Doll holds public forum
State Rep. John Doll is holding a public forum at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Norman Clark Courtyard at Horace Good Middle School, 1412 N. Main St. Doll wants to hear issues important to the community. Topics of discussion at the forum could include school finance, insurance, KPERS, the Gannon case before the Kansas Supreme Court, Common Core Standards, taxes, and other issues. Coffee will be provided during the forum.
Garden City Fiddlers to play
The Garden City Fiddlers, Pickers and Singers will begin performing at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St.
The monthly program of old-style country music is free to the public. Anyone wishing to perform is welcome to sign in to take a turn in the rotation of musicians and singers.
A carry-in supper will be served from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (bring your favorite covered dish), followed by more music until 9 p.m.
Admission is free to the public.
'Love is in the Air' for couples on Feb. 8
The Garden City High School Modern Show Choir will present a Valentine's Dinner Show titled, "Love is in the Air," Feb. 8 in the Commons Area of the high school at 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd.
This is a special evening for couples to get out and enjoy a dinner and a live show. The evening will include a tri-tip steak dinner and trimmings, along with an exquisite dessert table.
The GCHS Modern Show Choir will also be providing a show.
The cost is $30 for an individual and $50 for a couple. Guests can also reserve a table of eight for $225. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Reservations are required and need to be confirmed by Feb. 1. Call Gina Parr at 290-1300.
All proceeds from the event go to the GCHS Modern Show Choir.
KDOT funds 27 airport projects
The Kansas Department of Transportation's Division of Aviation has selected 27 projects from across the state to receive funds designed to enhance safety and service at public-use airports through the Kansas Airport Improvement Program.
KDOT's aviation division, which manages the program, received 95 applications totaling more than $35 million.
Projects in southwest Kansas for fiscal year 2015 and the funding requested included:
Dodge City - Maintain airfield pavements, $9,000.
Leoti - Repair and overlay runways and ramp, $612,000.
Montezuma - Reconstruct taxiway section, $170,910.
Syracuse - Overlay and remark runway and taxi lane, $646,785.
Tribune - Repair and mark runway, taxiway and ramp, $234,567.
Recognizing the needs of continued investment in aviation infrastructure, the 2010 Kansas Legislature passed the T-WORKS Transportation Program, and gave the Kansas Airport Improvement Program (KAIP) a funding level of $5 million a year.
Under guidelines of the program, project sponsors are required to pay a minimum of 10 percent of the total project costs, up to a maximum of 50 percent based on project category.