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Heartland Cancer Center Opens

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) It began with a blessing from a priest.       A proclamation from Pope Francis and in the end a ribbon cutting signifying the official opening of Heartland Cancer Center located across the street from St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City. For Hospital CEO Scott Taylor the center represents more...
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Man Injured Rolling Over Truck Near Ulysses

Ulysses, KS (westernkansasnews.com) A 20 year old man from Hugoton was injured in his pickup Thursday afternoon on K25, 12 miles south of Ulysses.  State troopers report Austin Harper went into a slide and attempted to overcorrect rolling over his truck twice and ejecting him.  Harper has been taken to Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital...
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Moran Puts Military on Hot Seat About Transfer of Terrorist Detainees

Washington, D.C. (westernkansasnews.com) US Senator Jerry Moran questioned Defense Secretary Ash Carter this week and other military leaders about President Obama’s desire to close Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in holding terrorist suspects and sending them to Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. Moran believes a lack of communication between all involved would leave Kansas vulnerable.   Moran...
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Police: Important to Increase Awareness of Domestic Violence

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) It is a serious issue, but for some reason isn’t talked about enough until for someone its too late. Garden City Police wants to shed the spotlight on Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Officer Tiffany McDermott underscores the importance of learning more.     Kids are the ones who typically start...
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Scholarship Ride to Help GCCC Students Further Their Education

Garden City. KS (westernkansasnews.com) Garden City Community College is putting on their 8th annual “Ride for the Future” this Saturday. Bradley Sisk EMS Instructor with GCCC says this event has done a lot of good.     Here are students enrolled in the public safety program. All vehicle riders are invited. $30 for entry,...
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State’s Fiscal Trouble Could Spell Over to Cities, Counties

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) There is talk that depending on how the state handles their budget shortfall this year, Standard and Poors could drop the Sunflower State’s credit rating from its current ranking of AA. Would such a drop have an adverse effect on Garden City? City Manager Matt Allen is keeping a close eye...
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Two Men From Dodge Indicted For Federal Hate Crime

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Interim U.S. Attorney Tom Beall says two men from Dodge City have been charged with federal hate crimes for targeting and attacking three men for being Somalian. The indictment charges 31 year old Omar Martinez and 24 year old Armando Sotelo with causing bodily harm to the men because of...
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Construction About to Begin on Some Dodge City Schools

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The School Board at USD 443 in Dodge City is putting the final touches on building improvements throughout the district utilizing 85 million dollars in bonds that voters approved last summer.     Superintendent Alan Cunnigham says construction will begin this summer at Lynn, Beeson and Wilrose Garden Elementary schools....
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Doll Pleased With City’s Progress While Serving as Mayor

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Last week Janet Doll turned over her gavel as mayor of Garden City to the vice mayor Chris Law serving the customary one year in that capacity. Doll had a chance to reflect on two bits of great news that made her year as mayor exciting.   Doll expects continued economic...
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GCPD Identify Last Week’s Shooting Suspect

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Police are on the lookout for a shooting suspect from last week on the 800 block of Ida Street where a 18 year old man was shot in the back of a residence and taken to Via Christi in Wichita.   The man has been identified as Joey Terrazas-Garcia a...
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