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Strengthening Kansas Families Day by Day

Liberal, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The Secretary of Kansas Children and Families Phyllis Gilmore made a presentation in Liberal Thursday at the Kiwanis luncheon. The goal of her department is to promote healthy families. One of the ways they do this is through a job placement program. Privatization of service always has its critics, but Gilmore is...
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Bear Campaign: A Message Received with Open Arms

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) State troopers, Police and Fire were able to get the word out Thursday night that teddy bears can save lives. Each parent that stopped at one of four locations received a bear as a reminder not to leave their child unattended in a hot car. Jennifer Seeman says its scary to...
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Beginning Their Road to Recovery

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) St. Catherine Hospital has partnered with the American Cancer Society to participate in the “Look Good, Feel Better” Program for women who have been diagnosed with cancer.   Ann Crockett with the ACS explains how the free program works. Signups for the August 11th session are being taken at (620)...
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For DCCC Students It’s Their New Home Away From Home

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Dodge City Community College is about two weeks away from celebrating its newest addition. A new residence hall for men, Becker Hall.   Project Manager Bev Temaat hears that because of the new dorm perspective students are giving DCCC another look. Temaat says the new dorm is comparable to the...
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School Bus Inspection Program Ready For Another Go Around

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Your child safety is the top priority. As we get closer to the beginning of another school year, state troopers next Tuesday will be doing inspections of all buses and vehicles used to transport students at Garden City schools. District spokesman Roy Cessna says 50 schools buses along with other...
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Man Pulling Trailer Injured in Gove County Accident

Quinter, KS (westernkansasnews.com) A 22 old driver was injured transporting an attached trailer as he swerved to miss a deer on I70 in Gove County.  The wreck occurred just before 1am Wednesday.  Ty Renz of Rush Center was taken to Gove County Medical Center.  The trailer and truck blocked both westbound lanes until it...
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Huelskamp: Lawsuit Against President Unlikely to Succeed

Washington D.C. (westernkansasnews.com) House Republicans say impeachment of President Obama is off the table, but a lawsuit that is another matter. The House led by Speaker John Boehner Wednesday voted 225-201 to sue the President for overextending his constitutional power in implementation of the healthcare law. Congressman Tim Huelskamp does not believe this will go...
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Selzer Seeks Balanced Approach as Insurance Commissioner

Overland Park, KS (westernkansasnews.com) There are five Republican candidates on the ballot for state insurance commissioner. One of them is Certified Public Accountant Ken Selzer who blames the regulatory environment for eliminating all but two health insurance providers. Selzer’s main goal is consumer protection, but not at the expense of developing more options. Selzer...
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Relay for Life Looks to Stop Cancer One Step at a Time

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The annual Finney County Relay for Life is scheduled for Friday at the Garden City High School football stadium. The goal is to raise money in the fight against cancer and they’re still looking for participants.   Organizer Manuel Terrazas explains that everything begins early. So far, fifteen teams are...
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Teddy Bear Giveaway Could Hold Key to Saving Your Child

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Another big event is set for Thursday night in Garden City. With the recent trend nationally of leaving children in a hot car, bears will be given out as a visual reminder to take your child with you.   Meghan McFee of the Finney County Safe Kids Coalition is calling...
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