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House fire in Garden City causes no injuries

(Special to westernkansasnews.com) GARDEN CITY, Kan. — On January 3, 2019, at approximately 3:15 P.M., Garden City Police, Garden City Firefighters, and Finney County EMS were dispatched to the area of 1100 East Chestnut St. for a reported explosion. Officers were told a house was on fire and a possible gas line exploded. As officers...
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Senator Pat Roberts won’t seek re-election

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Longtime Republican Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas said Friday that he will not seek re-election in 2020, ending a decades-long career in Congress and setting up an intense political scramble to replace him. The 82-year-old senator faced pressure to step aside in part because he would have been 84 when...
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USD 457 Virtual Academy Accepting Enrollment

(Special to westernkansasnews.com) GARDEN CITY, Kan. — The USD 457 Virtual Academy is currently taking enrollment of nontraditional students in grades nine to twelve and adults looking to continue their education.  The Virtual Academy is an online school that empowers students to seek an education and earn their high school diploma. The Virtual Academy provides individualized learning...
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Western Plains Medical Complex welcomes first baby of 2019

(Special to westernkansasnews.com) DODGE CITY, Kan. — Western Plains Medical Complex is ringing in 2019 with the year’s first bundle of joy. Weighing 6 pounds and 14.4 ounces and measuring 14 1/2 inches. Adriel was born to Dulce and Julio, Monday, Jan. 1, at 2:55 am. “We’re so excited to finally meet our baby boy, Adriel!”...
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Joyce tabbed Finney County treasurer

GARDEN CITY, Kan. — Trista Joyce has been named the new Finney County Treasurer after she was appointed by the Republican Party on Wednesday evening. Joyce is an accounting supervisor at Golden Plains Credit Union currently and has numerous years of living in Finney County and southwest Kansas. Joyce will take over for current Treasurer...
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GCCC board reveals final report on former president

GARDEN CITY, Kan. — The Garden City Community College Board of Trustees met for a special session on Wednesday evening in the Endowment Room inside of the Beth Tedrow Student Center. The meeting was simply to just review the final report on the school’s former president, Herbert Swender after several employees accused him of...
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Police identify, arrest man wanted for December burglary, rape

GARDEN CITY, Kan. — The Garden City Police Department has announced an arrest of a man identified as a suspect in connection with a Dec. 18 burglary and rape has been arrested. The arrest was made by the Goodland Police Department.  The incident occurred shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 18 when police were dispatched...
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Kansas Water Authority Approves 2019 Surplus Water Report

(Special to westernkansasnews.com) TOPEKA, Kan. — Last week the Kansas Water Authority (KWA) met in Wichita for their December meeting. The KWA received updates on water priorities in the state but two main topics were the focus: 2019 Surplus Water Report and the Annual Report to the Governor and Legislature. The KWA received updates on...
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Grace Place Pregnancy Care Center hosts Care Walk

(Special to westernkansasnews.com) LIBERAL, Kan. — Grace Place Pregnancy Care Center is excited to host its first Care Walk, Saturday, January 5 th , 2019 at the Friends Family Center, 1650 N. Western Ave. in Liberal, KS. The event will begin at 10:00 am and will be held indoors. Grace Place Care Walk is a...
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Kansas Supreme Court establishes policy to give employees paid parental leave

(Special to westernkansasnews.com) TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Supreme Court announced today it has established policy to give judicial branch employees six weeks of paid parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child. “To effectively compete for employees, the judicial branch must offer benefits and pay comparable to what is currently available on...
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