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Crystal Apple semi-finalists announced

The Crystal Apple Committee of the Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce has announced semi-finalists for this year’s Crystal Apple Teacher Recognition program. The committee received 40 applications this year for the 2019 Crystal Apple Awards. The 40 applications were narrowed down to 12 through a blind read by three committee […]

Hands named outstanding young bandmaster

GARDEN CITY — Casey Hands, Garden City Community College Director of Bands, has been named the 2019 Outstanding Young Bandmaster by the Kansas Bandmaster’s Association (KBA).  The award will be presented to Hands on July 19 at the KBA Convention in Wichita. The Outstanding Young Bandmaster award is presented annually by […]

YMCA celebrates grand opening of ‘Dome’ project

YMCA of Southwest Kansas CEO Chad Knight addresses the crowd Thursday during the grand opening of the YMCA Dome in Garden City. GARDEN CITY — The Garden City Family YMCA celebrated the grand opening of the YMCA Dome on Thursday morning, located just northeast of Kenneth Henderson Middle School at […]

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 […]

Area county fair dates

It’s county fair season in southwest Kansas. Here are the dates of upcoming fairs: • Kearny County, July 15-18 •Scott County, July 16-20 • Hamilton County, July 19-27 • Grant County, July 20-27 • Haskell County, July 22-26 • Finney County, July 24-27 • Wichita County, July 26-Aug. 3 • […]

10th annual Flea Market Festival on tap for July 13

Visitors to the 2017 Flea Market peruse some of the wares at one of the booths. Vendor registration is open for the Finney County Historical Museum’s 10th Annual Flea Market Festival scheduled for July 13 at Lee Richardson Zoo, and the museum is currently accepting donated items. More than 4,500 […]

Finney County Museum switches to summer hours

The Finney County Historical Museum, 403 S. Fourth St., Garden City, has extended its exhibit hours for the summer season effective May 28 through mid-August. Hours to see museum exhibits are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, as well as 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free.       […]

‘Evening in the Past’ to feature Holliday reenactor

Southwest Kansans can step back in time and met Old West legend John Henry “Doc” Holliday at the Finney County Historical Society’s upcoming Evening in the Past, set for 6 p.m. May 25 on the patio at the Finney County Museum. The program will feature a living history performance by […]

GCHS Hall of Fame induction ceremony scheduled

Beth Tedrow of Garden City and Bryce Roderick, of Golden, Mo., will be inducted into the Garden City High School Hall of Fame during an induction ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, in the GCHS Commons Area, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. Tours of the high school will be offered […]