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Crop Insurance is Backbone of Farm Bill

Farmers told a U.S. House Agriculture Committee that crop insurance has to be the backbone of the next farm bill. Ten farmers from the Midwest testified during a committee hearing Friday in Dodge City. Most said a viable crop insurance program is vital to the agriculture’s future. It was the committee’s final field hearing...
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Rabies Case Confirmed in Dodge City

A rabies case has been confirmed in Dodge City–it’s the second case this year in Dodge for the same animal species. Officials with the Dodge City Police Department say they were called to the 500-block of 8th Avenue Monday for a skunk acting strange. After officers dispatched the skunk, it was later sent to...
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Cimarron Voters Pass USD 102 School Bond Issue

Election results are in for a ballot question in Gray County and a school bond issue up for a vote in USD 102 Cimarron-Ensign. On the ballot Tuesday, a question as to whether to approve a $5.3 million dollar school bond, to pay for construction and furnishing of additions and renovations to the Cimarron...
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USD 457 Seeks Volunteers to Develop Budget

Parents and community members in Garden City, the school district is seeking volunteers to help work on the upcoming USD 457 budget. School officials say volunteers will help USD 457 develop the 2012-2013 district-wide budget through the process of program budgeting, which weighs proposals and prioritizes line items within each of the district’s budget...
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Dems Doing Kansas Caucus, Too

Recently, Republicans held their caucus events in Kansas, putting votes behind four candidates and ultimately giving the state’s delegates mostly to Rick Santorum (33) and a few to Mitt Romney (7). And while the GOP has been the focus of the caucus season, Kansas Democrats will also hold a caucus. Democratic Party officials say...
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Garden City Commission to Meet Today

The Garden City Commission meets Tuesday afternoon. Among the items on the agenda, an update on the status of the Southwest Chief passenger rail service that currently comes through Garden City. Also on the agenda, review of the city commission’s goals set down for the next year, and commissioners will vote on recommendations made...
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Dodge City Community College Basketball Coach Resigns

Dodge City Community College this week continues its search to fill openings on its men’s basketball coaching staff, following the resignations of Head Coach Brady Trenkle and Assistant Coach Isaac Fontenot-Amedee. In a recently released statement, Dodge City Community College officials said applications are being accepted for the positions and the interview process will...
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Kansas Headlines

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – A federal judge has refused to issue a gag order in a lawsuit accusing a Kansas military school of allowing older students to abuse younger ones in the name of discipline. Lawyers for St. John’s Military School in Salina sought to bar the parties from talking publicly about the case. A trial is more...
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Inauguration Ceremony Set for GCCC President

Garden City Community College is preparing an official inauguration ceremony for its new president, Dr. Herbert Swender. Swender was selected by the college’s Board of Trustees in 2011, to succeed the retired Dr. Carol Ballantyne. School officials say the inauguration ceremony will be held Tuesday April 3, 10am, at the Dennis Perryman Athletic Complex....
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Man Gets 12 Years for Dodge City Bank Robbery

A man gets more than 12 years in prison for armed bank robbery in Dodge City. This week, a 33-year-old California man, Angel Garcia Aguirre, was sentenced to 147 months in federal prison for the armed robbery. The sentence is equal to 12 years, 3 months. According to the U.S. Attorney’s office in Kansas,...
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