Fire chief offers fire prevention tips for children

Teaching fire safety to children can save lives and it’s never too early to start teaching them the basics. “The biggest thing is, at night, keep your bedroom doors shut. Bedroom doors will keep the smoke and heat out quite a bit,” said Arkansas City Fire Chief Bobby Wolfe. “It […]

Ark City Clinic offers sports physicals for students

Arkansas City public school students who are interested in participating in fall sports must have an up-to-date sports physical on file with the school district. The Ark City Clinic offers discounted physicals to students for this purpose, according to Unified School District 470 employee Peggy Soule. At one point, the […]

County attorney: Cowley College broke KOMA law

Cowley County Attorney Christopher Smith has confirmed that a violation of the Kansas Open Meetings Act (KOMA) did occur during the July 18 meeting of the Cowley College Board of Trustees. In a letter addressed to the college’s legal counsel, David Andreas, Smith explains his findings. “After reading contemporaneous news […]

Kelley, Judd-Jenkins answer tough questions at forum

Dozens of people attended a legislative forum, sponsored by the Arkansas City and Winfield area chambers of commerce, for the Republican candidates for the Kansas House District 80 seat. Incumbent Rep. Kasha Kelley, R-Arkansas City, and challenger Anita Judd-Jenkins answered several tough questions from the audience, ranging from gun control […]

Interim theater director eager to build upon strong foundation

After spending the past two years as a dance instructor and choreographer at Cowley College, Cara Kem will transition into the role of interim theater director as the school prepares for the 2016-17 academic year. Kem had an opportunity to spend the past two years working with previous theater director […]

Cowley College Board of Trustees to vote again

In a communication today from Cowley College President Dennis Rittle, Board of Trustees chair Bob Juden requested a special meeting to be held to consider a “board of trustee vacancy.” This meeting was announced July 20, following media reports of alleged illegal board action during the July 18 meeting, involving […]

Cowley College trustees elect new board officers

The Cowley College Board of Trustees has elected new officers for the 2016-17 school year. Board chair Dennis Shurtz announced the trustees’ new positions during a regular meeting July 18. A motion was made by Ned Graham, then seconded by JoLynn Foster. The agenda item was approved unanimously. Changes to […]

Cowley board selects new trustee in apparent KOMA violation

Winfield business owner Jill Long was named the newest Cowley College trustee in an apparently illegal action July 18 by the college’s Board of Trustees. The board of trustees cast their votes by secret ballot, a clear violation of the Kansas Open Meetings Act (KOMA). The secret vote was called […]

Still time to enroll in classes at Cowley College

Although fall enrollment is under way, there still is time to enroll in exciting classes at Cowley College. The first day of classes begins Aug. 16, but Cowley College is offering enrollment day events in July to help students to enroll for the fall semester. Cowley’s main campus in Arkansas […]

Şehsuvaroğlu now respected international oil, gas consultant

With more than 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, Al Şehsuvaroğlu is equally at home in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. The former nuclear engineering graduate-turned-global strategist currently resides in France and can trace his successful career path back to his […]