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Two Separate Driving Fatalities This Week

Ensign, KS (westernkansasnews.com) State troopers report a man from Ensign died after a head on collision Wednesday morning shortly before noon at US 56 three miles west of Ensign in Gray County. The driver of the pickup was attempting to pass a semi when it went into the other lane and struck the vehicle...
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AG Schmidt: Erskin Barred From Medical Service in State of Kansas

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) A longtime physicians assistant in Garden City is now permanently banned from providing medical services in the state of Kansas. State Attorney General Derek Schmidt made the announcement in regards to Joel Erskin a part owner and operator of Renovo Medical and University Medical LLC. The accusations against Erskin included...
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Hammond’s Testimony Addresses Dodge’s Need in School Funding Battle

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Executive Director of Business and Operations at USD 443 in Dodge City Bill Hammond testified before a State Senate committee last week in charge of devising Kansas’ new school finance formula.  Hammond testified they needed certainty in funding and that is why this year has been so hard.   Added...
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Immigration in Kansas; Local Host to Spotlight Issue on TV Wednesday Night

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Immigration has been a hot button topic and has generated even more discussion since Donald Trump became president. An extensive examination of the issue will take place during a hour long program Wednesday night on Smoky Hills Public Television with local moderator Harold Orosco.   The overall goal is to inform...
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Western KS Child Advocacy Center Primed For Saturday Night Gala

Scott City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center has a major fundraiser Saturday night Diamonds and Champagne Gala from the Majestic in Scott City.   The most important things as Projects Coordinator Vicki Hubin will tell you are the kids and those served by WKCAC. Tickets are going fast and need to...
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Man From Scott City Killed in Head On Collision Monday

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The Kansas Highway Patrol reports a 29 year old man from Scott City died Monday morning when his Yukon cross the center line and crashed head on into a semi going the opposite way on US 83 in Finey County. Nicholas Kough died as a result of the collision and...
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GCPD: Mobile App, Motorcycle Safety Course Being Offered

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The Garden City Police Department has introduced a new mobile app. Officer Mike Kerley on how this will increase interaction between the public and the police.     It is just not the public communicating with police, officers can do the same thing in a moments notice. Go to android,...
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Women From Garden Injured in Weekend Accident

Norton County, KS (westernkansasnews.com) A 71 year old woman from Garden City was injured Sunday afternoon shortly before 1 when she lost control on a curve and hit a guardrail in Norton County.  The accident involving Maria Munoz-Garcia occurred 3 miles south of the US 36/K383 junction.  She has been taken to a local hospital...
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You May Be at Risk For Diabetes and Not Even Know It

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The Live Well Finney County Coalition highlighted the important need for businesses to address the need of having healthier workers.  Their presentation at the monthly Chamber of Commerce breakfast Wednesday, detailed a threat that many of us face, but do not even know about pre-diabetes.   Beth Koksal with Live...
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Driving Kansas Avenue About to Get More Congested Again

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Widening of Kansas Avenue from Main Street to Third Street is underway. Lane closures will begin March 27. Lee Construction, the project contractor, plans to complete the widening project in six phases lasting until late August. The first phase of construction will be between Main Street and Fifth Street and...
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