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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

AC McDonald's to Close March 19; Open New Building in June


McDonald’s will close its restaurant in Ark City next month in order to replace it with a new, modernized building. The building at Radio Lane and N. Summit will close March 19 so that the current building can be demolished. It should take about th

Authorities Seek Help in Locating Local Man


The Cowley County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 32-year-old Cole E. Hartung, a local man. Hartung was last seen by his father on January 18, 2017. The Cowley County Sheriff’s Office is requesting inf

Local Seat Belt, Texting Enforcement Push Starts Monday


Starting Monday, and continuing through March 5, the Cowley County Sheriff’s Dept. will take part in a multi-state seat belt enforcement effort aimed at teen drivers. During that time, deputies will patrol near high schools in Winfield, Ark City an

Three Arrested Following Drug Search at Winfield Residence Tuesday


Two local men - and one juvenile - were taken into custody early Tuesday after a drug-enforcement search conducted at a Winfield home. 30-year-old David L. Carothers was booked into the Cowley County Jail on charges of possession of pot, paraphernalia, c

CNN Analyst Toobin to Give 2017 Docking Lecture


Best-selling author and CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin will present the 2017 Docking Lecture at 11 a.m. March 2 on the campus of Southwestern College in Winfield. The title of the lecture is “Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court.” The Doc

Report: Truck Involved in Crash Was Stopped in The Roadway


A Winfield man was critically injured Wednesday night when his truck - which was said to be stopped in the roadway with its headlights off - was struck head-on by another vehicle, according to a report from the Cowley County Sheriff’s Dept. 54-year

Ark City Health Dept. Location Will Close Today for Repairs


The City-Cowley County Health Department office located at 115 E. Radio Lane in Arkansas City will be closing at noon today and will remain closed for business as needed repairs to the building occur. All people needing service from the health department

Inmate Escapes from Winfield Correctional Facility Monday Night


Tonight at 9:30 Jason W. Bell was declared an escapee from the Winfield Correctional Facility. Bell has been at Winfield Correctional Facility since August of 2016, according to corrections officials. Bell reportedly missed headcount at the prison tonigh

Report: Locals Found With 2 Pounds of Pot in Okla.


Several Cowley County residents were arrested Saturday, and roughly two pounds of marijuana were seized, following a traffic stop in Pawhuska, Okla.

Inmates Escapes From Cowley County Jail on Sunday


Cowley County authorities are looking for a jail inmate who escaped from custody this afternoon. 30-year-old Joshua B. Blackwill, originally from Wichita, escaped around 1:45 p.m., according to Sheriff David Falletti. Details of that escape were not prov

Next Winfield Citizens Academy to Start Soon


The Winfield Police Department is now accepting applications for the next adult citizens academy, set to start mid-March. The twelve-week academy will educate citizens about the Winfield Police Department, its organization, operations and role in the comm

Statewide 911 Upgrade to Happen on Feb.13,14


Cowley County Emergency Communications officials said today that 911 callers may have to answer a few more questions than usual when a statewide upgrade is performed on the 911 system later this month. From 10 p.m. Feb. 13 to 6 a.m. Feb. 14, AT&T wil

Governor to Visit Cowley College Ark City Campus on Friday


Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback will visit Cowley College Friday for a press event and campus tour showcasing Cowley College’s pathway to baccalaureate degree completion for less than $15,000, a response to his challenge for higher education institutions

Report: Murder Suspect Was Arrested for Domestic Battery in Dec.


The 32-year-old man accused of killing his wife last month at a home in Winfield, had been arrested in December for domestic battery. On Dec. 6, Zachary L. Gardner was booked into jail on a single charge of domestic battery and bonded out the following d

Cowley College is seeking Trustee Spot For Sumner


Dr. Dennis C. Rittle, president of Cowley College, will testify before the House and Senate Education committees Wednesday, in favor of a bill to add a seat to the College Board of Trustees for an elected representative from Sumner County. State Rep. Ed

Cowley County Jail Starts Recycling Program


The Cowley County Sheriff’s office recently started a recycling program. New sheriff David Falletti said he was approached by county jail administrator Janet Gardner, who was interested in recycling some of the trash generated by the jail. For mor

AC commission to discuss senior housing project at special meeting today


A special meeting of the Ark City Commission has been scheduled for noon today, in the city manager’s office at city hall, 118 W. Central Ave. The only item on the agenda is the consideration of a development agreement with Red-Wood Development, In