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Burglary investigation leads to three arrested on drug charges

The Arkansas City Police Department arrested three Ark City residents last week after executing a search warrant regarding suspected drug activities. Cody Christopher Ranger, 26, was arrested on suspicion of felony counts of criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, distribution of a co


Farley to present marketing speech

The Cowley County Service Alliance quarterly meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the courthouse first floor assembly room, 311 E. Ninth Ave. Use the east side entrance marked Cowley County Extension Office.


City Council meets to hear year-end reports

The Blackwell City Council heard year-end reports from the directors of several city departments in its regular meeting held Thursday night. The Council also approved the city's application for a community development block grant, and approved the purchase of new equipment for the fire department.


The link between domestic violence and police shootings

It is April 8, 2011. Larry Dean Durbin Jr. is 33 years old and has five children with his partner, whom he has been with for 11 years. During all that time they’ve had an explosive relationship, and the woman will later tell police that Durbin has hit and choked her multiple times in the past. She h


Wellington students sing 'Stand by Me' at Eisenhower airport ahead of Carnegie Hall performance

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - Members of Wellington High School's Crusader Choir treated travelers to a musical treat early Thursday morning at Wichita Eisenhower Airport. Choir instructor Jessica Coldwell led the musical group as they sang "Stand by Me" around 6:00 a.m. in the terminal -- bringing a sweet


Traffic Alert: Part of SB I-35 narrows in Kay County

KAY COUNTY, Okla. – Part of I-35 is narrowed for the rest of the month in Kay County, according to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Officials say southbound I-35 is narrowed to one lane between south of Braman and SH-11 in Kay County through February due to surface repairs.


Two local women collect vintage Valentine’s Day cards

Roses, chocolates and jewelry are favorite gifts on Valentine’s Day. But the valentine card can carry a deeper meaning, and two Cowley County merchants know all about them. ”I prefer the beautiful popup cards, but valentine cards are all beautiful,” said Lucy Calvert, owner of Calvert’s Antique Stat


Luis Frias captured in Mexico; Court appearance this Friday

Five years of waiting has come to an end for Blackwell law enforcement. Luis Octavio Frias, a former Blackwell resident who allegedly stabbed his wife to death in 2013, was apprehended by the U.S. Marshal's Service last week after the case was featured on international television, bringing to an end


Volunteer firefighters in Cowley County battle three fires in 72 hours

COWLEY COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) - Firefighters in Cowley County battled three fires in just 72 hours over the weekend. It took the effort of several different departments to get each of them under control.


Emergency Flight Team Visits SCKMC ER Staff

Several SCKMC emergency room workers recently got an up close and personal look at a life flight helicopter. An Air Evac Lifeteam stationed at the AllianceHealth hospital in Ponca City took advantage of a break in the winter weather for an impromptu visit on Tuesday afternoon. The three-member crew


T-Bird men rally for road win over Cowley College

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Cloud County Community College men’s basketball team picked off arguably its most impressive road win of the season Monday, overcoming an 11-point halftime deficit to steal a 78-75 road win over Cowley College team that had won six of its last seven games entering the eveni


Basketball recap: Rivalries run Wichita + wins needed for league-leaders to clinch

AVCTL I Boys: 1 (Maize) AVCTL II Boys: 1 (Andover Central) AVCTL II Girls: 2 (Maize South) AVCTL III Boys: 1 (McPherson) AVCTL III Girls: 2 (McPherson) AVCTL IV Boys: 2 (Andale)


City of Wellington Sidewalk Reimbursement Program

The City of Wellington would like to remind our local residents of the Sidewalk Reimbursement Program:. The City will cost-share with a property owner and reimburse up to $2.75 per sq. ft. for 50 linear feet or less of replaced sidewalk, up to a maximum of $550.00 or $2.25 per sq. ft. for 51 linear


Arkansas City receives grant for new streets

The city of Arkansas City has received a $400,000 grant which will help defray some of the infrastructure expenses for the new Compass Point Addition. The moderate income-housing grant from the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) will be used to build new streets for the housing development,


House, barn catch fire in two separate blazes

A structure fire ignited Saturday night northwest of Oxford. The fire, at 1471 East 30th Ave. North, involved a two-story house around 8 p.m. Saturday. Firefighters responded from Sumner County, including Oxford, Wellington, Belle Plaine and Mulvane. Cowley County Fire District IV from Udall also re



The Wellington Chamber of Commerce is looking for artists savvy on their computers to create a digital design for the 119th Kansas Wheat Festival. The 119th Kansas Wheat Festival is July 9-14, 2019 in Wellington, KS.


Downtown bookstore on the move; yoga studio closing for now

A bookstore in downtown Arkansas City is moving two blocks north, and a yoga studio is moving out. McDonald’s Used Books is relocating starting March 1 to 110 S. Summit St., Suite B, in the Buford Commercial Building, owner Kayleigh Lawson said in a press release.


Wellington Engineering Dept to change locations Feb 26th

The City Engineering Department (Building & Codes) will be changing location to the Public Works/Street Department Building on Tuesday ~ February 26th. No permit, licensing or other business from this office will be conducted on this day while the move is taking place, which will take most of that d


Cloud County women lose to Cowley College, 89-81

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Cloud County Community College women’s basketball team did plenty of things right, offensively, to be in position for a road win Monday evening against Cowley College.


Shocker mailbag: Q&A on WSU basketball’s postseason hopes this year and its future

With eight days in between Shocker games, I figured now was as good as any time to do a Wichita State mailbag with the fans. I asked on Twitter for fans to send me their questions regarding WSU athletics and here are my responses: