Tag: Finney County

Beef Empire Days kicks off 50th anniversary today

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Beef Empire Days kicks off its 50th iteration with a boot-scootin’ outdoor concert tonight at the Clarion Inn parking lot featuring two up and comers in the country music scene. Gate opens at 6 p.m. with the opening performer, Hunter Hutchinson, taking the […]

Candidate filing, party switch deadline near

The Finney County Clerk’s Office is reminding voters and potential candidates that the deadline to file to run for office, and the deadline to switch party affiliation before the August primary, is noon this Friday, June 1. Kansas law passed in 2014 prohibits registered voters already affiliated with a party […]

New exhibit features local Farm Bureau history

By The Finney County Historical Museum Images and artifacts spanning a century of southwest Kansas agriculture are on display in a new exhibit in the Front Door Gallery at the Finney County Historical Museum. The display, “Helping Feed the World 100 Years,” marks the 100th anniversary of the Finney County […]

Finney County introduces new communications specialist

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications It’s not unusual for young people to flee their small towns after high school to see what the big, wide world has to offer. Sara McClure was no different. The Garden City native left for college in California to be closer to “the […]

No joke: Local sales tax rates to rise Sunday

It’s no April Fool’s prank. On Sunday, April 1, sales tax rates in Finney County will increase to reflect a voter-approved measure designed to pay for several local improvements. The City of Garden City has issued a reminder through social media to alert the public and businesses about the change […]

Draft county comprehensive plan under consideration

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications After more than a year of work, the draft of a new Finney County comprehensive plan has been presented to the Holcomb-Garden City-Finney County Area Planning Commission for review. Last week, consultants Lisa Nguyen, transportation engineer, and David Church, senior supervising engineer, with […]

Hands recognized as Stockman of the Year

Finney County cattleman Sam Hands has been named the 2018 Stockman of the Year by the K-State Livestock and Meat Industry Council. The award was presented last week during the annual Stockmen’s Dinner in Manhattan. A fourth-generation cattleman, Hands began his career in the beef industry in 1957 by purchasing […]

Annual antique appraisal fair coming on March 10

By the Finney County Historical Society Registration is under way for the Sixth Annual Southwest Kansas Antiques Appraisal Fair, which is set for 9 a.m. March 10 at the Finney County 4-H Building in Garden City. The all-day show should appeal to people who enjoy “Pawn Stars,” “American Pickers” or […]

Wellness program a hit for county employees

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Finney County employees are taking advantage of a wellness program through St. Catherine Hospital that is helping them improve their health. The county has contracted with the hospital for the past four years. Health experts with the hospital provide wellness program services for […]