Author: Staff Writer

Editorial Opinion: Silencing the voice of the people in the name of expansion?

The Cowley College Board of Trustees raised a lot of questions earlier this week when they appointed Nancy Burger, of Winfield, to fill Sid Regnier’s vacant seat in a unanimous vote on Monday night. While Burger has a background in K-12 education, which might qualify her for the position, the […]

Burger appointed as new Cowley College trustee without discussion

The Cowley College Board of Trustees voted 5-0 on Dec. 11 to appoint Nancy Burger, of Winfield, to fill Sid Regnier’s vacant seat. This decision was made without any discussion of either applicant. The appointment of a new trustee was not listed on the agenda provided to media prior to […]

Bank open houses, party at farm highlight Christmas events next week

Two local bank open houses and another appearance by Santa Claus highlight a variety of Christmas-themed events next week. Many of these events were announced recently by various local businesses and nonprofit organizations. The week’s fun will kick off with two appearances from 1:30 to 3 p.m. by Santa at […]

Weekend holiday events include play, Santa Run, carriages, films, concert

There are many entertaining holiday events planned this weekend in Arkansas City, starting with the Cherokee Strip Players’ interactive play “Trouble in Tumbleweed.” The production, which debuted Nov. 30, will have its final showings at 7 p.m. Dec. 1-2 at Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum, located south of Arkansas City […]

Local fourth-grader Vogele reads essay, flips lights switch at Merry Monday

Fourth-grader Noah Vogele was given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity Nov. 20 to light the tree in downtown Arkansas City with Santa and Mrs. Claus. He participated in this year’s essay contest, a special opportunity given to one fourth-grader. Vogele’s winning essay won him a ride on a horsedrawn carriage to the […]

Letters urge Cowley College trustees to fill vacant seat with Bergagnini

Ark City Daily Bytes received two letters from citizens this week concerning the vacancy on the Cowley College Board of Trustees. This seat has been vacant since former trustee Sid Regnier resigned March 13 with more than two years left in his term. More than 240 days have passed since […]

Final election results unchanged after canvass; Tweedy leads write-ins

Of 19,200 registered voters in Cowley County, 3,139 cast ballots in the Nov. 7 election — a fairly standard turnout (for local elections) of 16 percent. Those final numbers were part of the results released Nov. 13 after final canvassing at the Cowley County Courthouse in Winfield by the Cowley […]

Veterans Day events planned in schools today, downtown on Saturday

Veterans Day falls on a Saturday this year, as does the annual Veterans Day parade in Arkansas City. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. on Summit Street in downtown Ark City. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1254 will place flags in Riverview Cemetery on Saturday morning, before the parade. […]

Selfie with an Elfie social media contest offered for Christmas in the City

A Selfie with an Elfie scavenger hunt will be a part of the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas in the City activities this year. Selfie with an Elfie is available to local customers for a chance to win $350 in Chamber Bucks. The contest starts Nov. 20. Each […]

Six incumbents hold strong in elections Nov. 7, joining four newcomers

Incumbents carried the day in the Nov. 7 elections, earning re-election to all three local boards — City Commission, Cowley College Board of Trustees and USD 470 Board of Education. Among those re-elected were city commissioners Jay Warren (29 percent) and Karen Welch (23.9 percent); trustees Ned Graham (16.6 percent), […]