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Scott Co. accident sends four to the hospital

Scott County, KS(westernkansasnews.com) A two vehicle accident in Scott County this morning sent four people to Scott Co. hospital with injuries. Just before 7 on K-96 at Hereford Rd or 4 miles west of Scott City. Vehicle 2 was west bound on K96 and stopped to make left turn onto Hereford Rd. Vehicle 1 went...
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John Hahn running for Garden City Commission

Garden City, KS(westernkansasnews.com) On election day November 7th Garden City will elect three Garden City Commissioners. Melvin Dale, Janet Doll and Chris Law’s seats are up for grabs. Dale is the only one who has filed for re-election. John Hahn is running for one of the open seats. Hahn has a background in business and...
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Alta Brown Elementary Plans Opening of Student Run Credit Union 

Garden City, KS(westernkansasnews.com) Alta Brown Elementary School and Golden Plains Credit Union will hold a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, September 25th, at 8:25 a.m. to officially open the Golden Dragon Credit Union at the school.  The event will be held during an all school assembly in the school’s gymnasium, 1110 E....
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Rural economy continues to struggle in Plains and Midwest

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new report says low commodity prices and weak farm incomes are continuing to hamper the rural economy in parts of 10 Plains and Midwestern states. The Rural Mainstreet Index for the region fell to from 42.2 in August to 39.6 in September, its lowest level in 2017. The index...
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Finney Co. Health Dept. offering flu shots

Garden City, KS(westernkansasnews.com) The Finney County Health Department will begin offering Flu shots starting September 25th. These are available on a walk-in basis, so no appointments are necessary. The Health Department accepts most private insurances, KanCare & Medicare.  Come see us Monday – Thursday from 7am-5:30 pm at 919 Zerr Rd.
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U.S. 160/K-144 reopens in Haskell County

U.S. 160/K-144 in Haskell County has reopened following the closure to complete the realignment of U.S. 160 and K-144 with the newly constructed overpass in Haskell County. Work will continue in the area as construction crews complete clean-up, permanent center and edge line painting, and shoulder and tie-in work. Motorist are encouraged to be...
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Pedro Rodriguez running for GC City Commission

Garden City, KS(westernkansasnews.com) On election day November 7th Garden City will elect three Garden City Commissioners. Melvin Dale, Janet Doll and Chris Law’s seats are up for grabs. Dale is the only incumbent who has filed for re-election. Pedro Rodriguez is seeking one of the seats. Rodriguez has a background in law enforcement he at...
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Garden City residents injured in one car accident

Hodgeman County, KS(westernkansasnews.com) A one car accident in Hodgeman county Wednesday evening injured two Garden City residents. The accident occurred just before 6 on Hodgeman County rd 224, quarter mile south of K156’s milemarker 61.8 or 6 miles east of Jetmore. The vehicle was northbound on county road 224 when the driver swerved to miss...
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GCHS holding Buffalo Succcess Night

Garden City, KS(westernkansasnews.com) Garden City High School will host a Buffalo Success Night from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20th.  The event will provide an opportunity for parents to meet with teachers in their academy to go over student progress.  There will be opportunities for students to catch up on missing assignments.  The...
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Fatality Accident in Ford Co. Tuesday

Ford County, KS(westernkansasnews.com) A head on collision in Ford County Tuesday morning killed a California man. The accident occurred at 6:19 a.m. on US Highway 283 milepost 36.8 or 14 miles South of Doge City. Vehicle 1 was southbound on U283. Vehicle 2 was northbound. Vehicle 1 went left of center hitting vehicle 2...
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