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Grand Mere Restaurant Group to buy Pizza Hut’s from High Plains Pizza

(special to westernkansasnews.com) LIBERAL, Kan. — Locally owned High Plains Pizza announced today that it has finalized a deal with Grand Mere Restaurant Group to sell 82 of their 86 Pizza Hut restaurants effective immediately. High Plains Pizza began in Liberal, KS with Bill and Virginia Colvin opening their first store on Highway 54...
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Garden City High School announces Honor Roll

(special to westernkansasnews.com) GARDEN CITY, Kan. — Garden City High School has recently announced its honor roll for each of the academies for the second quarter of the 2018-2019 school year.  The honor rolls include Principal Honor of 4.0 GPA, High Honors of 3.75-3.99 GPA, and Honors of 3.50-3.74 GPA. The honor roll for the Freshman...
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Finney County Spelling Bee finalists are set

(special to westernkansasnews.com) GARDEN CITY, Kan. — Students from Finney County have advanced to the Finney County Spelling Bee that will be held Saturday, February 2nd, at 9:00 a.m. in the Garden City High School auditorium, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd.  Students from elementary through middle school grades will be competing in the spelling bee.  The...
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GCCC offering scholarships through trivia

This week the GCCC Bookstore will be having a different trivia question each day about the school. Students can submit their answers and put their name into a drawing for scholarship money. Here’s the GCCC Bookstore Manager Virga West to talk more about it.    
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USD 457 Weekly Update

(special to westernkansasnews.com) Plymell Elementary School will celebrate Kansas Day on Tuesday, January 29th.  The students at the school will be making bread, butter and having Kansas Character presentations from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.  Kansas Day commemorates the admission of the state as the 34th in the Union on January 29, 1861. Garden City High School...
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Southwest Kansas militia members sentenced to decades in prison for bomb plot

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Three men from southwest Kansas were sentenced to 25, 26 and 30 years imprisonment on charges of conspiring to detonate a bomb at an apartment complex in Garden City where Muslim immigrants lived, announced Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker; United States Attorney for the District of Kansas Stephen McAllister; FBI Director Chris...
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Dodge City Superintendent appointed to Governor’s Council on Education

(special to westernkansasnews.com) DODGE CITY, Kan. — Governor Kelly has appointed Dr. Fred Dierksen to the Governor’s Council on Education. He will be serving as Co-Chair along with Dr. Cynthia Lane, Retired, KCK Public Schools Kansas City. In response to the appointment, Dr. Dierksen said, “I welcome the opportunity to serve on the Council. It...
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Trace Adkins to perform at Dodge City Days

DODGE CITY, KAN. — The Dodge City Days committee has announced that country singer Trace Adkins will be performing at this year’s Dodge City Days at United Wireless Arena. The concert will take place on Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. Adkins has sold over 11 million albums in his 20-plus years of performing...
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Wichita woman dies in crash south of Garden City

GARDEN CITY, Kan. — A Wichita woman has died after a crash on Monday afternoon in Finney County. The woman was headed northbound when her vehicle crossed the center line and collided with a semi about two miles south of Garden City on U.S. 83. She would later die from her injuries at St....
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School Choice Rally slated for Thursday in Topeka

(special to westernkansasnews.com) TOPEKA, Kan. — Families and educators across Kansas are celebrating the unique needs and opportunities school choice provides students during School Choice Week. The Week will feature 348 events and activities across the Sunflower State, including open house events at schools, school fairs, homeschool information sessions, and other celebrations. One of the largest events...
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