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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

MWV Calmar in Winfield to Become Part of Larger Company


MeadWestvaco Calmar in Winfield is soon to become part of a new, larger company called WestRock. Georgia-based RockTenn and Virginia-based MWV have announced the two companies are merging. Stockholders from both companies approved the proposed combinatio

Police: AC Man Pulled Gun On Another Man; Made Threats


An Ark City man was arrested and booked into jail Friday evening after he was accused of pulling a handgun and pointing it at another man. 24-year-old Nathanial H. Thomas was jailed on charges of aggravated assault and criminal threat. Bond was set

Two People Killed in Early Morning Accident West of Ark City


Two people were killed early this morning in a single-vehicle accident that occurred west of Ark City, authorities said. At least one other person was injured. The accident happened in the 25000 block of 31st Rd. and is being investigated by the Kansas Hi

Drug Sweep Leads to Multiple Arrests in Cowley County


Multiple Cowley County agencies were involved in a wide-scale drug enforcement sweep that began early Wednesday morning. Of the 23 people sought, through an operation named Drop Kick, 20 had been taken into custody by Thursday, according to county attorn

Ark City Bond Rating Hit Hard By Struggling Hospital


Continuing financial struggles at South Central Kansas Medical Center in Ark City have led to a significant drop in bond rating for the Public Building Commission, the entity that issued the bonds for the hospital. City officials said they were notified

Winfield Group to Patrol For Kids, Pets in Hot Vehicles


A group of citizen's police academy graduates in Winfield is launching a program aimed at finding kids and pets left in dangerously hot vehicles. Members of the Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association will be conducting summer observation pat

Ark City Man Shot and Wounded by Oklahoma Authorities This Morning


An Oklahoma law enforcement officer shot and wounded an Ark City man early Saturday morning following a domestic disturbance in Newkirk. A Kay County deputy fired once and struck 46-year-old David K. Blenz in the face. Blenz was eventually transported to

State: Ark City Did Not Violate Water Treatment Standards


State officials have determined the city of Ark City did not commit a violation last month when the city had a problem with a treatment technique at its water treatment plant. The city had self-reported a possible violation - which occurred May 26 - the

Cowley County Inmate Leaves for Dental Appt. Doesn't Return


A 19-year-old woman left the Cowley County Jail on court-ordered furlough Thursday morning and didn’t come back. Authorities are looking for Candise Renee Cross of Winfield. She was released temporarily, just before 9 a.m., so that she could go to

Search at Home Leads to Burglary Arrest in AC


A 19-year old Ark City man was arrested Wednesday following an investigation of a burglary earlier this month at a local residence. Brandon A. Hamilton was booked into jail on charges of burglary, theft, possession of stolen property, possession of meth,

Five Arrested During Drug Search at Ark City Home Tuesday


Five people were arrested Tuesday when authorities conducted a drug-related search at a home in Ark City. Local police and the Cowley County Drug Task Force searched the residence in the 400 block of South D St. Eight people were inside that home at the

Crouch, Godsey and Paton Honored For Service To Cowley


Ron Godsey and Mark Paton have taken part in their final meeting as trustees of Cowley College. Both were honored during a regular meeting of the board of trustees Monday in Ark City. Godsey had served on the Board since 1995, while Paton had been a Boar

Man Flees Winfield Police in Stolen Car, Ingests Drugs During Chase


Winfield police said a man - who initially approached officers for a ride to Wichita Sunday - used a stolen car to lead authorities on a chase that ended in a muddy wheat field near Rock. Before he could be booked into the Cowley County Jail, 24-year-old

AC Man Takes Off in Car As Person Hangs On; Swerves at Others


A 27-year-old Arkansas City man was arrested on multiple counts of aggravated assault after witnesses say he tried to run over them with a stolen vehicle in the 4000 block of U.S. 160 early Sunday morning, according to a report from the Cowley County Sher

Pawhuska Police Arrest Cowley Escapee, Judge Lets Him Go


For a while this week, Mason Shawn Renollet - who left the Cowley County Jail June 2 to look for work and never returned - was back behind bars. That was before an Osage County Judge decided to let him go. On Tuesday, Renollet was picked up by police in

Longtime Owner of Donna's Designs Dies at 57


Longtime Winfield business woman and community leader Donna Homan DeMint died Wednesday at William Newton Hospital. She was 57. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Winfield. For more on this story, CLICK H

Travis Guess Ousted as Code Enforcement Inspector for Ark City


A code enforcement worker for the city of Ark City has been removed from that job, multiple sources told NewsCow Wednesday evening. Travis Guess had been serving as combination inspector for the city. The sources could not say whether Guess was allowed t

No Charge: Local Man Legally Fired Weapon in April Incident


A 42-year-old Winfield man acted lawfully and will not be criminally charged for firing a gun during a disturbance this spring in rural Cowley County.

In April, NewsCow reported that Aric J. Inglett had been arrested and booked on a count of aggravated assault. County attorney Chris Smith said Tuesday he would not formally file charges against Inglett.

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"Big A" Brown Pleads Not Guilty in April Shooting


Aaron "Big A" Brown has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a shooting in April that injured a local man. A jury trial is now set for Oct. 20. The 33-year-old Brown, of Ark City, made a court appearance Tuesday morning and waived his ri