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Garden City Commission approves revenue bonds for Meadowlark Dairy Nutrition

Garden City, KS(westernkansasnews.com) The city commissioners on Tuesday approved an ordinance authorizing the city to issue its taxable industrial revenue bonds to finance the Meadowlark Dairy Nutrition. The agreement is for $200 million, city manager Matt Allen with more In other news the commissioners approved a resolution of an agreement with the buckeye wind farm....
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Lion habitat at Lee Richardson Zoo to be dedicated to Becker’s memory

Garden City, KS(westernkansasnews.com) On Tuesday afternoon the Garden City commissioners approved a request to dedicate the lion habitat at Lee Richardson Zoo in memory of Robert Becker. Becker, 67, was killed in a motorcycle accident on October 7 when he was allegedly rear-ended and run over in a jeep driven by Bashir Omar, 31....
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Former Finney County man banned from doing business in Kansas

OLATHE – (November 21, 2017) – A former Finney County man currently living in Leawood who was operating as a contractor has been banned from doing business in Kansas and ordered to repay four Kansas consumers, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. David J. Rosales, d/b/a Rosales Plumbing, d/b/a Rosales Plumbing LLC, d/b/a...
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Winter wheat in good shape

Wichita, KS(AP) The condition of the emerging winter wheat crop in Kansas is mostly good but rain would be welcomed to help the crop. That is the latest assessment Monday from the National Agricultural Statistics Service. The agency reported that 12 percent of the wheat is in poor to very poor condition. About 32...
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GCHS Students Place At FCCLA Fall Cluster Meeting  

Garden City, KS(westernkansasnews.com) Members from Garden City High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapter traveled to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to attend the National Cluster meeting held November 16-19.   The students competed in a number of events during the conference. Students that received placed at the competition were: Raylyn Swank, senior, placed...
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Thanksgiving travel numbers expected to be up for 2017

Garden City, KS(westernkansasnews.com) With Thanksgiving on Thursday this week marks one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. Over 50 million people are expected to travel more than 50 miles from home this thanksgiving, that’s a 3.3 percent increase over last year. 2005 is the last year that saw thanksgiving travel numbers this high....
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Pre-Holiday Evening at the Museum Nov. 21

Garden City, KS(westernkansasnews.com) The next Evening at the Museum presentation in Garden City is coming up at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 in the meeting room of the Finney County Historical Museum, with a joint pre-holiday program by Conny Bogaard, Ph.D., and Debra Bolton, Ph.D. Admission is free, with dessert and beverages provided.  Those who attend...
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Salvation Army Red Kettle Christmas Campaign begins this week

Garden City, KS(westernkansasnews.com) The Holiday season is here which means holiday traditions. One long standing tradition is the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Christmas Campaign. The Dodge City Salvation Army is seeking volunteer bell ringers for Nov 22 through Dec 23. Volunteers can select hours based on their own schedules between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m....
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Unemployment decreases across Kansas

Garden City, KS(westernkansasnews.com) Preliminary estimates reported by the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.6 percent in October. This was down from 3.8 percent in September and down from 4.3 percent in October 2016. Every county decreased it’s unemployment number from October 2016....
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2017 Crystal Apple Teachers honored at banquet

Garden City, KS(westernkansasnews.com) Thursday night the Garden City Chamber of Commerce held their 2017 Crystal Apple Teacher Awards. The three teachers who won the highly honored distinction include: Julia Morales, Buffalo Jones Elementary School, Dru Saddler, Garden City High School, and Sarah Shrimplin, Edith Scheuerman Elementary School. Each Crystal Apple Teacher received an engraved crystal...
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