Tag: Government

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 […]

City Commission begins drafting annual goals

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications During their day-long, annual goal setting retreat at the Finnup Center on Wednesday, Garden City Commissioners identified a group of general categories — including economic development, airport expansion, water, electric utility, beautification, housing and code review — that will eventually be fine tuned […]

Pollet appointed to state oversight subcommittee

By SCOTT AUST Katrina Pollet, executive director of the Finney County Department of Corrections, was recently appointed to a subcommittee of the state’s Juvenile Justice Oversight Committee. Formed as a result of legislation passed during the 2016 legislative session, the oversight committee is looking at ways the state can better […]

Marshall, Moran to visit area

Congressman Roger Marshall and U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran will be traveling through southwest Kansas on Friday. Marshall’s listening tour will stop at 7:30 a.m. MDT at Black Bison Pub, 122 Main St., in Syracuse;  at noon at Benny’s Grill, 110 E. Santa Fe Trail Blvd., Lakin; at 3 p.m. at […]

Summer Food Service program starts June 5

Summer Food Service program starts June 5 The Garden City Public Schools Summer Food Service program from June 5 and through July 27 provides children 18 years old and younger free meals at a number of locations in Garden City. Breakfasts will be served Monday through Thursday from 8 to […]

Annual KDA photo contest now open

Annual KDA photo contest now open MANHATTAN — Every day, farmers and ranchers see the beauty of agriculture surrounding them while they work to bring quality products to our tables. Document this experience by capturing the moments of bliss, struggle and joy in agriculture and enter your pictures into the […]

Kansas Avenue widening enters next phase

Work began this week on phases two and three of the Kansas widening project, according to the City of Garden City. The project, which involves widening Kansas Avenue between Main and Third streets, started in March. Lee Construction, the project contractor, plans to complete the project in six phases, lasting […]