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K-27 resurfacing project in Morton County to begin

MORTON COUNTY, Kan. — Crews will begin a mill and overlay project on K-27 in Morton County on Monday, April 8. The project includes K-27 from the south K-27/K-51 junction to the Morton/Stanton County Line. Traffic will be reduced to one lane controlled by flaggers and a pilot car. KDOT urges drivers to be...
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Gray Count crash kills 1

GRAY COUNTY — A two-vehicle crash early Sunday morning in Gray County has killed one. The accident happened just before 2:30 a.m. on U.S. Highway 50, 19 miles west of Kansas Highway 23. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 2009 Ford Pickup Truck driven by Gilberto Vital, 20, of Dodge City was headed...
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GCCC’s Glenda Owens talks upcoming Alzheimer’s Event

Garden City Community College’s Allied Health Coordinator Glenda Owens joined Southwind Broadcasting News Director Sean Boston to talk about an upcoming Alzheimer’s Community Forum happening this Thursday from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Pauline Joyce Fine Arts Building on the GCCC campus.  
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Kansas to boost school funding but may not satisfy top court

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ new Democratic governor promised on the campaign trail to end a protracted lawsuit over education funding by increasing state spending on public schools, and the Republican-led Legislature approved her proposal Thursday evening. It may not be enough. An attorney for the local school districts suing the state certainly doesn’t...
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Garden City Police Department warning residents of door-to-door scammers

GARDEN CITY, Kan. — The Garden City Police Department is warning residents of a scam that’s going around the city. The Police Department has received numerous calls of a male and a female going door-to-door acting as if they work for the Water Department and are wanting to go inside residences to test the...
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Lawsuit challenges Kansas policy on banners

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the three college students who were detained after unfurling banners at the Kansas Statehouse in support of Medicaid expansion. The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas said Thursday the Kansas restrictions suppress political expression. It seeks a court order prohibiting Kansas...
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Governor and Attorney General to host 22nd Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Conference

(Courtesy of Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s Office) Kansas Governor Laura Kelly and Attorney General Derek Schmidt will host the 22nd Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Conference on April 10-11, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita. This event brings together law enforcement, prosecutors, victims’ advocates, social service providers, health care professionals, crime victims, volunteers, and...
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Family Dollar Announces Grand Re-Opening in Ulysses

(Courtesy of Family Dollar Stores, Inc.) MATTHEWS, NC — Family Dollar Stores, Inc., a leading small format and convenience retailer, has announced plans for a renovated store’s grand re-opening in Ulysses, Kansas. “Family Dollar is proud to be a part of the Ulysses community and we’re excited to welcome existing and new customers to...
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2019 Crystal Apple Teacher Nominations Now Being Accepted

(Courtesy of the Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce) FINNEY COUNTY, Kan. — Nominations for the 24th Annual Crystal Apple Awards, presented by Bors Law, P.A., are now being accepted by the Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce.  The nomination forms are available at all schools in Finney County, at the Chamber office, 1509...
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KDOT announced as finalist for AUVSI XCELLENCE awards

(Courtesy of the KDOT) TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Transportation’s (KDOT) Division of Aviation has been named as a finalist in the Operations and Safety category of the XCELLENCE Awards by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI). The AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards honor innovators in the unmanned systems industry, including individuals...
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