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Dodge City Economy: Housing Part of Problem and Solution

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The President of Policom William Fruth made a recent presentation on why Dodge City ranked 21st out of 536 micropolitan communities nationwide in its economic strength survey.  Joann Knight, Executive Director of the Ford County/Dodge City Economic Development Corporation realizes that keeping up with infrastructure is vital to their success....
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Someone is Vandalizing Cars in Dodge City

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Dodge City Police Department is asking for information related to slash tires and broken windows reported throughout town on Tuesday.  Please call (620) 227-STOP or (620) 225-8158 if you can assist in this investigation.
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Sparked by Low Gas Prices, Big Numbers Are Traveling This Weekend

Topeka, KS (westernkansasnews.com) To put things in perspective here is how gas prices stacked up just a few months ago.     Nationally the average is $2.81 a gallon for regular gas. Jim Hanni with AAA says that means a whopping number of travelers will take advantage of the low prices. A little more...
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St. Catherine: New Hires Must Be Tobacco Free

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Beginning next year St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City,part of the Centura Health Network, will have an added requirement for any new employee.   Kathy Morrison, Executive Director of Human Resources at St. Catherine says an applicant that fails the cotinine test for tobacco can still be hired. Those already...
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Roberts: Executive Action on Immigration Unconstitutional

Washington DC (westernkansasnews.com) In the aftermath of last week’s executive action freeing five million illegal immigrants from the fear of deportation, Senator Pat Roberts uses President Obama’s own words against him.   Weeks ago as a candidate when Senator Roberts was asked what he would do if President Obama’s executive orders exceeded his constitutional authority,...
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Mapping Out Your Route

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Before you take the family out this Thanksgiving it is a good idea to plan your route beforehand. The good news all this information is at your fingertips.   KDOT Spokesman Kirk Hutchinson reminds us there is one significant construction project going on in Southwest Kansas. Work on that bridge...
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Dozier: Laying the Building Blocks for GCCC Police Department

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) There were several steps that Garden City Community College needed in order to start up their new campus police department. First Director Rodney Dozier designed his department’s policies and procedures and then he hired a staff. Six officers will make up the campus police department by next summer. The goal...
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Dodge City Teacher is Named “State’s Best”

Dodge City, KS  (westernkansasnews.com) She has been a teacher for 18 years, 13 as a high school biology teacher at Dodge City High School.  Now Shannon Ralph is the 2015 Kansas Teacher of the Year. Ralph’s selection was announced during a ceremony in Wichita Saturday night. The winner receives $4,000, a free rental car...
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Dyer: Convinced Holiday Sales Will Be Strong

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) They do not have the overall estimates to back it up, but if you ask Garden City Chamber of Commerce President Steve Dyer his gut feeling is that retailers will have a good holiday season.   The new Schulman Crossing is expected to lead the way. Dyer believes the excitement extends...
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Two Taken to Hospital After Saturday Night Accident

Logan County, KS (westernkansasnews.com) A man and woman from Garden City were taken to Logan County hospital Saturday night after a run in with a deer and following collision with a freightliner truck on US 83.  52 year old Timothy Johnson and 53 year Karen Johnson were both injured.  The victims were wearing their...
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