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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 […]

Area residents sing on ‘Hometown Christmas’ album

A heartwarming collection of Christmas songs professionally recorded and performed by southwest Kansans is now on sale. The 5th anniversary edition “Hometown Kansas Christmas” CD includes songs performed, and in some cases written by, a group of local people ranging in age from 10 to over 60. The goal of […]

GCHS senior to perform at Carnegie Hall

Colten May, a senior at Garden City High School, has been selected for the 2018 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Colten will perform on the euphonium in February with the 2018 International Honors Band.  Participation in one of the five Honors Ensembles is […]