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Better Care Close to Home

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) St. Catherine Hospital is about to celebrate.  The “FAST TRAC” addition to the hospital is already completed and will be scheduled for a ribbon cutting Friday.  Hospital CEO and President Scott Taylor says this addition will take patient care to a new level. A bigger building means more staff. From...
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Garden City Police Ask for Your Help

Garden City, KS (westerkansasnews.com) Police are still concerned about a string of auto burglaries that started last month.  Officer Troy Davis says the brake ins have something in common. Now with spring here, there is another concern. Anyone who sees something suspicious is asked to call Garden City Police.
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Charges Filed in Attack of Wal-mart Employee UPDATE

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Finney County prosecutors have filed formal charges against 31 year old Quincy Crough.  The man is accused of stabbing a Wal-Mart employee April 6.  Crough is being charged with attempted first degree murder and aggravated burglary.  Finney County court officials confirm that Crough’s next expected appearance in court is this...
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Congressman Huelskamp Targets Taxes

Garden City, KS (www.westernkansasnews.com) Western Kansas Republican Congressman Tim Huelskamp made stops in Garden City and Dodge City today for town hall meetings on tax day.  Huelskamp says he wants to reduce what we owe to Washington,  but others remain firm to keep it this way for now.   Huelskamp wants his colleagues to...
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Last Minute Filers Jam Post Office

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Today is tax day…     Officer in Charge Angela Brooks at the Garden City Post Office says that means if you want your returns postmarked April 15th then you have to get them in by 5.  Most of the other post offices in Southwestern Kansas are also operating regular...
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Power Knocked Out to Neighborhood Tuesday Morning

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Power has been restored to the Southwind neighborhood after a malfunction occurred at one of Wheatland electric’s substation.  Company spokesman Phillip Shelley says a lightning arrester went out.  Stacey emphasized there was not any lightning, but that component absorbs the high voltage from a lightning strike failed.
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Garden City Motorcyclist Remains in the Hospital

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) A motorcyclist that pulled short to avoid another car at the intersection of Chaney and Labrador Friday afternoon has been lifeflighted to Via Christi in Wichita where he’s listed in serious condition.  Police say the injury victim is 63 year old Jerry Lappin.  He was not wearing a helmet.
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Two Weekend Accidents; One Fatality

Hamilton, Co. Kansas (westernkansasnews.com) A 70 year old man from the small town of Kendall died from injuries sustained in a weather related accident Sunday night in Hamilton County.  Tom Roth was driving his Chevy Colorado eastbound on Highway 50 in Hamilton County three miles east of K27 south when he lost control and...
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A Taste of Chicago in Southwest Kansas

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Garden City’s newest restaurant is born. Old Chicago opened for business Monday.  Tim Matheny was lured in by the great menu. Cleon Hansen and his wife stopped by to celebrate a special day. Old Chicago is open everyday from 11-midnight.  A ribbon cutting is schedule for next week.  
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Liberal Schools Get Boost From Voters; Eye Future

Liberal, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Voters have approved 128 million dollar bond issue for Liberal schools in last week’s election.  Superintendent Paul Larkin on where this money will go…    Larkin says they will also have enough money left over to renovate the high school.  Larkin calls this step significant for a town this size.  He is...
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