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City Clerk Hurtado honored with statewide award

Garden City Clerk Celyn Hurtado has been awarded the 2019 Mildred Vance City Clerk/Finance Officer of the Year award. Courtesy photo. GARDEN CITY — Garden City’s City Clerk Celyn Hurtado recently received the 2019 Mildred Vance City Clerk/Finance Officer of the Year award for the State of Kansas during the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fankhausers to receive Good Scout Award

This Sunday, Nov. 4, the Santa Fe Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America will honor Dan and Dick Fankhauser with the Good Scout Award, which was established in 1994 to acknowledge community leaders who have received extraordinary national-level recognition, fame or eminence within their field and have a strong record […]

OSU names baseball stadium for O’Brate

By Hallie Hart, O’Colly Sports Editor Editor’s Note: This story was originally published Oct. 18 by The O’Colly, Oklahoma State University’s student newspaper Colorful renderings of the stadium-in-progress lined the wall behind the man who inspired the new venue’s name. Cecil O’Brate, wearing a suit and a striped tie, sat […]

Friends wish Cottrell well in retirement

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications A crowd of well-wishers, co-workers, family and friends filled the second floor meeting room at the City Administrative Center on Friday afternoon to pay their respects to Steve Cottrell, assistant to the city manager, as he marks his retirement from the City of […]

GCHS senior named National Merit semifinalist

Chloe Hanigan, Garden City High School senior, was recently named a semifinalist in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Hanigan now has an opportunity to continue in the competition for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships, worth more than $31 million, that will be offered next spring. To be considered for […]