Two West Elk Students Killed in Crash Near Howard


Two West Elk students died late Tuesday in a motor-vehicle accident near Howard in Elk County. Damon Wilson, a sophomore, and Reid Russell, a junior, were identified as those who died. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the 16-year-old Wilson was dr

Salvation Army to Close Thrift Shop in Ark City


The Salvation Army will close its thrift store in downtown Ark City on Aug. 1, but will continue to offer a full complement of social services to Cowley County, an organization spokesperson said Tuesday.   In-kind donations for the thrift store will

Texas Woman Killed in Crash Near Wellington Monday


A 65-year-old Texas woman died Monday in a two-vehicle accident that occurred on U.S. Highway 160 east of Wellington. Ethel McClintock was a passenger in a 2009 Subaru Outback that was eastbound on 160 near Kansas Turnpike gate 19. For more on this stor

Sheriff Officer Involved in Shooting No Longer on Paid Leave


Cowley County Sheriff Sgt. Steve Deill is no longer on paid administrative leave with the county. Deill - who was found to be justified in the fatal shooting of Ark City's Tayler Rock last year - is currently on workman's compensation and has app

Brazil is New Director of Group Planning Health Clinic


David Brazil is leaving the City-Cowley County Health Dept. to become executive director for Community Health Center, a non-profit organization working to bring a federally-funded health clinic to this area. On Tuesday, the board of directors for the non

Craigslist Ad Leads Deputies to Stolen Binoculars, Suspects in Burden


Stolen binoculars - listed for sale on Craigslist - led Cowley County Sheriff investigators to a Burden residence where a local man and a teenage boy were taken into custody for burglary and theft. 18-year-old Anthony Michael Maupin was booked into the C

Large Goldfish Pulled from Tunnel Dam on Tuesday


Aaron Demoss says it was "definitely a shocker" to pull what appeared to be a large goldfish from the waters of Walnut River in Winfield Tuesday afternoon. Demoss was fishing with a worm when he pulled the 10 to 12-pound fish from the water nea

Ark City Man Arrested Sunday After Incident With Knife


A domestic disturbance late Sunday led to the arrest of a 32-year-old Ark City man, who is accused of a pulling a knife on a local woman. Around 9:55 pm, officers with the Arkansas City Police Department responded to a residence in the 500 block of south

Man Arrested for Passing Bogus Bills in Ark City


Ark City Police Thursday arrested a man they said admitted to passing phony $100 bills from two local businesses. Landon Todd Onek, was booked into the Cowley County Jail on charges of making false information, theft, possession of meth and paraphernalia

AC Man Slams Door on Deputy With Warrant


Cowley County deputies arrested a man Monday evening during an incident in which the suspect is said to have slammed a door on the deputy's foot. Around 8 p.m., officers went to an address in the 1000 block of North B. to serve an arrest warrant. The