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East Side of Garden City Without Power for Six Hours after DUI Accident

Judd WeilOctober 11, 2021

[GARDEN CITY, Kan.]   A DUI accident in Garden City, Kan. on Oct. 8 resulted in the entire east side of the city being without power for approximately six hours, according to the Garden City Police Department (GCPD).   At around 10:15 p.m., GCPD were dispatched to the area of N. Campus Drive and E. Fair Street for an injury accident.   Upon arrival, officers observ...

Ford County Sheriff Warning Community about Kansas Department of Revenue Scam

Judd WeilOctober 11, 2021

Ford County Sheriff Bill Carr is issuing a warning to residents about a text message scam falsely claiming to be with the Kansas Department of Revenue (KDOR).   Carr said he had been contacted by community members who have received a text message from a suspicious phone number indicating they represent KDOR.   According to Carr, the message states something to the effect of: ...

Dodge City Community College Instructor and Student Killed in Aerial Crash in Arizona

Judd WeilOctober 8, 2021

BREAKING NEWS   Dodge City Community College (DCCC) released additional information on Oct. 8, regarding the Oct. 1 helicopter and plane crash in Chandler, Ariz., revealing that DCCC instructor Jessica Brandal, and student, Michael Papendick were killed.   “An ongoing investigation is underway by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safe...

Main Street Dodge City Vying for $25K Cash Prize in National Contest

Judd WeilOctober 7, 2021

Main Street Dodge City in Dodge City, Kan. is among the nominees vying for a $25,000 cash prize in a national contest, sponsored by Independent We Stand, recognizing America’s Main Streets.   Independent We Stand, a national small business movement, kicked-off its sixth annual America’s Main Streets contest in September.   This year’s contest, titled “Road to Recovery...

Western Plains welcomes New Board Member

Judd WeilOctober 5, 2021

Western Plains Medical Complex (WPMC) in Dodge City, Kan. recently welcomed Ernestor De La Rosa as a new Board member.   De La Rosa replaces Ryan Ausmus, who served as vice-chairman since 2014.   “Western Plains Medical Complex sincerely thanks Mr. Ausmus for his service, leadership and his dedication to the mission of Western Plains Medical Complex,” said WPMC in a press...

Stolen Vehicle Case Leads to Two Arrests in Garden City; Drugs and Firearm Paraphernalia Seized

Judd WeilOctober 4, 2021

Two people were arrested in Garden City, Kan. on Sept. 30, one on drug and firearm charges, the other on theft charges.   Garden City Police Department took a report on Sept. 29 for a stolen Ford Bronco from Hertz Rent-a-Car located at 1719 E. Fulton Street.   The same day, GCPD was notified by the Wichita Police Department they recovered the Ford Bronco in the parking lot of...

Helicopter and Plane Collide at DC3 Flight Instructor Program Training Site in Arizona

Judd WeilOctober 1, 2021

BREAKING NEWS Story developing.   Dodge City Community College (DC3) administration received reports shortly after 9:30 a.m., on Oct. 1, regarding an incident that saw a collision between a fixed wing aircraft and a helicopter at the Chandler Municipal Airport, in Chandler, Ariz., the site of the DC3 Flight Instructor Program.   The Federal Aviation Administration (F...

Ford County Historical Society Schedules Cemetery Tours

Judd WeilOctober 1, 2021

The Ford County Historical Society announced they will be conducting Historical Cemetery Tours on October 16, 17, 23, and 24.   There will be three tour groups on each date at 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. Participants will depart from the Ford County Legacy Center located at 310 Gunsmoke Street, via the DC Trolley to Maple Grove Cemetery for a 45-minute walking tour.   “This is n...

Beeson Elementary School Teacher named 2022 Kansas Teacher of the Year

Judd WeilOctober 1, 2021

Susanne Stevenson, a fourth-grade teacher at Beeson Elementary School of Dodge City Unified School District 443, was named the 2022 Kansas Teacher of the Year on Sept. 25, during a special ceremony in Wichita, Kan.   Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson made the announcement at a gathering of about 300 people during the Kansas Teacher of the Year Banquet at the Marriott Hot...

Kansas Cooperative Council, Kansas Fairgrounds Foundation and the Kansas State Fair Partner in Creat...

Judd WeilSeptember 30, 2021

The Kansas Cooperative Council, the Kansas Fairgrounds Foundation and the Kansas State Fair have partnered in creating the Capper Project.   The Capper Project will create a tribute to the great work of Arthur Capper in rebuilding the historic House of Capper to its original glory and to develop and build the Capper Cooperative Park to celebrate the Capper-Volstead Act of 1922 which all...

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