USD 470 enrollment deadline approaching

USD 470 says Online Enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year is open. Returning students can register online via the PowerSchool website or mobile app through May 15. Parents of new students and those who prefer additional assistance may go to their child’s school from 4 to 7 p.m. on May 14. All students must be … Read more

Summer food service program available

USD 465 is offering a summer food service program. Right now, we have plans to host through June, but we are working on details for a July program, too. The program is currently available Monday-Thursday, with breakfast available 8 a.m. until 9 a.m., and lunch available 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., and on Wednesdays, you … Read more

Local women’s tennis team wins title

With four singles national champions and two doubles champs, the Cowley College women’s tennis team placed first at the NJCAA Division I National Championships held May 4-8 at the JoAnn Medlock Murphy Tennis Center in Tyler, TX. The title was the first in the history of the program. With six of Cowley’s eight players being … Read more

Commodities distribution set for May 13th

The next distribution of government commodities will be Monday, May 13th, from 1 until 4 p.m. at Winfield Fairgrounds Barn 4. The program is for anyone with a Winfield or Udall address and who meets the income guidelines. They request that you remain in your vehicle. Volunteers will place sacks of food items in your … Read more

Local emergency responders helping in Oklahoma

Two members of the Arkansas City, KS Fire/EMS Department, James McIntosh, and Tyler Arrowsmith, are currently in Barnsdall, OK, providing crucial support in the aftermath of this week’s destructive tornado. One person died after an EF4 tornado caused catastrophic damage to the town.

Nominations open for business awards

The Kansas Department of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2024 To The Stars: Kansas Business Awards. The popular annual award program recognizes companies and individuals around the state for the positive impact they make on their communities and the Kansas economy. This year’s banquet and award ceremony will be held Thursday, October 3, … Read more

City offers dumpster rental

The City of Arkansas City is pleased to offer our residents the convenience of our dumpster rental services. With options like the 4-yard dumpster and the 16-yard dump trailer, you can easily manage your waste disposal needs without any hassle. The 4-yard dumpster is ideal for managing household waste. The setting fee is $45, and … Read more

Utah company to pay Kansas $500k

A Utah company will pay the state of Kansas $500,000 after agreeing to a consent judgement with the Kansas Attorney General’s Office, Attorney General Kris Kobach said. The allegations in the petition filed in Shawnee County District Court included that the company, Vivint, used deceptive business practices to pressure Kansas consumers into long-term contracts. Attorney … Read more

Memorial Day program to honor veterans

The Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery at Winfield invites you to attend their Memorial Day program honoring all veterans. The program will be held on Monday, May 27th, at 10 a.m. at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery Committal Shelter, located at 1208 North College in Winfield. Seating may be limited. Bring a lawn chair if you wish.

Rural Choice by Champions program ready for second cohort

Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland today announced that the Office of Rural Prosperity has opened applications for the second cohort of Rural by Choice Champions. Offered in collaboration with the Patterson Family Foundation, the Rural Champions program funds dedicated development assistance for rural communities that lack the capital, expertise or other resources to … Read more