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USD-457 School District Staff Stays Busy in Spite of Summer

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) Construction continues on schedule at the new Garden City High School, slated to be completed by the first day of school on August 22nd.  Work is underway right now on the stadium, stadium seats, and erection of the Jumbotron message board.  School District spokesperson Roy Cessna says one change at...
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Jax & Heartland Heroes Event This Weekend

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) Kansas has a tradition of patriotism that extends as far back as its establishment as a state in 1861.  That patriotism and support for active military personnel and Veterans will be on full display Friday and Saturday during the Jax Hearts and Heroes Poker Run and Music Festival at Jax...
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Dodge City Breaks Two Heat Records

(Dodge City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) The record for the highest temperature ever recorded in Dodge City was tied on Tuesday where it reached 110-degrees at Dodge City Regional Airport.  The other two days that tied for the record also occurred in late June, one on June 20th, 1998 and the other on June 26th last...
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Heat Wave Expected to Make NWS Top-10 List

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) While this week’s heat wave is projected to culminate in at least eight consecutive days of triple-digit daytime high temperatures, it may not break a record.  Southwest Kansas has had plenty of experience with persistent heat waves and the current one causing sweat to form on brow will likely make...
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GC Police Probe Replacing Motorcycle Fleet for Officers

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com)   Garden City Police Chief James Hawkins appeared before City Commissioners recently as civic leaders continue to chip away at the budget process.  Garden City Police patrol streets in a variety of modes of transportation that include:  SUV style vehicles, patrol cars, bicycles, and motorcycles.  Hawkins says there are four...
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Price at Pump Drops in Kansas

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) Some analysts have indicated that gas prices might eventually drop below the $3-mark and the price at the pump is now at least headed in that direction.  Oil prices dropped below $80 last week for the first time in almost 10 months after reports forecasted a continued bleak economic outlook....
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Garden City Tax Revenue Up 8-Percent Over Last year

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com)   Revenue gleaned by Garden City from sales tax revenue is up 8-percent this year over 2011.  Garden City Finance Director Melinda Hitz says that the latest figures available are from April and the start of spring is on par with last year’s revenue stream. The sales tax rate in...
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Wounded Warriors Cycle 100-Plus Miles Daily, Arrive in GC & Dodge

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com)    110-degrees with a hot wind blowing is enough to drive most people indoors, but the military veterans and supporters participating in the Sea to Shining Sea ride that travels through Garden City and Dodge City this week are cut from another cloth.  14 veterans, 18 riders in total, 2...
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Heatwave Continues to Grip Region

(Dodge City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) The heat wave that has socked Kansas with triple-digit temperatures over the past few days appears set to stick around through at least the end of the week. Heat advisories were issued for more than two dozen counties in northern, eastern and southeastern Kansas, prompting state officials to urge residents...
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Kobach Calls for Crackdown on Illegal Immigrants

(Topeka, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday on illegal immigration gives legislators in his home state a “green light” for a crackdown, but his fellow Republicans still aren’t all behind him. Kobach’s opponents in Kansas scoffed at his description of the high court ruling as...
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