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Ohio gamer pleads guilty in deadly Kansas hoax case

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An Ohio gamer upset over a $1.50 bet in an online game pleaded guilty Wednesday to asking a prankster to make a bogus emergency call, then trying to hide his involvement when he realized the antic had gotten a Kansas man killed by police. Casey Viner, 19, of North College...
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Kansas governor’s school aid plan moves closer to passage

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators in Kansas are moving closer to passing Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s plan to boost spending on public schools after some GOP lawmakers dropped their push for an alternative Wednesday night with a court deadline looming. Kelly’s proposal to increase education funding by roughly $90 million a year is designed...
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USD 457 to hold parent forum regarding distractions from Technology

(Courtesy of USD 457) GARDEN CITY, Kan. — Garden City Public Schools will hold a free parent forum on Wednesday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m. in Clifford Hope Auditorium at Horace Good Middle School, 1412 N. Main Street.  Tom Kersting, renowned author, therapist and school counselor will provide a look at parenting in the...
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Weekly Update from GCPD Chief Utz

Garden City Police Department Chief Utz joined Southwind Broadcasting News Director Sean Boston to talk about a few events going on in April, as well as what else is happening in the GCPD.
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Homicides in Seward County and along Kansas/Oklahoma state line

(Courtesy of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation) SEWARD COUNTY, Kan. – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI), the Seward County Sheriff’s Office, the Liberal Police Department, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the Texas County, Okla., Sheriff’s Office, and the Texas County, Okla., District Attorney’s Office are investigating after...
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Woman buys out closing shoe store for Nebraska flood victims

HAYS, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas woman donated 204 pairs of shoes to Nebraska flood victims after buying everything that was left at a closing Payless store. The Hays Post reports the shoes were part of a flood relief shipment taken to farmers in Nebraska by Fort Hays State’s agriculture sorority, Sigma Alpha, during the weekend....
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Dodge City’s Wright Park Zoo to be closed temporarily on Friday

(Courtesy of the city of Dodge City) DODGE CITY, Kan. — On the morning of April 5th, 2019, Wright Park Zoo staff and veterinary staff will be performing procedures on the Bison Cow, Pot Bellied Pig, and Red Tail Hawks. For the safety of the animals and staff, the zoo will be closed to...
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Garden City Community College Hosting 52nd Annual Rodeo

(Courtesy of GCCC) Garden City Community College will host the 52nd Annual Rodeo at the GCCC Broncbuster Horse Palace Indoor Arena and on the Finney County Fairgrounds in Garden City, KS at 7:30 PM on both Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6, and at 1:30 PM on Sunday, April 7.  Admission is $8.00 for...
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Recap of 4-2 Garden City Commission Meeting

Garden City City Manager Matt Allen joins Southwind Broadcasting’s Sean Boston for our weekly update with what’s happening in GC. Allen talks about the city commission meeting held on 4-2.
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Board of Education Approves 2019-2020 School Calendar

(Courtesy of USD 457) The Garden City Public Schools Board of Education approved the 2019-2020 school calendar at the April 1st meeting.  A morning session of school will be held for elementary, fifth, seventh, ninth and tenth grades and students new to the district on Monday, August 12, 2019.  The first day of school for all students is...
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