Tag: Garden City

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 […]

Diversity breakfast, multicultural summit set for Oct. 11

Registration is open for the 2018 Diversity Breakfast and Multicultural Summit on October 11 at the Clarion Inn in Garden City. The breakfast, organized by the City of Garden City’s Cultural Relations Board and Multicultural Planning Committee, will celebrate the diverse culture of Somalia. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. […]

Kiwanis looking for people to join Garden City club

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications The Kiwanis Club, which at one time had both a noon and morning club in Garden City, is reforming and looking for people interested in joining and participating in the international volunteer service organization. Shirley McLoughlin, Kansas District Governor of Cimarron, said the […]

Advocacy groups to host foster care forum Oct. 3

Strengthen Families Rebuild Hope, a coalition of advocacy groups and individuals, will host a public forum on foster care issues from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Finney County Public Library, 605 E Walnut St. The meeting is open to anyone interested in foster care, especially child welfare-involved individuals and families, […]

Fiesta Time! Annual pageant, community celebration this weekend

This weekend’s Garden City Community Mexican Fiesta marks its 92nd year of celebration. The Mexican Independence Day observance, also celebrated in locations across the U.S., has included a parade each year in Garden City since 1928, a fiesta queen crowning that has be staged annually since 1929 and a scholarship […]

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 […]