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Moran, Senate Vote to Strengthen Sanctions on North Korea

Washington, D.C. (westernkansasnews.com) Last weekend while everyone was eagerly anticipating the Super Bowl, North Korea provoked the far east with another rocket test. The latest action has been condenmed by the United Nations and earlier this week the US Senate voted unanimously to increase sanctions on the country. Kansas Senator Jerry Moran knows what is...
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Novak Consulting Hears From Public on Direction of Recreation

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The firm Novak Consulting, hired by Garden City to help lead a management study for the Recreation Commission heard public comments Thursday during two informational sessions. Although the groups praised the rec for its youth programs, it was a different story when focused on the rec’s monetary decisions. Sharp criticism...
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Supreme Court Tells Legislature to Revisit School Funding Issue

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com)  The State Supreme Court sided with four school districts including Dodge City in ruling the block grant funding model for education insufficient. They have ordered lawmakers to rewrite the law and kick in at least another 54 million dollars by June 30th. Dodge City schools Superintendent Alan Cunnigham explains what...
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St. Catherine Expands Access to Neurologists

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City has always been about improving services and now through a new partnership there’s another line of care being added. Hospital CEO Scott Taylor explains.     Patients can also get an one on one appointment. The new program starts up in a couple of...
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Pot Usage Believed to Have Caused Wednesday Accident

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Police say Wednesday morning’s wreck involving a Ford Focus and semi at E. Mary and US 83 in Garden City was a DUI accident.  Officers report seizing several grams of suspected pot in a search of the car. All three occupants are from Colorado Springs. Two were treated for minor injuries....
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GCCC Singers and Musicians to Perform V-Day Concert

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Garden City Community College will have their annual Valentine’s Day Concert Thursday night at the Pauline Joyce Fine Arts Auditorium. Vocal Music Director Clay Wright on what his group will perform.       The concert is free and begins at 7:30 pm. You are advised to get there a little...
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Olney, England Reclaims Title in Pancake Day Race

Liberal, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The runner for Olney, England set a record during the 67th International Pancake Day race taking the championship away from Liberal who won the year before.  Olney’s Lianne Fisher ran the 415 yard course in 55.2 seconds beating Liberal’s Summer Parsons who ran a 62.6. The traditional race is always run...
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Parents Warned to Keep Close Eye on Kids Online Games

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The nation has heard about the terrible death of a 13 year old. A suspect charged in the girl’s death is a Virginia Tech student. The two supposedly met while the young teen was playing games online. It’s a shame to say now, but parents can not take their children playing...
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GCCC to Host Annual Blood Drive

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Time to roll up your sleeve. Garden City Community College and the American Red Cross are hosting their annual blood drive. GCCC Health Nurse Trisha Miller on when it is scheduled.       Here is how you make an appointment. Walk ins are welcome, but the process will go a...
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Sheriff: Bicyclist Involved in Hit and Run

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The Finney County sheriff’s department reports a bicyclist was involved in a hit and run accident on US 83 near the Brookover Feedyard Saturday night.  The victim has been identified as a local resident, Mason Smith.   Witnesses say they spotted Smith in a ditch and then try to find help.  Deputies...
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