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Car Show Highlights Saturday Fundraiser For Kansas Honor Flight

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Kansas Honor Flight has helped WWII veterans see their memorial in Washington D.C. free of charge. In recent years the program has been expanded to Korean and Vietnam vets. Saturday the Kansas Honor Flight will have its 7th fundraiser will be held for Honor Flight at the Finney County Exhibition Building....
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Garden City Helping Troubled Readers Through Kansas Reading Roadmap

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Wednesday at the Garden City Chamber of Commerce monthly breakfast from the Clarion Inn attendees were introduced to the Kansas Reading Roadmap. It’s Executive Director Andrew Hysell explains the overall goal of the program.     Jamie Schwerr helps run the program at Gertrude Walker Elementary in Garden City. There are...
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Dierksen One of Three Finalists to Become DC Superintendent

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) One of the three candidates for the Superintendent’s job at USD 443 in Dodge City might seem familiar to you. Doctor Fred Dierksen was one of two finalists for the Superintendent’s job in Garden two years ago and is currently Superintendent in Sterling, KS. Dierksen likes what he sees from...
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Lt. Gov. Colyer Stresses Importance of Giving Back; Introduces Service Award

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer was at Garden City High School on Tuesday to introduce a new public service award designed to give recognition for students who go above and beyond in helping make our communities better.     Speaking distinguish members of the GCHS Student body, Colyer explains why he...
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Civil Rights Leader Challenges GCCC Students at Annual MLK Remembrance

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Garden City Community College hosted their annual Martin Luther King, Junior Day speaker a day later because of the bad weather over the weekend. Bob Zellner parted ways from a culture of hate and a father who was in the KKK. He saw it all growing up in South Alabama....
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Judge Sets Trial Date For Banda

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Leading medical marijuana advocate Shona Banda has been deemed competent to stand trial in answering to drug charges levied against her two years ago after her then 11 year old son made statements during an in school assembly on drug use.  Judge Wendell Wurst has set pre-trial motions for April 7th...
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USD 443 in Dodge City Calls Off School on Wednesday

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The school district at USD 443 in Dodge City has called off school on Wednesday.   Other districts including Garden City, Ulysses and Sublette are on mud routes. In addition Victory Electric Marketing Director Jerri Imgarten says the number of people without power has dropped from 5,500 customers down to...
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NWS: Snow and Ice Combined For Dangerous Combo Over the Weekend

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Now in adding up all the precipitration that the area received this past weekend, National Weather Service Meteorologist Greg Tatro on what areas were hardest hit.     Almost all areas reported damage from the ice storm. Trees and broken powerlines were the most prevalent especially around Dodge City, but...
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School Cancellations/Delays For Tuesday

(westernkansasnews.com)  Latest school closings and delays for Tuesday, January 17. Closed USD 443 in Dodge City-closed Tuesday DCCC-no classes Tuesday Sacred Heart in Dodge City-closed Tuesday Plymell Elementary-close Tuesday, no electricity USD 459 Bucklin-closed on Tuesday USD 381 Spearville-closed on Tuesday Mud Routes USD 457 in Garden City USD 102 in Cimarron USD 452...
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Doctor Freund: Beware, Shoveling Can Be Stressful to Heart

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) With a couple of inches of snow accumulation expected for Monday, some people may have to shovel their walk or driveway. St. Catherine Hospital Interventional Cardiologist Dr. William Freund on why this can be dangerous to your heart.     If you do shovel, here are some precautions to take. Or...
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