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Search for Escaped ‘Dangerous Sexual Predator’ from Larned State Hospital Continues

Judd WeilJuly 14, 2021

The search for a dangerous sexual predator, John Freeman Colt, who escaped from the Sexual Predator Treatment Program of Larned State Hospital in Larned, Kans. on June 30, continues.   According to an update provided by Pawnee County Attorney Douglas McNett, shared on his Facebook page on July 12, the Pawnee County Local Emergency Preparedness Committee was updated by Pawnee County Sher...

LifeSave 22 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Showcase New Airbus Helicopter

Judd WeilJuly 13, 2021

In partnership with Western Plains Medical Center, LifeSave 22 based in Dodge City, Kansas will debut their new Airbus helicopter on July 15 at the Western Plains helipad with a ribbon cutting ceremony.   Lifesave 22 will share their insights on how the new aircraft will be used in life saving interventions across southwest Kansas.   The ribbon cutting ceremony will start at ...

Sunflower Bank Announces Sunflower Summer Program for Kids

Judd WeilJuly 12, 2021

Sunflower Bank has started their Sunflower Summer program.  The limited funding program is designed to help children stay engaged in learning throughout the summer months while touring some of Kansas' greatest attractions for free.   Sunflower Summer is a program of the Kansas State Department of Education and is an experiential approach to learning that can support transition into the...

Kansas Department of Labor Urging Claimants to Participate in the My Reemployment Plan

Judd WeilJuly 8, 2021

The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) is urging claimants to participate in the My Reemployment Plan (MRP) Program.   The Kansas Legislature passed House Bill 2196, on May 13, 2021, which includes an enhanced My Reemployment Plan (MRP) program designed to help unemployed Kansans reenter the workforce.   Claimants who do not participate in the program may have their benefits s...

Newman University Lunch and Learn Event for Upcoming Kansas Teachers

Judd WeilJuly 8, 2021

The Dodge City/Ford County Development Corporation and the Rural Education and Workforce Alliance are partnering with Newman University to host a Lunch and Learn on July 21.   The event will be held for individuals interested in entering the teaching profession. Lunch and Learn attendees will learn about Newman’s Accelerated Pathway to Teaching.   “Newman University’s A...

12th Annual Flea Market Festival in Garden City this Saturday

Judd WeilJuly 8, 2021

Vendors and crafters from eight Kansas and Oklahoma towns will converge in Garden City, Kans. on July 10, for the 12th Annual Flea Market Festival of Antiques, Collectibles, Art and Crafts.   The event will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside Lee Richardson Zoo, just south of the Finney County Historical Museum.   The array of vendors will be spread out in the Sun and shade alon...

McCoy Joins Kansas Health Foundation Board of Directors

Judd WeilJuly 6, 2021

[Dodge City, Kans.]   Melissa McCoy of Dodge City, Kans., on July 1, joined the Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) Board of Directors, along with Jill Docking of Wichita, Kans. McCoy serves as the assistant city manager/public affairs for Dodge City where she oversees the community’s public information office, as well as the local convention and visitors’ bureau. McCoy works in a ...

Blood Shortage Delaying Patient Care, Western Plains Needing Donations

Judd WeilJuly 6, 2021

Western Plains Medical Complex announced on July 1, they will be delaying some elective surgeries due to the Red Cross experiencing a severe blood shortage.   Crucial patient care will be delayed until the blood supply stabilizes.   Western Plains Medcial Complex is urgently asking people to donate blood to remedy this quickly as possible.   Visit www.rcblood.org/d...

‘Violent’ sexual predator escaped from Larned State Hospital, Loose in Southwest Kansas

Judd WeilJuly 2, 2021

Various law enforcement authorities are warning the public to be on the lookout for an escaped sexual predator.   The Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office said 42-year-old John Freeman Colt walked out of the Sexual Predator Treatment Program at Larned State Hospital on June 30, at 7:09 a.m. Colt’s escape was captured on video.   John Freeman Colt had shaved his beard, changed h...

Dodge City Roundup Rodeo Nominated for USA Today’s 2021 Travel Awards

Judd WeilJuly 1, 2021

The four weeks are almost up to vote for Dodge City Roundup Rodeo in USA Today’s 2021 10 Best Readers' Choice travel awards.   USA Today’s expert panel selected Dodge City Roundup Rodeo as a contender for Best Rodeo in early June.   Voting ends July 5 and the winners will be announced on July 16 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).   USA Today’s contest gave ...

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