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Local papers survive - because they're needed

One hundred and thirty years is a long time. The Humphrey Democrat begins its 130th year of continuous publication with this week's issue. I am but a small, small cog in the wheel that has kept the Democrat rolling. Once in a while, I look through old issues of the newspaper and am amused and amazed

GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-24 03:19:00

11-year-old Quinten Lofquist to give award to William Allen White winning author

Quinten Lofquist likes to read. According to his mother, Jessica, the 11-year-old from Garden City has been reading since kindergarten. "He loves to read," Jessica said. "He's just always wanted to read." For the past three years, Quinten has read all of the books on the William Allen White Children

GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-24 15:49:27

KDOC extends 'emergency' declaration at El Dorado prison

The Kansas Department of Corrections has extended an "officially declared emergency" at El Dorado Correctional Facility that can require employees to work up to 18 hour shifts, the corrections' officers union said Friday. KDOC declared an emergency at El Dorado last month because of persistent staff

GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-24 15:49:46

Sugarcane aphid in Kansas sorghum - September update

As we reach the midpoint of September, it is becoming clear the impact of sugarcane aphid (SCA) in Kansas will be only a fraction of what it was in 2015 or 2016. Multi-state monitoring efforts using myfields.info to track SCA have reported SCA in 138 different counties in eight states in 2017; the f

GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-24 06:01:00

Water transmission lines handling age

The city is moving forward with a plan to replace a water storage tank on West First, a tank constructed in 1939 and on that is starting to show its age. The plan is to replace it with two tanks, each about half the size of the current 3.8 million gallon tank. That plan will offer redundancy if ther

GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-25 07:01:00

Kansas Board of Regents to focus on state funding shortfall

The Kansas Board of Regents agreed to make restoration of $24 million slashed by Gov. Sam Brownback from state appropriations to universities and colleges last year to plug a budget shortfall its top priority in the 2018 Legislature. The board decided to make repairing damage of that 4 percent emerg

GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-25 00:29:24

Committee reviewing Kansas' asset forfeiture laws

A Kansas Judicial Council committee is reviewing the state's asset forfeiture laws and will likely put forward a recommendation for forfeitures under $25,000 to be handled through criminal proceedings instead of civil court. The group was formed earlier this year at the request of Sen. Rick Wilborn,

GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-24 23:41:26

White House announces new travel restrictions, replacing previous ban

WASHINGTON (TNS) - The Trump administration announced a new ban Sunday on most travel to the U.S. by nationals of seven countries, including North Korea and six in the Mideast and North Africa. The new order replaces the much-disputed travel ban that President Donald Trump issued in March, parts of

GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-25 02:44:08

Study finds shortfalls in KanCare coverage for mental illnesses

A new analysis of the state's Medicaid program, KanCare, found recipients with mental illnesses often face barriers to getting the care they need, and it served as confirmation to some health advocates who have previously raised issues about the program. Jean Hall, a University of Kansas professor a

GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-24 23:31:14

Paving the way for improvements

Editor's note: This is the third in a series of stories looking at the projects that would benefit from the increase in local sales tax revenue if voters approved a .3-cent increase in November. Driving down Jennie Barker Road from the intersection of Schulman Avenue north toward Kansas Highway 156

GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-24 15:49:34

Keep your kids active when they return to school

"Shut Up and Sit Down with 'The Sopranos'" was an evening Q&A/dinner theater put together by Lorraine Bracco (Tony Soprano's psychiatrist on the HBO series) to benefit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. Many of the stars of the series attended this hilarious event on June 7, 2017, the 10th annivers

GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-24 03:19:13

YMCA to host NETA workshops

People interested in becoming certified instructors of Barre or Boot Camp are invited to attend the National Exercise Trainers Association workshops Oct. 28 and 29 at the Garden City Family YMCA. Registrations made before Thursday will receive a $50 discount. The Oct. 28 session, "Barre Connect," is

GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-24 02:42:46

Mercer Gallery alumni exhibit starts in October

Throughout October, the Mercer Gallery at Garden City Community College will have a showing of works from GCCC alumni who have achieved success after studying art at GCCC. Show participants are Armanda Urrego, Daniel Arras and Aleecya Meinert, all of Hays; Lisa Neely of Dighton; Jennifer Luna of Col

GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-24 02:43:21

Holcomb farmer, Roth, doing his part to extend life of Ogallala

HOLCOMB - On a 100-degree day in July, Dwane Roth could see his neighbors' irrigation pivots pumping water to the corn fields around him. A handful of years ago, he had the same mentality. In a climate where rain comes sparingly, he translated his high-yielding corn and economic vitality to the need

GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-24 03:04:39

FHSU coach has heart for life, volleyball

HAYS - To know who Brandi Fairbank is, a person needs to know what she's been through. It's not something she offers up readily to anyone available. Instead, it's what she's overcame that has helped her become the person she is today. And the person she is today is the interim head coach of the Fort

GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-23 06:18:27

Silence guaranteed at new book club

A new book club at the McPherson Public Library offers members the camaraderie of the club, without the stress of an extensive social time. The silent book club meets on the third Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and is free to the public. Participants can choose a cozy place to sit in

GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-23 06:01:00

Dole hospitalized at Walter Reed

Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole has been hospitalized for 10 days at Walter Reed Army Medical Center while doctors work to correct low blood pressure with medication, his office said Friday. Spokeswoman Marion Watkins said the Kansas political titan was hospitalized Sept. 13 following a routine checkup. D

GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-23 03:53:22

Barnett, hospital officials talk shop

Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett stopped at St. Catherine Hospital on Friday to talk about health care as part of a larger statewide tour of hospitals. Barnett's visit to St. Catherine followed stops earlier in the day at hospitals in Scott, Greeley and Kearney counties. Barnett himsel

GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-23 02:57:50

Second teenager joins gubernatorial race

Democrats and Republicans both could end up with a teenager on their gubernatorial primary ballots next summer after a second high school student joined the ever-expanding field of candidates this week. But only one of the young hopefuls would be old enough to vote for himself in the general electio

GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-23 02:01:03

Woman charters plane to rescue 300 animals

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (TNS) - Sali Gear thought she had time to plan the largest animal rescue mission she's ever taken on. The Virginia Beach resident co-owns Island Dog Rescue, a local nonprofit that specializes in saving dogs from the U.S. Virgin Islands, where she grew up. After Hurricane Irma dev

GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-22 21:57:02