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WHS Student Athletes Get Probation for Card Theft


Four Winfield High student athletes pleaded guilty Thursday and were sentenced to probation for their varying degrees of participation in a 2014 spending spree that was funded by a stolen financial card. Seniors Will Adler and Samson Sawyer and Sophomore

ACPD: Man Sent Threats to a 15-Year-Old Girl


Investigators have tracked down and arrested an Ark City man accused of sending threatening text messages to a 15-year-old girl. Stevie A. Barnes, 39, was booked into jail on charges of sexual exploitation of a child, blackmail, criminal threat and obstr

Local Man Cited for Accident With Pedestrian


A Winfield man was cited Tuesday afternoon in an accident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. That accident occurred near the intersection of 19th and Main. A man was struck by a vehicle and suffered minor injuries as a result of the accident. For mor

Ponca Police Stop Limo and Arrest Driver on Drug Counts


Ponca Police stopped a white limo Tuesday morning and arrested the driver on drug- and firearm-related charges. The department’s special projects unit made the stop around 11 a.m. in the 2700 block of 14th. The limo - owned by 29-year-old - Jamel R

Oops.. Semi Misses Sign, Drives Into Field


Motorists Tuesday morning could not help but notice a semi truck whose driver missed a stop sign north of Ark City and ended up in a field just west of U.S. 77. 41-year-old Scott Pearson, of Brookline Station, Mo., missed the stop sign as he drove west o

Rubbermaid Plans More Growth in Winfield


Newell Rubbermaid has announced plans to expand its manufacturing and distribution facility in Winfield, the Kansas Dept. of Commerce said in a statement Monday. The expansion would bring with it 320 new jobs and an additional investment of $27 million b

Wesley Teaming With AC to Improve ER


Wesley Medical Center has entered into a five-year affiliation agreement with South Central Kansas Medical Center in Ark City to help improve the hospital’s existing services and potentially create new ones, with an initial focus on the hospital&rsq

Stolen Checks Probe Leads to Arrest of AC Man


Investigation into forged checks - reportedly stolen from an Ark City woman - led to the arrest Thursday of a 33-year-old Ark City man, police said. Tyson W. Johnson was arrested and booked into jail on two counts of forgery and three counts of theft. Bo

Cowley County 911 Director Abruptly Leaves Post


Beth Leach has abruptly left her position as 911 director for Cowley County, sources said Friday. County officials made the announcement to employees late Thursday. Her departure is said to be effective immediately. For more on this story, CLICK HERE.

Sheriff: Spikes, Taser Used to Arrest Atlanta Man


Cowley County authorities used spikes strips to disable a truck Wednesday morning and Tasered the Atlanta man driving, so that he could be arrested. 30-year-old Jack W. Wakefield, was booked into jail on charges of attempting to flee or elude officers, n

Union State Bank to Buy Wichita's RelianzBank


Ark City-based Union State Bank has announced it will acquire Wichita-based RelianzBank. Docking Bancshares, Inc. and Relianz Bancshares, Inc. announced Tuesday that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Docking Bancshares to acquire 100 perc

AC Man Charged After Wrecks Late Friday


An injury accident in Ark City late Friday led to the arrest of an Ark City man who was said to be under the influence and driving carelessly. 43-year-old Eric D. Andrews was booked into the Cowley County Jail on charges of DUI, second offense, no proof

Cambridge Grain Elevator Destroyed by Fire on Saturday


An old wooden grain elevator at Cambridge was destroyed by a fire Saturday evening, officials there said. Crews were called to the scene around 7:45 p.m. for the report of fire at the elevator, located on Cedar Street near railroad tracks in the southeas

Man Arrested Thursday on Driving, Drug Counts


A Winfield man was arrested during the overnight hours Thursday for driving and drug-related offenses. Around 3:40 a.m., Cowley County Sheriff’s Deputies saw a subject driving a vehicle in the area of 16th and Main and the driver had a suspended dr

Ewing, Sheets Announce Plans to Retire from Cowley


Two Cowley College instructors have announced plans to retire at the end of the spring semester. After more than 26 years at Cowley College, long-time Humanities instructor Dejon Ewing will retire from full-time teaching. Glen Sheets, automotive instruct

Man Arrested for Damaging the Courthouse


Authorities arrested a Winfield man who is accused of damaging property, including a door at the Cowley County Courthouse. 28-year-old Elsin Siro was booked into jail on two counts of criminal damage to property. His bond was set at $2,000 and he remaine

Tractor, Apartments Sustain Damage in Winfield Fire


A John Deere tractor was among items heavily damaged in a structure fire Monday evening in south Winfield. The blaze at 19331 81st Rd. was said to have caused damage in excess of $50,000 to a building and contents owned by Jeff Everhart, according to fir

Rink Owner: Winfield Business Will Reopen


Interskate 77 in Winfield will resolve its sale tax issues with the state of Kansas and reopen soon, rink owner Keith Anglemyer said Monday. "If the banks were open, we'd have it settled today," he said. For more on this story, CLICK HERE.

8-year-old Injured in Shooting Accident on Friday


An 8-year-old boy has stabilized - and is expected to be transferred to a Wichita hospital for further treatment - following a shooting incident in rural Cowley County this morning. Sometime after 11 a.m., authorities were called to the scene of an accid

SUV Overturns in Morning Crash in Ark City


Minor injuries were reported this morning as a result of a rollover accident that occurred in Ark City. Around 10:30 a.m., police responded to the intersection of 7th and Spruce for the report of a collision. The accident occurred at an intersection that