Tag: City of Garden City

Garden City community commemorates 9-11

By SCOTT AUST/Greater Garden City Local first responders joined with community members and students on Wednesday afternoon for a ceremony recognizing the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Eighteen years ago, the United States was attacked during a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda in […]

New grant to increase access to local play spaces

A. Harold Long Park GARDEN CITY – The City of Garden City has been selected to receive a $30,000 play space grant from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Walt Disney Company. According to a media release, this investment supports NRPA and Disney’s combined goal of providing […]

Tyson: We’re not going anywhere

Noel White, Tyson Foods President and CEO, addresses the media and community members during a press conference Wednesday in Garden City to provide an update about recovery efforts following the weekend fire at the Holcomb Tyson plant. By SCOTT AUST Director of Communications FINNEY COUNTY — Tyson Foods officials had […]

Community, elected officials rally around Tyson

Congressman Roger Marshall, left, looks on as Sen. Jerry Moran speaks during a meeting Tuesday to recognize the efforts of first responders during last weekend’s fire at the Tyson Fresh Meats plant in Holcomb. By SCOTT AUST Director of Communications/Finney County Economic Development Nearly 50 people filled the second floor […]

National Night Out scheduled for Aug. 6

GARDEN CITY — Neighborhoods in Garden City will join with thousands of communities nationwide on Tuesday, Aug. 6, as part of the National Night Out crime and drug prevention event. According to the City of Garden City, the 36th Annual National Night Out, sponsored by the National Association of Town […]

YMCA celebrates grand opening of ‘Dome’ project

YMCA of Southwest Kansas CEO Chad Knight addresses the crowd Thursday during the grand opening of the YMCA Dome in Garden City. GARDEN CITY — The Garden City Family YMCA celebrated the grand opening of the YMCA Dome on Thursday morning, located just northeast of Kenneth Henderson Middle School at […]

City renames central fire station for longtime chief

Fire Chief Allen Shelton, center, looks on during Tuesday’s Garden City Commission meeting. The city has renamed its central fire station as the Allen Shelton Central Fire Station, in honor of Shelton who retired July 1 after 44 years with the fire department. GARDEN CITY — The City of Garden […]

Candidates for local office have until June 3 to file

The deadline to file as a candidate for city commission, school board and GCCC Board of Trustees is noon Monday, June 3. The filing deadline for anyone interested in running for seats on the Garden City and Holcomb city councils and school boards, and the Garden City Community College Board […]

State Commerce Secretary tours Finney County, area

Kansas Department of Commerce Secretary David Toland, center, listens as HJ Swender, with American Warrior, talks about the Parrot Cove Indoor Water Park during a tour of the community on Tuesday. By SCOTT AUST Director of Communications/Finney County Economic Development GARDEN CITY — Kansas Secretary of Commerce David Toland visited […]

Fire Chief Allen Shelton announces retirement

Garden City Fire Department Chief Allen Shelton, middle, accepts the 2018 Fire Chief of the Year award from President of Kansas State Fire Chiefs Association Pat Collins, left, and KSAFC Ex Officio Brad Smith, right. Shelton will retire from the department July 1 after a 44-year career. GARDEN CITY – […]