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Escaped Nursing Home Resident Found Dead Outside Pratt

Judd Weil April 12, 2021

[Pratt, Kans] The Pratt Police Department reported that 68-year-old Kenneth Gatlin who had been missing since April 8 and the subject of a statewide Silver Alert, was located dead the afternoon of April 12.   Gatlin's body was discovered in rural Pratt County, northwest of Pratt, Kan. at approximately 12:30 p.m. when a landowner contacted the Pratt County Sheriff’s Office at 12:17 ...

Dodge City Updates Mask Policy for City Employees and Facilities

Judd Weil April 8, 2021

The City of Dodge City announced on April 7, they have updated their mask policy for City employees and facilities to eliminate city employees' requirement to wear masks while on duty except for in certain instances.   City-owned facilities will no longer require masks except for United Wireless Arena, the Visitor's Center, the lower level transportation lobby at the Santa Fe Depot, Pub...

Dodge City High School has Selected New Football Coach

Judd Weil April 8, 2021

The Dodge City High School Athletic Department announced on April 1, that Glenn O’Neil has accepted the position of Head Football Coach at Dodge City High School, pending the USD 443 Board of Education approval at their April 12 meeting.   O’Neil will replace Dave Foster, who stepped down from the position in March.   “It is with great excitement that my wife and I are ...

USDA Recognizes 5 Million Acres Enrolled in Conservation Easements

Judd Weil April 7, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on April 2, they have partnered with private landowners to protect more than 5 million acres of wetlands, grasslands, and prime farmland, an area the size of New Jersey.   Since October, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has enrolled 110,000 acres in new conservation easements, bringing USDA to this important conse...

Victory Electric Enters Tenth Year of CoBank Sharing Success Grant

Judd Weil April 7, 2021

Victory Electric’s enters their tenth year of the CoBank Sharing Success grant program, which is awarded and open to local nonprofit organizations across Southwest Kansas.   This grant is aimed at supporting local communities and people and is made possible by Victory Electric’s governing board of trustees and national nonprofit cooperative bank, CoBank.   CBank is a nat...

Florida Man Steals Kansas Highway Patrol Vehicle

Judd Weil April 6, 2021

A handcuffed suspect that a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper was transporting seized control of the trooper’s vehicle and initiated a pursuit between him and KHP units on April 3.   At 12:12 p.m. while transporting the suspect to a detention facility following a prior pursuit involving a stolen vehicle, the trooper witnessed an injury motorcycle crash near Atwood, Kans.   As t...

USDA Increases Emergency SNAP Benefits for 25 million Americans

Judd Weil April 6, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on April 1, took action to provide $1 billion per month in additional food assistance to an estimated 25 million struggling people in low-income households that are participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to feed their families during the pandemic.   Starting this month, households that had not received at least $95...

City of Dodge City to Host Job Fair

Judd Weil April 2, 2021

The City of Dodge City Human Resources Department, along with partners from the Dodge City Family YMCA, United Wireless Arena, StandGuard Aquatics/Long Branch Lagoon, and the Dodge City Raceway Park, are hosting a job fair on April 6, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hoover Pavilion at 108 4th Ave.   Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the different full-time, part-time, and ...

Garden City Streetscape and Reconstruction Project in Progress

Judd Weil April 2, 2021

Garden City announced that the street closures for the 8th Street Streetscape and Reconstruction Project has begun.     Initial daytime closures will only be at the two locations shown for tree removals and preliminary utility work.     This project is the fruition of a long term goal of the community to enhance this corridor.     While ...

Dodge City Law Football Returning to United Wireless Arena

Judd Weil April 1, 2021

Champions Indoor Football League announced that the Dodge City Law have been approved for immediate participation in the league.   The DC Law will replace the Flying Aces out of Enid, Oklahoma on the schedule and roster for the 2021 season.   Home games will be played at the United Wireless Arena.   Information on tickets and game times will come at a date. &nbs...

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