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Kansas Promise Act Funds Available at Dodge City Community College

Judd WeilJuly 1, 2021

Select workforce education programs from Dodge City Community College will be available at no cost to eligible students beginning fall 2021, thanks to a new $10 million scholarship program designed to increase Kansans’ access to community colleges and technical schools.   The Kansas Promise Scholarship Act is available to recent Kansas high school graduates, as well as Kansans aged 21...

Ford County Receiving $4,327 from Phase 38 of Federal Funding Program

Judd WeilJune 30, 2021

Ford County has been chosen to receive $4,327 in Phase 38 Set Aside Funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.   These Federal funds are made available through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.   The selection was made by a National Board that is chai...

Thirteen-Year-Old Dodge City Girl Missing, Police Seek Help

Judd WeilJune 29, 2021

Dodge City Police Department is seeking public help as of June 28, in searching for missing 13-year-old Ximena Martinez.   Ximena Martinez was last seen in the area of Mulberry Street and Comanche Street around 8.pm. June 27 and has not been seen since.   She is 5’2, 109 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.   Visit the DCPD Facebook page and swksradio.com to s...

Family Birth Center Delivers 12 Babies over 48 Hours

Judd WeilJune 28, 2021

The Family Birth Center in Dodge City, experienced their first suspected “quarantine baby boom,” after delivering twelve babies in 48 hours over the course of June 21 to 22.   Western Plains Medical Complex stated that was three times the number of expected births in an average shift.   Early in the pandemic, stay-at-home orders had many people speculating a baby boom nin...

New Anatomage Tables to Benefit GCCC Students

Judd WeilJune 24, 2021

Garden City Community College announced on June 23, their purchase of two high-tech Anatomage Tables, which provide interactive three-dimensional, high-resolution mapping of both human bodies and select animal cadavers.   Through a Kansas Department of Commerce tax credit grant, GCCC secured over $186,000 from donors to acquire the Anatomage Tables as well as other complimentary equipme...

Spearville Benefiting from Massive Rural Development Investment

Judd WeilJune 24, 2021

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Justin Maxson announced on June 23, the USDA is investing $185 million to equip, rebuild and modernize essential services in rural areas of 32 states, including Kansas.   These Rural Development investments will benefit 3 million rural residents with four of them going toward projects in Kansas, ...

City Increasing Rates for Animal Shelter

Judd WeilJune 24, 2021

The Dodge City Animal Shelter are raising its rates for boarding and adoption of animals, after being approved to do so by Dodge City Commissioners in a 4-1 vote at their Monday meeting.   Commissioner Joseph Nuci was the opposing vote.   Animal Shelter Director Laura Stein said the need for the increase is to counteract increase prices with veterinary clinics, such as fees f...

Registry Open for Annual DC3 Foundation Golf Classic

Judd WeilJune 23, 2021

Registration is open for Dodge City Community College’s 11th Annual DC3 Foundation Golf Classic at Mariah Hills Golf Course as of June 22. This charity tournament will take place on August 11 and supports the DC3 Foundation and programs benefitting DC3.   Registry is $100 per person and $400 per team, with an additional $20 for two mulligans and two throws. Prizes will be available...

Semi Catches Fire after Collision in Finney County

Judd WeilJune 22, 2021

A Garden City truck driver had to evacuate their vehicle before it caught on fire, following a collision accident with another semi in Finney County the morning of June, 19.   According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, at a 10:05 a.m., the driver of the Kenworth semi, Alonso Juarez Hernandez, 31 was westbound on U50 Highway inside the west bound lane.   The second semi-truck, a ...

State Proclaims June ‘Reunification Month’

Judd WeilJune 18, 2021

Governor Laura Kelly announced on June 17, to recognize Kansans’ continuous efforts to strengthen families and communities, she has proclaimed June as Reunification Month in Kansas.   “All Kansas kids deserve a permanent, loving home,” said Governor Kelly. “This Reunification Month, I ask Kansans to join me in thanking our welfare agencies, courts, schools, businesses, individua...

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