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Traffic Signal Coming to Holcomb

(Holcomb,KS) (westernkansasnews.com)  A major road construction project is slated for the intersection of Jones Avenue and Big Lowe Road in Holcomb.  Kansas Department of Transportation Southwest District Engineer Larry Thompson says that bids will be accepted from contractors through June 20th for the construction of a right turn lane for northbound traffic, a left...
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Funeral for Hit & Run Victim John Beckstrom Monday

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) John D. Beckstrom II, age 37, died Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at the St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas.  He was born March 12, 1975 in Frankfurt, Germany the son of John & Natalie Montes Beckstrom.  A Garden City resident since 1982, moving from San Antonio, he was...
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Just Ducky in Dodge City, Great Quack Attack Returns Sunday!

(Dodge City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) Being in Dodge City will be a real ‘quack-up’ this weekend and area residents can attend the annual rubber ducky race without being billed.  The rubbery flock headed south after 2010 but has migrated back to Dodge in time for Sunday’s event. Community members have teamed up with the Dodge...
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Finney County Commissioners Continue Work on Budget

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) Finney County Commissioners meet Monday and will continue chipping away at work on the county’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year.  Commissioners will consider budget proposals and requests from various departments including EMS, Health, Youth Services, the Fairgrounds, Appraiser, the County Administrator, and Public Works. Commissioners are expected to approve...
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Price at Pump Continues Slight Decline in Spite of Onset of Summer

(Garden City, Dodge City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) The average price at the pump for regular-unleaded remains in the $3.45 a gallon range in Garden City and Dodge City.  Statewide the average price of regular-unleaded is $3.36, while the national average is $3.55. Triple-A reports that retail gasoline prices continued to decline over the past week...
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GC Firefighters Respond to Vehicle Fire on Highway 83

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) Garden City Fire Fighters responded to a vehicle fire at 14600 North Highway 83 at 7:42 Thursday night.  Fire Chief Allen Shelton says that a trunk was fully involved with flames when firefighters arrived on scene.  Workers in the vehicle had recently replaced a halogen light and the old one...
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Toxic Alagae Blooms Impact Kansas Lakes

(Topeka, KS) (westernkansasnews.com)State health officials are preparing for what could be another record-setting year for toxic algae blooms.  Last year, blooms of blue-green algae affected a total of 38 Kansas lakes, including the Cheney Reservoir.  The algae blooms meant many of the lakes were off-limits to boaters, campers and swimmers.  At least 13 people...
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Time to go to B.E.D. for Weekend Fun & Feasting

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) The 44th annual Beef Empire Days continues in full swing this weekend with the popular Black Hills Beef Empire Days Parade at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday followed by the tasty Chuckwagons in the Park Community Feed at 11:45 at Stevens Park in downtown. Sunday will feature the Buffalo Dunes four-person...
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Paz-Torres Brings Experience to Finney County EMS Director Post

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) Finney County has a new Emergency Management Services Director in place just in time for severe weather season.  Michael Paz-Torres worked previously as the emergency exercise coordinator for the state Emergency Management Services agency in Topeka and has an extensive background in public safety and emergency response. Paz-Torres, who appeared...
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GC Police Investigate Break-In at Valero’s

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) Garden City Police are investigating a break-in at the Valero service station at 410 West Kansas Avenue Thursday morning.  Public Information Officer Michael Reagle reports that police received a report of an alarm triggered at the store at 4:08 a.m.  When officers arrived they discovered that someone had broken one...
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