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Inderlied Out As Director at Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Western Kansas Broadcast Center has confirmed the Director at the Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau has been let go from her position after almost two years on the job.  Kim Inderlied is being replaced by her assistant Roxanne Morgan on an interim basis.  Attempts to get comments from members...
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Superintendent Search and How You Can Help

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The search is on for the next person to lead USD 457 Garden City schools as Superintendent.  The school board is asking for your help to become part of the selection process.  Public Information Coordinator Roy Cessna boils it down to one question.   The short questionnaire is listed on...
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Why Timing is Everything For New DCCC Student Activities Center

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) While Dodge City Community College pushes forward for their new Student Activities Center, there was a time when the project was in doubt even before it started.   Since part of the project hinged on funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to build a storm shelter, budget cuts almost...
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Garden City PD on Lookout For Shooting Suspect

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com)  Police are on the lookout for a man wanted for attempted murder in a shooting Tuesday night at the corner of 8th and West Jones Ave.   The victim 64 year old Raul Tapia of Garden City was approached by a young Hispanic man driving a dark colored pickup shortly...
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Kobach Driven to Protect Your Vote

(westernkansasnews.com) Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach recently testified before a Congressional committee about his concerns that allowing illegal immigrants to stay is one step away from voter registration.     Kobach is convinced in some states this is becoming a huge problem. What can be done to keep non-citizens from voting?  Kobach thinks...
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Scott City Recreation Ask Voters For Mill to Build Wellness Center

Scott City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Voters in Scott City will have a two mill levy on the April 7th ballot. If approved one of the mills would go to building a wellness center in town.     Director of the Scott Recreation Commission Loren Robinson is convinced voter turnout will ultimately determine whether this passes....
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Improving Infant Healthcare in Southwest Kansas

Lakin, KS (westernkansasnews.com) St. Catherine Hospital has loaned Kearny County Hosptial an Infant Transport Isolette. Scott Taylor CEO at St. Catherine says its a unit that can save a baby’s life.     Benjamin Anderson CEO at Kearny County Hospital is pleased that they have formed this partnership. Anderson says a 230-thousand dollar grant...
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City Leaders Lay Groundwork For Future

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Leaders in Garden City are holding their annual goal setting retreat Monday at the Finnup Center outside the zoo.  City Manager Matt Allen wants department directors and commissioners to look 12-18 months in the future.   The good news is there is a lot of land that can be developed. The...
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‘Net Neutrality Could Have Profound Affect on Internet Access

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The issue of fairness will be considered by the Federal Communications Communication on whether it should change it’s hands off approach towards the internet. Some larger companies want to pay extra in fast tracking their information. The danger is separating users into two groups the haves and have nots. Senator...
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Winter Storm Causes Slick Roads, Accidents

Seward County, KS (westernkansasnews.com) State troopers report a head on collision occurred on US 54 five miles west of Plains Sunday morning at 10:30 from icy road conditions.  49 year old Eugene Jendrezejak of Phoenix , Arizona lost control and taken to Southwest Medical Center. The driver of the other car wasn’t injured.   The investigation...
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