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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.

Newkirk Woman Arrested After Traffic Stop in Cowley County


A Newkirk, Okla. woman was arrested early Friday morning following a routine traffic stop in Cowley County. Around 2:35 a.m., deputies in this county stopped 42-year-old Amy Danyelle Mayfield on U.S. 77 south of Ark City. For more of this story, CLICK H

Winfield Woman Arrested on Drug Charges After Search of AC Motel Room


A Winfield woman was arrested Friday night by the Arkansas City Police Department on drug charges at a motel in north Arkansas City. Tiffany Marie Keith, 24, was arrested on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine.

Winfield Pursuit, Involving Stolen Car, Leads to 4 Arrests


A brief pursuit in Winfield, which involved a car reported stolen out of Ark City, led to four arrests early Saturday morning, according to a report from the Winfield Police Dept. Just after 2 a.m., officers from the Winfield Police Department were invol

USGS: Morning Quake Measures 5.6 in Magnitude


Did you feel the earthquake? The US Geological Survey reports a 5.6 magnitude earthquake occurred near Pawnee, Okla. early this morning at 7:02. The quake originated in an area about 8 miles northwest of Pawnee. For more on this story, CLICK HERE.