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AG Derek Schmidt: Wear blue Friday for child abuse prevention

(Courtesy of the KS Attorney General’s Office) TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and the Kansas State Child Death Review Board are encouraging Kansans to wear blue on April 5 to increase awareness of child abuse. The effort is part of April’s observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Blue Ribbon Campaign...
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Weekly Update with USD 457’s Roy Cessna

Roy Cessna joins Southwind Broadcasting’s Sean Boston for our weekly update with what’s happening around the Garden City Public Schools.
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Kansas commerce chief confirmed despite vocal opposition

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly will keep her top business development official after some Republicans in the Kansas Senate broke with the GOP majority and defied the state’s most influential anti-abortion group to confirm his appointment Monday. The vote for Commerce Secretary David Toland was 23-14. Toland has been acting secretary since...
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Two arrests made at vacant Dusty Trail Inn

GARDEN CITY, Kan. — Garden City Police, Finney County Sheriffs and the Kansas Highway Patrol were all dispatched to the former Dusty Trail Inn on Monday morning just before 8:30 a.m.  The call came at 8:21 a.m. when a citizen had seen two individuals in the building. The officers responded to the vacant hotel,...
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GCCC Celebrates “100th Birthday” and Scholarship Winners

(Courtesy of GCCC) GARDEN CITY, Kan. — On Monday, Garden City Community College celebrated the countywide vote that brought GCCC into existence, GCCC’s “Birthday,” with cake and the awarding of a $200 scholarship to four of the winners of the 100th Anniversary Scholarship contest that was initiated by Administrators and staff during the the 90th Anniversary...
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Kansas groceries, gas stations start selling stronger beer

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Grocery and convenience stores in Kansas are stocking their shelves with stronger beer. Starting Monday, they can sell beer with up to 6 percent alcohol by volume. Previously, groceries and convenience stores could stock beer with only up to 3.2 percent alcohol content — considerably lower than even leading light...
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GCCC College Players Presenting “Crimes of the Heart” April 4-7

(Courtesy of GCCC) GARDEN CITY, Kan. — The College Players at Garden City Community College are pleased to present the last show of the 2018-2019 school year, Crimes of the Heart, by Beth Henley.  If you ever thought your family was dysfunctional, you haven’t seen the Magrath sisters in this Pulitzer Prize winning comedy.  City...
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Garden City High School Hall of Fame To Honor Two Former Graduates

(Courtesy of USD 457) GARDEN CITY, Kan. — The Garden City High School Hall of Fame Committee recently selected Beth Tedrow, in town, and Bryce Roderick, out of county, to be inducted into the Garden City High School Hall of Fame on Friday, May 17, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., in the Garden City High...
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Lee Richardson Zoo changes to Summer Hours

(Courtesy of the Lee Richardson Zoo) GARDEN CITY, Kan. — The Lee Richardson Zoo will begin extended hours on Monday, April 1.  The pedestrian entrance will be open from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM daily while the vehicle entrance will be open from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Visitors may stay until 7:00 PM....
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Kansas Officials Urge Drivers to Avoid Distracted Driving

(Courtesy of the KDOT) TOPEKA, Kan. — In 2017, 28 percent of all traffic crashes in Kansas were attributed to driver inattention or distractions. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and law enforcement agencies across the state are working to educate drivers of the dangers of driving...
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