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Severe Weather Awareness Week First Week of March

Judd Weil March 2, 2021

The U.S. National Weather Service is holding it's annual “Severe Weather Awareness Week” for Kansas from March 1 to 5.   All week long the U.S. National Weather Service will be posting on social media information to help people prepare for the upcoming severe weather predictions for the spring season, where events such as severe thunderstorms and tornadoes likely to occur.  ...

DC3 Cheer to Compete in Region VI Championships for First Time

Judd Weil March 2, 2021

The Dodge City Community College spirit squad will be heading to Hutchinson, Kans. on March 7, to compete in the Region VI Cheer and Dance Championships for the first time in school history.   "We are excited to showcase to the region the work that has been put in this season here in Dodge City," said Head Coach Michael Brewster. "The Region VI Championships will be a great start to the...

Dodge City High School Head Football Coach Stepping Down

Judd Weil March 1, 2021

Red Demon Football Head Coach Dave Foster has stepped down after eleven years at Dodge City High School to accept a similar position in Oklahoma, where he coached before coming to Dodge City in 2010.   Foster will leave Dodge City with the third most wins all-time as a Head Football Coach, passing legendary JC Riekenberg last fall.   Along with leading the football program, F...

Childcare Provider Class to Be Held at University/Training Center

Judd Weil March 1, 2021

The Dodge City/Ford County Development Corporation is partnering with Dodge City Community College, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce, Child Care Aware, and Bright Beginnings to host a free "Steps to Become a Child Care Provider" class on March 27.    The class will take place at the University/Training Center in Hennessey Hall from 11 a.m. to...

Black Hills Energy Addresses Arctic Cold Aftermath

Judd Weil February 28, 2021

  Black Hills Energy released a press release on Feb. 23, with information on how they are addressing the recent arctic cold impact that affected the U. S’s energy and natural gas needs and in turn their customer demands.   Reliability, gas supply and operations team members continually monitored energy supply and adjusted as needed to support system integrity and meet extraordina...

Morton County Health System Awarded USDA Rural Development Telemedicine Grant

Judd Weil February 26, 2021

U.S. (Kans) Senator Roger Marshall, M.D announced on Feb. 26, Morton County Health System, located in Elkhart, Kans. was awarded $131,619 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to increase access to telehealth services for over 144,000 residents across eight counties in Kansas as well as patients in counties across four states.   “Telehealth is revolutionizing the way we deliver hea...

Take a Gamble on DC Gamblers Basketball

Judd Weil February 26, 2021

The DC Gamblers will begin their inaugural 2021 season at United Wireless on April 10 and April 17.   The doors will open at 6 p.m., allowing people to meet the upcoming players before the game starts at 7 p.m.   The DC Gamblers will be participating in the Heartland Conference apart of the Minor League Basketball Association and will play five home games, five away games and...

Perfect Fit Therapy Clinic Announces Presence

Judd Weil February 26, 2021

Perfect Fit Therapy Clinic, located at 2603 Central Ave in Dodge City, Kans, held a ribbon cutting and open house on Feb. 19, to announce their presence and to explain what services they will be offering the Southwest Kansas community.   As part of the Perfect Fit Foundation, as well as an independent non-profit company, they will offer a range of helpful and education treatments to chi...

High School Principal Jacque Feist and Her Legacy

Judd WeilFebruary 26, 2021

After spending 33 years as a staple to education in the Dodge City community, Jacque Feist is retiring as principal of Dodge City High School upon the conclusion of the 2020-2021 school year.   Feist has served Unified School District 443 as a teacher, an administrator, a coach and mentor for many students and staff.   “I think I’m in a point in my family’s and in my ex...

USD 443 Moving On Post-Power Grid Issues/ Updates on Vaccination Efforts

Judd Weil February 24, 2021

Superintendent of Schools Fred Dierksen updated the Board of Education at the Feb. 22 Unified School District 443 Board of Education meeting, on the current state of USD 443 following the events of last week, where school was cancelled for three day due to the city power grid being affected by the severe inclement weather.   “Never in my career have I received a phone call from a util...

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