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Heavy Traffic Expected During Funeral For Firefighter Peek

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Police are warning motorists that there’ll be heavy traffic this afternoon around Main and Kansas during the funeral of former firefighter Ronnie Peek. Officers will be on hand to direct traffic. The 49 year old Peek had a health related problem during a training exercise last week and later died....
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Launching Your Small Business Just Became Easier

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Wanting to start a small business or have questions about your existing business then the Kansas Small Business Development Center at Garden City Community College is just for you.     Cheryl Schmale with the Center says they have the resources to provide these services. For more information call (620) 276-9632...
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Crop Duster: Low Gas Prices Means Flexibility For Business

Lakin, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Everyone is affected by lower gas prices. Customers like it because there is more money in their pocket. The energy industry does not because it less money in theirs. For crop duster Dwight Scholl of Tri-Rotor lower gas prices are making a significant difference. Everyone in agriculture is evaluating what the...
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Closing Time at Bar Leads to Scuffle Between Customers and Police

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) An altercation between customers at Rosie’s Good Times Bar and Garden City Police started early Sunday morning when officers says they told one person repeatedly to leave the establishment and he refused.  Officers eventually placed 25 year old Gregorio Gonzales under arrest, but not before five others were taken into...
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City to do List Includes Construction on Kansas Ave; Fixing Big Pool

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) It is never too early to look ahead and think about all the headaches from needed construction work throughout Garden City.  City Engineer Steve Cottrell on what is on the drawing board.     The city’s Big Pool also is in need of work. Cottrell’s goal is to keep the...
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Moran: Leads Fight Against Overbearing EPA, Fish and Wildlife Regulations

Washington D.C. (westernkansasnews.com) A number of battles are potentially brewing between President Obama and the Republican controlled Congress. One of them has to do with the Environmental Protection Agency oversight over rights of water and how it could ultimately effect their budget. Senator Jerry Moran takes us into the process. Moran knows now is the...
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Cops Arrest Man From Dodge City Accused of Soliciting Children

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Late last week, Dodge City Police and other law enforcement agencies served a warrant at 805 Prospect Lane #9 in connectionto a man accused of electronic solicitation of a minor child. During the operation 24 year old Ryan Vangdy was taken into custody.  Additional charges are pending. No other information...
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Hit and Run Accident Kills Mans in Liberal; Two Men Are Arrested

Liberal, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Two suspects are in custody after an apparent hit and run accident that killed a 51 year old man at 10th Street and New York Avenue Saturday night in Liberal.  Police have identified the victim as Jose Ramos.  His body was found lying in the street shortly after 11:30.  An autopsy is...
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DCCC President: If They Could Iron Out Differences, Merger Can Still Work

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Merger talks between Dodge City Community College and Fort Hays State broke off a couple of months ago. The main areas of concern were DCCC losing their autonomy and potentially their athletic teams along with all the revenue that goes with it. DCCC President Don Woodburn is convinced if the issues...
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Seward County Election Filings

Liberal, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Here are the local filings for April’s municipal elections ahead of Tuesday’s deadline.   2015 City/School Election Filing and Information   Dusty Turner has filed his Declaration of Intention to run for USD 483 Member at Large Stan Reiss has filed his Declaration of Intention to run for USD 483 School...
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