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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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Major Highway Expansion Project Planned Between Cimarron and Dodge

(Dodge City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) (Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com)  An approximate $80-million highway reconstruction project to expand Highway-50 from 2-lanes to 4-lanes between Cimarron and Dodge City is moving forward.  The proposed project will expand 16-miles of Highway-50 to a 4-lane expressway.  The project is included among six Southwest Kansas highway modernization and expansion projects...
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Dodge City to Host Fracking Symposium

(Dodge City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) A daylong conference on oil and gas activity in parts of western and south-central Kansas will be held June 19 in Dodge City. The Kansas Department of Commerce says the region was considered to have been tapped out by vertical drilling. But the agency says hydraulic fracturing also known as...
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Whooping Cough Confirmed in Ford County

(Ford County, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) There are now 56 confirmed cases of whooping cough (Pertussis) in Kansas, including in Ford and Sedgwick counties.  Kansas Department of Health and Environment spokesperson Barbara Hersh says that only real way for Ford and Sedgwick county residents to safeguard against the illness is by getting a whooping cough vaccination. ...
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Regional Coalition Hires Firm in Effort to Retain Amtrak Service in GC, Dodge

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) 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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Major Repaving Project Planned for Highway Out of GC

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) 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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Taste of the Wild Coming to Dodge City

(Dodge City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) Boot Hill Casino & Resort and the United Wireless Arena have teamed up with Wild West Country to provide a tasty new event for Dodge City Days.  The “Taste of the Wild” will take place at the United Wireless Arena on Friday, August 3rd, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. ...
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New District Maps Coming

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) Now that the court has set Kansas’ new district maps, there’s a good chance you will be voting in different districts for Congress or the Legislature. But you may not know for certain how the changes affect you anytime soon. It’s going to take weeks before county and state officials...
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Semi VS. Sedan Crash Sends Local Man to the Emergency Room (See Photos)

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating a serious collision that occurred on Railroad Avenue near Anderson Road just outside of Garden City shortly after 10 o’clock Monday morning.  Initial reports indicate that a motorist without any passengers in his vehicle was driving a sedan on Railroad Avenue when he allowed...
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