A stabbing incident that left three people hurt has led to an arrest. Winfield Police say Medesta Howe was booked into the Cowley County Jail, and was charged with two counts of aggravated battery. Police were called out at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday to the 900 block of East 15th Avenue, on a reported stabbing. Police found two men who had been stabbed, and they were taken to William Newton Hospital. Police learned the incident had taken place in the 800 block of East 13th Avenue in Winfield. Police also got a report of another stabbing victim in the 300 block of East 7th Avenue. Howe was identified as a injured party in that incident. Police say the three cases are connected.
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Winfield schools says The KSHSAA Board of Directors met in a virtual format with all 78 members in attendance on Tuesday to discuss several items pertaining to the winter activity season. The BOD voted in favor to begin the winter activity competition season Dec. 1st and continue through Dec. 22nd before taking a winter moratorium for practice and competition (no practice and no competition) beginning Dec. 23rd. The winter moratorium usually runs from Dec. 23rd to Dec. 27th however the board took action to extend the moratorium on practice and competition through Jan. 3rd. Practice may begin on Jan. 4th and competition may resume on Jan. 8th. This action was taken for high schools and middle schools.
The Winfield Police department says it is getting several calls from customers, regarding an automated call telling them to immediately pay money over the phone or their power will be shut off. Winfield Police say these calls are a scam.
The City of Arkansas City is proud to join other partner organizations in Cowley County to roll out our new public health awareness campaign, “Crushing COVID in Cowley County.” Its mission is to raise community awareness of the need to follow CDC guidelines now more than ever to help “flatten the curve” and reduce community transmission of COVID-19. The campaign will include multilingual posters, social media graphics, radio and print advertising, and more.
The Arkansas City school district continues to experience additional COVID-19 cases and close contacts resulting in quarantine. As a result of the current situation, all USD 470 students will continue to learn remotely until January 5, 2021. USD 470 Superintendent Dr. Ron Ballard said, “We have conferred with state and local health officials and unfortunately, conditions are anticipated to worsen, potentially throughout the holiday season.”
A reminder that the city of Ark City will shift to a three-day sanitation schedule this week thanks to the Thankgving holiday. All of today’s route and part of Tuesday’s route will be collected today. The rest of Tuesday’s route, all of Wednesday’s route and part of Thursday’s route will be collected on Tuesday. The rest of Thursday’s route and Friday’s entire route will be collected on Wednesday. The Cowley County Landfill also will be closed Thursday for Thanksgiving, and all city offices will be closed Thursday and Friday.
Ark City police arrested a 40 year old man in connection with a fatal shooting that happened Friday night. Police responded to the shooting Friday night at Madison Avenue and the US 77 bypass. They found a vehicle there with a passenger who had been shot. 38 year old Samuel Hutton of Ark City died of his injuries at South Central Kansas Medical Center. Police arrested James Lyle Clark, on suspicion of one count of felony second-degree murder.
A quick note that Cowley College will be closed for Thanksgiving break starting November 25th. It’ll reopen on Monday November 30th. That’s also the night of the Christmas Tree Decorating Contest at the Nelson Student Center.
From Butler County, Kansas Government: Due to staffing issues at the El Dorado Motor Vehicle Office, related to staff quarantines and illness, this office will remain closed through Thanksgiving and will resume operations on November 30th. The Augusta Motor Vehicle Office located at the Augusta Airport will remain open to serve customers.
Cowley County Commissioners this week approved a COVID 19 safety proclamation. The proclamation focuses on the importance of community awareness and public safety related to the coronavirus pandeimc and urges people to take responsibility for their own health and safety. Residents should stay six feet away from people when in public, wear a face mask when appropriate, and stay home if you’re experiencing COVID 19 symptoms.