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GCCC to host Blood Drive on Wednesday

(Story courtesy of GCCC Director of Public Relations, Ashley Salazar) GARDEN CITY, Kan. — Garden City Community College is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on February 13th from 9:00AM to 1:00PM in the East Gym of the Dennis Perryman Athletic Complex.  Those interested in donating blood can make an appointment...
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GCCC Choral Valentine’s Concert is set

(Story courtesy of GCCC Director of Public Relations, Ashley Salazar) GARDEN CITY, Kan. — The Garden City Community College Department of Music is pleased to announce the 2019 Choral Valentine’s Concert, which will take place on Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14th at 7:30PM in the Pauline Joyce Fine Arts Auditorium.  This love-inspired concert will be directed...
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Kansas prison chief declares staffing crisis at facility

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ corrections secretary has declared an emergency at the state’s most crowded maximum-security prison because of what the state calls “serious staffing shortages.” Gov. Laura Kelly’s office released a statement Tuesday announcing Corrections Secretary Roger Werholtz’s declaration for the El Dorado Correctional Facility, but it provided few details about what...
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“Building Bridges” the theme for Liberal’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration

(Story courtesy of Janeth Vazquez) LIBERAL, Kan. — Bridges connect us, help us understand each other. This year’s Cinco de Mayo theme “Building Bridges in Liberal, Kansas” focuses on building bridges between local communities through collaboration. Using food, music and art as an avenue to discuss, recognize and celebrate our differences and the need to...
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Proposed Kansas bill: Child not “aggressor” in sexual abuse

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt wants to change state law to prevent judges from easing sentences for adult sex offenders because a child victim is purportedly an “aggressor” in the crime. The legislation proposed Monday was sparked by the decision of Leavenworth County Judge Michael Gibbens to give a 67-year-old...
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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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1 person dead, 1 injured in Great Bend house fire

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — Fire officials are working to determine the cause of a fatal fire in Rice County. The Hays Post reports fire crews were called to a home about 25 miles (40.23 kilometers) west of Great Bend late Friday. Rice County Sheriff Bryant Evans says 66-year-old Beverly Boatright died at the scene. His...
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GCCC’s Mercer Gallery Hosting Ron Michael’s “Pondering the Prairie Substrate”

(Story courtesy of GCCC Director of Public Relations, Ashley Salazar) GARDEN CITY, Kan. — The Mercer Gallery will be hosting mixed media artist Ron Michael for an exhibition titled “Pondering the Prairie Substrate” from February 8th until Friday March 8th, 2019. The Mercer Gallery will host a First Friday Reception for the show on Friday, March...
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GCHS JROTC Military Appreciation Night Planned for Saturday

(Story courtesy of USD 457 Garden City Public Schools) GARDEN CITY, Kan. — The Garden City High School JROTC will hold a Military Appreciation Night on Saturday, February 16th, at 6:00 p.m. in Clifford Hope Auditorium at Horace Good Middle School, 1412 N. Main Street.  The evening will be a celebration of the nation and the people who protect...
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KDOT awards $8.5 million in Transportation Alternatives projects

(Story courtesy of the Kansas Department of Transportation) TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has selected 23 projects for inclusion in its Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program for Federal Fiscal Year 2020. Eligible projects under this federal program include facilities for pedestrians and bicycles; scenic or historical highway programs; landscaping and scenic...
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