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Cities to receive $13.7 million for road improvement projects

Twenty-seven projects that will improve intersections and roads in Kansas cities have been selected for funding through the Kansas Department of Transportation’s City Connecting Link Improvement Program (CCLIP), which funds improvements to state highways that extend through cities. The cities will receive a combined total of approximately $13.7 million in funding under the CCLIP...
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U.S. 160 re-striping begins in Meade & Clark counties

Crews are expected to begin re-striping U.S. 160 from U.S. 160/54 junction in Mead County east to 160/283 junction in Clark County on Monday, Aug. 27. Traffic will be reduced to one lane controlled by flaggers and a pilot car.  KDOT urges drivers to pay attention to all work zone warning signs, slow down...
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Three injured in Lane Co. wreck

Lane County, KS(westernkansasnews.com) Three southwest Kansas residents were injured in a two vehicle accident in Lane county Thursday afternoon. The accident occurred on K4 4 miles east of K23. A pickup  tried to overtake a semi while it was turning left onto a field road, the pickup struck the semi on the front drivers...
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Garden City and Dodge City YMCA announce 2018 Corporate Cup Challenge

Garden City, Kan. – The Garden City and Dodge City Family YMCA’s kick off their annual Corporate Cup Challenge in September. The Garden City challenge begins on Monday Sept. 17, while the Dodge City challenge kicks off on Thursday Sept. 27.  The deadline to register is Tuesday, Sept. 11. The Corporate Cup Challenge is a program hosted by the YMCA...
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KDOT pavement testing continues in southwest Kansas

KDOT will run pavement strength tests on highway sections in Ford, Finney and Seward counties from Monday, August 27 thru Friday, August 31.  Sections tested will include the following: U.S. 50 in Ford and Finney counties; U.S. 54 in Seward county. The KDOT testing crew will use a falling weight deflectometer to determine pavement...
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Texas man pleads guilty after cocaine trafficking arrest in Elkhart

WICHITA, KAN. – A Texas man pleaded guilty today to driving a load of cocaine to Kansas, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. Ricardo Daniel Ruiz, 20, El Paso, Texas, pleaded guilty to one count of interstate travel in furtherance of drug trafficking. In his plea, he admitted that a police officer in Elkhart stopped...
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Kobach issues statement on illegal aliens following death of Mollie Tibbetts

Police recovered the body of college student Mollie Tibbetts in an Iowa cornfield and today, charged an illegal alien in connection with her murder. Kansas Secretary of State and candidate for governor Kris Kobach said, “I was saddened and outraged to hear of Mollie Tibbetts’s death at the hands of an illegal alien. Crime is one...
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Gertrude Walker Elementary to hold carnival Friday

Gertrude Walker Elementary School will hold a Back to School carnival on Friday, August 24, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Pizza, cotton candy, and popcorn will be provided during the event.  Activities will include: potato sack race, bean bag toss, can toss, duck pond, disk drop, and much more. The carnival is being sponsored by the...
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Animal Happenings at Lee Richardson Zoo

Lee Richardson Zoo is happy to announce the birth of a baby girl goral.  On Thursday, August 16, Ping, a four-year- old Chinese goral who resides at the zoo gave birth to her first offspring.  Six-year-old dad, Kung Pao, watched the birth attentively along with other members of the herd.  The newborn was under...
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Garden City YMCA invites community to ‘Back to School Blowout’

The Garden City Family YMCA is hosting a free “Back to School Blowout” Family Fun Night from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25. All area families are invited to attend, free of charge, regardless of membership status. Family Fun Night activities include inflatables, carnival games, drawings, swimming, crafts, prizes, and complimentary hot...
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