Politics

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 […]

Letter to the Editor from Richard Schneider: Appoint Michael Bergagnini

The votes are in, the citizens of Cowley County have spoken and now it is time for the Cowley College Board of Trustees to act. We re-elected three incumbents — Ned Graham, Bob Juden and Brian Sanderholm — to the board, and added to their number former county commissioner Gary […]

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 […]

Republican governor candidate Wink Hartman stops in at Cowley College

While touring community colleges in the state of Kansas, Wichita businessman Wink Hartman visited Cowley College’s main campus in Arkansas City as part of his campaign for the Republican nomination for Kansas governor. Hartman is the owner of oil industry businesses and Hartman Arena in Wichita. Hartman is a strong […]

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), […]

Letter from McLeod: Secure Ark City’s future with a vote for Jay Warren

We all know that Jay Warren is a huge supporter of everything positive for Ark City. We see him at all the fundraisers — he’s the cook most of the time — and of course he supports Ark City organizations financially, as well. What we don’t always think about is […]

Three competitive local races, 10 total seats on line Nov. 7 on Election Day

Election Day is Nov. 7, with three competitive local races all on the line. Arkansas City residents may vote from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Central Christian Church. Advance voting is available until noon Nov. 6 at the Cowley County Courthouse in Winfield. The races for City Commission, USD […]

Candidate Q&A: Ned Graham — Cowley College Board of Trustees

Name: Ned Graham Position you are running for: Cowley College Board of Trustees Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Wife, Claire Graham; son, Eric Graham; daughter-in-law, Julie Graham; their children, John Graham and Mitchell Graham; son, Stuart Graham; daughter-in-law, Kelley Graham; their sons, Noah and Gareth Graham How long have […]

Candidate Q&A: Jonathan Hansen — Cowley College Board of Trustees

Name: Jonathan R. Hansen Position you are running for: Cowley College Board of Trustees Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Married to Sarah Kate Reilly and we have four children: daughter, Maley, a seventh-grader; son, Arri, a fifth-grader; daughter, Alola, a third-grader; and daughter, Zadie, a first-grader. Maley attends ACMS […]

Candidate Q&A: Sarah Kate Reilly — USD 470 Board of Education

Name: Sarah Kate Reilly Position you are running for: USD 470 Board of Education Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Married to Dr. Jonathan Hansen and we have four children: daughter, Maley, a seventh-grader; son, Arri, a fifth-grader; daughter, Alola, a third-grader; and daughter, Zadie, a first-grader. Maley attends ACMS […]