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Forged in Elkhart: Local blacksmith to make TV debut

Deke Parker stands in his shop with his son, Newt. Parker, an Elkhart native, will be featured on this week’s episode of the television series, “Forged in Fire,” at 8 p.m. CST Wednesday on the History Channel. By SCOTT AUST Director of Communications/Finney County Economic Development UPDATE: Deke ended up […]

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. […]

Two baby addax born at Lee Richardson Zoo

Photo by Lee Richardson Zoo. One of the two addax calves born recently at the zoo. Lee Richardson Zoo recently announced the birth of two addax calves. The first addax calf, a healthy 15-pound male, was born in the early morning on Saturday, January 26, and the second calf, a […]

City approves ‘Sports of the World’ development agreement

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications GARDEN CITY – Garden City’s “Sports of the World” STAR Bond project took a major step forward on Tuesday, Nov. 20, with the approval of the project’s development agreement, which spells out the responsibilities of the city and the developer, GC Investments Inc., […]

Shelton named 2018 Fire Chief of the Year

Courtesy of the City of Garden City Garden City Fire Chief Allen Shelton has been named the 2018 Fire Chief of the Year by the Kansas State Association of Fire Chiefs. Shelton received the award during the association’s conference held in Garden City October 26-28. Shelton has spent his entire […]

Mercer Gallery to showcase new exhibit

The Mercer Gallery is presenting the exhibition Fractured Gatherings, showcasing clay works by the Wichita State University ceramics department from Nov. 2 to Dec. 7. The exhibition includes the work of faculty members and of seven graduate students who are studying sculptural and functional ceramics, and will feature a wide […]

Pie Five pizza closer to opening

The long awaited opening of the Pie Five restaurant in Garden City appears to be close. The company has indicated on social media that it is now hiring. Applications are available from a pickup box by the front door of the store at 1110 Fleming St. According to an email […]

Public Input: City seeks citizens for CIP process

GARDEN CITY – The City of Garden City is seeking citizen input in the Capital Improvement Planning process, a system which helps guide elected officials and city management in budgeting and strategic planning. The Capital Improvement Plan is an inventory of recommended and current projects and major capital purchases for […]

Diversity breakfast, multicultural summit set for Oct. 11

Registration is open for the 2018 Diversity Breakfast and Multicultural Summit on October 11 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 Somalia. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. […]