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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 […]

YMCA names Castoe Aquatics and Dome Program Director

The YMCA of Southwest Kansas recently named Stacy Castoe Aquatics and Dome Program Director for the Garden City branch. Castoe served as Garden City Family YMCA Fitness Director from 2006-2013. According to CEO Chad Knight, Castoe’s knowledge of the YMCA’s mission and values, and her overall work ethic and positive […]

Jagels awarded Certified Residential Specialist designation

Shanna Jagels, a Realtor Associate with Coldwell Banker – The Real Estate Shoppe, has been awarded the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation by the Residential Real Estate Council, the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors. Realtors who receive the CRS Designation have completed advanced professional training […]

Pinky’s to open in Downtown Garden City

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Pinky’s Grilled Cheestro is set to open in downtown Garden City this month and owners Jose and Candice Rodriguez couldn’t be more excited to return home. Both grew up here, and have long made it a goal to return. Most recently, the couple […]