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Dodge City Education Center graduates 24

Students from the Dodge City Education Center were handed their diplomas on Sunday, May 22 at the Dodge City High School auditorium. According to Pam Gleason with the Dodge City Education Center, 14 of the 24 graduates received their diplomas from Dodge City USD 443 superintendent Fred Dierksen and Dodge City High School principal Martha Mendoza.
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City announces changes to recycling center hours

A change will be coming to the Jane Longmeyer Recycling Center in Dodge City as city officials announced changes to the hours of operation as well as the elimination of the after-hours drop off bins. According to the city, the recycling center hours will change on May 31 to 8 a.m.

MHS boys' golf takes 9th at state

Manhattan High boys’ golf finished ninth at the 6A state tournament at the Marion Hills Golf Course in Dodge City Tuesday. The Indians scored 322 points as a team, placing them just behind eighth-place Garden City at 321. The top six teams made it to the second day, and Blue Valley Stilwell won the state championship with a score of 602.

Resurfacing underway in Gray, Meade counties

The Kansas Department of Transportation has begun a resurfacing project along K-23 in Gray County. The project extends from the K-23/U.S. 56 junction in Gray County south to the railroad tracks in Meade County. K-23 traffic will be reduced to one lane through the project area. Motorists should be aware...
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‘Have you ever thought about being a teacher?’

It was when he learned to build relationships with people in Dodge City that Marcus Gonzales pivoted from a job as a machinist to a teaching career in USD 443. The recent graduate from Newman University’s accelerated pathway to teaching program shared his story with the Dodge City Globe from inside his Comanche Middle School science classroom during Career Day May 18.
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DCHS Lady Demon wins Riederer Family Scholarship

A student athlete bound for Barton County Community College won a scholarship in the name of a 1973 graduate of Dodge City High School. Karina Estrada won the 2022 Riederer Family Scholarship in the amount of $5,000, based on her many athletic, scholastic and pro-community efforts, according to a press release from the Dodge City High School Department of Athletics.
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Ford County RSVP Hosts DEI Training

The Ford County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program hosted a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Volunteer Training from 2-3 p.m., on Friday, May 20, in the Dodge City Community College Library. The session, which was led by Dr. Gregory Roberts (left), DC3 Director of TRIO Support Services/ Talent Search, and Eric Mercer (right), DCCC Title V Workforce Development Activity Director, was designed to allow learners to gain insights into the perspectives and realities of individuals with identities that are different from their own, and to learn how others can experience the same workplace in very different ways. Nearly 20 community members and RSVP volunteers participated in the training in person or via Zoom. [PHOTO BY Annalynn Kirkhart]
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Witherspoon accepts Dodge City basketball post

Body Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Witherspoon is leaving NOC for the head coaching position at Dodge City Community College in Dodge City, Kansas. Witherspoon led the Mavs to a 21-8 record and the Region 2 Regular Season Championship in his only season at NOC. “I...
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Jerry Leroy Hessman

DODGE CITY – Jerry Leroy Hessman, 78, died Saturday, May 21, 2022, at his home in Dodge City. He was born January 23, 1944, in Dodge City to Fred and Roberta (Herman) Hessman. He attended elementary school at Sacred Heart in Dodge City and graduated high school from St....

Jack L. Frydendall

Jack L. Frydendall, age 78, passed away Monday evening, May 23, 2022, at St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City, Kansas. He was born February 15, 1944, in Phillipsburg, Kansas, the son of Clair Russell and Flona Mabel (Heaton) Frydendall. In 1960 he moved to Scott City, Kansas. This is where he met the love of his life, Randea Kah Leslie. Later on May 2, 1963, they couple were married in Scott City. While in Scott City, he worked hard to support his family of seven as a milkman, shoe cobbler, bartender at the VFW, the Dart-In, and Campbell’s dry cleaning. He later bought the dry cleaning service and operated it for several years. In 1972, the couple moved to Meade where he began working for Rainbo Bread as a deliveryman until his retirement in 2006. He proudly served Southwest Kansas and part of Oklahoma for over thirty-four years, delivering bread and making new friends wherever he went. In 1985, Jack relocated to Liberal, Kansas, with Rainbo Bread. After his retirement in 2006, he worked at the Liberal Good Samaritan Center as maintenance and a van driver. In 2010, Jack and Randea moved to Greeley, Colorado, to be closer to their grandchildren. Jack worked part-time at a local car wash as a hobby/loved getting to see how much money he could find in the vacuums and various items that customers would leave at the carwash. In 2021, Jack moved back to Liberal.