News

rep john doll

Rep. Doll Calling For State to Take Medicaid Expansion Money

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Kansas’ budget deficit continues to grow. Estimates are the state could be $648 million in the hole by next year. When Obamacare was originally rolled out Governor Brownback turned down federal money for expanding medicaid. State Representative John Doll of Garden City thinks the budget deficit may force the Governor’s...
Keep Reading »
kansas highway patrol

Thursday Morning Accident Claims Life of Woman from Holcomb

Lakin, KS (westernkansasnews.com)  A 41 year old woman from Holcomb died after an accident Thursday morning that state troopers say was caused by icy conditions.  The wreck occurred shortly after 7 on K-25, one and a half miles south of Lakin.  Carey Christian-Noblitt was driving her Toyota when she lost control of the car...
Keep Reading »
vlcsnap-2014-11-13-03h31m39s57

Flexibility and Accountability Key Components of Governor’s Water Vision

(westernkansasnews.com) As the public continues to look at last month’s fifty year vision for water one of its strength is allowing for more local control. Garden City Commissioner Chris Law likes the flexibility in the plan’s latest draft.     State Representative Ron Ryckman of Meade expressed his confidence all parties will piece together...
Keep Reading »
DCIM101MEDIA

Taylor: Improvements at Hospital Bring Sense of Pride

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) If you go over all the changes made at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City over the last year, it might make your head spin. Hospital CEO Scott Taylor believes one of their most significant accomplishments is in the construction phase.     Taylor is confident the new cancer facility...
Keep Reading »
dc law

Push To Allow Tailgating Before Law Games Next Season

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) What is a football game without tailgating? It was something noticeably absent before last year’s Dodge City Law games, but that could be about to change. Nanette Pogue is the city finance director and clerk.     The commission approved the request. Officials will work on a plan to prevent...
Keep Reading »
vlcsnap-2014-12-16-15h23m17s217

Garden City Teams Up with Sporting KC On Soccer Facility and Academy

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The Garden City Commission approved seeking a star bond at Tuesday’s meeting starting a partnership with Sporting Kansas City for a new facility and practice fields. The goal to eventually bring a team academy and semi-pro team to town.     Greg Cotton, General Counsel and Chief of Staff for Sporting...
Keep Reading »
LonaDuVall

Waiting on Details of Star Bond, Soccer Complex Proposal

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) There is a buzz about the potential of developing a star bond project between Garden City and Sporting KC of Major League Soccer in constructing a training facility and other practice fields.   President of the Finney County Economic Development Corporation Lona Duvall thinks sports can potentially make big money....
Keep Reading »
vlcsnap-2014-12-15-15h08m34s150

Sizing Up the New Farm Bill

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) A series of meetings last week in Southwest Kansas went over changes in the new farm bill. Amanda Shaw with the Natural Resources Conservation Service says among the changes are new requirements. Shaw encourages new farmers to take advantage of the NRCS programs. Veterans just starting out in farming would...
Keep Reading »
state-flag-kansas

Kansas: Numbers Fall in Recent Health Survey

(westernkansasnews.com) So how healthy are Kansans? A annual survey done by America’s Health Rankings puts Kansas as the 27th healthiest state.     Doctor Jeff Willett of the Kansas Health Foundation believes the state needs to be more proactive in funding smoking cessation programs. The state spend a little less than one million on...
Keep Reading »
kansas ag derek schmidt

New EPA Rules Could Sock It To Kansas Ethanol

Topeka, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The State of Kansas is going to court in its latest battle with the Environmental Protection Agency. This time new regulations take aim at ethanol along with the state’s corn and sorghum producers.   Attorney General Derek Schmidt is worried these finding could cause real harm. The case is pending in the...
Keep Reading »