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Winfield Inmate Charged For Striking Jail Correctional Officer


A confrontation between two Cowley County Jail inmates late Tuesday led to additional charges for one of those inmates. Cowley County deputies were dispatched to the jail in Winfield around 9:30 p.m. for a battery report regarding the two inmates. One of

Queen Alalah 2016 Candidates Are Named


After four days of online voting, the following five women were selected by Cowley College students, faculty, staff, and administration as finalists for Queen Alalah LXXXV, to be crowned during the annual Coronation at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Those finalists

Winfield Man Arrested After Brief Chase on Monday


A Winfield man was arrested Monday night following a traffic stop and brief chase. Cowley County deputies first attempted to stop a vehicle in the 1500 block of Loomis in Winfield around 9:35 p.m. After a “very short pursuit,” two subjects fl

Officers Down 5K, Community Day Set for Nov. in Winfield


A 5K run and community day will be part of a day of events to raise money for a law enforcement special equipment fund for Cowley County. The Officers Down 5K Run and 2K walk is scheduled for Nov. 5 at Island Park in Winfield. Organizers said the event w

Fire Destroys Machine at GE Strother Field Today


Investigators are looking into the cause of a blaze this afternoon that destroyed a piece of machinery at GE Aviation’s Strother Field plant. Just before 1 p.m., Winfield and Ark City fire crews were called to building 5 at the GE facility. Workers

Street Resurfacing Project Begin in Winfield on Tuesday


APAC-Kansas will start street resurfacing on Wheat Road in Winfield from Simpson Avenue to 19th Avenue and on 19th Avenue from Main Street to Wheat Road beginning Tuesday. The work will consist of grinding off the asphalt surface, laying new asphaltic co

For Safe Homes Director Riediger Speaks Out


Former Safe Homes director LeeAnn Riediger has come forward to say that the organization was in good standing with its funders when she left in 2014 and said the organization’s board failed to heed warnings from staff regarding recent accusations of

Closed Winfield Restaurants Expected to Reopen


Kathryn’s Fine Dining Restaurant in Winfield is expected to reopen today or Thursday after sales tax issues with the state led to its recent closure.   The restaurant at 822 Main had a seizure notice on the door this week and was closed. An ow

Winfield Woman Continues Recovery After Crash Last Week


A Winfield woman is continuing to recover after being involved in a single vehicle accident last week. 72-year-old Beverly Groom told KSOK Radio that she sustained multiple injuries in the crash, which occurred Wednesday on 101st Rd. a few miles north of

Waterline, Street Projects Starting in Ark City


Preliminary work has begun on a replacement water line near North Summit Street and more extensive road work is set to begin shortly in Arkansas City. The City Commission of Arkansas City voted unanimously on Aug. 2 to approve a contract agreement with C

Threat of Lawsuit Prompts AC to Ask For Withdrawal of Sale Tax Judgement


Cowley County Dist. Court Judge Jim Pringle has received and granted a motion filed by the city of Ark City to have the judge withdraw his earlier judgement regarding a city sales tax that supports South Central Kansas Medical Center. The motion was file

Federal Charges Brought Against Man Found Riding Train in Cowley Co.


Federal charges have been filed against a citizen of Guatemala who was arrested in Cowley County last month. 46-year-old Jose Francisco Cisneros-Orellana is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. He was arrested Aug.4

Naked Man Accused of Window Peeping Wednesday Night


A naked man was arrested and taken to the Cowley County Jail late Wednesday after someone reported the man was looking in their window. 59-year-old Luther Eugene Turner, Ark City, was booked on charges of lewd and lascivious behavior and interference wit

72-Year-Old Woman Hurt in Crash Near Winfield


A 72-year-old woman was critically injured Wednesday afternoon in a motor-vehicle accident that occurred just north of Winfield. The woman, whose name has not been made public, was taken by air ambulance to a Wichita hospital for treatment. Information o

Walnut Valley Festival Issues Transportation Information


The Walnut Valley Festival has released the following information regarding transportation: Wednesday Workshop Shuttles - Shuttles for the Wednesday Workshops will be running from the south entrance at the Winfield City Lake beginning at 8 am and approx.

Augusta Couple is Injured in Crash South of Winfield Sunday


A couple was injured south of Winfield Sunday morning when the motorcycle they were riding collided with another vehicle on U.S. 77 highway. Harold Brewer, 62, of Augusta, and his 56-year-old wife, Phyllis Brewer, were thrown from their 2008 Honda motorc

Walnut Valley Festival: Information On Changes Due to Flooding


This information was provided by organizers of the Walnut Valley Festival: The City of Winfield does not have the capacity to expand electric hook-ups in the camping areas of the city lake at this time. For more on this story, CLICK HERE.

Campers Evacuating Winfield Fairgrounds


Evacuations began today at the Winfield Fairgrounds after floodwaters overtook portions of the area where Walnut Valley Festival campers had set up Thursday. Festival officials said the sale of camping spaces will continue with campers being able to camp

Drivers Unhurt; One Cited in Crash on 160 Wednesday


Two drivers escaped injury early Wednesday in an accident that occurred on U.S. 160 highway west of Winfield. A semi truck collided with a passenger truck at 160 and Cowley 3 around 6:30 a.m. For more on this story, CLICK HERE.

Cowley Awards Scholarships to Students From 13 Schools


The Student Services Department at Cowley College has awarded scholarships to the following students. From Arkansas City High School:   For more on this story, CLICK HERE.