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Circle of Friendship Club Wants to Bridge Differences in Community

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Imagine a club where there are no dues or meetings and no requirements for membership.  Local entrepreneur Duane West is inviting you to join his club and all you have to do is wear a button.     Action on this came from news of last year’s failed attempted bombing...
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Republicans Have Not Given Up on Healthcare Reform

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) It will be an interesting week on Capitol Hill in Washington as House Republicans make another attempt at replacing Obamacare. Congressman Roger Marshall on why he believes what is being proposed works.     With all the factions trying to come together for passage, Marshall does not understand why the...
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Robert Wayne Nightengale

Robert Wayne Nightengale was born on December 2, 1938 at Greensburg, to Vernon and Leah (Nichols) Nightengale on his mother’s birthday.  He peacefully passed into eternity on April 23, 2017 at Bethel Home, Montezuma, Kansas, reaching the age of 78.  Following an open heart surgery 18 years ago, his physical health was never the...
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Road Resurfacing to Begin on K-23

Meade, KS (westernkansasnews.com) KDOT will begin a highway resurfacing project of K-23 at the Kansas-Oklahoma state line for 27 miles extending to the south of the railroad tracks in Meade.  K23 will be reduced to one lane and drivers will have to follow a pilot car. Expect delays of up to 15 minutes in...
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Kansas Unemployment Continues to Fall

(westernkansasnews.com) The Kansas Bureau of Labor and Bureau Statistics shows the March seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at 3.8 percent down from 4.0 percent a month earlier and 4.1 percent in March, 2016.  Over the year Kansas gained 3,600 seasonally adjusted non-farm jobs and 4,600 private sector jobs.
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GCPD Have Made Arrest in String of Tire Slashings

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Last Saturday Garden City Police received reports of 34 vehicles that had their tires slashed all across town.  With the cooperation of the victims, officers identified three juveniles suspects and made one arrest of a 17 year old, who could potentially face a felony charge of causing criminal damage.  The...
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Utz: Students Interested Can Become Part of GCPD Explorer Program

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Those aged 14-21 who might be interested in a law enforcement career the Garden City Police Department has instituted an explorer program designed to help pique your interest. Police Chief Michael Utz on what you will learn.     The program goes beyond what is learned in the student academy....
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Committee to Help Look For Next President at Fort Hays State

Hays, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The Board of Regents at Fort Hays State have appointed 20 people to assist and advise the board in selection of a new president at the University. The committee is comprised of students, faculty, staff and the community at large. Also the search firm Wheless Partners will assist in identifying and...
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Marshall Has Open House at New Office

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Congressman Roger Marshall had an open house on Wednesday for his new local office in Garden City. The staff will answer constituent questions and facilitate other need. Marshall on why setting up shop in Garden made sense.   The new office is at 816 Campus Drive. In addition, Marshall says...
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Moran: Vet Healthcare Constant Battle That Needs Attention

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) In a congressional district larger than the size of Illinois access to veterans healthcare can be extremely difficult.  Senator Jerry Moran illustrated the demand of these VA clinics during a townhall in Garden City last week.     Moran believes veterans should not have to come to the VA, but...
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