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Jetmore airport renovations important for community

Unlike other airports in the state, the single airstrip in Jetmore isn't often used.

Dodge City potential home for hockey team

Dodge City may soon have a new hockey team.

Garden City residents discuss feral cat population

Through her time volunteering with the Finney County Humane Society, Kay Gillespie helped develop a volunteer-based trap, neuter and release program to help control Garden City's feral cat population, "It's the humane compassionate way to deal with community cats," Gillespie said.

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School consolidation bill

Bucklin Superintendent Kelly Arnberger will be one of many school officials speaking out against the bill to realign districts in the state. 

KBI investigating death of inmate in Trego County

The Trego County Sheriff's Office confirms an inmate died Sunday at the Trego County Jail in WaKeeney and the death is being investigated by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

Southwest Kansas in need of highway troopers

Trooper Greg Etris is in his second year working for the Kansas Highway Patrol in Garden City, "Every day is different you never know what's going to come at you."

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Two dead in Gray County crash

Two people are dead after a crash on US-50 in Gray County.

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Wal-Mart's shutdown creates new food deserts

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FAIRFIELD, Ala. (AP) - An Associated Press analysis shows that the closing of more than 150 Wal-Mart stores nationwide will create three food deserts in Alabama, Kansas and Arkansas.

Stores slated to shut down Thursday will leave residents in parts…

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Former Holcomb teacher charged with having sex with student, waives prelim

A former Holcomb school teacher accused with having sex with a student waived her preliminary hearing on Tuesday.

Moore talks championship success in SW Kansas

The architect of the World Series champion Kansas City Royals, general manager Dayton Moore took a visit to Dodge City Saturday as the Tournament of Champions guest speaker. He talked to the basketball teams, parents and local high school students on how his faith led him to success with Kansas City.

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Ford County dismisses English-only policy

Community members had different reactions to finding out Ford County commissioners dropped the English-only policy from their agenda.

Massive cabbage nets $1k for Kansas student

That's a lot of cabbage! A Mayce Cashman of Walton will receive a $1,000 savings bond after growing a massive cabbage. Her cabbage weighed in at 27.8 pounds.

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Hays man killed in Lane County crash

A 40-year-old man from Hays was killed Wednesday in a crash on K-4, about 13 miles northeast of Dighton in Lane County. 

Dodge City may soon have a new basketball team

It has been nearly ten years since the Dodge City Legend basketball team left the area.

House fire in Hutchinson

Hutchinson fire officials are trying to determine what caused a garage fire Monday afternoon.


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