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Doll to Challenge Mesa in Republican Primary

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) A current Garden City Commissioner will challenge the current director of the Garden City Chamber of Commerce to represent the area in the statehouse as Representative.  Both Republican Reynaldo Mesa and former Democrat but current Republican John Doll have served as Mayor of Garden City and call the Finney County...
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Alleged Gang Banger’s Wife Indicted in Dodge

(Dodge City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) The wife of an alleged gang member recently indicted in Dodge City by the U.S. Department of Justice has been indicted herself for perjury after allegedly lying to investigators.  USDOJ spokesperson James Cross says 29-year old Petra Garcia-Martinez is being charged with one federal count of perjury.  The charge was...
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Dodge Commissioners Approve Agreement with Finney County for Dispatch Services

(Dodge City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) Dodge City Commissioners have approved entering into an agreement with Finney County to handle dispatch services for the city’s point to point public transportation service.  The service is heavily relied on by seniors, the disabled, and other Dodge City residents in need of a ride for a dollar a holler. ...
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Dodge City High School Graduates Over 400 Students

(Dodge City, KS) (wetsernkansasnews.com) Dodge City High School graduates totaled 410 at the completion of the last day of school on Thursday with another 20 students on tap to graduate after completing 4-weeks of summer school.  Superintended Alan Cunningham says the school district has grown exponentially with an additional 600 students added to the...
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GCC Nursing Program Available to Students this Summer

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) Garden City Community College is gearing up for summer and Allied Health Coordinator Sarah Wels says the college’s nursing program is designed to give students a hand-up in way that will help them complete their education and ultimately get a job. Wells says that GCC has a comprehensive CNA, LPN,...
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Dodge City School District Approves New Contract for Teachers

(Dodge City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) Dodge City’s Unified School District-443 Board Has approved a new contract for teachers that provides a slight increase in salary and for the school district to cover a slightly bigger share of the burden of healthcare premium costs. Superintendent Alan Cunningham says the new employee agreement calls for a $200...
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More Motorists Expected to Hit the Open Road in Kansas this Weekend

(Garden City, KS) (wetsernkansasnews.com) Gas prices have dropped slightly.  This year, AAA predicts 34.8 million Americans will take advantage of that fact and travel 50 miles or more from home over the holiday weekend that ushers in the unofficial start to summer. That would be an increase of 1.2 percent over last year. Those...
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Kansas Marine Veteran Dies at Grand Canyon

    (Grand Canyon Village, AZ) (westernkansasnews.com) A young Marine returning to civilian life in Kansas died this week after falling from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, where he had stopped to do some sightseeing on his way home from Camp Pendleton, Calif., his father said. After two years in the Marines,...
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GC Police Pursuit Suspect Identified, Faces Multiple Felony Charges

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) Authorities have identified 25-year old Garden City resident Francisco Ramirez as the suspect who led officers on a high speed pursuit just after noon on Wednesday.  Police Sergeant Michael Reagle says Ramirez faces a long list of charges including aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer, five counts of aggravated...
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Garden City-Here’s the Beef!

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) “Make Mine Beef” is the cattle call for the 44th annual Beef Empire days, May 30th through June 10th.  The annual salute to cattle industry pioneers will feature 30 events geared to the cattle feeding industry, the arts and humanities, and High Plains area athletes.  Beef Empire Days, established in...
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