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Meade County to be highlighted in “Traveling Kansas”

BUNKER HILL, Kan. — Smoky Hills Public Television group out of Bunker Hill’s television series Traveling Kansas will feature Meade County on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. The show will explore the communities, attractions and people of Meade County according to a release from Smoky Hills Public Television. The show will highlight Meade State...
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Senate passes Farm Bill, now it’s on to the House

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The wait is finally over for those who have been wanting a new Farm Bill to be passed, for the most part that is anyways. The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to approve an $867 billion farm bill. The vote passed 87-13. It’ll now go into the hands of the...
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DCCC inducts newest Hall of Fame inductees

DODGE CITY, Kan. — Dodge City Community College honored three distinguished individuals who have made lasting contributions to the college at the DCCC Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday. During the ceremony, held in the DCCC ballroom in front of nearly 100 guests, the college inducted DC3 alum and local businessman Greg Goff for Outstanding...
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Smoky Hills Public Television hires Marketing Director

BUNKER HILL, Kan. — Smoky Hills Public Television has hired Amanda Smith as it’s new Marketing Director. Smith holds a B.S. in Marketing from Fort Hays State University and brings with her nearly 10 years of experience in advertising, marketing, and graphic design. Larry Calvery, SHPTV General Manager, said “We’re very excited to have Amanda...
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Garden City man arrested for attempted murder

(Special to westernkansasnews.com) GARDEN CITY, Kan. — On December 10, 2018, at approximately 8:00 PM, Officers of the Garden City Police Department were dispatched to the area of 2300 Lee Ave in reference to a civil matter involving a domestic situation between the reporting party, involving her three small children, and the father of the...
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Kansan sentenced for driving 5+ pounds of meth through SW Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Titus Gwess, 24, from Wichita was arrested and has been sentenced to three years in federal prison after driving with more than five pounds of methamphetamine through southwest Kansas, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister. Gwess was pulled over by the Kansas Highway Patrol for speeding in Mullinville, Kan. a...
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Dodge City teacher awarded statewide grant

(Special to westernkansasnews.com) DODGE CITY, Kan. — Susan Vice Bennett, K-5 Music teacher at Ross Elementary School, USD 443, was recently awarded a $500 Teacher Scholarship by the Kansas Association of American Educators, a non-union professional educators’ association serving Kansas educators. Bennett will be using the scholarship to complete a Yoga Calm for Children series...
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Cimarron Jr/Sr High School sexual harassment case update

There has been a new update involving the sexual harassment claims filed by a former student at Cimarron-Ensign USD 102. This fall the former student accused Cimarron Junior/Senior High School and principal Jara Wilson of not following through when reports of sexual harassment were made. The student reported that she was called a “slut”...
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DCCC Student Activity Center court dedicated

(Special to westernkansasnews.com) DODGE CITY, Kan. — The Goff and Burke families have been faithful advocates for the mission of Dodge City Community College for decades. That support encompasses everything from personal volunteer service and leadership to major financial contributions to athletic and academic programs. In recognition of their unwavering support, and in honor of...
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Buffalo Ball planned for New Year’s Eve

(Special to westernkansasnews.com) GARDEN CITY, Kan. — The Buffalo Living Legacy Fund will hold its 3rd annual Buffalo Ball on December 31, 2018, at the Golf Club at Southwind.  Tickets for the event are $60 and will include gourmet buffet, complimentary wine with dinner, drink specials, music, and a champagne toast to ring in the New...
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