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Sen. Moran, Rep. Estes Announce $103 Million in Grants for Kansas Aviation Manufacturers

Judd WeilSeptember 17, 2021

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Congressman Ron Estes (KS-04) announced on Sept. 10, $103,879,965 in grants for Kansas aviation manufacturers through the Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection (AMJP) program.   These funds will help Kansas aviation employers retain 4,284 employees. The AMJP program was created by legislation introduced by Sen. Moran and Congressman Estes.  ...

Drive-Thru Mobile Food Pantry Coming to Dodge City

Judd WeilSeptember 17, 2021

The Kansas Food Bank announced on Sept. 15, they will conduct a Drive-Thru Mobile Food Pantry in Dodge City on Sept. 22.   This Drive-Thru Mobile Food Pantry is in partnership with Aetna and Genesis Family Health Services and will be open at the First United Methodist Church parking lot on 210 Soule Street.   The Drive-Thru Mobile Food Pantry 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Anyone i...

Historic Motorcycle Race Returning to Dodge City

Judd WeilSeptember 14, 2021

[DODGE CITY, Kan.]   Dodge City Raceway Park will host the motorcycle racing Classic Flat Track Series, Rolling Thunder on Sept. 17 through Sept. 18. Up to six unique classes of motorcycles from vintage to modern will compete on the 3/8ths mile dirt oval on Friday and Saturday night.   On July 4, 1914 Dodge City, Kan. held the first World Championship 300-mile motorcycle race...

Kansas Receives National Economic Development Recognition

Judd WeilSeptember 14, 2021

Governor Laura Kelly announced on Sept. 13, Kansas received Area Development’s Top 20 States for Doing Business recognition for 2021 – the first time in Kansas history the state has made the Top 20 list.   “Our state’s positive economic development momentum is undeniable, and the rest of the country is taking notice,” Governor Kelly said. “This designation – in addition to...

CHAD partners with the American Red Cross for Sound the Alarm Campaign

Judd WeilSeptember 14, 2021

[DODGE CITY, Kan.]   The Community Housing Association of Dodge City (CHAD) announced Sept. 10, they have partnered with the American Red Cross for their “Sound the Alarm Campaign.” The American Red Cross has provided CHAD with ten-year smoke alarms to continue their efforts in making safer community households.   CHAD, the City of Dodge City, and the Dodge City Fire Depa...

Kearny County Hospital Welcomes Emily Dilley, MBA, HSL as New CEO

Judd WeilSeptember 13, 2021

Kearny County Hospital recently announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Emily Dilley, who officially began her leadership role on Sept. 8.   “We are thrilled that Emily Dilley has accepted the Board of Trustees' offer to lead our KCH family,” said David Hofmeister, current hospital CEO. “It was a rigorous executive recruiting process, and our Board and le...

Prairie Independent Living Resource Center Hosting “Together We Care” fundraiser at Applebee’s

Judd WeilSeptember 13, 2021

Prairie Independent Living Resource Center (PILR) in a partnership with Applebee’s in Dodge City, will host a fundraiser “Together We Care,” on Sept. 14 at Applebee’s.   The event will run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. where PILR will be on hand at Applebee's to discuss the variety of supportive services they to people with disabilities.   Applebee's will be offering a specia...

Dodge City Commissioners Pass Resolution in Lead Up to 2022 Budget Discussion

Judd WeilSeptember 13, 2021

Dodge City commissioners approved a resolution to authorize the amount of property tax to be levied to exceed the revenue neutral rate on Sept. 7.   The meeting was held that Tuesday in observance of Monday, Sept. 6 being Labor Day.   According to City Finance director Nicole May, the revenue neutral rate established for the city is 44.297 mills and the anticipated preliminar...

Unattended Garden City Toddler Accidentally Crashes Car into Elementary School; Incurs School Over $...

Judd WeilSeptember 9, 2021

[GARDEN CITY, Kan.]   Garden City Police Department were dispatched to Gertrude Walker Elementary School at 805 W. Fair Street for a called-in injury accident involving a vehicle that struck the school.   Investigation revealed a woman had parked her Chrysler Town & County on 10th Street directly south of W. Fair Street and left the vehicle unattended with two children in...

Dodge City Police Arrest More High School Students amidst More Violence Claims

Judd Weil August 31, 2021

Special to Rocking M Media.   On 08/30/2021 at approximately 3:30 PM, our Dodge City High School Resource Officer (SRO) was made aware of a potential threat to the school. Our SRO began investigating an alleged Snapchat message sent to other students telling them not to go to school Monday.   The message came in a thread where the subject was about the previous threat made to...

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