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State Proclaims June ‘Reunification Month’

Judd WeilJune 18, 2021

Governor Laura Kelly announced on June 17, to recognize Kansans’ continuous efforts to strengthen families and communities, she has proclaimed June as Reunification Month in Kansas.   “All Kansas kids deserve a permanent, loving home,” said Governor Kelly. “This Reunification Month, I ask Kansans to join me in thanking our welfare agencies, courts, schools, businesses, individua...

Annual Dodge City Fireworks Show Returns at New Location

Judd WeilJune 18, 2021

The Old Dodge City 4th of July Celebration returns summer 2021 with the community fireworks show on July 4 at a new location, the City of Dodge City announced on June 17.   The display, this year, will be launched from the northeast corner of Mariah Hills Golf Course, and the Boot Hill Casino and Resort Conference Center parking lot will serve as the official watch location.   ...

Massive Kansas Dairy Ingredients Investment in Hugoton

Judd WeilJune 17, 2021

[Hugoton, KANS.] Governor Laura Kelly announced on June 16, Kansas Dairy Ingredients (KDI) Cheese Company will expand its operations in Southwest Kansas, creating 40 new jobs and investing $45 million new business dollars in the Hugoton, Kans. community.   “Due to our talented workforce, central location, and agricultural excellence, Kansas’ reputation as a global leader in the a...

Ford County 2021 Elections Will Not Have a Primary Election

Judd WeilJune 8, 2021

The candidates for the 2021 Ford County local elections have been filed and while the general election will take place on Nov. 2, it has been decided there will not be a primary election this year.   According to Ford County Clerk/Election Officer Debbie Cox, this is because, “there were not enough candidates to have a primary.”   The Dodge City Commission is seeing three...

Subject of Silver Alert Dies in Rollover Crash

Judd WeilJune 2, 2021

A Silver Alert issued by Kearny County for 81-year-old Clarence E. Young of Lakin, Kans. was called off when the man was confirmed dead by the Kansas Highway Patrol as a result of a rollover crash that occurred the night of May 31.   According to the KHP crash log, at around 9:40 p.m. Young was westbound on K96, about 18 miles west of Ness City, Kans.   Around that time, his ...

Dodge City Depot Theater Uses $18,000 Grant to Replace Dishwasher

Judd WeilJune 1, 2021

Thanks to an $18,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Southwest Kansas, The Deport Theater in Dodge City, Kans. was able to install a brand new commercial dishwasher.   During the initial wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Depot Theater was forced to close their doors in March 2020.   The Depot Theater kept busy in the meantime by cleaning, sorting, and investing in the...

Main Street Dodge City to Hold 10th Annual Festival Downtown

Judd WeilJune 1, 2021

Main Street Dodge City will host the 10th Annual Main Street Festival on June 5 in Downtown Dodge City from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. along 1st and 2nd Avenue.   Held in the center of the historic downtown area, the Main Street Festival is geared toward children and their families to showcase the downtown area and familiarize the community with the benefits of commerce with local businesses. ...

Ford County Historical Society Presenting Race Car Show

Judd WeilMay 28, 2021

Starting from June 5 to Labor Day, the Ford County Historical Society will present Roger Burnett and the Kansas Antique Racers (KAR) Association’s “Need for Speed” Racing Car Show,  at the Ford County Legacy Center in Dodge City.   This will be the Historical Society’s first event at the Ford County Legacy Center and will feature fourteen different race cars available to intera...

Dodge City Part of Massive State Investment Supporting 30 Transportation Projects

Judd WeilMay 27, 2021

Governor Laura Kelly and Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz announced May 26, a more than $42 million statewide investment to support 30 transportation projects  through an expanded list of recipients of the Kansas Department of Transportation’s (KDOT) Cost Share Program for Spring 2021.   Among the projects included in the list are the Dodge City downtown streetscape project. ...

Dodge City Fifth-Grader wins National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest

Judd WeilMay 27, 2021

Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Kansas Bureau of Investigation Director Kirk Thompson announced Dodge City fifth-grader; Heidy Perez Veleta of Sunnyside Elementary School won the 2021 National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest on May 25.   The annual contest is held to recognize National Missing Children’s Day, which has been observed on May 25 since 1983 when President Ronal...

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