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Garden City Telegram (Newspaper) - March 30, 2015, Garden City, KansasFollow us on twitter at @ a Telegram and @ go sports for the latest local and sports news. 75 cents volume 86, no. 77 1 Section 12 pages monday March 30, 2015 show improvement ideas House warming gifts aplenty. Page a3 final four big names reach tourneys big stage. Page a10 whats inside annies advice. A5 classified. A7 comics. A9 obituaries. A2 opinion. A4 police blotter. A2 state. A3 to listings. A11 weather. A12 Market prices weather forecast Grain prices at the Garden City Coop As of Friday wheat. 5.13 Corn. 4.06 Milo. 4.46 soybeans. 8.87 Schwieterman inc. Reported Chicago live cattle futures As of Friday apr. June aug. High. 162.82 153.15. 150.20 Low. 161.35 151.80. 148.90 stand. 162.62 152.80. 149.97 today mostly sunny High 81, Low 40. Tuesday sunny High 83, Low 46. 239375239375 save More than $ 99.80 with coupons inside by John Green the Hutchinson news Palmer manufacturing and tank a pressurized tank manufacturing company in Garden City and subsidiary of Ohio based Worthington industries will Cut 80 jobs at its local Plant part of 245 jobs it is eliminating in three states. A Worthington spokeswoman says the decision is due to weak demand brought on by lower Oil prices. The Plant manufactures steel and fibreglass tanks and processing equipment for the Oil and Gas Industry. It also makes custom manufactured fibreglass tanks for agricultural chemical and general Industrial applications. Its a response to demand said Worthington spokeswoman Cathy Lyttle. We needed to right size the business. Customer orders have fallen off in response to Oil prices being Low and a Lack of new Wells being started across the u. S. Worthington Only entered the Oil and Gas business in 2012, Lyttle said to serve the expansion of production in shale formations and it remains a Small part of the publicly traded corporation nose Wor. Worthington industries pressure cylinders segment acquired Palmer manufacturing in april 2013. Palmer which employed approximately 200 people at the time of the acquisition was founded in 1971 and has 184,000 Square feet of manufacturing space at the Garden City Headquarters according to the Worthington website. Palmer had $ 70 million in sales in its fiscal year ending in june 2012. Worthington also is shuttering a 310 employee Plant in Florence s. A that makes engineered cabs for heavy equipment consolidating those operations into a Plant it runs in Tennessee. The South Carolina Plant which underwent a $ 13 million 55 employee expansion just two years ago will close by september. Besides the cuts in Kansas the company is laying off 80 in Bremen Ohio 45 in Wooster Ohio and 40 in Skiatook Oklahoma Lyttle said. Top Manuel Ruiz 7, bites Down on his Tongue As he throws a Frisbee toward an opening on a Board saturday while playing one of the games during the Garden City family my cars annual easter . This was the 14th year for the event. Above children head Down a Small inflatable slide in one of the racquetball courts saturday during the Garden City family my cars easter . Trinity Gonzales 6, right Heads toward the top of a rope climb As Maribelle Cardinas 10, works on catching up saturday As the pair race on an inflatable obstacle course during the Garden City family my cars easter . Brad Nading Telegram easter playground Palmer cutting 80 jobs Worthington cites Low Oil prices few by Angie Haflich Wells As reason. Haflich a Telegram. Com the us 457 Board of education on monday will be interviewing Fred Dierksen superintendent of us 376 Sterling As one of two candidates for the Garden City superintendent position being vacated by the departing Rick Atha. D i e re s e n will be interviewed at 5 p. Monday by the us 457 Board of education. The interview will not be open to the Public but from 3 to 3 30 p. M., there will be a question and answer session open to the Community and local Media. Both interview sessions Are being held in the Board room of the educational support Center 1205 Fleming St. Sterling administrator first interview for us 457 Fred Dierksen by James m. Dobson Dobson a Telegram. Com it was the 1970s, and Joe Gonzales had just graduated from the Garden City Community College juvenile Justice program. While working with some at risk children in a local Park Gonzales was shot four times in the Chest. When i was in the Hospital my Boss asked me if i wanted to quit Gonzales said smiling As he continued but the kids i worked with kept visiting me and that helped me recover and continue to work with them. Gonzales spent the next three months recovering in the Hospital from his wounds. Most people would quit a Job that almost killed them but he loved his students and knew what he was doing made a difference. He kept serving his Community and even through All the hardships he still serves today. Gonzales worked on the wheat lands project a group of people dedicated to providing activities and role models to Foster children and at risk youth. I would take them to Boot Hill in Dodge City or to the Myca or a Park he said. During that project Gonzales coordinated with the Garden City family Myca to let the kids work with mini bikes learning mechanical skills. Volunteering was something the Gonzales family stressed for Joe. My great Grandfather was a Pioneer Here in Finney county he said. My Mother Lydia Gonzales was very involved with the Community College and even started the hispanic Day Celebration and the Lilac scholarship. Lilac which stands for the league of United latin american citizens is an organization dedicated to empowering the hispanic population. Even with the positive influence of his Mother Gonzales admitted to being a troublemaker in school. My father was in prison and Gonzales reflects on lifetime of volunteering James m. Dobson Telegram Joe Gonzales poses for a photo on main Street. Gonzales has lived in Garden City since he was a child and now gives Back to his Community through volunteering. By Scott Aust Saust a Telegram. Com four men two incumbents and two newcomers Are seeking to fill two seats on the Holcomb City Council on april 7. Incumbents Brian Rupp and Greg Cox and first time office seekers Jerry Quint and Jon Medina Are seeking the fou year terms on the Council. The four answered questions about priorities the loves development the Cit yes budget and other issues. What Are Holcomb is top priorities Medina feels the top priority should be attracting new businesses to Holcomb though the City go overboard in offering incentives Only to see a four face off in Holcomb Council race see interview Page a6 see Holcomb Page a6 see neighbors Page a6

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