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Annual Dodge City Fireworks Show Returns at New Location

Judd WeilJune 18, 2021

The Old Dodge City 4th of July Celebration returns summer 2021 with the community fireworks show on July 4 at a new location, the City of Dodge City announced on June 17.   The display, this year, will be launched from the northeast corner of Mariah Hills Golf Course, and the Boot Hill Casino and Resort Conference Center parking lot will serve as the official watch location.   ...

Massive Kansas Dairy Ingredients Investment in Hugoton

Judd WeilJune 17, 2021

[Hugoton, KANS.] Governor Laura Kelly announced on June 16, Kansas Dairy Ingredients (KDI) Cheese Company will expand its operations in Southwest Kansas, creating 40 new jobs and investing $45 million new business dollars in the Hugoton, Kans. community.   “Due to our talented workforce, central location, and agricultural excellence, Kansas’ reputation as a global leader in the a...

Director of The Sandlot to Appear at Event in Light Park

Judd WeilJune 15, 2021

David Mickey Evans, the writer, director and narrator of cult movie, “The Sandlot,” will be in Liberal, Kans. for a special presentation on June 26.   "The Sandlot Comes to Liberal!" will take place at Light Park and the event will feature a question and answer session with Evans, among other activities such as a free showing for the movie.   Released in 1993, “The Sand...

Hendrickson Wins 2021 Miss Kansas Outstanding Teen Title

Judd WeilJune 14, 2021

The title for 2021 Miss Kansas Outstanding Teen was won by Gracie Hendrickson, representing Johnson County on June 12 in Pratt, Kans.   The pageant was held at Pratt Community College’s Carpenter Auditorium and hosted nine competitors.   Competitors from around Kansas entered this year’s contest, vying for the chance to win up to $10,000 in scholarships for continued educ...

Garden City Police Department Make Three Burglary Arrests

Judd WeilJune 10, 2021

John Osbourn, 31, and Carlos Ramirez, 24, both of Garden City were arrested on June 7, in connection to a series of burglaries.   Garden City Police Depart dispatched officers on Monday at around 8:00 a.m. to ICI Insurance Company at 902 Stone Creek Drive, Ste. B for a prior burglary.   At the scene, officers observed several neighboring businesses in the area had been burgla...

Five-year-old Girl Killed in Crash

Judd WeilJune 10, 2021

A five-year-old girl, Plliana Mupenzi, died in a crash involving three vehicles just east of Garden City Airport on June 8.   According to the Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP), the crashed occurred at 3:20 p.m. on US-50 highway mile marker 80.6 eastbound.   The KHP said a 2012 Ford Edge drove left of center and side-swiped a 2009 Chevy Traverse, causing the Traverse to crash into ...

Garden City Man Arrested for Suspected Burglary; Additional Drug Charges

Judd WeilJune 8, 2021

Garden City Police Department arrested Ernest Whisler, 36 of Garden City, Kans. on June 5 after learning he allegedly committed several auto burglaries throughout Garden City the previous night.   GCPD also learned that Whisler allegedly attempted to make online purchases with stolen debit and credit cards.   That Saturday at around 9:00 a.m., GCPD officers were dispatched to...

Ford County 2021 Elections Will Not Have a Primary Election

Judd WeilJune 8, 2021

The candidates for the 2021 Ford County local elections have been filed and while the general election will take place on Nov. 2, it has been decided there will not be a primary election this year.   According to Ford County Clerk/Election Officer Debbie Cox, this is because, “there were not enough candidates to have a primary.”   The Dodge City Commission is seeing three...

Subject of Silver Alert Dies in Rollover Crash

Judd WeilJune 2, 2021

A Silver Alert issued by Kearny County for 81-year-old Clarence E. Young of Lakin, Kans. was called off when the man was confirmed dead by the Kansas Highway Patrol as a result of a rollover crash that occurred the night of May 31.   According to the KHP crash log, at around 9:40 p.m. Young was westbound on K96, about 18 miles west of Ness City, Kans.   Around that time, his ...

53rd Annual Beef Empire Days Kicks off in Garden City This Weekend

josh roesenerJune 2, 2021

The 53rd annual Beef Empire Days Celebration runs June 4-13 in Garden City. The festival features more than 16 events held over 12 days. Beef Empire Days is THE premier beef industry event in the west. Signature events focus on beef and the beef industry and its impact on Southwest Kansas, including the Live Show, Ranch Rodeo, Carcass Show and more. Other events include tennis tournaments, 5k run,...

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