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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. […]

Beef Empire Days kicks off 50th anniversary today

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Beef Empire Days kicks off its 50th iteration with a boot-scootin’ outdoor concert tonight at the Clarion Inn parking lot featuring two up and comers in the country music scene. Gate opens at 6 p.m. with the opening performer, Hunter Hutchinson, taking the […]

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 […]

Hospital honors nurses; pays tribute to award winner Jameson

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications. While carrying one of their young children in his arms, Ross Jameson battled through emotion Friday afternoon while accepting the 2018 Clinical Excellence in Nursing Award from St. Catherine Hospital on behalf of his wife, Sarah Jameson, who passed away Wednesday at the […]

New features coming to The Big Pool this year

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Big things are planned at the Big Pool this year. One of the biggest is the installation of an Aquaglide Challenge Circuit, a 42 feet by 32 feet sort of floating obstacle course apparatus designed to engage users in the pool. Jennifer Cunningham, […]