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Watch Your ATM Before Sliding Card In

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Wichita Police have dealt with the problem of skimmers at ATM, now that concern has moved to Garden City. Sargent Jason Chase with the GCPD explains what skimmers do.       Your best defense is awareness. Anything looks suspicious you are asked to call police. *On-air story*
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Love Regrets He Can’t Help on Final Solution to School Funding

Montezuma, KS (westernkansasnews.com) While State Senator Garrett Love is comfortable with his decision not to seek another term with the announcement that he and his wife Caley are expecting their second child, there is one part of him that will miss the battle next year over this key issue.     Still beyond passing...
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Tornado Spotted Near Friend Sunday Night

Friend, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Severe weather pushed through the area Sunday night and included a tornado near Friend on Highway 83 between Scott City and Garden City.  There are no reports of any injuries.  Nickle size hail and 60 MPH winds were reported earlier in the night near Leoti.
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Sanchez Charged with Lyons Murder

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Finney County Attorney Susan Richmeier has formally charged 19 year old Felix Sanchez of Garden City with first degree murder in the death of 22 year old Richard Lyons.  Lyons was sitting in his car last weekend when he was shot on Mansfield Road.  Richmeier’s office says there is not...
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Picnic Promenade to Raise Money For Windsor Hotel

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The event is called Picnic Promenade a fundraiser for the historic Windsor Hotel this Saturday night designed to be an outdoor picnic. Brian Nelson, Executive Director of the Finney County Preservation Alliance on what they’re calling on participants to do.     The location is being kept secret. Everyone will...
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Further Study Needed on Jennie Barker Improvements

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Improvements to Jennie Barker Road North of Schulman Crossing and up to the intersection with Kansas Avenue has been discussed. It’s unclear whether this is a priority or being put on the back burner for now. City Manager Matt Allen says it might be a mute point until new information...
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Estes: Files to Run for Senate, Explains Latest Budget Vote

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) State Representative Bud Estes of Dodge City has confirmed he will run for the Senate seat Garrett Love is leaving at the end of his term. Estes also explained the reason he voted for the latest budget is funding the legislature promised K-12 would have gone away without its passage....
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Stifling New Regulations Could Put Further Squeeze on Energy

(westernkansasnews.com) There is a fear factor in Washington about what may come down the pike during the final months of the Obama Administration. Congressman Tim Huelskamp cited new regulations on oil and gas wells as an example of why industry should be worried about attempts to increase regulation.   This new regulation could adversely affect...
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With Growing Family, Love Won’t Seek Re-election

Montezuma, KS (westernkansasnews.com) After six years in the Senate including a quick rise to leadership State Senator Garrett Love of Montezuma has decided not to run for a fourth term.  Love and his wife Caley are expecting a second child in December and the 28 year old wanted to spend more time with family....
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City, County Commissioners Schedule Meeting For Landbank Fund

The Garden City and Finney County Commissions Wednesday agreed to set up a landbank fund for dilapidated and rundown properties in the area designed with improving them for potential resale. A public hearing on the issue with both commissions is set for May 31st. City Commissioners also agreed to allow use of fireworks within...
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