Government

Garden City commemorates National Peace Officers Memorial Day

By Greater Garden City The Garden City Police Department and the Finney County Sheriff’s Office joined Tuesday to commemorate National Peace Officers Memorial Day. The local service, in front of the Law Enforcement Center, included presentations by Chief Michael Utz, Sheriff Kevin Bascue and Garden City Vice Mayor Dan Fankhauser. […]

Finney County introduces new communications specialist

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications It’s not unusual for young people to flee their small towns after high school to see what the big, wide world has to offer. Sara McClure was no different. The Garden City native left for college in California to be closer to “the […]

Draft county comprehensive plan under consideration

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications After more than a year of work, the draft of a new Finney County comprehensive plan has been presented to the Holcomb-Garden City-Finney County Area Planning Commission for review. Last week, consultants Lisa Nguyen, transportation engineer, and David Church, senior supervising engineer, with […]

Doll joins Orman’s campaign for governor

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Greg Orman, independent candidate for Kansas governor, came to Garden City on Wednesday to announce and introduce state Senator John Doll as his running mate. Orman said he met Doll after the 2016 elections and Doll suggested Orman should think about running for […]

City Commission begins drafting annual goals

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications During their day-long, annual goal setting retreat at the Finnup Center on Wednesday, Garden City Commissioners identified a group of general categories — including economic development, airport expansion, water, electric utility, beautification, housing and code review — that will eventually be fine tuned […]

Wellness program a hit for county employees

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Finney County employees are taking advantage of a wellness program through St. Catherine Hospital that is helping them improve their health. The county has contracted with the hospital for the past four years. Health experts with the hospital provide wellness program services for […]

Clerk Ulrich retires after four decades with Finney County

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Editor’s Note: This story is part of a series recognizing Finney County employees who retired in 2017. Elsa Ulrich has worked in the Finney County Clerk’s office for 41 years, including 12 years as county clerk from 2005-2017. She stepped down as clerk […]

Quint looks forward to more free time in retirement

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Editor’s Note: This story is part of a series recognizing Finney County employees who retired in 2017. Jerry Quint, 56, retired in August after 26 years with the Finney County Sheriff’s Office as a Sergeant on road patrol. He said his goal was […]