Drive Through Flu Clinic

The Finney County Health Department will be hosting a drive-thru flu clinic this Saturday, September 14 at Garden City High School.  They will be in the north parking lot.  Please bring with you any insurance you may have.  Or you may pay with cash or check.   Flu shots will be for ages 6 months and up!! Flu shots...
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Red Cross Blood Supplies Dangerously Low

Garden City, Ks. (westernkansasnews) The American Red Cross is currently experiencing blood and platelet donations levels that are much lower than expectations. Donations through the Red Cross were down approximately 10 percent in June, resulting in about 50,000 fewer donations. Therefore the Red Cross is issuing an emergency request for donors of all blood...
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School And Workplace Violence Training Coming To Garden City – Audio

Garden City, Ks. (westernkansasnews) The Garden City Police Department, in conjunction with St. Catherine Hospital and USD 457, is pleased to announce we will host training related to school and workplace violence. The training, provided by the National Tactical Officers Association, will encompass two days of instruction to help law enforcement, schools and businesses...
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Fortnight for Freedom Event 7/1/2012

St. Dominic Church will be having their Fortnight for Freedom event on July 1, 2012 at Steven’s Park at 11:30am.  The Knights of Columbus will serve Hot Dogs and drinks (free will offering). Antonio Vargas Jr. will provide religious and patriotic music for the gathering time.  1:00 p.m. Patriotic Rosary.  St. Dominic Men’s Choir...
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Local Businesses Encouraged to Hire Laid Off BPI Workers

Local and area businesses asked to hire former BPI employees   With the displacement of 300+ workers from BPI’s recent closing of its Holcomb plant, local and area business leaders and human resource managers are being asked to help displaced workers find permanent employment.   “For many years BPI has been a good business...
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Court Rules GC Man Must Stand Trial on Murder Charges

(Garden City, KS) ( A Kansas appeals court has ruled that a Garden City man can be tried for murder in a fatal stabbing last year. A Finney County judge ruled earlier that Fred Schmidt Junior could be tried for second-degree murder in the death of Jeffrey Nichols, who prosecutors say was stabbed more...
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Regional Coalition Hires Firm in Effort to Retain Amtrak Service in GC, Dodge

(Garden City, KS) ( A coalition of municipalities in western Kansas that includes Garden City and Dodge City is continuing its efforts to ensure that Amtrak’s Southwest Chief route remains in the region.  In April Amtrak officials met with community representatives in Garden City to discuss Amtrak’s concern that the aging tracks that run...
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Porking Out for a Good Cause in Garden City

(Garden City, KS) ( Garden City area residents can ‘pork out’ for a good cause on June 26th and 27th at the Methodist Church during a special blood drive.  The Kansas Pork Association (KPA) is teaming up with the Central Plains Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross as part of its 2012...
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Enrollment Underway at GCCC!

Summer semester classes are now under way at Garden City Community College, and public enrollment is available all summer long for people who want to take daytime or evening courses in the fall semester. The main session of the GCCC summer term got under way June 11, following a three-week short session that ran...
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Brownback Proposes Medicaid Overhaul

(Topeka, KS) ( Kansas officials will hold two public hearings this month on Gov. Sam Brownback’s plan to overhaul the state’s $2.9 billion-a-year Medicaid program. Medicaid is funded jointly by states and the federal government to provide health coverage for the poor, disabled and elderly. Kansas plans to turn the management of its Medicaid...
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