Ark City Middle School Collects 11,000 Items For Food Banks


The Arkansas City Middle School held it's annual food drive sponsored by the Middle School KAY Club. Over 11,000 food items were donated to Angels in the Attic, Manna Ministries and local church food pantries. For more on this story, CLICK HERE.

Two Women Arrested, Pitbull Wounded in Drug Search at Winfield Home


Two Winfield women were arrested and a pitbull was injured by gunfire as authorities conducted a drug-enforcement operation Monday night at a house in Winfield. Local police, with support from the Cowley County Sheriff’s Dept. and a regional SWAT t

Local Man Arrested For Starting Fire at 'Burger Shack


An Arkansas City man and a teen girl were arrested by the Ark City Police Department in connection with an arson that occurred Friday. Brandon Michael Cleverley, 18, was arrested that samed day on suspicion of aggravated arson. He was transported to and

Udall Man Arrested Early Sunday Following Standoff


A standoff in Udall late Saturday led to the arrest of a 38-year-old man who could face numerous felony charges. Don Martin Wallace, of Udall, was booked into the Cowley County Jail early Sunday on six counts of aggravated assault, shooting into a dwelli

Four From the Wellington Area Killed in Saturday Crash


Four Wellington-area residents died Saturday night a two-vehicle accident that occurred on U.S. 81 Highway north of Wellington. The Sumner County Sheriff’s Dept. identified the deceased as 77-year-old Carl Ray Waugh and 77-year-old Marcia Waugh of

Winfield Murder Trial Scheduled to Begin on Dec. 12


The first-degree murder trial of Winfield’s Josh Stasa is scheduled to begin Dec. 12 in Cowley County Dist. Court. County Attorney Chris Smith confirmed the case was still moving toward trial. It would be Smith’s final trial before becoming d

Ark City KFC Goes Out of Business on Wednesday


Kentucky Fried Chicken in Ark City closed its doors for good on Wednesday. Customers were met with a sign on the door informing them the restaurant was out of business, along with a thank you. Employees said they were told the store at 1618 N. Summit was

Ford Mustang Reported Stolen; Motorcycle Recovered


Authorities over the weekend received a report of a vehicle stolen in Cowley County. Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the Cowley County Courthouse to take a motor vehicle theft report that occurred in the 3000 Block of 118th Drive, northwest o

Your Stories Sought for Book on Cowley County Heritage


Families will soon be getting together to celebrate the holidays, so this might be a good time to gather information and photos from others for your family’s submission to the Cowley County Historical Society heritage book now in the works. This is

Winfield Working to Replace Familiar Bridge on 14th


Preliminary work continues on a project to replace an aging bridge on 14th Avenue just west of the Winfield Fairgrounds. City manager Warren Porter said an engineering contract should be in place by the end of this year and the project should go out to b