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Fiesta Time! Annual pageant, community celebration this weekend

This weekend’s Garden City Community Mexican Fiesta marks its 92nd year of celebration. The Mexican Independence Day observance, also celebrated in locations across the U.S., has included a parade each year in Garden City since 1928, a fiesta queen crowning that has be staged annually since 1929 and a scholarship […]

Paintings & prints featured at Front Door Gallery

A new exhibit featuring 13 paintings, prints and other pieces of artwork from the Finney County Historical Museum’s collection of objects and artifacts is now on display. “Painted and Printed, Perspectives from the Past by Local and Area Artists,” is featured in the museum’s Front Door Gallery, a small space […]

Baby giraffe, Kijiji, new addition at Lee Richardson Zoo

Lee Richardson Zoo welcomed a new face on Friday, July 20, with the birth of a female reticulated giraffe calf. Zoo staff have named the calf, Kijiji , a Swahili word meaning “village.” She is the first calf for five-year-old female, Cleo, and nine-year-old male, Juani. According to the zoo, […]

Public bike sharing program launched in Lakin, Deerfield

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Fifteen white and baby blue bicycles are available for public use in Lakin and Deerfield as part of new bike share program developed by the Kearny County Wellness Coalition. “The community has been incredibly excited about it,” said Krysta Harvey, KCWC chairperson, noting […]

Great Plains MakerSpace finds location downtown

Great Plains MakerSpace, a nonprofit organization working to build a membership-based workshop area for a variety of trades, hobbies and pastimes, has found a home at least temporarily in downtown Garden City. The MakerSpace will be moving into the back of the building that houses the Family Bookhouse, 519 N. […]

City fireworks show, band concert set

Garden City’s Fourth of July fireworks show begins at sundown on Wednesday! According to a news release, while most City facilities will be closed Wednesday, The Big Pool and Lee Richardson Zoo will welcome guests during special hours. The Big Pool will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Admission […]

Summer G.E.A.R. workshops offered through Great Plains MakerSpace

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Though the organization is working to find a permanent location, the Great Plains MakerSpace began a program this summer designed to spark girls’ interest in science and technology. Shannon Dick, Finney County Economic Development Corp. strategic analyst, said Wednesday during the FCEDC’s monthly […]

Big Pool opens season

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Just a few days after filling it up, the Big Pool saw some activity earlier this week during an event that brought the children of city employees to the pool while the city staff shoot video footage for promotional materials in advance of […]

Weekend Beef Empire Days events

Here’s a list of Beef Empire Days events going on this weekend: Commerce Bank Chuckwagons Breakfast 6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Stevens Park The friendly bankers and associates at Commerce Bank invite everyone to Stevens Park in downtown Garden City beginning at 6:30 a.m. for pancakes and beef sausage. […]