WHS Student Athletes Get Probation for Card Theft


Four Winfield High student athletes pleaded guilty Thursday and were sentenced to probation for their varying degrees of participation in a 2014 spending spree that was funded by a stolen financial card. Seniors Will Adler and Samson Sawyer and Sophomore

ACPD: Man Sent Threats to a 15-Year-Old Girl


Investigators have tracked down and arrested an Ark City man accused of sending threatening text messages to a 15-year-old girl. Stevie A. Barnes, 39, was booked into jail on charges of sexual exploitation of a child, blackmail, criminal threat and obstr

Local Man Cited for Accident With Pedestrian


A Winfield man was cited Tuesday afternoon in an accident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. That accident occurred near the intersection of 19th and Main. A man was struck by a vehicle and suffered minor injuries as a result of the accident. For mor

Ponca Police Stop Limo and Arrest Driver on Drug Counts


Ponca Police stopped a white limo Tuesday morning and arrested the driver on drug- and firearm-related charges. The department’s special projects unit made the stop around 11 a.m. in the 2700 block of 14th. The limo - owned by 29-year-old - Jamel R

Oops.. Semi Misses Sign, Drives Into Field


Motorists Tuesday morning could not help but notice a semi truck whose driver missed a stop sign north of Ark City and ended up in a field just west of U.S. 77. 41-year-old Scott Pearson, of Brookline Station, Mo., missed the stop sign as he drove west o

Rubbermaid Plans More Growth in Winfield


Newell Rubbermaid has announced plans to expand its manufacturing and distribution facility in Winfield, the Kansas Dept. of Commerce said in a statement Monday. The expansion would bring with it 320 new jobs and an additional investment of $27 million b

Wesley Teaming With AC to Improve ER


Wesley Medical Center has entered into a five-year affiliation agreement with South Central Kansas Medical Center in Ark City to help improve the hospital’s existing services and potentially create new ones, with an initial focus on the hospital&rsq

Stolen Checks Probe Leads to Arrest of AC Man


Investigation into forged checks - reportedly stolen from an Ark City woman - led to the arrest Thursday of a 33-year-old Ark City man, police said. Tyson W. Johnson was arrested and booked into jail on two counts of forgery and three counts of theft. Bo

Cowley County 911 Director Abruptly Leaves Post


Beth Leach has abruptly left her position as 911 director for Cowley County, sources said Friday. County officials made the announcement to employees late Thursday. Her departure is said to be effective immediately. For more on this story, CLICK HERE.

Sheriff: Spikes, Taser Used to Arrest Atlanta Man


Cowley County authorities used spikes strips to disable a truck Wednesday morning and Tasered the Atlanta man driving, so that he could be arrested. 30-year-old Jack W. Wakefield, was booked into jail on charges of attempting to flee or elude officers, n