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City Commission candidate’s citation dropped after Mata allegations made

City Commission candidate Tim Perry appeared Aug. 1 in Arkansas City Municipal Court in connection with a ticket citing him for misdemeanor disorderly conduct. The ticket was issued June 13 by the Arkansas City Police Department and lists the 100 block of East Fifth Avenue as the location of the […]

Southwestern announces Jeffrey Toobin as Docking Lecture Series speaker

WINFIELD — Best-selling author and CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin will present the 2017 Docking Lecture at 11 a.m. March 2 on the campus of Southwestern College. The Docking Lecture Series is sponsored by Union State Bank. The public is invited to attend and there will be no admission charge. “Union […]

Year 2016 featured quakes, elections, Burford opening, funding decisions

The year 2016 began with tremors felt in Arkansas City. A group of more than 20 earthquakes in and around Fairview, Oklahoma, included two significant quakes that were felt right here at home. The strongest of them topped out at 4.7 and 4.9 magnitude on the Richter scale, respectively. The […]

Stasa to face trial starting next week in 2015 Winfield murder case

Joshua Jo Stasa, who has been incarcerated since his arrest on May 8, 2015, will appear in Cowley County District Court next week. Stasa’s jury trial will begin at 9 a.m. Monday/Dec. 12 at the Cowley County Courthouse, located at 311 E. Ninth Ave. in Winfield. He will appear before […]

Koontz rape case continued until July

A rape case filed against an Arkansas City man who was arrested April 1 has been continued until July 25. Frank Edward “Eddie” Koontz, 46, has been in custody at the Cowley County Jail since his arrest, in lieu of $75,000 bond through Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City. […]

Williams rape cases continued to July

A case filed against an Arkansas City man who was arrested by police on suspicion of sexual offenses has been continued to next month. Darren Lee Williams, 36, was arrested Feb. 26 during a traffic stop in southwest Arkansas City. He has been in custody at the Cowley County Jail […]

Perez-Chavez makes first district court appearance

Juan Perez-Chavez, 45, of Arkansas City, made his first appearance June 2 in Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City following a May 11 arrest on rape charges. A preliminary setting hearing was scheduled for June 8. Perez-Chavez remains in the Cowley County Jail without bond. The criminal complaint filed […]

Chase suspect makes first court appearance

A man arrested for drug and firearms charges, following a chase by local law enforcement, made his first appearance May 26 in Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City. Sage Breeze Martin, 32, of Arkansas City, has been in the Cowley County Jail since May 17 and is being held […]

Abegg sentenced in daughter’s death

An Arkansas City woman was sentenced April 28 to 18 months of probation in connection with the death of 16-month-old Astra Abegg. The child’s mother, Lindsay Paige Abegg, 30, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder last August. However, she entered into a plea agreement, pleading guilty to possession of […]

Bass resigns from Frances Willard

An Arkansas City woman arrested in connection with the largest methamphetamine lab bust in recent Arkansas City history has resigned from her job with the local school district. Nicole Bass, 38, was employed as an academic coach with USD 470 at Frances Willard Elementary School. However, after she was arrested […]