Government

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 […]

Moran stops in Garden City as part of listening tour

Sen. Jerry Moran, right, chats with Garden City Mayor Dan Fankhauser, left, and Finney County Commissioner Dave Jones on Friday morning during Moran’s visit to St. Catherine Hospital. By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Sen. Jerry Moran stopped at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City on Friday morning to […]

Public input sought on Big Pool’s future

The City of Garden City will be holding Big Pool presentations next week, February 4 through February 9, to share information about the Big Pool and seek community input about how to proceed with the future of the Big Pool. Various alternatives, as well as input gathered from students in […]

County GIS Director Phillips earns Esri certification

Finney County GIS Department Director Trey Phillips recently was awarded Esri Technical Certification, which recognizes superior skill levels utilizing Esri’s software for geographic information systems (GIS). Esri is the global market leader in GIS, and developed ArcGIS the world’s leading mapping and location analytics platform. Phillips earned the Esri ArcGIS […]

Allen recognized for excellence in public management

GARDEN CITY — City Manager Matt Allen was named the recipient of the Buford Watson Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Management by the Kansas Association of City/County Management (KACM) during the association’s annual conference held in Pittsburg on November 14-16. Allen has been the City Manager of Garden City […]