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Police officer shot, suspect arrested at motel in Russell

RUSSELL, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer has been shot in the leg and a suspect taken into custody at a Kansas motel. Russell Police Chief Dale Weimaster said in a news release that shots were fired just after 8 p.m. Thursday while officers were responding to a report about a possibly...
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Keep Dodge City Beautiful Schedules Great American Cleanup Projects

(Courtesy of the City of Dodge City) Keep Dodge City Beautiful has partnered with several organizations to host Great American Cleanup events on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Dodge City Fire Training Center parking lot located at 2101 1st Ave. Ford County Household Hazardous Waste will be...
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Kansas Law Enforcement Cracks Down on Drugged Driving

(Courtesy of the Kansas Department of Transportation) TOPEKA, Kan. — According to a 2016 AAA poll in Kansas, only 63 percent of people consider driving after using marijuana ‘a very serious threat’ to their personal safety. In 2017, there were 287 crashes attributed to illegal drug use in Kansas.  Eighty-three persons lost their lives...
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USD 457: HGMS Mentoring Classes Donate Funds to Finney County Humane Society

(Courtesy of USD 457) Two Horace Good Middle School mentoring classes presented a $1,000 check to the Finney County Humane Society.  Nikki Spanier, Director of the Finney County Humane Society, was at the school on Thursday, April 18th, to receive the check from the classes. The classes of Ms. Alexander and Ms. Kayser came...
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USD 457: GCHS To Host Job Fair Wednesday

Garden City High School and Finney County Workforce Connection will host a job fair in the GCHS competition gym from 8:45 – 11:25 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.  The event will help meet the county’s workforce needs and educate young people about local available jobs.  The fair will have businesses that anticipate having...
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Garden City Police has identified subject in school threat

GARDEN CITY, Kan. — The Garden City Police Department has identified a 14-year old student at Horace Good Middle School as an individual who made possible threats against the school. According to a release from the GCPD, they were notified by a concerned student and parent on Wednesday evening after 8 p.m. regarding a...
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Suspect in Kansas band room destruction are 8, 10 and 11

PRETTY PRAIRIE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say three suspects in the destruction of a Kansas high school’s band room are ages 8, 10 and 11. Reno County District Attorney Keith Schroeder said Wednesday any case against the children would be sealed because of their age. The Wichita Eagle reports a child under 10 cannot be charged...
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KDOT requesting comments on STIP amendment

(Courtesy of the Kansas Department of Transportation) The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) requests comments on an amendment to the FFY 2019-2022 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) document.  The STIP is a project specific publication that lists all KDOT administered projects, regardless of funding source, and includes projects for counties and cities as well...
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Young woman ‘infatuated’ with Columbine is found dead

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A young Florida woman who traveled to Colorado and bought a shotgun for what authorities feared would be a Columbine-inspired attack just days ahead of the 20th anniversary was found dead Wednesday in an apparent suicide after a nearly 24-hour manhunt. Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader said 18-year-old Sol Pais...
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GCCC DPS “Ride for the Future” Scholarship Fundraiser Set for April 27th

GARDEN CITY, Kan. — The Garden City Community College Department of Public Safety (DPS) will host the 2019 “Ride for the Future” scholarship fundraiser on Saturday, April 27 at 10:00 a.m. The annual event is a community-engaging motorcycle ride, starting at Bible Christian Church in Garden City.  Participants can register on the day of...
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