Jill Burtin has been named the Inspector General for the Kansas Department of Transportation. She started in her new position in mid-September. Burtin was a teacher for four years, then spent 18 years with Mize CPA, preparing financial statements and later on the technical tax team. She also served as a team leader in the accounting services department for many years. For the past two years, she worked at Keller and Owens in Overland Park doing bookkeeping, financial statement preparation and sales tax returns for clients.
Archives for September 2021
The SE Kansas Weed Management Area is hosting a management weed control workshop on Tuesday, Oct 5, 2021 at 6pm in the Brown Center Wright Room (Cowley College Campus) 215 S. 2nd St – Arkansas City. For more info or to RSVP, please call the Public Works Dept at (620) 221-5425 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A remider from USD 470: Please note that while masks are not currently required at any of our buildings, they ARE required to be worn on school buses and any other district vehicle. This is per federal order.
Cowley County, Kansas says they are pleased to announce that as of 8am on Thursday, Sept 30, 2021, the Memorial Lawn Cemetery will be back open to the public. County staff will be on site throughout the day to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have.
The City-Cowley County Health Department is excited to participate in Udall’s Fall Festival this Saturday, October 2nd! Stop by our booth to get vaccinated between 9 AM and 1PM. Contact the Health Department at 620-221-1430 with any questions!
Cowley College’s Theatre Department is busy rehearsing for its fall play Six Characters in Search of an Author. The performance, which was adapted by Steve Moulds, will take place at 7:30 p.m. October 15-16, and 2 p.m. Sunday, October 17. The premise of the story is six fictional characters, abandoned by their creator, invade a rehearsal in progress and demand to be brought to life by a new author. But the characters’ existential agenda collides with the more lighthearted ambitions of these theatre artists, whose open rehearsal “audience engagement event” becomes darkly entangled with the characters’ tragic story. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children, students and military personnel with ID. Tickets can be purchased at www.cowley.edu/boxoffice/ or by calling 620-441-5223.
Gearing up for its first performance of the fall semester, the Cowley College Singers and Cowley Jazz Ensemble will perform its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 5 in the Robert Brown Theatre. There is no cost to attend to the concert. The jazz ensemble will perform a diverse range of music including Latin, funk, and the blues. Selections include the Sammy Nestico classic standard Jumping at the Woodside, originally scored for the Count Basie Orchestra and Blue Bones by Dominic Spera which will feature the trombone section.
Scouts from Pack and Troop 318 had to think outside the box this year. The annual scouting for food event will take place this Saturday, Oct.. 2nd and Sunday, Oct. 3rd until 5:00 p.m. To participate, place unexpired non-perishable food items in our drop box locations. Drop box locations are set up at Min Max, Dillon and Winfield Food Pantry at 318 College. If you are unable to participate, contact Winfield Food Pantry at 620-221-2183 with your address then simply put your unexpired non-perishable food items in a plastic bag and place in plain view of the street by 5:00 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Troop and Pack 318 will be by to pick up bags of donations and deliver them to the local Food Pantry. In the event that your donation gets overlooked, please contact the Food Panty at (620) 221-2183.
To bolster local organizations supporting health equity in communities across Kansas, Governor Laura Kelly today announced the “Increase the Reach” Grant Initiative. The “Increase the Reach” Initiative, launching today through a partnership between the Wichita State University Community Engagement Institute and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), provides an additional opportunity for community-based organizations to receive funding to continue their vital work in promoting health equity through vaccinations. The program specifically aims to reach socially vulnerable populations and those experiencing low vaccination rates, including both racial and ethnic minority populations as well as rural communities.
Cowley County, Kansas says due to extensive facility damage caused by vandalism, the Memorial Lawn Cemetery will be closed to the public until further notice. If you have questions, please call the County Administrator at (620) 221-5406.