Government

New grant to increase access to local play spaces

A. Harold Long Park GARDEN CITY – The City of Garden City has been selected to receive a $30,000 play space grant from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Walt Disney Company. According to a media release, this investment supports NRPA and Disney’s combined goal of providing […]

Tyson: We’re not going anywhere

Noel White, Tyson Foods President and CEO, addresses the media and community members during a press conference Wednesday in Garden City to provide an update about recovery efforts following the weekend fire at the Holcomb Tyson plant. By SCOTT AUST Director of Communications FINNEY COUNTY — Tyson Foods officials had […]

Community, elected officials rally around Tyson

Congressman Roger Marshall, left, looks on as Sen. Jerry Moran speaks during a meeting Tuesday to recognize the efforts of first responders during last weekend’s fire at the Tyson Fresh Meats plant in Holcomb. By SCOTT AUST Director of Communications/Finney County Economic Development Nearly 50 people filled the second floor […]

National Night Out scheduled for Aug. 6

GARDEN CITY — Neighborhoods in Garden City will join with thousands of communities nationwide on Tuesday, Aug. 6, as part of the National Night Out crime and drug prevention event. According to the City of Garden City, the 36th Annual National Night Out, sponsored by the National Association of Town […]

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 […]