Government

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 […]

Commission discusses goals during day-long retreat

Garden City Commissioners Troy Unruh, Lindsay Byrnes, and Dan Fankhauser discuss incentive programs during Wednesday’s goal setting retreat at the Finnup Center. GARDEN CITY — On Wednesday, the Garden City Commission spent the day in their annual goal-setting retreat at the Finnup Center, discussing a myriad of issues and progress […]

FCEDC developing roadmap for childcare needs

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications The Finney County Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors on Wednesday heard an update concerning the organization’s roadmap for addressing the community’s childcare needs FCEDC has been working with childcare professionals and organizations in the community for more than two years about childcare. […]

City seeks people interested in commission appointment

City of Garden City photo: Mayor Dan Fankhouser, left, presents a plaque to city commissioner Melvin Dale on Tuesday. Dale resigned from the city commission and plans to move closer to family. In honor of Garden City Commissioner Melvin Dale’s retirement, the city commission declared Feb. 19 Melvin Dale Day […]

Ruda voted GCCC President

New GCCC President Ryan Ruda Dr. Ryan Ruda was unanimously named President of Garden City Community College on Tuesday by the GCCC Board of Trustees following an hour-long executive session. Ruda has served as interim president since replacing former GCCC President Herbert Swender last August. Ruda and the trustees will […]

Enrollment open for Citizens Academy 2019

The City of Garden City Citizens Academy will begin March 21 and go until May 9. Interested residents are invited to take part and learn more about the role the City plays in their everyday lives. Citizens Academy is a great opportunity for residents to get a behind-the-scenes look at […]