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Public bike sharing program launched in Lakin, Deerfield

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Fifteen white and baby blue bicycles are available for public use in Lakin and Deerfield as part of new bike share program developed by the Kearny County Wellness Coalition. “The community has been incredibly excited about it,” said Krysta Harvey, KCWC chairperson, noting […]

Great Plains MakerSpace finds location downtown

Great Plains MakerSpace, a nonprofit organization working to build a membership-based workshop area for a variety of trades, hobbies and pastimes, has found a home at least temporarily in downtown Garden City. The MakerSpace will be moving into the back of the building that houses the Family Bookhouse, 519 N. […]

Jungle Run car show set for this Saturday

The Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo’s Jungle Run IV car show gets underway on Saturday at 8 a.m. on the West Green at the zoo. According to FLRZ, there will be train rides, music and food at the event, as well as cars and awards in seven categories including King […]

City fireworks show, band concert set

Garden City’s Fourth of July fireworks show begins at sundown on Wednesday! According to a news release, while most City facilities will be closed Wednesday, The Big Pool and Lee Richardson Zoo will welcome guests during special hours. The Big Pool will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Admission […]

Annual Flea Market Festival coming July 14

Finney County Historical Museum’s 9th annual Flea Market Festival is scheduled for July 14 at Lee Richardson Zoo. More than 4,700 people from Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas and additional states attended the festival last summer which features antiques, collectibles, art and crafts. The gathering offers booths set up by 60-plus […]

New Gertrude Walker Elementary School principal hired

Garden City Public Schools has hired Amy Hollingsworth to be the new principal at Gertrude Walker Elementary School starting the 2018-19 school year. The USD 457 Board of Education approved Hollingsworth’s appointment at the June 21 board meeting. This will be the first year that Hollingsworth will be in the school […]

Hospital celebrates Emergency Department renovation

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications St. Catherine Hospital celebrated the official opening of its renovated Emergency Department on Wednesday, following a nearly year-long project. Scott Taylor, hospital president and CEO, said the renovations will allow for expanded service at St. Catherine Hospital. “We heard you, our patients and […]

Summer G.E.A.R. workshops offered through Great Plains MakerSpace

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Though the organization is working to find a permanent location, the Great Plains MakerSpace began a program this summer designed to spark girls’ interest in science and technology. Shannon Dick, Finney County Economic Development Corp. strategic analyst, said Wednesday during the FCEDC’s monthly […]

City cautions against using unlicensed contractors

The City of Garden City is cautioning residents against the use of unlicensed contractors for home or business remodels and repairs, according to a news release. According to Garden City staff, unlicensed contractors are often uninsured, meaning homeowners may end up paying for any injuries or damage to property. In […]