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Garden City man arrested for distribution of methamphetamine

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (KSNW) - A Garden City man was arrested for alleged meth distribution. The arrest happened Sunday afternoon around 12:15 in the 200 block of Elm Street. A warrant was served by the Garden City/Finney County SWAT team, and 55-year-old William Lundy was arrested. Police said they f

KSN.COM - 2018-03-19 15:57:59

Hays man enters Alford plea to reduce rape charge

A Hays man facing rape charges entered an Alford plea Monday in Ellis County District Court. Jordan Burgess pled no contest to one count of aggravated reckless battery, causing great bodily harm, a level five, person felony. He also pled to three counts of sexual battery, class A misdemeanors that r

HAYS DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-19 21:48:13

Women plan silent March for Saturday

Two Hays women, in their desire to show support to young people taking action against gun violence in the nation's schools, are organizing a peaceful demonstration for Saturday evening in Hays. Walk for Our Lives will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the steps of the Ellis County Courthouse, 1204 Fort

HAYS DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-19 21:36:59

Innovative approach at Fort Hays State provides more career opportunities for students

Shawn Henderson knows that his 100-plus student teachers have a tough time taking off work to attend career fairs. So Henderson, director of field experiences for the College of Education at Fort Hays State University, helped come up with an alternative opportunity. On back-to-back Mondays during Ma

HAYS DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-19 20:50:31

Pages from the Past - From Our 131-Year Archives

A ceremony in Prowers County officially launched a transmitter which will serve the weather warning needs for a large portion of Kiowa County.Weisbrod Auxiliary agrees to purchase clippers. The old clippers had disappeared from the nursing home and weren't working properly anyway.Congratulation to t

KIOWACOUNTYPRESS.NET - 2018-03-17 23:59:59

GC woman convicted of child abuse given probation

A Garden City woman convicted of child abuse in February was sentenced to 36 months of probation and 50 hours of community service last week after entering a plea deal. Kiala Pollman, 27, was arrested in August with her then boyfriend, 32-year-old Elias Allen, on allegations of attempted second-degr


Highway work in Garden City beginning Monday

Kansas Department of Transportation will begin removing medians on U.S. 50/400/50-Business on Monday to facilitate oversize loads that frequently enter and exit U.S. 50 on the east side of Garden City. Work will reduce U.S. 50 Business (Fulton Street) westbound to one lane during the project from t


WIC clinics planned across Hub Territory

KEARNEY - Clinics for the Women, Infants and Children program, or WIC, are planned in Hub Territory towns. WIC is available for children up to age 5 and income-eligible women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum. For more information or to make an appointment, contact WIC at 877-803-1712 or


HFD captain planning retirement after 28 years

Capt. Chris Stegman of the City of Hays Fire Department is retiring after 28 years of service to the people of Hays and Ellis County. A retirement reception to honor Stegman will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday in the City Commission meeting room in City Hall, 1507 Main. The public is invited to attend


Two families lose possessions in fire

Two families lost all their possessions in a fire that destroyed two mobile homes in Benkelman early Tuesday morning. According to the Benkelman Post, the fire apparently started in an unoccupied mobile home owned by Kristie Pankonin. She and her 16-year-old son Bradley now live in Imperial. The


Gravity Wellness Spa opens at new location

Gravity Wellness Spa has recently opened at is new location, and is now offering services that cannot be found at any other place in the region. Gravity Wellness Spa, which is a medical health spa and focuses on a holistic approach to looking more confident and improving conditions such as rosacea,


Lincoln Elementary to phase in new lunch schedule

In the final weeks of the school year, Lincoln Elementary School students will have to adjust to a new lunchtime schedule that will not include recess. All of the district's elementary schools will have to make a similar change for next year, as a state audit found the schools were not meeting the r


Coalition prioritizes widening U.S. 400 to four lanes

TOPEKA - A coalition of city and county leaders in southwest Kansas urged legislators Wednesday to prioritize funding to widen two-lane highways in the region with a history of fueling deadly crashes. Doug Smith, a representative of Garden City, Dodge City and Liberal's Southwest Kansas Coalition, t


City plans to hire retail recruitment firm

The Hays City Commission at Thursday's work session spoke in favor of hiring a consultant to work for the city in recruiting additional retailers to town. The city had issued requests for qualifications in November, citing concerns about declining sales tax revenues at local businesses. The City of


Growth will come at a price under new law

A bill unanimously passed by the Legislature and signedd last week by Gov. Jeff Colyer will require growing cities to reimburse electric cooperatives for the revenue and territory lost through municipal annexation of serviced lands. With no opposition by lawmakers, the bill that was reached through


Mock crash drill was effective, impactful

One sophomore at Chase County Schools said she was struck by how much alcohol can influence driving. Another said she was impacted by the serious injuries. A third student commented, "It was mind-blowing," saying she never thought she would ever see anything like that. They all were referring to


Hospitals use new app to direct urgent care

New technology has been introduced in at least two northwest Kansas hospitals to help ensure patients receive the highest standard of care when their lives might be in danger. A new app called Redivus Health was launched at Hays Medical Center in February, and Sheridan County Hospital has been using


New commissioners elected to Kansas Commodity Commissions

The Kansas Department of Agriculture recently announced the results of the elections held for the state's five grain commodity commissions-corn, grain sorghum, soybean, sunflower and wheat-in districts one, two and three in the western region of the state. Commissioners serve three-year terms and th


County supportive of indoor sports facility

The Ellis County Commission on Monday expressed support for a proposed privately funded indoor training facility for youth sports. While state law prevents the county commission from granting a property tax abatement, commissioners spoke in favor of exploring other options to assist the local develo


School board tables approval of handbook changes

The Hays USD 489 Board of Education decided Monday night to table approving revisions to the administrative handbook until its next meeting to consider adding language to reflect policy on notifying the public of threats of violence against the schools. The revisions reflected changes in language th