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GC Police Still Seek Leads 5-Weeks After Fatal Hit & Run

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) Friday marked 5-weeks to the day since a Garden City man was killed by a hit and run driver on Taylor at Jenny and the search for the suspect continues.  Garden City Police Sergeant Michael Reagle says investigators are soliciting the public’s help in identifying the driver and vehicle that...
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Dodge City Commissioners Meet with Short Agenda

(Dodge City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) The Dodge City Commission meets Monday with a to the point agenda.  Commissioners will consider granting final approval to the La Estancia II plat.  Commissioners are also poised to grant approval of a bid for patching the roadway on 14th Avenue near its intersection with Comanche.  Engineering Director Ray Slattery...
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Finney County Commissioners Work on Finalizing Budget

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) Finney County Commissioners will assemble for a budget workshop at 9:00 a.m. on July 9th.  Commissioners will go through each department’s budget request with the auditor and make adjustments as they see fit.  County Administrator Randy Partington says Commissioners will weigh each budget request against how it impacts the county’s...
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Summer’s Sizzle Hard on Area Road Workers

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) Summer’s sizzling heat is especially hard on outdoor workers.  KDOT’s Garden City based spokesperson Kirk Hutchinson says the state transportation agency is doing all it can to ensure road workers remain as hydrated as possible during the current spree of triple-digit temperatures.  Hutchinson says the heat wave also takes its...
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Finney Commissioners to Receive Update on EMS

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) Finney County Commissioners meet at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday and will hear a report from County Emergency Management Services Director Michael Paz-Torres.  The Finney County EMS participated in a Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting on Thursday and listened a presentation by state EMS LEPC Coordinator Harry Heintzelman.  Paz-Torres says one...
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New State Software Means Long Lines at Local Motor Vehicle Division Offices

(Dodge City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) The Kansas Department of Revenue notified the 3M Co. on Thursday that it still is not satisfied with new software that has clogged motor vehicle offices. A temporary breakdown in the statewide computer system Thursday afternoon added to frustrations for people trying to get their plates and do other business...
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Kansas’s Hill City Hottest in the Nation

(Hill City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) The heat wave engulfing the state has been especially brutal in Hill City, a small northwest Kansas community where the hottest temperatures in the nation have been recorded for the past five days, according to the National Weather Service. On Thursday, locals were excited to get a little break since...
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Mixed Reactions in Southwest Kansas to Supreme Court Ruling on Affordable Care Act

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling upholding what many analysts consider the linchpin of the Affordable care Act, the individual mandate, has drawn mixed responses from Kansas residents.  Conservative First District congressional representative Tim Huelskamp describes the court’s decision as an advancement of government tyranny.  Huelskamp says he believes the decision “turns...
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Current Heat Wave Poses Danger to Children, Pets

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) The current heat wave has the potential to be deadly, especially for children and pets left unattended in vehicles.  Cherie Sage with Safe Kids Kansas says there were at least 33 child deaths in 2011 as the result of heat stroke when children were left in vehicles.  Sage says that...
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USD-457 Board Will Update Cell Phone Policy, Establish Goals for New School Year

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) The Garden City based USD-457 Board will meet at 7:30 a.m. on Friday for a quick meeting to go over accounts payable and to approve various staff, faculty, and athletic handbooks for schools. The Board meets again on July 9th and will begin the process of establishing or modifying district-wide...
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