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Slim support for expanding historic downtown district

Efforts to add 14 eligible businesses to Arkansas City’s downtown historic district has stalled, but promoters aren’t giving up. City commissioners this week chose not to go forward with the grant applications after hearing a report Tuesday from Principal Planner Josh White. White told the commissio


One dad, one injured in shooting at grocery store in Kansas

CHERRYVALE, Kan. — One man is dead and another is critically injured following a shooting at a grocery store in Kansas. Police said this happened yesterday afternoon in Cherryvale, which is located just north of Coffeyville.


Trespassing report leads to three arrests

An investigation into a reported trespassing led to the arrest of three Arkansas City residents, two on suspicion of drug offenses. Cowley County Sheriff deputies were called out just after midnight Tuesday northwest of Arkansas City, according to scanner recordings, after a suspicious person was re


'God put me on this earth to help people': Kansas nurse assists Nebraska flood victims

SALINA, Kan. (KSNW) - Helping our neighbors in need. A Kansas nurse from Salina is using her skills to travel to Nebraska for the next six months to help those affected by the floods.


Kansas governor vetoes GOP tax relief bill

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ new Democratic governor on Monday vetoed a tax relief bill approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature, arguing it would repeat an infamous fiscal experiment that failed under a GOP predecessor.


Winfield’s greatest day of glory

The Basketball Gods looked down on Winfield 80 years ago in March 1939. Three of the town’s basketball teams won major championships within days of each other, giving way to one of Winfield’s greatest community celebrations. Harry Hart, the Winfield Daily Courier sports editor, called it “Winfield’s


Police identify Kansas man who died after his bicycle is hit

A bicyclist who died after being hit by a vehicle last week was an elderly Olathe man. Police said Monday Karman Wells, 71, died hours after being hit on Friday in southern Overland Park.


Advanced Cheer Crew places top 10 in Texas

Advanced Cheer Crew, owned by Kristi Shaw, took two teams March 2-3 to Dallas, Texas, where they competed with 150,000 athletes from 48 states and 10 countries. The two teams are made up of athletes from Arkansas City, Winfield, Wichita, Newkirk, Okla., Ponca City, Okla., and Shidler, Okla. The Rock


White Parents Of Sick Black Girl Ask Black Kansas Citians To Register With National Marrow Donor Program

Emma Hall, a Black child who was adopted as a baby by a White family in 2010, needs a bone marrow transplant to help with her blood disorder. The white family of an adopted 9-year-old Black girl who has a blood disorder is pleading with the Black Kansas City area community to register with the Natio


Kansas wants to help you find unclaimed property

TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas State treasurer is making it easier and more convenient to connect people with unclaimed property and financial assets. According to Kansas State Treasurer Jake LaTurner, hundreds of Kansans were sent letters notifying them they have property in the state treasury waiting t


Man arrested after allegedly exposing himself at Winfield Braums

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) A Winfield couple is outraged after they say a man exposed himself inside a Braums restaurant within eyesight of their four children Saturday. Chet and Brook Denson were inside of the Braums when they noticed a man inside of the restaurant who had exposed himself and was sitting


Cowley’s teaching program boosted by church building

Aspiring preschool and elementary teachers will receive instruction in a church building leased by Cowley College under an agreement signed earlier this month. The Central Christian Church in Arkansas City is offering their annex building at 215 W. Chestnut Ave., for an education center for the coll


Sumner Coubty Jail Bookings March 18-24

Carly Ann O’brien, 40, Wellington, Driving under the infl of drugs/alcohol. David Justin Ambrose McGinn, 31, Wellington, Parole violation/Interference with LEO;/Criminal damage to property.


Work out outdoors at this public space in Winfield

Broadway Recreation Complex coordinator Tim Nihart wanted to expand the workout possibilities at the complex. He received permission from the city to apply for a grant through the Kansas Recreation and Park Association to add workout equipment to the Winfield facility, which is located near the 77 B


Wellington Police Department Weekend Bulletin March 22-24

Officers responded to a Mental Subject in the 700 blk N. Gardner. Non-Injury Accident involving vehicles driven by Hunter D. Owston, 19, and Sierra K. Fisher, 16. Hunter D. Owston, 19, was issued a Notice to Appear for Inattentive Driving.


Fires on the rise as weather heats up

Thursday was a busy day for most of Cowley County firefighters, both paid and volunteer. Friday was more of the same as grass fires burned out of control. Extra shifts were called in and mutual aid was requested after the Winfield Fire Department was swamped with controlled burns that got out of han


Maroons victorious in Hector Tovar Invitational Tournament

The 23rd annual Hector Tovar Invitational Tournament was held Thursday-Saturday. Six teams participated in the tournament that was hosted by the Perry Maroon baseball program. The Maroon varsity opened tournament play against Blackwell at 1 p.m. Thursday. Perry had a solid start, scoring 10 runs in


Jordan Green: Writing a Q&A

There's a lot more to writing a news article than simply asking people questions and typing their answers into the computer. In this edition of the Journal-Tribune, I have written a question-and-answer articles, more commonly known as a Q&A. The article features two candidates for the Braman Board o


Health director disputes county's low health ranking

County health rankings released by the Kansas Health Institute earlier this week don’t tell the whole story about health outcomes in Cowley County, the county’s chief health officer said Friday.


Nation's preeminent Collegiate Honor Society inducts Mary Grace Fink into membership

Mary Grace Fink, of Wellington, has accepted an invitation of lifetime membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the nation’s preeminent certified honor society for high-achieving first—and second-year collegiate students.