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Dodge City Days a True Western Roundup of Fun!

(Dodge City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) Dodge City days is underway through Sunday, August 5th!  Starting on July 27th, Dodge City Days is a 10-day roundup of fun in one of the west’s most iconic city’s, featuring over 50 events.  The western themed annual event includes the top rated Dodge City Days Rodeo, a Craft Show,...
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Teachers, School District Officials Begin Negotiation of New Contract

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) Contract negotiations between teachers and the USD-457 School District in Garden City are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday.  The Board of Education and teacher union representatives didn’t ratify last year’s contract until June because of a sticking point over the Board’s desire to require teachers to wear professional attire while...
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iPad Meetings Cover Variety of Components at USD-457

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) Garden City High School officials held a series of informational meetings with parents and students last week to bring them up to speed on the implementation of introducing iPads into the classroom at the start of the new school year on August 22nd/23rd.  The recent meetings covered a variety of...
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Finney, Ford County Voters Need ID ready to Vote in Primary Election

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) Finney and Ford County Clerks are reminding registered voters that they will need their identification in order to vote in the upcoming Primary Election on August 7th, as well as in the General Election on November 6th.  Secretary of State Kris Kobach says that variety of types of identification will...
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Accused Baby Killer Has First Court Appearance in Dodge City Monday

(Dodge City, KS) (wetsrenkansasnews.com)  A 24-year old Dodge City man accused of killing his own baby will have his first appearance in Ford County Court Monday morning.  A prosecutor with the Ford County District Attorney’s Office says formal felony murder charges have now been filed against Dodge City resident Jonathan Villa-Ramirez in the alleged...
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Low-Level Advisory for Blue-Green Algae in Effect at Scott Lake

(Scott Lake State Park, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has warnings about algae blooms at Chisholm Creek North Lake in Sedgwick County, Harvey County East Lake, Logan City Lake in Phillips County, Memorial/Veterans Lake in Barton County and South Lake Park in Johnson County. The warnings mean the lakes contain...
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Weece Steps Down From Dodge City Commission, City Seeks Replacement

(Dodge City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) A vacancy has arisen on the Dodge City Commission in the wake of the resignation of Michael Weece.  Dodge City Public Information Officer Jane Longmeyer says Weece was first appointed to fill a vacancy on the Commission in 2011, and then successfully ran for office last April, getting elected to...
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Cement Truck Overturns After Colliding with SUV in Garden City (See Photos)

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) A two-vehicle crash involving a cement truck and an SUV mucked up the intersection of Jones Avenue and VFW Road at approximately 7:35 Friday morning.  The preliminary investigation indicates the driver of the cement truck was eastbound on Jones Avenue  and turning right onto VFW Road when for an unknown...
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Garden City Recruits New City Attorney

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) Garden City has recruited a new City Prosecutor.  Attorney Jennifer Cunningham will now take over the reins of the city’s prosecutor’s office, replacing Jake Cunningham, who is returning to private practice.  Cunningham is a 2010 graduate of Washburn University School of Law and will officially start on August 7th.  She...
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URGENT-DEA Sweep Shuts Down Garden City Business

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com)  A nationwide crackdown on synthetic drugs by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration netted more than 90 suspects on Wednesday, including at least one suspect in Garden City.  The busts involved individuals allegedly involved in the sale of synthetic drugs, sometimes called Spice or K2. Kabala Tobacco & Gift Shop on...
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