Community

Historic cemetery tours SOLD OUT

** UPDATE FROM EARLIER VERSION ** All tickets have been sold for the Finney County Historical Society’s annual walking tour of Valley View Cemetery on Oct. 11-13. ​The Finney County Historical Museum has started a waiting list for tickets, in case any become available due to cancellations.  In addition, those […]

Garden City’s annual fall cleanup begins Monday

Garden City’s annual two-week fall cleanup kicks off Monday, providing residents an opportunity to get rid of the clutter hanging around their homes and property. The free pick-up is for residential areas only, not businesses. The cleanup starts Monday, Oct. 1, and continues through Friday, Oct. 12, with the city […]

Kiwanis looking for people to join Garden City club

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications The Kiwanis Club, which at one time had both a noon and morning club in Garden City, is reforming and looking for people interested in joining and participating in the international volunteer service organization. Shirley McLoughlin, Kansas District Governor of Cimarron, said the […]

Advocacy groups to host foster care forum Oct. 3

Strengthen Families Rebuild Hope, a coalition of advocacy groups and individuals, will host a public forum on foster care issues from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Finney County Public Library, 605 E Walnut St. The meeting is open to anyone interested in foster care, especially child welfare-involved individuals and families, […]

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 […]