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Word to the Wise: Before You Travel; Have Emergency Kit Ready

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) While its unlikely we will get several feet of snow like they they have in Western New York, its always a good time to talk about preparing an emergency kit just in case you are stranded this winter.   Kirk Hutchinson of KDOT. Experts also suggest you pack some granola...
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Kansas Economy Giving Cheer Even Before the Holidays

Topeka, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Kansans are going to work. According to the latest unemployment numbers for October the jobless numbers statewide are 4.4 percent a drop of 0.3% from September and 0.8% from last year at this time. Labor Economist Efua Afful believes all of this news points to a growing economy. Statewide Kansas added...
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Sheriff: One Dies, One Injured in Finney County Accident

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Finney County Sheriff Kevin Bascue says two men from Garden City were involved in a rollover accident about 2pm Thursday on the 1500 block of Sagebrush Road. The victims have been identified as 32 year old Jonothan Quintana and his passenger 36 year old Jesse Montemayor. Quintana was not wearing a...
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Downtown Road Construction Wrapping Up

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Drivers on Main Street in downtown Garden City have been asking themselves when is the road construction going to end. City Manager Matt Allen says very soon. Allen says the weather will determine whether they are successful in reaching that goal.
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Reaction to Watson’s Hiring as Education Commissioner

Topeka, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Late last week the State Board of Education hired McPherson Superintendent Randy Watson to become the next education commissioner in the state of Kansas. Board chair Jana Shaver is confident Watson brings the right experience to the job. The belief is having Kansas roots will help Watson. Not everyone was happy....
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Winners Announced for Crystal Apple Award

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) After a long screening process, the winners for this year’s Crystal Apple Awards honoring Finney County’s best teachers will be announced Thursday night.  The coveted award in its nineteenth year is sponsored by the Garden City chamber of commerce. Chamber VP Myca Bunch says for all our teachers do for...
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Police Asking for Your Help to Solve Death Investigation

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Police have released the name of the man’s body found Wednesday morning behind the Presto Gas station at 4th and Fulton.  He has been identified as 47 year old Armando Miranda.  No foul play is suspected, but police are looking for information that could help in their investigation at (620) 276-1300.   
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DCCC Ending Merger Talks Not a Shock to Fort Hays President

Hays, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Tuesday we heard from a Dodge City Community College trustee on why the college pulled out of merger talks with Fort Hays State. Today we hear from the other side. Fort Hays Spokesman Kent Steward says the news DCCC ended discussions did not come as a shock for new President Doctor...
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ARC: Urging You to Donate Blood This Time of Year

(westernkansasnews.com) Everyone is aware of the critical need to donate blood, but as the holidays approach there is an even greater urgency.     Jan Hale with the American Red Cross on why attracting donors is so important now. If you have not donated in the last 56 days, you can give again.  Upcoming...
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The Trip of a Lifetime

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) An idea that started earlier this year is ready to pickup full steam. The Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce is offering a trip to China late next year.   Chamber Marketing Director Cassandra Fischer says the trip excluding airfare will run about $2500. If you want to know more there’s...
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