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Dodge City Public Library and City Government Presents the StoryWalk

Judd WeilJuly 22, 2021

The Dodge City Public Library (DCPL) and the City of Dodge City recently announced the completion and return of the StoryWalk to Spiers Park and the Dodge City community.   While walking through Spiers Park, visitors will find a children’s book installed in mounted frames in different areas along a path.   The StoryWalk’s return was made possible with the financial suppor...

$23 Million for Road Improvement Projects in 36 Kansas Cities Announced

Judd WeilJuly 21, 2021

Governor Laura Kelly announced July 20, 36 Kansas cities will receive a combined total of $23 million to improve highways and intersections as part of the Kansas Department of Transportation’s (KDOT) City Connecting Link Improvement Program, CCLIP.   Garden City, Larned and Cimarron, Kans. are all Southwest Kansas communities benefitting from CLIPP.   “Through our biparti...

Red Cross Blood Drive at Senior Center Thursday and Friday

Judd WeilJuly 21, 2021

[Dodge City, Kans.]   The American Red Cross are hosting a blood drive July 22 and July 23, at the Senior Center in Dodge City, Kans.   The American Red Cross is experiencing an ongoing critical blood shortage.   Western Plains Medical Complex in Dodge City even stated early this month they will be delaying some elective surgeries due to the blood shortage. &nbs...

Meade Man Arrested after Standoff with Local Law Agencies and KBI

Judd WeilJuly 20, 2021

[Meade, Kans.] The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Meade County Sheriff’s Office arrested Daryl J. Wilkerson, 38, Meade, Kans., following a standoff at a private residence on July 18.   That Sunday before 7 a.m., the Meade County Sheriff’s Office requested KBI assistance after Wilkerson, who was confirmed to possess firearms, barricaded himself inside a home at 617 E...

Garden City Police Tip Off Wichita Police to Kidnapping; One Arrested

Judd WeilJuly 20, 2021

A tip from the Garden City Police Department to Wichita police lead to the arrest of 27-year-old Francisco Lopez for the kidnapping of a 23-year-old woman on July 15.   WPD officers were notified about a, then, possible kidnapping around 10:30 a.m. that Thursday.   Officers learned Lopez met the woman after threatening her and her family. He then battered the woman, causing m...

Dodge City and Gray County Investigation Leads to Narcotics Trafficking Bust

Judd WeilJuly 20, 2021

A joint coordination between Dodge City Police Department’s Patrol and Special Investigation Divisions and the Gray County Sheriff’s Office into suspected illegal narcotics trafficking, lead to the arrest of two individuals on July 14.   During the initial investigation, DCPD officers and detectives were able to identify an alleged suspect and vehicle description.   The i...

Dodge Community College Releases 2021 Conquistador Football Schedule

Judd WeilJuly 16, 2021

Dodge City Community College has released the 2021 Conquistador Football schedule.   The Dodge City Community College football program ended a bizarre Spring 2020 season with a convincing 65-14 victory over Highland Community College.   With some key returners in place, the Conquistadors look to carry that momentum into a quick turnaround for a Fall 2021 sea...

Senator Marshall Holding Town Halls in Seven Southwest Kansas Communities

Judd WeilJuly 16, 2021

Starting today, July 16, U.S. Senator (Rep-Kans.) Roger Marshall, M.D., will be holding several town hall meetings until tomorrow, July 17, in several southwest Kansas counties.   The senator will be in Haskell, Seward, Meade, Gray, Kearny, Finney and Scott Counties.   The public is invited to attend the town halls to learn about federal legislative issues and ask Senator Mar...

Finney County High Plains Housing Development Corporation to Benefit From CSP Funds

Judd WeilJuly 16, 2021

Governor Laura Kelly announced on July 15, 26 Kansas nonprofit organizations, including the Finney County High Plains Housing Development Corporation, will receive more than $4 million in Community Service Tax Credits (CSP).   These CSP funds are meant to improve and enhance fundraising efforts for education, healthcare, childcare, and housing projects.   The CSP benefits for...

DCHS Saul Hernandez named National Boys’ Soccer Coach of the Year

Judd WeilJuly 14, 2021

The National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) announced Saul Hernandez, Dodge City High School (DCHS) Soccer Coach, as its National High School Boys’ Soccer Coach of the Year.   Last fall, Hernandez, who coaches the boys’ and girls’ soccer programs at Dodge City, led the boys’ team to its second state title in the last five years.   The Red Demons were a perfec...

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