MWV Calmar in Winfield to Become Part of Larger Company


MeadWestvaco Calmar in Winfield is soon to become part of a new, larger company called WestRock. Georgia-based RockTenn and Virginia-based MWV have announced the two companies are merging. Stockholders from both companies approved the proposed combinatio

Police: AC Man Pulled Gun On Another Man; Made Threats


An Ark City man was arrested and booked into jail Friday evening after he was accused of pulling a handgun and pointing it at another man. 24-year-old Nathanial H. Thomas was jailed on charges of aggravated assault and criminal threat. Bond was set

Two People Killed in Early Morning Accident West of Ark City


Two people were killed early this morning in a single-vehicle accident that occurred west of Ark City, authorities said. At least one other person was injured. The accident happened in the 25000 block of 31st Rd. and is being investigated by the Kansas Hi

Drug Sweep Leads to Multiple Arrests in Cowley County


Multiple Cowley County agencies were involved in a wide-scale drug enforcement sweep that began early Wednesday morning. Of the 23 people sought, through an operation named Drop Kick, 20 had been taken into custody by Thursday, according to county attorn

Ark City Bond Rating Hit Hard By Struggling Hospital


Continuing financial struggles at South Central Kansas Medical Center in Ark City have led to a significant drop in bond rating for the Public Building Commission, the entity that issued the bonds for the hospital. City officials said they were notified

Winfield Group to Patrol For Kids, Pets in Hot Vehicles


A group of citizen's police academy graduates in Winfield is launching a program aimed at finding kids and pets left in dangerously hot vehicles. Members of the Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association will be conducting summer observation pat

Ark City Man Shot and Wounded by Oklahoma Authorities This Morning


An Oklahoma law enforcement officer shot and wounded an Ark City man early Saturday morning following a domestic disturbance in Newkirk. A Kay County deputy fired once and struck 46-year-old David K. Blenz in the face. Blenz was eventually transported to

State: Ark City Did Not Violate Water Treatment Standards


State officials have determined the city of Ark City did not commit a violation last month when the city had a problem with a treatment technique at its water treatment plant. The city had self-reported a possible violation - which occurred May 26 - the

Cowley County Inmate Leaves for Dental Appt. Doesn't Return


A 19-year-old woman left the Cowley County Jail on court-ordered furlough Thursday morning and didn’t come back. Authorities are looking for Candise Renee Cross of Winfield. She was released temporarily, just before 9 a.m., so that she could go to

Search at Home Leads to Burglary Arrest in AC


A 19-year old Ark City man was arrested Wednesday following an investigation of a burglary earlier this month at a local residence. Brandon A. Hamilton was booked into jail on charges of burglary, theft, possession of stolen property, possession of meth,