Tag: Garden City

City Commission recognizes Ralston, Explorer program

Brecken and Randy Ralston stand for a photo Tuesday outside Garden City Commission chambers. Brecken Ralston recently completed the 2019 FBI National Academy’s Youth Leadership Program. By SCOTT AUST Finney County Economic Development Communications Director The Garden City Commission on Tuesday recognized Sgt. Brecken Ralston from the GCPD Law Enforcement […]

Garden City names Collins interim fire chief

GARDEN CITY – Garden City Battalion Chief Rick Collins has been named Interim Fire Chief for the Garden City Fire Department, effective July 2. Collins has been with the department since 1989 and currently oversees the third shift. City Manager Matt Allen said Collins will serve in the interim administrative […]

Program seeks to educate about political system

People packed into The African Shop Sunday night to listen to Congressman Roger Marshall and learn more about the democratic process. By SCOTT AUST Finney County Economic Development Director of Communications Dozens of members of Garden City’s immigrant community packed into The African Shop on Sunday evening for the first […]

Women of Purpose award grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters

The Women of Purpose organization hosted its annual award luncheon at the Community Congregational Church on April 10. GARDEN CITY — The Women of Purpose awarded a $5,000 grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters during the organization’s annual award luncheon on April 10. According to a news release, the grant […]

FutureMaker Mobile Learning Lab to visit GC

GARDEN CITY — Girl Scouts of the Kansas Heartland is bringing the FutureMaker Mobile Learning Lab to Garden City next week, offering students the opportunity to experience actual and virtual tools used in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers across the country. WSU Tech and Goodwill Industries of Kansas […]

New commissioner selected; Four seats on ballot this fall

The Garden City Commission met with three applicants for an open commission seat during Tuesday’s pre-meeting. Pictured from left are David Crase, Commissioner Lindsey Byrnes, Commissioner Troy Unruh, Linda Adams and Shannon Dick. Dick was later appointed to the seat during the commission’s regular meeting. By SCOTT AUST/FCEDC Director of […]

City seeks people interested in commission appointment

City of Garden City photo: Mayor Dan Fankhouser, left, presents a plaque to city commissioner Melvin Dale on Tuesday. Dale resigned from the city commission and plans to move closer to family. In honor of Garden City Commissioner Melvin Dale’s retirement, the city commission declared Feb. 19 Melvin Dale Day […]

Moran stops in Garden City as part of listening tour

Sen. Jerry Moran, right, chats with Garden City Mayor Dan Fankhauser, left, and Finney County Commissioner Dave Jones on Friday morning during Moran’s visit to St. Catherine Hospital. By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Sen. Jerry Moran stopped at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City on Friday morning to […]

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 […]