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Kansas Supreme Court to Hear Cases at Southwestern College March 30


The Kansas Supreme Court will conduct a special evening session next Thursday, March 30, at Southwestern College in Winfield. The special session is part of ongoing outreach to familiarize Kansans with the high court, its work, and the overall role of th

Former U.S. Prosecutor to Discuss Drug Laws in Winfield Saturday


Cannabis and the law from a Federal Prosecutor’s Perspective will be the topic of discussion with former U.S. Attorney for Kansas Barry Grissom Saturday in Winfield. Grissom will speak at 10 a.m. inside the Senior Center at Baden Square. For more

Derby Man Injured in Motorcycle Accident Monday Afternoon


A 71-year-old Derby motorcycle rider was injured Monday afternoon in an accident on U.S. Highway 160 west of Winfield. Blake Simmons was transported to Wesley Medical Center for treatment of a leg injury. He was not listed as a patient there as of Tuesda

Winfield JC Penney Store on List of Those to be Closed


The JC Penney store in Winfield is one of several in Kansas that will be permanently closed by the retailer. That store has operated at the Winfield Plaza for many years. The other locations slated for closure are in Chanute, Great Bend, Hutchinson and L

Local Barbecue Pro Helps Out in Hutchinson


Last week, Operation Barbecue Relief, led by Officer Greg Powers of the Cowley County Sheriff’s Office, deployed to Hutchinson in response to a request to help feed those fighting the wildfires in that area. Powers is the Kansas state lead for Oper

Sheriff: Citizen Reports Being Victim of Phony Traffic Stop


Cowley County deputies investigated a report Saturday from a driver who said they were pulled over by another driver who seemed to be posing as law enforcement. Around 8:40 p.m., the sheriff’s department received a report from a driver who said the

Health Issues Prompt Regnier to Resign from Cowley College Board


Cowley College Trustee Sid Regnier resigned from the board effective immediately, due to health concerns. Regnier was elected in April 2015 to serve a four-year term. For more on this story, CLICK HERE.

Internet Phishing Scheme Compromises Tax Info for Some USD 470 Employees


The Ark City school district and its employees were recently the victims of an online phishing scheme in which certain employees’ tax account information was compromised. USD 470 officials said necessary steps have been taken to investigate and pro

Stasa Gets Just Over 5 Years for 2015 Fatal Shooting in Winfield


Josh Stasa of Winfield has been sentenced to just over five years in prison for a fatal shooting that occurred in Winfield in the spring of 2015. On Monday afternoon, Cowley County Dist. Court Judge Nick St. Peter sentenced Stasa to 55 months on a count

Wichita Police Probe Homicide in Death of Winfield Man


Wichita Police say the death of a Winfield man - following an assault that left him hospitalized - is being investigated as a homicide. 83-year-old Wendell Hendricks died Feb. 9 as a result of an attack that occurred Jan. 24. For more on this story, CLI

Injuries Reported in Rural Accident Tuesday Night


Two people were said to have been injured Tuesday night in a single-vehicle accident that occurred in rural Cowley County. Around 8:30 p.m., sheriff deputies and emergency medical crews were called to 31st Rd. - west of Strother Field, for the report of

March 21 Last Day to Register in Election to Replace Pompeo


Those area residents interested in voting in a special election to choose a replacement for former Rep. Mike Pompeo, have until March 21 to register. That special election is set for April 11. For more on this story, CLICK HERE.

County Considering Repave Work Near Burden


Cowley County commissioners Tuesday will consider a $500,000 project to resurface a well-traveled rural road. Commissioners are set to review the only bid received for a surfacing project on nine miles of county highway. That bid is for seven miles of 11

Two Injured in Crash Wednesday Near Winfield


Two people were injured Wednesday afternoon in a motor-vehicle accident that occurred just south of Winfield. Around 3 p.m., emergency crews were called to the intersection of U.S. 77 highway and Quail Ridge Road for the report of a two-vehicle, injury a

Legislative Forum is Set For Friday in Arkansas City


A Cowley County Legislative forum is scheduled for Friday in Ark City. Kansas State Sen. Larry Alley, R-Winfield, and state Reps. Anita Judd-Jenkins, R-Ark City, and Ed Trimmer, D-Winfield, are scheduled to attend the event, which is set for 11:30 a.m. t

Part of W. 14th in Winfield to Close Today for Waterline Work


A portion of W. 14th Ave., near the Winfield Fairgrounds, will close this morning, so that a water line can be installed. The road will be closed from the Walnut River bridge west to Cave drive, while the work is done. For more on this story, CLICK HERE

Salvation Army Closes Its Location in Winfield


The Salvation Army has permanently closed its Main Street location in Winfield and announced that local coordinator Crystal Martin is no longer with the organization. The Salvation Army leased its building at 1105 Main and it will go back to the landlord

Authorities Recover Body From Rural Cowley Co. Pond Today


Authorities are working to identify a person whose body was found in a rural Cowley County pond this afternoon. Around 1:50 p.m., a property owner in northern Cowley County discovered what they believed to be a deceased person in their pond. The Cowley C

4-year-old Injured in ATV Accident Tuesday Evening


A 4-year-old boy was injured Tuesday evening in an ATV accident that occurred on private property in rural Cowley County just south of Ark City. The boy - whose name was not released - was hurt around 6:40 p.m. in an accident that occurred at 32202 57th

Longton Man Killed in Crash Near Cambridge


A Longton man was killed Tuesday night in a motorcyle accident that occurred near Cambridge in Cowley County. 62-year-old David M. Ancell was dead at the scene of the single vehicle accident that happened around 6:30 p.m, according to the Kansas Highway