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Dyer: State Senate District Forum Set For Monday Night

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The Garden City Chamber of Commerce has a candidate forum schedule from 6-7 Monday night between the two people vying for the State Senate seat in District 39.  John Doll is the Republican nominee after defeating the incumbent Larry Powell in the August 2nd primary.  Zach Worf is the Democratic...
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Family Grateful For Support Shown During Coy Anderson Benefit

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Pictures and sounds from the Coy Anderson Benefit held on Sunday at the Finney County Fairgrounds.        
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Semi Driver Killed in Saturday Morning Accident

Grinnell, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The Kansas Highway Patrol reports the driver of a semi lost control, crossed the median and his rig landed on itself pinning the driver and killing him.  The accident took place early Saturday morning shortly after 1:30 on I 70, two miles east of Grinnell in Gove County.  The fatality victim...
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Another Pedestrian Accident Puts Woman in the Hospital

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) A 30 year old woman has been admitted into St. Catherine Hospital with serious injuries following an accident Thursday afternoon at the corner of 4th and Walnut.  Santana McCormick was hit by a 2015 Ford Escape driven by 37 year old Erika Urbina in a pedestrian cross walk.  Both were...
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Coy Anderson Benefit Set For Sunday

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) At first the parents of four year old Coy Anderson thought their son was experiencing growing pains, but it turned out to be much more serious.     Since then it has been hospital stays and hotel rooms for Brad, Coy’s father as he, his wife and doctors try to...
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Zoo Gets Ready For “Wild Affair” Saturday Night

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The Lee Richardson Zoo is hosting its annual Wild Affair Saturday.  Zoo Director Kristi Newland tells us what you will see.     There is something else to keep in mind Deadline for buying your tickets is Saturday afternoon at 5.  Doors open at 6. Tickets are available at Wards,...
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Battle of Badges Blood Drive Goes Down to Wire

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The Battle of the Badges blood drive was a smashing success.  Thursday’s event was held at the Clarion Inn in Garden City. Participating agencies included Finney County Sheriff’s Office, Fire, Garden City Police and Emergency Medical Services.  Volunteer MacKinzie Woodyard has seen the hunger to win from all involved. Medical...
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Jones Wants Constituents Input on County’s Budget Priorities

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Wednesday the Chairman of the Finney County Commission Dave Jones made a presentation at the monthly Garden City Chamber Breakfast from Southwind.  His message was clear.  It is important with tight budgets to hear back from those that elect them.   Money continues to get tight with shrinking revenues from...
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Francis: Solving Education Funding Problem Likely to Remain Complicated

Liberal, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The Kansas Supreme Court is taking up the adequacy component of education funding this week.  State Representative Shannon Francis of Liberal feels solving the problem goes beyond how much is spent.   And this battle will not get any easier when the legislature tries to come up with a new school...
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Who Will You Support? State Begins No Texting Contest

Ulysses, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The Kansas Insurance Department has rolled out a new program featuring seven of the state public universities.  The “Don’t Text#, Just Drive” contest goes until November 22nd.  Commissioner Ken Selzer explains how you can participate.   Selzer’s goal to get 40-50 thousand participants in the contest to pledge their support not...
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