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Udall Man Arrested Early Sunday Following Standoff

A standoff in Udall late Saturday led to the arrest of a 38-year-old man who could face numerous felony charges. Don Martin Wallace, of Udall, was booked into the Cowley County Jail early Sunday on six counts of aggravated assault, shooting into a dwelli

Four From the Wellington Area Killed in Saturday Crash

Four Wellington-area residents died Saturday night a two-vehicle accident that occurred on U.S. 81 Highway north of Wellington. The Sumner County Sheriff’s Dept. identified the deceased as 77-year-old Carl Ray Waugh and 77-year-old Marcia Waugh of

Winfield Murder Trial Scheduled to Begin on Dec. 12

The first-degree murder trial of Winfield’s Josh Stasa is scheduled to begin Dec. 12 in Cowley County Dist. Court. County Attorney Chris Smith confirmed the case was still moving toward trial. It would be Smith’s final trial before becoming d

Ark City KFC Goes Out of Business on Wednesday

Kentucky Fried Chicken in Ark City closed its doors for good on Wednesday. Customers were met with a sign on the door informing them the restaurant was out of business, along with a thank you. Employees said they were told the store at 1618 N. Summit was

Ford Mustang Reported Stolen; Motorcycle Recovered

Authorities over the weekend received a report of a vehicle stolen in Cowley County. Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the Cowley County Courthouse to take a motor vehicle theft report that occurred in the 3000 Block of 118th Drive, northwest o

Your Stories Sought for Book on Cowley County Heritage

Families will soon be getting together to celebrate the holidays, so this might be a good time to gather information and photos from others for your family’s submission to the Cowley County Historical Society heritage book now in the works. This is

Winfield Working to Replace Familiar Bridge on 14th

Preliminary work continues on a project to replace an aging bridge on 14th Avenue just west of the Winfield Fairgrounds. City manager Warren Porter said an engineering contract should be in place by the end of this year and the project should go out to b

Winfield Woman Earns FlightSafety Internship

Katelin Marney was honored by FlightSafety International earlier this month at Butler Community College – Andover Campus for her acceptance into their rigorous digital media internship program. Marney, 22, was chosen by FlightSafety for her excepti

Winfield Man Killed in Head-On Crash Sunday

A Winfield man was killed late Sunday in an accident that occurred north of Ark City on U.S. Highway 77. 20-year-old Garrett L. Misora was pronounced dead at the scene of the two-vehicle accident which occurred around 10:30 p.m. The crash was investigate

Little Caesars Eyes Winfield for Possible Location

Little Caesars pizza chain is eying Cowley County for a possible new location. Company officials said the company’s strategic franchise growth initiative is specifically targeting expansion in Winfield. The company is looking to open near Main St.

Election Results in Cowley County and Surrounding Area

Advance voting totals for local races have been released. We will update through the night as additional results come in. Unless otherwise noted, these totals are for Cowley County only. We’ll add votes from outside the county. For more on this st

Woman Struck By Car in Winfield This Morning

A 57-year-old woman was hospitalized after being struck by a car on Main in Winfield this morning, police there said. Around 6 a.m., the woman was crossing the street in the area of 13th and Main and was hit by a Ford passenger vehicle. It was dark at th

Oklahoma quake Sunday downgraded to 5.0

Did you feel the earthquake last night? The US Geological Survey reports a 5.0 magnitude earthquake occurred west of Cushing, Okla. Sunday around 7:45 p.m. The quake originated in an area 1.2 miles from Cushing. For more on this story, CLICK HERE.

INTERVIEWS: Kansas House of Representatives for Dist. 80

Republican Anita Judd-Jenkins, Ark City, and Democrat Michelle Schiltz, Caldwell, candidates for Kansas State House Dist. 80, sat down for interviews with KSOK Radio and NewsCow.net ahead of the Nov. 8 general election. Recordings of those interviews are

Cowley County Sheriff's Dept. Participating in No-Shave November

The Cowley County Sheriff’s Office is participating in No-Shave November this month. Those in the department who participate have put their razors away and won’t pick them up again until Dec. 1. The goal is to raise $5,000 for cancer research

Candidate Interviews: Larry Alley and Don Shimkus - Kansas Senate

Republican Larry Alley, Winfield, and Democrat Don Shimkus, Oxford, candidates for Kansas State Senate Dist. 32, sat down for interviews with KSOK Radio and NewsCow.net ahead of the Nov. 8 general election. Recordings of those interviews are available by

Drag Racing Stop Leads to Drug Arrest on 77

A 27-year-old Ark City man was arrested late Saturday when local authorities were called to the report of drag racing on the highway. Around 11:10 p.m., Cowley County Sheriff’s Deputies stopped a vehicle for drag racing in the 19000 Block of U.S. 7

Group to Conduct Exit Polling in Winfield

Women for Kansas-Cowley County in conjunction with the Show Me The Votes Foundation, ShowMeTheVotes.org, of Wichita will conduct a Citizens Exit Poll in Winfield at the First Christian Church, 904 Alexander, polling site. This exit poll is sponsored by S

Felon Arrested After Search of Winfield Home on Friday

The search of a Winfield residence Friday morning led to the arrest of a man who remained in the Cowley County Jail on Tuesday. 31-year-old Brock L. Blumenstein, of Winfield, has been booked on charges of possessing meth with intent to distribute, posses

Kay Co. Charge Dropped Against Corrections Officer From Winfield

It took nearly a year, but a charge, of assault and battery against corrections officer Adam J. Chriss, was dismissed last week by a district court judge in Kay County Okla. The 32-year-old Chriss, of Winfield, was originally charged in Nov. 2015 for an