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Genesis Family Health Serving an Important Role

Garden City, KS (westernkanasnews.com) The Mexican-American Ministries walk-in clinic in Garden City has operated under a new name now for the past several months Genesis Family Health.  CEO Julie Wright explains what they do to serve the community.   A lot of people do not know that Genesis Family Health offers dental services too....
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Managing Big Pool Appears to be Changing Hands

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The Garden City Recreation Commission stated at their monthly meeting on Monday night that they have asked to give back management of the Big Pool back over to the city by the end of the year.  The Big Pool has gone through repairs over the last several years reducing significantly...
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Want to Grow Your Business? This Class Can Help

Scott City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The Growing Rural Businesses seminar is coming to Scott City. This eight night course is held once a week beginning September 22nd and is taught by business experts at Wichita State University.  Katie Eisenhour Executive Director of the Scott County Development Committee on some of the topics they will cover....
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DCCC Deals with Increased Enrollment as School Begins

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) There is a lot of excitement brewing for the beginning of the new school year at Dodge City Community College.  PresidentDoctor Harold Nolte notes student housing is over its capacity, so some arrangements had to be made.     The renovated dorm Sheldon Hall should help alleviate this problem when...
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Teen From Plains Killed on Texas Highway

Pampa, TX (westernkansasnews.com) Saturday night a young teen from Plains was killed in an accident on a Texas Highway in Pampa while a truck driver sped through an intersection trying to avoid police. The Texas Highway Patrol says 13 year old Jarah Breece died from his injuries and his 11 year old sister Holly...
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Adams Wins Big in Saturday’s $5000 WKBC Cash Giveaway

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) After a summer of entries and people vying for various cash prizes the big prize was given out Saturday at Robinson’s Furniture in Garden City.  Danny Hill host of the Danny Hill Experience on Q97 announced the winner.   Congratulations to Mauritta Adams of Garden City, all our sponsors and...
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Kansas Economy Hits Speed Bump in July

Topeka, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The statewide unemployment numbers are out for July and there is a sight uptick from 3.8 in June to 4.1 percent last month.  Tyler Tenbrink is Senior Labor Economist at the Kansas Department of Labor.     The state lost 4,600 private sector jobs since the last survey was done.
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Two Arrested and Charged in Drug Investigation

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) After a month long investigation from the joint Garden City/Finney County Drug Task Force two arrests were made last week after executing a warrant on the 400 block of Chestnut. Two children an eight year old and seven year old were put into protective custody. 39 year old Takela Houston...
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Beall: Federal Drug Indictment Comes For Two Men From Wichita

Minneola, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Twenty-six year old Hector Vazquez and 28 year old Pedro Garibay, both of Wichita were indicted earlier this week by acting US Attorney Tom Beall accused of smuggling more than 22 pounds of methamphetamine. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office stopped the suspects Volkswagon Jetta in Minneola on August 12th. The officer...
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Collins Announces Retirement From the Bench

Scott City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) A magistrate judge serving district 25 in Finney, Greeley, Scott, Hamilton, Kearny and Wichita Counties is hanging up his robe.  Jim Collins will retire October 3rd after 18 years on the bench.  Collins wraps up 43 years in public service working with groups like the Neighborhood Youth Corp, Judge Riddell...
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