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New Businesses Are Calling Hugoton Home

Hugoton, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Usually one person greets another by asking, what is up?  When it comes to what is going on in Hugoton, Stevens County Economic Development Director Neil Gillespie wants people to pose a different question, what is new?   Why all this economic success?  Gillespie believes the year old cellulosic ethanol plant had something...
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Man Arrested For Violating No Contact Order of His Wife

Lakin, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The Kearny County Sheriff’s Department has arrested a 30 year old man who they say intentionally violated a no contact order with his wife for a prior allegation of domestic abuse.  Authorities say Dewayne Barrera was released from jail Monday, but returned to his home, kicked the door in and entered...
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Senator Moran States His Opposition to Iranian Nuclear Deal

(westernkansasnews.com) The United Nations has already cleared the nuclear deal between six major powers and Iran, but constitutionally the US Senate must also approved the agreement. Kansas US Senator Jerry Moran has already made it clear, he opposes the pact.   Iran would get 150 billion dollars in aid upfront if the deal is approved...
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No Quick Decision on School Funding Issue

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Those anticipating a quick resolution to the school funding issue will likely be disappointed. The State Supreme Court will take up the case, but divide it into two parts equity and adequacy.     Superintendent Alan Cunningham of USD 443 in Dodge City has seen this battle before. The budget...
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Russell Development Center Reaches Half Century of Service

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The Russell Child Development Center in Garden City is hitting the big 50 this year.  Saturday those most benefitting from this program had a celebration at Stevens Park.    CDC Executive Director DeAnna Berry knows her staff does a lot of good.   Pediatrician Doctor Michael Shull has been a strong...
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Cowboy Statue is Ready to Show Improved Look

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The famous Cowboy statue has been missing from the Dodge City landscape. Saturday its set to reappear. City Project Development Coordinator Melissa McCoy on the statue’s deep rooted ties with Dodge.     McCoy says it was time for the statue to be repaired. The statue’s grand unveiling will be...
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Hodgeman County Accident Takes Life of 45 Year Old Man

Hanston, KS (westernkansasnews.com) A driver was ejected from his truck in a rollover crash Friday afternoon that claimed the life of a 45 year old man from Bazine on Hodgeman County Road 228 almost six miles north of Hanston.  The tire on Sergio Mendez’s truck blew causing the accident.  Mendez was taken to Hodgeman...
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Update: Victim Identified in Last Weekend’s Shooting Death

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Police have released the identity of the 32 year old man from Garden City who died in a shooting early Saturday morning on the 700 block of North Second.   32 year old Ramiro Bernal was killed in the incident.    The suspect wanted in the shooting remains at large....
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Dodge City Honors Cowboy On Special Day

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Dodge City is about to embrace their historic roots when Saturday they celebrate National Day of the Cowboy.       City Project Development Coordinator Melissa McCoy highlights what townspeople plan to do in honoring this accomplishment. The flags are a patriotic red, white and blue. It will be a busy...
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Use Your Best Judgement If You See Child in Heated Car

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) As last week’s incident outside Kansas City shows, anyone can be a hero. A young woman save a little girl locked in a heated car. Although the woman had to smash a window in saving the child, Garden City Police sergeant Michael Radke does not want that to be the first...
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