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Deill Resigns From Sheriff's Dept.; Rock Family Seeking $2.5 Million


Cowley County Sheriff Sgt. Steve Deill has submitted his resignation and will not return to work for the county, officials said. His departure is effective today. Deill - who was found to be justified in the fatal shooting of Ark City's Tayler Rock l

ACPD: Man Pulled A Gun During Argument Over Dog


An Arkansas City man was arrested Wednesday by the Arkansas City Police Department for allegedly pointing a handgun at a man, a woman and a small child, according a written report from police. Chase Michael Baker, 19, was arrested on suspicion of three c

Funeral Friday for Local Woman Killed in Crash Near Dodge City


Services will be held Friday for an Arkansas City woman killed in a two-vehicle wreck Thursday near Dodge City. Mary Nichols, 58, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident which occurred about one mile north of Ford, southeast of Dodge City, accor

Underage Drinking Party Broken Up In AC Saturday


Three people were arrested and 11 more were cited in connection with an underage drinking party early Saturday morning in northeast Arkansas City. Officers responded at 12:17 a.m. for a report of a possible drinking party involving minors at 1326 North D

Udall Man Injured By Horse on Sunday Night


A Udall man sustained serious injuries when he was struck by a horse late on Sunday. Just after 8 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a report of the injury, which occurred in the 6800 block of 22nd Rd. Crews from Udall and Winfield, and the Cowley Co

Searchers Look For Missing Teen at Drury Dam


Search crews are continuing to look for a 16-year-old boy who is missing, and presumed drowned at Drury Dam near South Haven. A Sumner County Sheriff's deputy confirmed a search was ongoing and that the boy had gone into the water late Friday afterno

Workers Are Sought for Slate Creek Wind Farm Project


Workers are being sought to help with construction on a wind-energy project near Geuda Springs. Minnesota-based Mortenson Construction will host a job fair Friday, Aug. 7 at the Raymond Fry Complex, 320 N. Jefferson, in Wellington. The job fair is from 8

Fix Planned For Bumpy US 77 Tracks Near Strother Field


If they have shaken your nerves and rattled your brain, don’t worry, the bumpy railroad tracks on U.S. 77 near Strother Field should be repaired soon. Local officials said BNSF railroad has tentatively scheduled repairs for the first week of August

Woman Who Left Jail for Dental Appt., Back In Custody


Candise Renee Cross is back in the Cowley County Jail, about a month after she left jail for a dental appointment and didn't return. Cross, 19, of Winfield, was initially taken into custody in Kay County on July 11, according to jail records there. O

Salvation Army Gives Details on Closing of Thrift Shop


The Salvation Army of Kansas and Western Missouri will close its thrift store at 318 N. Summit in Ark City, permanently, on Saturday. The organization will host a commodities distribution on July 30, before moving all social services to its nearby locati

Bruce Pendlay Charged in Staged Shooting Near Winfield


Formal charges have been filed against a man who was injured earlier this year when he staged a shooting incident near Winfield. 46-year-old Bruce Pendlay, of Ark City, surrendered himself to authorities Thursday after an arrest warrant was issued on a c

Local Man Won't Be Charged in Stabbing Death


No formal charges will be filed against a 24-year-old Ark City man who had been accused of stabbing and killing a man last year. Cameron Budd had been arrested and booked on a charge of involuntary manslaughter shortly after the incident occurred. He had

Preliminary Set for Fall in Winfield Murder Case


A preliminary hearing has been set for the fall for Winfield Murder suspect Josh Stasa. During a brief court proceeding Tuesday afternoon, two days were set aside for the proceedings, which are scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 8 and 9 in the Winfield courtroom

22-year-old AC Man Charged in 2014 Fatality Accident


Cowley County prosecutors have formally charged a 22-year-old Ark City man who was driving a motorcycle in a crash that killed 18-year-old Madicyn Hill last year. Keaton N. Barclay was booked into the county jail Tuesday on a charge of involuntary mansla

Fire in rural Cowley County Leads to Bridge Closing


A bridge on 82nd Road - that crosses the Walnut River southeast of Udall - has been closed after one of its supports was damaged in a fire on Monday afternoon, according to fire officials. There has been no timeframe given so far for the reopening of the

Salvation Army to Have Office in Ark City Senior Center


City and Salvation Army officials have reached a lease agreement for the rental of office space in the Ceramic Room senior Center. The Salvation Army requires the space immediately because its current building, at 318 N. Summit, has been purchased and wi

Old Newkirk High School Set for Demolition


The Former Newkirk High School on South Main is scheduled for demolition, beginning July 27, according to a report from the Ponca City News. Students now attend a high school at 625 West South Street. For more on this story, CLICK HERE.

Motorcyclist Recovering from Injury Accident in Winfield


An Ark City man is expected to fully recover from a head injury sustained Monday afternoon in an accident at Ninth and Cherry in Winfield. 62-year-old Terry Vickery was injured when he crashed his motorcycle around 2 p.m. For more on this story, CLICK H

Local Man Jailed on Kidnapping and Assault Charges


A July Fourth family celebration in Arkansas City is said to have turned dangerous for a woman and her two-year-old daughter when the woman's live-in boyfriend forcefully kept them from leaving their home, authorities said today. Mitchell D. Muninger

Rep. Trimmer Explains Absence from Legislature


On Sunday, June 7, I was faced with a dilemma. My wife and I had been planning to leave on a trip to Europe on June 10. It was a group trip through “Education First” that included nine adults and eight students from the Winfield area. We had b