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Warning from Winfield Police

Winfield Police says We’ve received a report from a local resident who answered a phone call from what appears to be a local number claiming to be “the electric company” calling with a disconnection notice. The representative on the other end was seeking payment. The City of Winfield, KS doesn’t call residents demanding payment. We … Continue Reading Warning from Winfield Police

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Health department updates COVID numbers

City-Cowley County health department says The month of January has seen record-breaking numbers for COVID infections in the county. In the entirety of 2021, the county saw 4159 confirmed cases of COVID. This year alone, in just 13 days, we have seen 1466 confirmed cases. That is 35% of the yearly total for 2021. With … Continue Reading Health department updates COVID numbers

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SCK Health implements Phase 1 of COVID surge protocol

SCK Health Implements Phase 1 of its COVID surge protocol effective yesterday, January 17, 2022. Please be aware of the following changes: 1. The front hospital entrance will be closed. All patients and visitors must enter through the emergency department. 2. Non-Covid patients will be allowed one visitor per 24 hour, no change outs will … Continue Reading SCK Health implements Phase 1 of COVID surge protocol

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Governor’s Council on Education presents recommendations

At its first meeting of the year, the Governor’s Council on Education presented its annual report to Governor Kelly. This report includes a set of recommendations intended to improve educational outcomes for all Kansans through increased collaboration between businesses and educators. . Those recommendations include: Improve the Kansas Child Day Care Assistance Credit Leverage the … Continue Reading Governor’s Council on Education presents recommendations

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Governor announces call for Exporter of the Year

Governor Laura Kelly today announced the call for nominations for the 2022 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award. The Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award is the highest honor the Governor of Kansas awards to exporting businesses. Exporters of the Year are considered best in class in conducting overseas business from Kansas. For that, one … Continue Reading Governor announces call for Exporter of the Year

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Ark City HS passes masking threshold

Arkansas City High School says they have surpassed the 10 percent masking threshold. Masks will be required at the high school for 14 calendar days starting Friday, January 14. In the meantime, masks are highly recommended. You can find a link to the COVID-19 dashboard at www.usd470.com. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we … Continue Reading Ark City HS passes masking threshold

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Red Cross announces blood shortage

The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis – its worst blood shortage in more than a decade. The Red Cross says dangerously low blood supply levels are posing a concerning risk to patient care and forcing doctors to make difficult decisions about who receives blood transfusions and who will need to wait … Continue Reading Red Cross announces blood shortage

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El Dorado police announce arrest in murder case

El Dorado Kansas Police Department says on January 10, 2022, David J. Poulter from El Dorado, KS was charged with 1st degree murder, aggravated arson and assault on a law enforcement officer in connection to the house fire on January 7, 2022 in the 300 block of N Taylor St in El Dorado, Butler County, … Continue Reading El Dorado police announce arrest in murder case

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KBI taking submissions for poster contest

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is accepting entries for the 2022 Missing Children’s Day poster contest, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today. All Kansas fifth grade students, from public, private, or home schools, are invited to create and submit artwork that represents the contest theme “Bringing Our Missing Children Home.” The artwork must … Continue Reading KBI taking submissions for poster contest