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Garden City Schools Board Member Appointed to State Council

Garden City, KS(westernkansasnews.com) Garden City Public Schools Board Member, Lara Bors, has been appointed to serve on the Kansas School Mental Health Advisory Council. She will be serving as a board of education representative, and she will be providing a voice for local school boards in the position on the council.  The council was...
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Finney Co. horse tests positive for EIA

MANHATTAN, KS(westernkansasnews.com) The Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health was notified in August by the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory that a horse in Finney County has tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA). The facility is under quarantine and all the exposed horses were tested, with five additional positive EIA horses....
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Three SW KS cities to receive funding for road improvements

Garden City, KS(westernkansasnews.com) Thirty projects that will improve intersections and streets in Kansas cities have been selected for funding through the Kansas Department of Transportation’s City Connecting Link Improvement Program(CCLIP). Under the CCLIO, a city contributes up to 25 percent of the project cost based on its population. Cities under 2,500 in population aren’t...
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Seven Hugoton Students Receive Ag Certificate

Hugoton, KS(westernkansasnews.com) Twenty-four students from four schools in Kansas have been awarded the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Kansas Agriculture Skills & Competencies Certificate. Seven of the student awarded are from Hugoton: Lacey Brecheisen, Romano Burger, Kyra Kalani, Roman Lindstrom, Bernabe Mendoza, Elias Mendoza and Brooklynn Trotter.  Students have demonstrated excellence in their agricultural education...
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St. Catherine’s Fourth Look Good, Feel Better

Garden City, KS(westernkansasnews.com) Look Good, Feel Better. For the fourth year in a row St Catherine’s Hospital will put on the special workshop for area women battling cancer. Director of the Breast Care Center Heather Wright-Renick tells us more about Look Good, Feel Better. The program is free for all women who are acitvely being...
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Congressman Marshall Begins Listening Tour

Garden City, KS(westernkansasnews.com) U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall will begin his farm bill listening tour across Kansas first district Friday. Marshall will be in southwest Kansas on Monday morning at 8 at Stauth Memorial Museum in Montezuma. At noon he’ll be at Morton Co Civic Center in Elkhart. At two he’ll be at Pioneer Manor in...
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SW KS Couple Sentenced for Money Laundering

WICHITA, KAN. – A southwest Kansas couple who pleaded guilty to money laundering was sentenced today to three years of federal probation, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said. George Enns, 71, and his wife, Agatha Enns, 69, both of Meade, Kan., pled guilty to one count of money laundering conspiracy. George Enns was ordered to...
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GC Police Taking Part in DUI Crackdown

Garden City, KS(westernkansasnews.com) August 17 through Labor Day, September 4, Garden City Police will join 150 other local and state police agencies in a crackdown aimed at removing drunk, drugged, and other dangerous drivers from roadways. The initiative is titled “You Drink. You Drive. You Lose.” The campaign is sponsored by the Kansas Department...
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Lee Richardson Zoo Announces Birth of Red Panda Cubs

Garden City, KS(westernkansasnews.com) Lee Richardson Zoo is very happy to announce the birth of three red panda cubs.  Ember, the zoo’s 7 year old female red panda, gave birth to the cubs on August 12, 2017.  Mother and cubs are doing well.  This is Ember’s fourth litter. “Animal Care staff had been monitoring Ember’s...
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Authorities Warn About Phone Scams

Garden City, KS(westernkansasnews.com) Finney County people are once again dealing with an old scam. The scam fools people into paying a fine for missing jury duty. According to the Finney County Sheriff’s office, a Finney County man reported he was contacted by a man saying he had missed jury duty and that paying a...
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