauline Joyce Fine Arts Auditorium in early December. The Instrumental Band concert will be held Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. and will feature Concert Band, Jazz Band, Brass Choir, and Percussion Ensemble.  The Christmas Choral […]

Spring 2020 Enrollment Opens for All Students Dec. 2

Spring 2020 enrollment at Garden City Community College opens to the public on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. The spring semester begins Jan. 13, 2020. Early high school graduates and other prospective students are encouraged to start the enrollment process for spring as early as possible to take advantage of the […]

Local Science Educator Completes Innovative Seed to STEM Program

Rebecca Burnfin, a science teacher at Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center, recently completed the Seed to STEM workshop sponsored by the Kansas Corn Commission. The Seed to STEM workshop provided 18 middle school science teachers with classroom lessons and lab exercises to teach about corn, biotechnology and ethanol. Each teacher also […]

Raffle Planned to Help GCCC Meats Judging Team Recoup Losses

After the Garden City Community College Meats Judging Team fell victim to theft on their trip to compete in the national competition, the GCCC Endowment Association, Klaus Wood Pellets, and Rocking M Media are sponsoring a raffle to help raise funds to replace the stolen personal items belonging to students […]

GCHS to host annual Career Fair

Garden City High School will host a freshman career fair on Friday, December 6, 2019.  The career fair is being presented by the Finney County Workforce Connection and will assist freshman students in choosing one of 15 career pathways available at GCHS. During their first year of high school, Garden […]

Sports of the World Groundbreaking Ceremony

American Warrior Construction, Inc. will host a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate construction for the Sports of the World complex, the expansive tournament and outdoor entertainment space, on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. The event will include a reception at the Heritage Inn & Suites at 10:00 a.m. with the Groundbreaking Ceremony […]

Garden City Public Schools Foundation To Award Mini-grants

The Garden City Public Schools Foundation Grant Squad will visit schools on Tuesday, November 12th, to award $200 mini-grants to help teachers enhance their classrooms.  The awards will be presented to teachers in a surprise celebration in their classrooms. The foundation received 20 grant applications from staff around the school […]

City of Garden City Names New Fire Chief

The City of Garden City is pleased to announce the appointment of William “Bill” Beaty as the City’s new Fire Chief. Beaty will fill the position vacated by the retirement of Chief Allen Shelton earlier this year. “Bill’s enthusiasm for the fire service and his commitment to education and training, […]

GCCC Admissions to Host Parent Night Nov. 19

The Admissions Office at Garden City Community College is bringing together nearly a dozen GCCC representatives from across campus in a convenient forum designed specifically for parents of high school juniors and seniors. Parent Night will be held Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the Endowment […]

GCHS To Present The Musical “Newsies”

Garden City High School drama department will present the musical “Newsies”, November 15th and 16th at 7:00 p.m.  There will be a matinee on November 17th at 2:30 p.m.  The performances will be held in the auditorium on the Garden City High School campus, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd.  This hit […]

Pace With A Provider Thursday, Nov. 7

Terri Worf, APRN and Certified Diabetes Educator, featured caregiver St. Catherine Hospital’s November Pace with a Provider series, co-sponsored by LiveWell Finney County, will feature Terri Worf, APRN, who specializes in adult family medicine and is a Certified Diabetes Educator. The event is scheduled to begin at 12:00 pm Thursday, […]

STONE ARTIFACTS AND BEE-KEEPING PROGRAMS COMING UP

Brown Bag Lunch and Evening at the Museum series sessions Nov. 13 & 19 Two more fall season presentations are coming up as part of the Finney County Historical Museum’s Brown Bag Lunch and Evening at the Museum history lecture series in Garden City, one about a surprising aspect of […]

SIGNS & SCENES EXHIBIT OPENS AT FINNEY COUNTY MUSEUM

Visitors to the Finney County Historical Museum in Garden City can take a short trip down Memory Lane through a small new exhibit that opened today in the Front Door Gallery.             The exhibit, which will remain on display until Thanksgiving, is entitled “Signs and Scenes…Images and Iconography from Finney […]

Broncbusters win heart stopper over No. 4 Hutchinson

By Mike Pilosof Photos by Adam Shrimplin Garden City, KS-Growing up in Brazil, Andre Dos Santos Aires‘ dream was to play college football in the United States. But he couldn’t get anyone to give him a scholarship. Instead he played soccer at a Junior College in Iowa. Then, after last […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters to host Women Helping Women Expo

Grab your friends for a day out and come enjoy yourselves at the Women Helping Women Expo! They will feature a Handbag Bingo Activity where more than 20 authentic designer handbags can be won (Coach, Michael Kors, Donna Karan, Kate Spade, Consuela, and more!), a silent auction, vender booths, photo […]

Traeger Turkey Day on Nov. 16

Garden City Community College is partnering with Klaus Wood Pellets & Outdoor Living to bring “Traeger Turkey Days” to campus just in time for Thanksgiving. This is your chance to learn how to prepare the perfect Thanksgiving turkey, plus all the trimmings! Taught by Traeger experts, you’ll learn how to […]

Fire Chief candidates to participate in assessment center

The search for Garden City’s next Fire Chief continues. Four candidates will take part in an assessment center next week. The assessment center will provide opportunities for City Staff and several community partners to assess an applicant’s skills, abilities and suitability for the specific job. The assessment center will be […]