Government

City of Garden City Names New Fire Chief

The City of Garden City is pleased to announce the appointment of William “Bill” Beaty as the City’s new Fire Chief. Beaty will fill the position vacated by the retirement of Chief Allen Shelton earlier this year. “Bill’s enthusiasm for the fire service and his commitment to education and training, […]

Fire Chief candidates to participate in assessment center

The search for Garden City’s next Fire Chief continues. Four candidates will take part in an assessment center next week. The assessment center will provide opportunities for City Staff and several community partners to assess an applicant’s skills, abilities and suitability for the specific job. The assessment center will be […]

Diversity Breakfast and Multicultural Summit to be November 8

Registration is now open for the 2019 Diversity Breakfast and Multicultural Summit to be held November 8 at the Clarion Inn in Garden City. The breakfast, organized by the City of Garden City’s Cultural Relations Board and Multicultural Planning Committee, will celebrate the diverse culture of Haiti. Registration will begin […]

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 […]