Community

Garden City community commemorates 9-11

By SCOTT AUST/Greater Garden City Local first responders joined with community members and students on Wednesday afternoon for a ceremony recognizing the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Eighteen years ago, the United States was attacked during a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda in […]

93rd Annual Community Mexican Fiesta this weekend

GARDEN CITY — This weekend’s Garden City Community Mexican Fiesta marks 93 years since its beginning in 1926, and people throughout southwest Kansas are invited to celebrate Sept. 13-14 with the theme of “Abrazando Cultura,” meaning “Embracing Culture.” “People began emigrating to Garden City from Mexico at the dawn of […]

Lunch, Evening programs set to resume at FC Museum

The Big Pool shown during the 1950s. Photo courtesy Finney County Historical Museum GARDEN CITY — The Finney County Historical Museum’s Brown Bag Lunch and Evening at the Museum programs are resuming soon for fall with a new series of six free presentations about history. The noon programs will begin […]

Annual Tumbleweed Festival begins Friday evening

The Tumbleweed Festival GARDEN CITY — The annual Tumbleweed Festival gets underway this weekend featuring food, music and children’s activities. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the great atmosphere of the West Green at Lee Richardson Zoo for the three day event August 23, 24 and 25. Whether your musical […]

Tyson: We’re not going anywhere

Noel White, Tyson Foods President and CEO, addresses the media and community members during a press conference Wednesday in Garden City to provide an update about recovery efforts following the weekend fire at the Holcomb Tyson plant. By SCOTT AUST Director of Communications FINNEY COUNTY — Tyson Foods officials had […]

Community, elected officials rally around Tyson

Congressman Roger Marshall, left, looks on as Sen. Jerry Moran speaks during a meeting Tuesday to recognize the efforts of first responders during last weekend’s fire at the Tyson Fresh Meats plant in Holcomb. By SCOTT AUST Director of Communications/Finney County Economic Development Nearly 50 people filled the second floor […]

We Stand with Tyson. Forward Together.

On August 9, 2019, and the days following, Finney County and the communities of Holcomb and Garden City once again proved why this community is so special.   Numerous posts flooded social media outlets with an outpouring of support for Tyson and their employees and families. Local businesses organized supply […]

National Night Out scheduled for Aug. 6

GARDEN CITY — Neighborhoods in Garden City will join with thousands of communities nationwide on Tuesday, Aug. 6, as part of the National Night Out crime and drug prevention event. According to the City of Garden City, the 36th Annual National Night Out, sponsored by the National Association of Town […]

YMCA celebrates grand opening of ‘Dome’ project

YMCA of Southwest Kansas CEO Chad Knight addresses the crowd Thursday during the grand opening of the YMCA Dome in Garden City. GARDEN CITY — The Garden City Family YMCA celebrated the grand opening of the YMCA Dome on Thursday morning, located just northeast of Kenneth Henderson Middle School at […]

Scenes from Wednesday’s Finney County Fair

The 2019 Finney County Fair got going Wednesday with Rabbits, Poultry and Sheep shows in the morning. The bucket calf and beef shows are going on tonight at 6 p.m., followed by the Jason Pritchett free concert at 8 p.m. The Fair continues Thursday through Saturday at the Finney County […]