Author: Scott Aust

Candidate filing, party switch deadline near

The Finney County Clerk’s Office is reminding voters and potential candidates that the deadline to file to run for office, and the deadline to switch party affiliation before the August primary, is noon this Friday, June 1. Kansas law passed in 2014 prohibits registered voters already affiliated with a party […]

New Fleagle Gang artifact added at Finney County Museum

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications On a day that marked the 90th anniversary of the Fleagle gang’s notorious 1928 Colorado bank robbery, the Finney County Historical Museum unveiled Wednesday a piece of Fleagle-related history that will go on display at the museum. The Fleagle Gang were infamous Finney […]

Wind season opener Thursday; Community Tailgate night

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications The Garden City Wind professional baseball team will kick off its fourth season on Thursday with a 6:30 p.m. match up against division rival Trinidad Triggers at Clint Lightner Field. Heading into Thursday’s season opener, Randy Ralston, the Wind’s new director of baseball […]

Community tailgate planned at Wind home opener

May 24th will be the Opening Day for the Garden City Wind and will also be the Community Tailgate! Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce, Garden City Downtown Vision, Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau – Garden City, Kansas, and Greater Garden City are your hosts. The festivities begin at […]

Garden City commemorates National Peace Officers Memorial Day

By Greater Garden City The Garden City Police Department and the Finney County Sheriff’s Office joined Tuesday to commemorate National Peace Officers Memorial Day. The local service, in front of the Law Enforcement Center, included presentations by Chief Michael Utz, Sheriff Kevin Bascue and Garden City Vice Mayor Dan Fankhauser. […]

GCHS Drama wins 10 Jester Awards

The Garden City High School drama department won 10 Jester Awards from the Music Theatre of Wichita on Sunday, May 6th. GCHS was nominated for a total of 18 Jester Awards for the fall musical “In the Heights”, which was performed in November the Garden City High School Auditorium, and […]

GCHS seniors receive honors, awards

  Garden City High School seniors were recognized for their academic achievements and other important honors during the Senior Awards Night held on Wednesday, May 2, in the Commons Area at the high school. The following students are Kansas Board of Regents Curriculum Completers: Andrew Aguirre, Itzel Arreola, Allyson Becker, […]

Hitz, Stoecklein inducted into GCHS Hall of Fame

Melinda Hitz, class of 1975, and Alan P. Stoecklein, class of 1973, were inducted into the Garden City High School Hall of Fame on Friday, May 11. Hitz received her associate’s degree from Garden City Community College and is a graduate with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree from […]

GCCC Student Ambassadors chosen for 2018-19

Marcelo Neufeld and Emma Mangels have been chosen as Garden City Community College student ambassadors for the 2018-2019 school year. Twelve students were nominated from various area schools. Students attended a dinner on April 16 and were interviewed by a panel selected from the GCCC Endowment association. After careful consideration, […]