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Scott City Superintendent gives an update with bond project

Scott City, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–Last week, the Scott City Beavers hosted their first varsity game, after the first phase of the school bond was concluded. Currently, the next phase of the $25 million bond is under way at Scott City Middle School. In an interview at halftime of last weeks game, USD 466 Superintendent of...
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Dodge City man found guilty of unlawful act relating to an ID card

DODGE CITY – A Dodge City man was found guilty of an unlawful act relating to an identification card, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. Guillermo Alonzo-Ramos, 29, pleaded guilty yesterday in Ford County District Court to one felony count of an unlawful act relating to an identification card. The case stemmed from an...
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GCCC Athletic Director John Green resigns

Garden City Community College Athletic Director (AD) John Green has announced his resignation effective October 1, 2018.  Green will continue his duties as AD through August 31, 2018 and then will assume duties with game day set up and game promotions through October 1, 2018. Green stated, “It has been a blessing for me...
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Garden City Police arrest suspect for child sex crimes

Garden City, KS(westernkansasnews.com) The Garden City Police Department is seeking assistance from the community to locate Jace Stubbs. He is wanted on suspicion of Rape and Aggravated Indecent Civil Liberties with a child. Stubbs is a white man with brown hair and eyes, standing 6 ft. and weighing 190 pounds. If you have information about the whereabouts of Jace...
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Fort Riley helicopter made precautionary landing south of Garden City

Garden City, KS(westernkansasnews.com) Shortly after 2 p.m. on Aug. 28, two Soldiers with the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, out of Fort Riley, Kansas, piloting an Apache helicopter during a training exercise made an precautionary landing in an open field about 14 miles south of Garden City. The helicopter landed safely and...
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Railroad crossing repair closes U.S. 283 in Clark County

Union Pacific will begin railroad crossing repairs to the U.S. 283 crossing in Minneola on Wednesday, Aug. 29. U.S. 283 northbound traffic will be detoured east on U.S. 54 to Bucklin and then north on K-34 to the K-34/U.S. 400 junction and then north on U.S. 400 to Dodge City. Southbound traffic will be...
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Update: Dodge City school put under brief lockdown for BB gun shooting

Dodge City, KS(westernkansasnews.com) Linn Elementary School was placed under a 30 minute lockdown Tuesday afternoon after a teacher saw a man near school grounds with a BB gun. The suspect was quickly apprehended by the Dodge City Police Department and will be facing charges for shooting a BB gun. According to school officials they...
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As a service to our local businesses, wed’d like to know what products or services come to your mind when you think of the various business categories. The survey is totally anonymous, so there’s no need for your personal information. It’s quick, easy and we think you’ll find it interesting. The survey is ten...
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Senator Moran and Congressman Marshall react to U.S.-Mexico trade deal

On Monday President Trump announced that Mexico and the United States had reached a trade agreement. The deal is expected to be finalized later this week. Kansas U.S. Senator Jerry Moran issued the following statement after the deal was announced. “As I’ve expressed to the administration on numerous occasions, any agreement that has been...
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Cities to receive $13.7 million for road improvement projects

Twenty-seven projects that will improve intersections and roads in Kansas cities have been selected for funding through the Kansas Department of Transportation’s City Connecting Link Improvement Program (CCLIP), which funds improvements to state highways that extend through cities. The cities will receive a combined total of approximately $13.7 million in funding under the CCLIP...
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