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Half of Kansas Registered Voters Expected at Polls

Topeka, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach predicts turnout for Tuesday’s elections will be about 50 percent, even though 20,000 people are on a suspended list because they haven’t provided proof of citizenship. Kobach predicted about 872,000 people will vote out of about 1.74 million registered voters in the state. The prediction...
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Supporters of State Theater Want Deeper Commitment from City

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The historic State Theater is beginning to host performances, but to ensure the long-term viability of the facility, Theater Director Mark Pamplin will ask for help next week from the city commission.   City Manager Matt Allen knows the commission wants what’s best for the downtown property, The State Theater...
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State News: Four Died in Airplane Crash at Wichita Airport

Wichita, KS (westernkansasnews.com) A tragedy in Wichita Thursday morning as an airplane hit a safety building outside Mid-Continent airport   audio courtesy of ABC News
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Rural Bridges About to Get Attention They Need

Topeka, KS (westernkansasnews.com) KDOT has announced that some of your tax money is coming back home.     KDOT spokesman Kirk Hutchinson on who will benefit. Its anticipate work will begin on these bridges soon.
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Disney Institute: Empower Employees; Better Serve Customers

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Their motto is “we create happiness”. No one does it better than Disney in customer satisfaction and building a great work environment. Wednesday representatives from the Disney Institute came to share their recipe for success at Garden City Community College. Dr. Joel Erskine Campus Dean of National American University at Garden...
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Another Avenue of Learning for Your Child

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Libraries will always have books, but they are also becoming centers for learning. Tuesday National Coordinator Kathleen Deerr designated Dodge City Public Library as a Family Place Library.   The goal is to have play areas and activities that develop a baby’s cognitive abilities all while strengthening a bond between...
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RV Leaked Carbon Monoxide; Seven Taken to Hospital

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) A total of seven people parked at Taylor Plaza in Garden City were taken to the hospital Saturday night for carbon monoxide poisoning.  A man said he had purchased an RV in Texas to transport his family and band members across the country.   Authorities determined that the heating and...
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Cities Mindful of Encouraging Healthier Living

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) A long time ago cities were only concerned with growing and not how they grow. Garden City Manager Matt Allen believes times are changing.   Allen participated in a forum recently at the Kansas League of Municipalities and gives an example of how cities are becoming aware to encourage a...
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Slamming the Door on Auto Burglaries

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Police are noticing a higher number of auto burglaries. That is the bad news. The good news is you have the power to stop it.     Officer Emily Relph warns we are approaching the time of year where this crime rises. Before leaving your car make sure to take...
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Fort Hays President Reaching Out During Media Tour

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) New Fort Hays State President Doctor Mirta Martin made her first stop to Garden City Monday as part of the college’s media tour. Martin wants to build on the success of her predecessor Dr. Ed Hammmond who just retired after 30 years. Martin knows the greatest challenge is getting students...
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