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Construction Update On US-54 in Seward County

(westernkansasnews.com) Crews continue to work on expanding US-54 in Seward County. Two of the four new lanes are now finished, so the Kansas Department of Transportation has announced that traffic will move to the finished east bound lanes Thursday May 25. The work will remain ongoing on the new west bound lanes and road...
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DCCC Awarded Over $2000,000

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Dodge City Community College was recently awarded over $200,000 for Adult Education and Family Literacy activities by the Kansas Board of Regents. The funds were given under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act for Fiscal Year 2018. The grant will give the Adult Learning Center staff the chance continue working...
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Winter Storm Cleanup Nears Completion in Garden City

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) People in Garden City are still feeling the effects from Winter Storm Ursa that dumped around a foot of snow on the area in the last weekend of April. However there is some good news, the branch cleanup in Garden City is almost done accoridng to city manager Matt Allen. Allen...
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City Manager Given Leadership Kansas Award

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The 2017 Leadership Kansas Jim Edwards Alumnus of the Year Award was recently awarded to Garden City City Manager Matt Allen.  Mr. Allen was recognized for his steady, innovative community leadership that has garnered national attention for Garden City.  He was further recognized for his commitment to the Leadership Kansas Program.  Allen on...
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Leadership Kansas Coming to Garden and Dodge

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Starting tomorrow through Friday Dodge City and Garden City will be hosting 2017 Leadership Kansas Class . The 40 members of the leadership Kansas will start in Dodge City at the Boot Hill Casino for dinner and a panel on gaming. On Thursday the class will visit Garden City hitting...
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Garden City Rec Commission Turnaround

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The Garden City Recreation Commission held their committee meeting last night and revealed the results of their audit report that had good news according to Superintendent of the rec committee Aaron Stewart. The commission had to bother about $300,000 from the city at the end of 2015 to make payroll, but...
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Harvest Time Getting Closer for Kansas Wheat

AP- The Kansas wheat crop is continuing to turn color signaling that harvest time is nearing. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 23 percent is colored, which is ahead of the 14 percent at this time last year. 94 percent of the crop  has headed. 8 percent is considered very poor, wit...
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Gas Prices Look Good for Memorial Day Travelers

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) With the Memorial Day weekend coming up gas prices look good for those who will travel this weekend. Kansas is ranked number 10 for the lowest State average gas prices in the country at $2.16, which is six cents higher than last year. The price in Garden is the same...
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Lake Scott Health Advisory Rescinded

(westernkansasnews.com) The health advisory for Lake Scott was rescinded today after sampling of the water revealed that the E. coli has dispersed.  On May 9 The Kansas Department of Health and Environment  and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism issued the advisory after a fish kill was reported and the KDHE found...
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Dodge City Superintendent Retiring After 43 Years

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Dodge City Schools Superintendent Alan Cunningham is retiring after spending his entire 43 year career with Dodge City. Cunningham has spent the last 11 years as the superintendent. Cunningham on his appreciation for Dodge City schools. He also told us the accomplishment he’s most proud of is the implantation of...
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