Help police find this man

The Ark City police department is trying to locate Micholas K. Bryant. He’s wanted for probation violations – distribute or possession with intent to distribute marijuana and probation violation – interference with a law enforcement officer. He’s 20 years old, 5’8″, 155 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. You can see his picture on … Read more

Holiday means garbage pickup shift

The City of Arkansas City will shift to a four-day sanitation schedule next week, due to the closure of all city offices on Monday, January 18th, in observance of Martin Luther King Junior Day. All of Monday’s and parts of Tuesday’s routes will be collected on January 19th. The rest of Tuesday’s route and all … Read more

Food service changes for Ark City schools

Ark City Schools have announced some food service changes taking effect on January 18, 2021. The district’s facebook page says elementary students in Track A may take home free meals each Tuesday while those in Track B may take meals home each Friday. If you would like to add your child to the take-home meal … Read more

Police locate stolen vehicles

The Cowley County Sheriff’s Office says local law enforcement authorities have recovered two stolen vehicles, and arrested several people in connection to the thefts. A report says on Monday, officials found a 2014 Dodge Journey in the 100 block of East 13th Avenue in Winfield. Authorities arrested Trey Moore on suspicion of motor vehicle theft … Read more

KDOL warns of scam

The Kansas Department of Labor is warning people about a text message phishing scam. KAKE says KDOL says you might get a message that reads like, “We noticed an error in your unemployment claim,” then give a link to click on to review your claim. The text messages are not from the state, and if … Read more

Winfield students going back to the classroom

All Winfield students will return to the classroom for in-person learning on January 19th. The Winfield school board voted last night to get students back into the classroom. Most students will be in class five days a week. But the board decided that pre-k students will be in the classroom Monday through Thursday, with remote … Read more

Woman accused in gun incident

Ark City police day they arrested a woman after she allegedly displayed a firearm to a neighbor during a dispute. 45 year old Sonya Lee Tomey was arrested on suspicion of one county of felony aggravated assault. Police went out last Monday afternoon, to the MeadowWalk Apartments on a report that a caller had been … Read more

Business thefts lead to arrest

An Ark City man has been arrested on charges of burglary and theft, in connection to incidents at two local businesses. A release from Arkansas City police says 25 year old Alexander Michael Sanchez was arrested Tuesday night. Police were out Tuesday evening, January 5th, to Terry’s Place in downtown Ark City, and learned that … Read more

Blood drive planned for today

A Red Cross blood drive is set for today at Central Christian Church in Arkansas City. It’s noon until 6 p.m. The church is located at 206 West Central Avenue. To schedule an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or go online to

Winfield gets set for leaf vacuuming

The city of Winfield has offered updated information on leaf vaccuming. Starting at 8 a.m. on Monday January 11th, weather permitting, the city of Winfield leaf vacuum will begin cleanup in the Orange Zone on the Collection Area Map. Other collection areas will be announced via social media in the coming weeks. Rake only leaves … Read more