Queen Alalah 2016 Candidates Are Named


After four days of online voting, the following five women were selected by Cowley College students, faculty, staff, and administration as finalists for Queen Alalah LXXXV, to be crowned during the annual Coronation at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Those finalists

Winfield Man Arrested After Brief Chase on Monday


A Winfield man was arrested Monday night following a traffic stop and brief chase. Cowley County deputies first attempted to stop a vehicle in the 1500 block of Loomis in Winfield around 9:35 p.m. After a “very short pursuit,” two subjects fl

Officers Down 5K, Community Day Set for Nov. in Winfield


A 5K run and community day will be part of a day of events to raise money for a law enforcement special equipment fund for Cowley County. The Officers Down 5K Run and 2K walk is scheduled for Nov. 5 at Island Park in Winfield. Organizers said the event w

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