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New Gertrude Walker Elementary School principal hired

Garden City Public Schools has hired Amy Hollingsworth to be the new principal at Gertrude Walker Elementary School starting the 2018-19 school year. The USD 457 Board of Education approved Hollingsworth’s appointment at the June 21 board meeting. This will be the first year that Hollingsworth will be in the school […]

City cautions against using unlicensed contractors

The City of Garden City is cautioning residents against the use of unlicensed contractors for home or business remodels and repairs, according to a news release. According to Garden City staff, unlicensed contractors are often uninsured, meaning homeowners may end up paying for any injuries or damage to property. In […]

USD 457 bus driver places at state competition

Melanie Turner, a driver for the Garden City Public Schools Transportation Department, took second place in the Transit division at the Kansas State Pupil Transportation Association’s School Bus Rodeo safety competition recently in Hutchinson. Bus driver Jerry Guerrero also competed during the contest. The school bus safety competition is designed […]

SageHouse Soaps to open in downtown Garden City

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications As the calendar inches closer to the June 2 grand opening, Jessica Gallardo’s excitement continues to build for her new store, SageHouse Soaps. “I’ve always wanted to own my own business. That’s been a dream since I was younger and finally I was […]

Weekend Beef Empire Days events

Here’s a list of Beef Empire Days events going on this weekend: Commerce Bank Chuckwagons Breakfast 6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Stevens Park The friendly bankers and associates at Commerce Bank invite everyone to Stevens Park in downtown Garden City beginning at 6:30 a.m. for pancakes and beef sausage. […]

Beef Empire Days parade information

The Beef Empire Days Parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 9, on Main Street in downtown Garden City with more than 100 entries anticipated. Be sure to find your spot to watch along the parade route. Awards will be given to first and second place winners in each category. […]

Community tailgate planned at Wind home opener

May 24th will be the Opening Day for the Garden City Wind and will also be the Community Tailgate! Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce, Garden City Downtown Vision, Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau – Garden City, Kansas, and Greater Garden City are your hosts. The festivities begin at […]

GCCC Student Ambassadors chosen for 2018-19

Marcelo Neufeld and Emma Mangels have been chosen as Garden City Community College student ambassadors for the 2018-2019 school year. Twelve students were nominated from various area schools. Students attended a dinner on April 16 and were interviewed by a panel selected from the GCCC Endowment association. After careful consideration, […]

GCHS JROTC cadet Camacho earns award

Dixie Drake, the Regent District Officer for the National Society of the Daughter of the American Revolution, presented Natalie Camacho, Garden City High School JORTC senior, the ROTC Medal on Thursday, May 10th. Natalie demonstrated academic excellence, dependability, good character, adherence to military discipline, leadership and fundamental and patriotic understanding […]

Food Truck Fridays kick off new season

Food Truck Friday is underway today in downtown Garden City. Vendors include Burger City, Circle O Chuckwagon, Pallas, Festival Foods, The Ole Cook Shack, Kelley’s Festival Foods, Ice Guys Lemonade and Natalie’s Aguas Frescas. Now through 7:30 p.m. at Stevens Park. Food Truck Fridays will be offered on the first […]