Funeral Friday for Local Woman Killed in Crash Near Dodge City


Services will be held Friday for an Arkansas City woman killed in a two-vehicle wreck Thursday near Dodge City. Mary Nichols, 58, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident which occurred about one mile north of Ford, southeast of Dodge City, accor

Underage Drinking Party Broken Up In AC Saturday


Three people were arrested and 11 more were cited in connection with an underage drinking party early Saturday morning in northeast Arkansas City. Officers responded at 12:17 a.m. for a report of a possible drinking party involving minors at 1326 North D

Udall Man Injured By Horse on Sunday Night


A Udall man sustained serious injuries when he was struck by a horse late on Sunday. Just after 8 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a report of the injury, which occurred in the 6800 block of 22nd Rd. Crews from Udall and Winfield, and the Cowley Co

Searchers Look For Missing Teen at Drury Dam


Search crews are continuing to look for a 16-year-old boy who is missing, and presumed drowned at Drury Dam near South Haven. A Sumner County Sheriff's deputy confirmed a search was ongoing and that the boy had gone into the water late Friday afterno

Workers Are Sought for Slate Creek Wind Farm Project


Workers are being sought to help with construction on a wind-energy project near Geuda Springs. Minnesota-based Mortenson Construction will host a job fair Friday, Aug. 7 at the Raymond Fry Complex, 320 N. Jefferson, in Wellington. The job fair is from 8

Fix Planned For Bumpy US 77 Tracks Near Strother Field


If they have shaken your nerves and rattled your brain, don’t worry, the bumpy railroad tracks on U.S. 77 near Strother Field should be repaired soon. Local officials said BNSF railroad has tentatively scheduled repairs for the first week of August

Woman Who Left Jail for Dental Appt., Back In Custody


Candise Renee Cross is back in the Cowley County Jail, about a month after she left jail for a dental appointment and didn't return. Cross, 19, of Winfield, was initially taken into custody in Kay County on July 11, according to jail records there. O

Salvation Army Gives Details on Closing of Thrift Shop


The Salvation Army of Kansas and Western Missouri will close its thrift store at 318 N. Summit in Ark City, permanently, on Saturday. The organization will host a commodities distribution on July 30, before moving all social services to its nearby locati

Bruce Pendlay Charged in Staged Shooting Near Winfield


Formal charges have been filed against a man who was injured earlier this year when he staged a shooting incident near Winfield. 46-year-old Bruce Pendlay, of Ark City, surrendered himself to authorities Thursday after an arrest warrant was issued on a c

Local Man Won't Be Charged in Stabbing Death


No formal charges will be filed against a 24-year-old Ark City man who had been accused of stabbing and killing a man last year. Cameron Budd had been arrested and booked on a charge of involuntary manslaughter shortly after the incident occurred. He had