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Missing boy found safe, vehicle found in Cowley County

A five-year-old boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert has been found safe, and the suspect vehicle was found in Cowley County. Authorities say Brixton Sisk’s mother walked into his school in Rose Hill, Kansas, posing as a social worker and took him. The mother’s parental rights had been severed by the court. … Continue Reading Missing boy found safe, vehicle found in Cowley County

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Online license renewal system expands

Kansas driver’s license holders can now quickly and conveniently update their address on their current credentials. Kansas licensees can update their address by downloading the iKan app from the Apple App or Google Play store or visiting ikan.ks.gov. To update an address using iKan, the Kansas Department of Revenue’s official renewal app, customers must submit … Continue Reading Online license renewal system expands

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Governor Kelly announces state money to businesses

Governor Laura Kelly announced today that the State of Kansas has received more than $69 million through the federal American Rescue Plan to expand access to capital for traditionally underserved small businesses. The Kelly Administration applied for the funding last year in order to provide small business owners with the resources they need to grow … Continue Reading Governor Kelly announces state money to businesses

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Governor Kelly marks economic growth

Governor Laura Kelly celebrated the creation of 8,800 high-paying, quality jobs in Johnson County. During visits to Overland Park and New Century, she highlighted the strides Kansas has made in attracting businesses to the state. Governor Kelly visited New Century Commerce Center, one of the largest multi-tenant business parks in the Kansas City Metro Region, … Continue Reading Governor Kelly marks economic growth

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Supreme Court upholds map

The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld a new congressional map for the state. The map was drawn up by Republicans in the state, and it removes territory from the Kansas City-area district that Congresswoman Sharice Davids, a Democrat, has carried by a major margin. Attorneys had challenged the map.

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Governor approves education funding bill

Governor Laura Kelly announced she has signed House Bill 2567, which fully funds K-12 education for the fourth consecutive year and guarantees funding through the 2024 fiscal year. Signing HB 2567 makes Governor Kelly the first governor in more than 20 years to fulfill Kansas students’ constitutional right to school funding. In addition to fully … Continue Reading Governor approves education funding bill

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Ark City updates wastewater treatment plant work

The City of Ark City says progress is being made on the waste water treatment plant renovations. Currently crews are doing demolition on old equipment that is being replaced, emptying one of the digesting tanks to prepare of concrete repairs, new piping and a new lid. One of the trickling filters is currently being replaced … Continue Reading Ark City updates wastewater treatment plant work

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Cowley College Board gets construction updates

The Cowley College Board of Trustees approved the College’s Strategic Plan during Monday’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting held in the McAtee Dining Center. The Board learned that the residential housing project continues on the Sumner Campus, with an expected opening date in the fall of 2022. Recent delays in the delivery of windows have presented … Continue Reading Cowley College Board gets construction updates

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Golden Tigers do final day trip of the semester

The final Golden Tigers day trip of the spring semester took place on April 28. Participants attended a weeknight performance of the Broadway show Disney’s The Lion King in Wichita. The end of spring programming marks the completion of Micah’s first year as the Golden Tigers Coordinator. Last fall, set a record for participation in … Continue Reading Golden Tigers do final day trip of the semester

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Ark City resuming flushing program

The City of Arkansas City is resuming its annual fire hydrant flushing program, with work proceeding all across southwest Arkansas City starting this week. The Environmental Services Department on May 18th will begin flushing Section 1, which contains a total of 80 fire hydrants along and south of Washington Avenue, south to Lincoln Avenue and … Continue Reading Ark City resuming flushing program