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Educators, Policy Makers Discuss Literacy Issues in Garden City

(Courtesy of the Kansas Reading Roadmap) GARDEN CITY, Kan. — Rural Early Literacy Day on April 24 brought together representatives from a variety of organizations to highlight the successes and discuss the obstacles faced in improving literacy among children in Garden City. The Kansas Health Foundation, the Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce, Tyson...
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Gordmans set to open Garden City store in June

GARDEN CITY, Kan. — Apparel and home décor retailer Gordmans, a part of Stage Stores’ community of stores is set to open it’s Garden City store in June. The company sent out a release announcing that they are now hiring for the Garden City store. According to the release, “Stage Stores launched Gordmans as an...
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Garden City Family YMCA hires new Director and Coordinator

(Courtesy of the YMCA of Southwest Kansas) GARDEN CITY, Kan. — The YMCA of Southwest Kansas recently hired two new team members to assist the Healthy Living and Aquatics Departments. Manuel Guzman is taking on the role of Healthy Initiatives and Nutrition Director and Liz Foster is serving as Aquatics Coordinator. Both roles provide...
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Dodge City’s “Great American Cleanup” projects scheduled

DODGE CITY, Kan. — The city of Dodge City has announced it’s schedule for the annual Great American Cleanup project that will take place this Saturday, April 27. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dodge City Fire Training Center parking lot at 2101 1st Ave. The annual...
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Dodge City announces Arbor Day tree plantings

DODGE CITY, Kan. — The City of Dodge City Parks and Facilities Department will hold several tree plantings across the city on Friday in recognition of Arbor Day. The plantings will take place at Beeson Arboretum, Cavalier Field, and Arrowhead West’s North Facility at St Mary’s. The plantings will get underway at 9 a.m. at the...
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Governor Laura Kelly reflects on first 100 days in office

(From the Governor’s Office) TOPEKA, Kan. — One hundred days into her tenure as the 48th Governor of Kansas, Laura Kelly is reflecting on her accomplishments, highlighting successes and addressing the unfinished business of passing Medicaid expansion. “When I gave my inaugural address on January 14, I stood in front of three banners with the...
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Finney County Transit closed April 30

GARDEN CITY, Kan. — The Finney County Transit Center has announced that it will be closed on Tuesday, April 30. This will affect the Mini-Bus and City-Link. They will be continuing normal business hours on Wednesday, May 1. For more information visit https://finneycountytransit.org/
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Kansas governor aims to spur 2020 Census participation

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly is creating an advisory committee that aims to ensure every person in Kansas is counted in the 2020 Census. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the governor signed an executive order Tuesday that charged the committee with sparking public engagement in Kansas ahead of the official count. The Census dictates the...
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Planning commission votes against Kansas wind farm project

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A proposed central Kansas wind farm has gotten some bad news after weeks of hearings. KAKE-TV reports that the Reno County Planning Commission voted 4-3 Tuesday to recommend denying the Next Era proposal near Cheney Lake. The Reno County Commission will make the final decision. They could still say yes to the...
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Dodge City’s Wright Park Zoo Temporary Half-Day Closure on Thursday

(Courtesy of the city of Dodge City) Wright Park zoo will be closed on the morning of April 25, 2019, and will open to the public at 1 pm that afternoon. This closure is for a scheduled hoof trimming for the two longhorn steers, and all staff will be needed to assist the veterinarian....
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