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Dodge City/Ford County Development Corp Completes Site Certification Process

Judd Weil March 22, 2021

The Dodge City Business Park has officially become a certified site, verifying that the 245-acre business park meets necessary criteria for industrial development.   The Dodge City/Ford County Development Corporation was the first organization to complete the site certification process on March 11, through the Sunflower Electric Power Corporation Certified Sites Program.   ...

Kansas Counties Preparing to Move Into Next Vaccinations Phases

Judd Weil March 18, 2021

Finney County Health Department announced on March 16, they will continue with a phased approach toward issuing COVID-19 vaccination to reduce wait times, enhance convenience and increase accessibility for county residents.   This came following Governor Laura Kelly’s announcement that Kansas will into Phase 3 and 4 of the COVID-19 Vaccination Plan starting March 22.   “I...

Dodge City Commissioners Approve Use of COVID-19 Aid Grants

Judd Weil March 17, 2021

Dodge City Commissioners approved a CDBG-CV loan of $6, 324.28 to the Liberty Group of Investment-Dodge House Hotel.   The Dodge House Hotel, like many businesses felt the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic and with their leisure business having declined, corporate business halted and the cancellation of all their 2020 events, the need for disaster relief funding was facilitated.  ...

Boot Hill Museum Hosting Job Fair for Summer Season

Judd Weil March 16, 2021

In preparation for their summer season, Dodge City’s Boot Hill Museum is hosting a job fair on March 23 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.   The job fair will be held at the museum and all departments will be represented for applicants to learn more as they apply on site.   Boot Hill Museum is looking to hire people for their Gift Shop, the Beatty and Kelley Restaurant, Old West Phot...

Kansas Food Bank Partnering with Taco Bell to Feed Children

Judd WeilMarch 16, 2021

Taco Bell restaurants are teaming up with the Kansas Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids Backpack Program to help chronically hungry children.   From March 18 through March 31, Taco Bell restaurants across Kansas, including the one in Dodge City, will ask customers to support the Food 4 Kids program by rounding up their purchase.     Every Friday during the school year, the Kansas Food B...

Consecutive Earthquakes Rock Wichita

Judd WeilMarch 16, 2021

[Wichita, KANS] Three earthquakes rumbled Wichita, Kans the morning of March 15.    According to The Kansas Geological Survey, the first earthquake, measuring 2.5-magnitude, struck a little after midnight near Central and Rock Road.    Later that morning, two more earthquakes followed, striking within a matter of minutes from each other. near 13th and Webb Road and Centr...

American Red Cross Holding Blood Donation Sites

Judd WeilMarch 12, 2021

The American Red Cross has scheduled more blood donation opportunities in southwest Kansas to meet the growing need for blood.   These donation sites will remain open from March 15 to March 31.    According to the Red Cross, the need for blood, especially Type O, has been in increased demand due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as well as the recent arctic weather.  &nbs...

Shelter Insurance Awarding Limited Scholarships to DCHS Graduates

Judd WeilMarch 12, 2021

This spring, Shelter Insurance companies of Dodge City is awarding $2,000 scholarships to four Dodge City High School graduates.    This scholarship is through the Shelter Insurance Foundation, and is sponsored and partially funded by Shelter agents Jason Putnam, Micheal Mariche and Troy McCain.    The scholarship funds can go toward tuition, fees, or campus housing for any...

KBI Investigating Officer Involved Fatal Shooting in Clark County

Judd Weil March 10, 2021

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred the night of March 9 in Minneola, Kans. that resulted in the death of 67-year old Fowler native Jim Wright.   No law enforcement officers were injured during the incident.   The Clark County Sheriff’s Office contacted the KBI at approximately 9:50 p.m. to request assistance ...

USD 443 To Only Offer Face-to-Face Learning Starting Fall 2021

Judd Weil March 10, 2021

Superintendent of Schools Fred Dierksen told the Unified School District 443 Board of Education at their March 8 meeting, due to the decline of positive COVID-19 cases USD 443 will only offer Face-to-Face learning for the 2021-2022 school year.   This consideration is thanks in large part to the distribution of vaccines and the impact of anti-COVID procedures.   While doing a...

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