City Commission recognizes Ralston, Explorer program

Brecken and Randy Ralston stand for a photo Tuesday outside Garden City Commission chambers. Brecken Ralston recently completed the 2019 FBI National Academy’s Youth Leadership Program. By SCOTT AUST Finney County Economic Development Communications Director The Garden City Commission on Tuesday recognized Sgt. Brecken Ralston from the GCPD Law Enforcement […]

Area county fair dates

It’s county fair season in southwest Kansas. Here are the dates of upcoming fairs: • Kearny County, July 15-18 •Scott County, July 16-20 • Hamilton County, July 19-27 • Grant County, July 20-27 • Haskell County, July 22-26 • Finney County, July 24-27 • Wichita County, July 26-Aug. 3 • […]

GCCC and GC Rec to present Oliver! this week

GARDEN CITY — This week, Garden City Community College and the Garden City Recreation Commission will present the classic musical, Oliver!, by Lionel Bart, which is based on the Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist.  Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 2:30 p.m. July 13 and 14 in the […]

WKCF to award scholarships

GARDEN CITY – Western Kansas Community Foundation (WKCF) is awarding 18 scholarships from 11 different funds totaling $25,200 this year. The scholarships will be distributed from various scholarship funds administered by the Community Foundation. In addition, the Foundation makes distributions from various other funds for the purpose of providing scholarships. […]

Elchuck signs up to play collegiate hockey

Alex Elchuck, who graduated from Garden City High School last month, signs a letter of intent to play hockey this fall at the University of Jamestown in North Dakota. By SCOTT AUST/ Director of Communications GARDEN CITY — Alex Elchuck could not stop smiling Saturday afternoon. Surrounded by his parents […]

Beef Empire Days 2019 schedule of events

GARDEN CITY — Beef Empire Days kicks off its 51st year this weekend with a Friday concert at the Clarion Inn, followed by sports tournaments and ranch rodeo Saturday. Events promoting the beef industry continue throughout the week and festivities wrap up next weekend with the always popular chuckwagon feeds […]

Dolly Parton Imagination Library kickoff

City Manager Matt Allen read “The Little Engine that Could” on Friday morning at the Finney County Public Library as part of the library’s Dolly Parton Imagination Library kickoff. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free books to children from birth to age five in […]

10th annual Flea Market Festival on tap for July 13

Visitors to the 2017 Flea Market peruse some of the wares at one of the booths. Vendor registration is open for the Finney County Historical Museum’s 10th Annual Flea Market Festival scheduled for July 13 at Lee Richardson Zoo, and the museum is currently accepting donated items. More than 4,500 […]

Finney County Museum switches to summer hours

The Finney County Historical Museum, 403 S. Fourth St., Garden City, has extended its exhibit hours for the summer season effective May 28 through mid-August. Hours to see museum exhibits are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, as well as 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free.       […]

Hospital recognizes excellence in nursing

From left, Emma Merrill, Stephanie Thummel-Schwindt and Elda Menjivar were the three finalists for the 2019 Clinical Excellence in Nursing award. Thummel-Schwindt was received the award. GARDEN CITY —Stephanie Thummel-Schwindt, Medical/Surgical nurse at St. Catherine Hospital, was recently honored with the 2019 Clinical Excellence in Nursing award. This prestigious award […]