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Get Your Team Together for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Garden City/Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Chances are as you get older, you will know someone affected by Alzheimer’s.     Jan Evans of the Alzheimer’s Association wants you to get involved. Both Dodge City and Garden City will have their Walk to End Alzheimer’s on the same day. Kurt Lampe with Manor of the Plains...
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Hugoton Schools: Playing the Waiting Game

Hugoton, KS (westernkansasnews.com) USD 210 in Hugoton is being considered for a waiver from several key state requirements in education. One of the exemptions could allow the district to have greater flexibility in the teachers they hire.   Superintendent Mark Crawford says this has been a slow process, but he is confident that Hugoton will...
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Kids: No Need to Hit the Snooze Alarm

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Last week The American Academy of Pediatrics asked school districts across the country to consider starting school later in day around 8:30. The association reports many teens are getting less than seven hours of sleep a night. Although he believes kids should get more rest, Dodge City Superintendent Alan Cunningham...
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Customers Like What They See at New Dick’s Sporting Goods

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) It was a big opening weekend for Dick’s Sporting Goods at the new Schulman Crossing in Garden City.     Shoppers from Meade to Scott City had a chance to see the new store and are excited for what lies ahead in expanding Garden City’s regional pull. Hobby Lobby is schedule...
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Some Sobering News

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Before you leave this holiday weekend its important to keep safe driving habits in mind.     Kirk Hutchinson of KDOT knows that why law enforcement has such a big presence this weekend and that is why you are asked to help out in keeping impaired drivers off the road. AAA...
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Golf Tournament Gives Garden City Instant Recognition

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) It is not just a golf tournament, it is a chance to showcase Garden City to the world.     Besides being an LPGA qualifying event, Cole Wasinger of Buffalo Dunes Golf Course knows the good news does not stop there. There are still corporate sponsorship and volunteer opportunities available for...
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GCCC Football Stadium is Ready For its Debut

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The spotlight is on Garden City Community College Saturday night when they play their first ever football game in their new on campus stadium.   Vice President of Student Services and Athletics Ryan Ruda is confident that the new stadium will do its part to attract more interest from perspective students...
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New State Funding Model: More Money for Dodge City Taxpayers

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The budgets have been finalized for next year and there’s good news for taxpayers in Dodge City.     USD 443 Superintendent Alan Cunningham says the state’s new education funding model made this tax relief possible. The money will be use for facility improvements.
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Registration Deadline Looms For Citizens Police Academy in Dodge City

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) While Garden City has their Citizens Police Academy in early October there’s a little more urgency to sign up in Dodge City.     Lieutenant Traci Rankin likes the class because it attracts students of all ages. A variety of topics will be covered. There is no cost to participate...
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GCCC is Counting on You

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Now that the school year is already in full swing, Garden City Community College is beginning its fundraising drive again for scholarships through the Endowment Association. Director Jeremy Gigot says the need is greater than ever to donate. Gigot talked about the beginning of the fall fundraising campaign which includes direct...
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