Government

Lindstrom Announces Senate Bid

Dave Lindstrom, former Johnson County Commissioner, announced his bid for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Senator Pat Roberts who has announced his retirement at the end of his current term in 2020. Mr. Lindstrom was in Garden City June 27 to kick off his campaign. Lindstrom referenced the […]

City renames central fire station for longtime chief

Fire Chief Allen Shelton, center, looks on during Tuesday’s Garden City Commission meeting. The city has renamed its central fire station as the Allen Shelton Central Fire Station, in honor of Shelton who retired July 1 after 44 years with the fire department. GARDEN CITY — The City of Garden […]

Garden City names Collins interim fire chief

GARDEN CITY – Garden City Battalion Chief Rick Collins has been named Interim Fire Chief for the Garden City Fire Department, effective July 2. Collins has been with the department since 1989 and currently oversees the third shift. City Manager Matt Allen said Collins will serve in the interim administrative […]

Program seeks to educate about political system

People packed into The African Shop Sunday night to listen to Congressman Roger Marshall and learn more about the democratic process. By SCOTT AUST Finney County Economic Development Director of Communications Dozens of members of Garden City’s immigrant community packed into The African Shop on Sunday evening for the first […]

Candidates for local office have until June 3 to file

The deadline to file as a candidate for city commission, school board and GCCC Board of Trustees is noon Monday, June 3. The filing deadline for anyone interested in running for seats on the Garden City and Holcomb city councils and school boards, and the Garden City Community College Board […]

State Commerce Secretary tours Finney County, area

Kansas Department of Commerce Secretary David Toland, center, listens as HJ Swender, with American Warrior, talks about the Parrot Cove Indoor Water Park during a tour of the community on Tuesday. By SCOTT AUST Director of Communications/Finney County Economic Development GARDEN CITY — Kansas Secretary of Commerce David Toland visited […]

National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day marked in GC

Sgt. Bill Powers, Garden City Police Department, speaks as fellow officers stand during the National Peace Officer’s Memorial ceremony Wednesday in Garden City. By SCOTT AUST Director of Communications/Finney County Economic Development Local law enforcement commemorated National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day on Wednesday morning with a ceremony in front of […]

Fire Chief Allen Shelton announces retirement

Garden City Fire Department Chief Allen Shelton, middle, accepts the 2018 Fire Chief of the Year award from President of Kansas State Fire Chiefs Association Pat Collins, left, and KSAFC Ex Officio Brad Smith, right. Shelton will retire from the department July 1 after a 44-year career. GARDEN CITY – […]

Sen. Pat Roberts stopped in Garden City on Thursday

Garden City Community College President Ryan Ruda, right, introduces Sen. Pat Roberts, left, on Thursday. Roberts held a brief meet-and-greet at GCCC and also toured Garden City Regional Airport. By SCOTT AUST Finney County Economic Development/Director of Communications GARDEN CITY — Sen. Pat Roberts stopped at Garden City Community College […]

New commissioner selected; Four seats on ballot this fall

The Garden City Commission met with three applicants for an open commission seat during Tuesday’s pre-meeting. Pictured from left are David Crase, Commissioner Lindsey Byrnes, Commissioner Troy Unruh, Linda Adams and Shannon Dick. Dick was later appointed to the seat during the commission’s regular meeting. By SCOTT AUST/FCEDC Director of […]