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Retired Telegram Sports Editor authors book

The Finney County Historical Museum will host a book signing from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 25 for retired Garden City Telegram Sports Editor Brett Marshall, who has just produced an extensive volume on a half-century of Kansas high school football playoffs. Marshall’s book, “Under the Lights: 50 Years of […]

Witt named Kansas School Nurse of the Year

Polly Witt, RN, who served as the Health Services Coordinator for Garden City Public Schools and recently retired from the district, received the 2019 School Nurse of the Year Award from the Kansas School Nurse Organization during the state conference July 16-19 in Wichita. Witt has been with Garden City […]

City Commission recognizes Ralston, Explorer program

Brecken and Randy Ralston stand for a photo Tuesday outside Garden City Commission chambers. Brecken Ralston recently completed the 2019 FBI National Academy’s Youth Leadership Program. By SCOTT AUST Finney County Economic Development Communications Director The Garden City Commission on Tuesday recognized Sgt. Brecken Ralston from the GCPD Law Enforcement […]

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 […]