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GCCC announces Dinner Theatre event

(Story courtesy of Ashley Salazar, GCCC Director of Public Relations) GARDEN CITY, Kan. — The College Players at Garden City Community College are pleased to present the Spring 2019 Dinner Theatre Event.  During the show, audiences will be served a delicious meal right along-side the five-character, two-act performance of Ira Levin’s “Death Trap.”  “Death...
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GCCC announces Choral Valentine’s Concert

(Story courtesy of Ashley Salazar, GCCC Director of Public Relations) GARDEN CITY, Kan. — Garden City Community College’s 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 by...
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KBI to investigate reports of Catholic clergy sex abuse

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says it is investigating reports of sexual abuse by clergy in the state’s four Catholic dioceses. In a news release issued Tuesday, the KBI encouraged all victims of clergy abuse to contact the agency. In November, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt asked the KBI to investigate clergy...
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New 2019-2020 Kansas transportation maps available

(Story courtesy of the Kansas Department of Transportation) TOPEKA, Kan. — Whether you want to find the closest airport, discover new places of interest or travel along a Scenic Byway, the new 2019-2020 Kansas Official State Transportation Map has it all. The map, published by the Kansas Department of Transportation, highlights numerous tourist and...
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Scott City woman killed in car accident south of Hoxie

SHERIDAN COUNTY, Kan. — A Scott City woman was killed in an accident on Thursday evening near Hoxie in northwest Kansas. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the accident occurred shortly after 6 p.m. on K-23 four miles south of Hoxie. A 1999 semi-truck driven by 49-year-old Johan Harder, of Canada was heading southbound...
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Garden City man killed in car accident in Finney County

FINNEY COUNTY, Kan. — A crash south of Garden City on Friday morning has left one man deceased. The accident occurred shortly after 7 a.m. when Mark Todd Goodwin, 55, of Garden City was traveling southbound on Old Highway 83 south of Garden City when he realized he was driving in the wrong lane....
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Big Pool presentations open to public this week

(Story courtesy of Garden-City.org) GARDEN CITY, Kan. — The City of Garden City will be holding Big Pool presentations February 4 through February 9, 2019. These presentations will be held in the second-floor meeting room at the City Administrative Center. The schedule for the presentations is: Monday, February 4 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 5 10:00 a.m. 11:00...
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Endangered Addax born at GC Zoo

(Story courtesy of Lee Richardson Zoo) GARDEN CITY, Kan. — Lee Richardson Zoo is proud to announce the arrival of two addax calves as our first babies born in 2019.  The first addax calf, a healthy 15 lb. male, was born in the early morning on Saturday, January 26, and the second calf, a healthy...
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USD 457 Weekly Update

News & Events from USD 457 Garden City Public Schools The Garden City High School dance team will sponsor a Jr. Buffs Dance Clinic that will be held on February 12th and 14th.  The clinic will be held at Garden City High School.  The clinic will run from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. each evening.  The clinic...
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Flachsbarth named KDOL Deputy Secretary

(special to westernkansasnews.com) TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) Acting Secretary, Delía Garcia, has selected KDOL Unemployment Insurance Director, Brett Flachsbarth, to serve as the Deputy Secretary for the agency. His appointment is effective immediately. “From the moment I met Mr. Flachsbarth, he has demonstrated powerful leadership skills, and he is very well respected at...
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