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State AG Prosecuting Mother For Murder of Baby Girl

Ulysses, KS (westernkansasnews.com) A 28 year old woman from Ulysses will make her next appearance in court Tuesday charged with first degree murder in the death of her 11 month old daughter Seriah August 1.  Bond for Monica Garcia has been set at 250-thousand dollars.  She is currently in the Grant County jail.  The...
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Holcomb Under Boil Order

Holcomb, KS (westernkansasnews.com)  There is a boil order for the city of Holcomb until further notice because of a water main break.  The warning was issued by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: Boil water for one minute prior to drinking or food preparation,...
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Accident Claims Life of Man From Garden City

Hodgeman County, KS (westernkansasnews.com) A 22 year old man from Garden City died early Friday morning when his Chevy Cruise went left of center and collided with a semi-truck in Hodgeman County.  The man who was killed has been identified as Donnie Groth. The accident occurred shortly before midnight on K156, five miles east of...
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Save The Cupola Campaign Passes Goal

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The Save the Cupola Fundraising effort for the Windsor Hotel has met its goal of bringing in 39 thousand dollars. Brian Nelson, Executive Director of the Finney County Preservation Alliance explains you name it, they did it in reaching their goal.   The new law allowing raffles for non-profits help leading...
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KDOT Starts Prep For Treating Roads This Winter

(westernkansasnews.com) Despite concerns from some legislators about a series of budget cuts taking its toll on KDOT to keep the roads safe this winter, Kirk Hutchinson says the department is already preparing for the rough weather that lies ahead.     Hutchinson knows KDOT prepares for worst case scenarios and will have crews from...
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Cunningham: USD 443 Ready to Begin Process of Upgrading Buildings

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) After voters approved an 85 million dollar bond for facility improvements at USD 443 schools in Dodge City, Superintendent Alan Cunningham and district officials are ready to move the process forward.     Cunningham says every school in the district will receive some type of improvement. Already the high school...
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Good News For Miles of Smiles As Recipient of Recent Grant

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The Miles of Smiles Therapeutic Riding Program brings together horses and those with mental and physical disabilities allowing them both to development a special bond.  Thanks to a recent $ 3,100 grant from the Ronald McDonald House the program will get a needed boost.   Joyce Adams a board member...
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A Candid Talk About The Future of Scott County

Scott City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) A year ago officials in Scott County started a long conversation with residents. Now it is time to get final input from you. A survey sent in your water bill is one of the ways to put in your two cents.     Katie Eisenhour is Executive Director of the Scott...
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Annual Wine Tasting Comes to Garden City Saturday

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The Garden City Chamber of Commerce invites you to taste the finest wines at their 10th annual Wine Testing Saturday night from the Clarion Inn.   Vice President of the Garden City Chamber Myca Bunch adds there is a lot of great food too.  The event is a major fundraiser...
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Next in Line: New Dodge City Fire Chief Named

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) City Manager Cherise Tieben has appointed Robert Heinz the new fire chief beginning December 21st when the current chief Kevin Norton is expected to retire.  Heinz has served as the deputy fire chief since 2011 and has been with the Dodge City Fire Department since 1985.   
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