Author: Scott Aust

SWKS dinner exchange aims to bridge cultural gaps

By BRYAN THOMPSON Kansas News Service Note: This article was originally published on September 29, 2017, by the Kansas News Service and High Plains Public Radio. A rural hospital administrator in southwest Kansas has taken on the role of go-between for Kansans and immigrants from war-ravaged countries on the other […]

Fall cleanup starts Monday

Garden City’s annual two-week fall cleanup kicks off Monday, providing residents an opportunity to get rid of the clutter hanging around their homes and property. The free pick-up is for residential areas only, not businesses. The cleanup continues through October 13, with the city broken up into eight zones, each […]

Voter registration deadline approaches

By SCOTT AUST City and school elections are fast approaching and those interested in voting have a little less than three weeks to get registered. On Nov. 7, voters will decide who sits on the Garden City Commission, Holcomb City Council, the boards of education for USD 457 Garden City […]

New program hopes to aid at-risk students

By SCOTT AUST A new home-grown program designed to help long-term suspended students continue their education and prevent them from dropping out of school altogether began this week at the Finney County Community Services Center. Katrina Pollet, executive director of the Finney County Department of Corrections, said the idea – […]

Cowboy poet to kick off Museum series

The Evenings at the Museum series will resume tomorrow, Sept. 19, at the Finney County Historical Museum in Garden City, offering free presentations at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of September, October and November, as well as January through April. According to the FCHM, topics in the fall segment […]

Fall Fest, Oktoberfest on Saturday

The signs of tomorrow’s Fall Fest are apparent this morning. Fall Fest is set for 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on Main Street and in Stevens Park in Downtown Garden City. More than 90 vendors will be on hand, offering a variety of goods and food. In addition, there […]

Finney County Public Library welcomes director

By SCOTT AUST All the crannies and nooks of Pam Tuller’s office are full of Dr. Seuss plunder. “There’s so much you can learn from Dr. Seuss, even as an adult,” said Tuller, newly hired director of Finney County Public Library. “I have collected a lot,” she said while pointing […]

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 […]