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Wyoming rodeo clown to skip school for Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo

(Courtesy of the Beef Empire Days staff) GARDEN CITY, Kan. — Scot Allerdings is going to play hooky for the last two days of school, so he can come to the Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo. But the principal is OK with it. The last day of school at Thunder Basin High School in...
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DCCC: A Healthy Partnership

(Courtesy of DCCC) DODGE CITY, Kan. — A partnership between Dodge City Community College and USD 443 will soon more than double the number of Dodge City High School students able to start their adventure in the medical field. At its April 23 meeting, the Dodge City Community College Board of Trustees voted unanimously...
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Finney County Health Department warns residents of scam

(Courtesy of the Finney County Health Department) FINNEY COUNTY, Kan. – The Finney County Health Department recently discovered that someone is making prank phone calls using our Department’s phone number on the caller ID. The call consists of a recording ‘informing’ area residents that they’ve been identified as possibly having a sexually transmitted disease...
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DCCC: Quiz Bowl Team Ends Year on High Note

(Courtesy of DCCC) The Dodge City Community College Quiz Bowl team turned in an impressive performance at the final competition of the year. The team finished in a tie for fourth place at the Kansas Collegiate Quiz Bowl State Championship in mid-April. The two-day competition was held at the Salina Area Technical College, with...
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Kansans safely dispose of nearly 7 tons of unused medicines

(From the Attorney General’s Office) TOPEKA – (May 2, 2019) – Kansans safely disposed of nearly seven tons of unused and unwanted medicines during last Saturday’s National Drug Take-Back Day, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. Kansas law enforcement officers collected 13,638 pounds of medicines at 116 locations throughout the state during the...
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GCCC Annual Student Art Exhibition Set for May 3 – 10 at the Mercer Gallery

(Courtesy of GCCC) GARDEN CITY, Kan. — The Mercer Gallery at Garden City Community College is pleased to conclude the 2018-2019 academic year with the annual GCCC Student Art Exhibition. The exhibition showcases the hard work and dedication of young emerging artists who will be presenting beginning through advanced artwork. The showcase also comprises work...
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Kansas undersheriff shot by suspect is expected to recover

STERLING, Kan. (AP) — An undersheriff who was shot when he tried to stop a man on a federal firearm charge is expected to recover. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and Rice County Sheriff’s office said Wednesday 48-year-old Rice County Undersheriff Chad Murphy’s condition has improved from critical to serious. Murphy was shot Monday by...
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Kansas Senate overrides governor’s abortion ‘reversal’ veto

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Senate has overridden Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto of a bill requiring abortion providers to tell patients about a disputed treatment to stop a medication abortion after it’s been started. The vote Wednesday was 27-13, just the two-thirds majority needed. The House would vote next, possibly Wednesday, and...
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The Latest: Senate GOP blocks move to debate Medicaid

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on legislative efforts to expand Medicaid in Kansas (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Republicans have blocked a move in the Kansas Senate to expedite a debate on Medicaid expansion. The vote Wednesday was 23-13 to pull an expansion bill from committee, one vote short of the 24 needed....
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Weekly Update: Garden City City Manager Matt Allen

Garden City City Manager Matt Allen joined Southwind Broadcasting News Director Sean Boston to talk about what’s happening in the city.
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