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Hitz, Stoecklein inducted into GCHS Hall of Fame

Melinda Hitz, class of 1975, and Alan P. Stoecklein, class of 1973, were inducted into the Garden City High School Hall of Fame on Friday, May 11. Hitz received her associate’s degree from Garden City Community College and is a graduate with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree from […]

Garden City DFA facility named ‘Sustainable Plant of the Year’

Courtesy DFA Dairy Farmers of America’s state-of-the-art ingredients plant in Garden City recently received the Sustainable Plant of the Year Award from Food Engineering magazine. The award was presented at Food Engineering’s Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo in Bonita Springs, Fla., and honors a newly constructed food facility […]

New exhibit features local Farm Bureau history

By The Finney County Historical Museum Images and artifacts spanning a century of southwest Kansas agriculture are on display in a new exhibit in the Front Door Gallery at the Finney County Historical Museum. The display, “Helping Feed the World 100 Years,” marks the 100th anniversary of the Finney County […]

GCHS Drama nominated for Jester Awards

The Music Theatre of Wichita has announced their nominees for their 17th Annual Jester Awards. Garden City High School was nominated for a total of 18 Jester Awards for the fall musical In the Heights, which performed on November 10, 11, and 12 in the Garden City High School Auditorium. […]

City Commission begins drafting annual goals

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications During their day-long, annual goal setting retreat at the Finnup Center on Wednesday, Garden City Commissioners identified a group of general categories — including economic development, airport expansion, water, electric utility, beautification, housing and code review — that will eventually be fine tuned […]

Downtown a mecca for salons and stylists

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Beautiful Downtown Garden City is home to more than a dozen beauty salons and barbershops whose goal is to help the community look its best. A stylist for 27 years, Rosie Swick, owner of Illusions Hair Salon, 414 N. Main St., has worked […]

Museum’s “True Crime” exhibit officially open

  A crowd of well wishers packed into the Finney County Historical Museum Thursday afternoon for the official ribbon cutting of a new, major exhibit that features items from two of the most notorious crime cases in local history. Entitled “True Crime, Solving Notorious Cases from Finney County’s History,” the […]

GCHS drama, band and orchestra excel

GCHS drama department wins awards at conference Members of the Garden City High School International Thespian Society Troupe #2846 attended the Kansas State Thespian Conference Jan. 3-5 at Century II in Wichita. Students competed in individual events, auditioned for colleges, and applied for Gold Troupe Status. The GCHS troupe received […]

Las Margaritas offers flavorful food and atmosphere

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Editor’s Note: This story is the last of a series called the 25 Days of Downtown Christmas that highlighted the fantastic selection of retailers in downtown Garden City. Jorge Guzman says the only thing he knew about restaurants before he and his wife, […]