Politics

Humphrey exits race for City Commission

City Commission of Arkansas City candidate Richard Humphrey is moving out of state later this year. As a result, he has announced he will not be able to perform the obligations of office should he be elected this fall. “I will not be living in Ark City, or Kansas, by […]

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 […]

Regnier’s seat on Board of Trustees to remain vacant through election

A replacement for former Cowley College trustee Sid Regnier has not yet been named, nor will a new trustee be appointed before the completion of the fall elections. Regnier resigned his post March 13, 2017, with more than two years left in his term. Twenty-one weeks now have passed since […]

Cowley College trustees hire seven; Sumner County race down to two

The Cowley College Board of Trustees convened a special meeting July 31 to handle a few items prior to the start of the school year. Among them were new hires for the fall semester. Two faculty members, automotive instructor Daniel Brooks and nondestructive testing instructor Garret Vickery, were hired. Several other […]

Women for Kansas to hear July 8 from social justice, political advocate

WINFIELD — Women for Kansas—Cowley County (W4K-CC) will hold its July meeting from 10 to 11:30 a.m. July 8 in the Community Council Room at City Hall, located at 200 E. Ninth Ave. in Winfield. The event is free and open to the public. This month’s speaker will be social […]

Niles takes seat on USD 470 school board, replaces Dr. Aaron Watters

Arkansas City banker Lance Niles was appointed Monday night by the USD 470 Board of Education to fill a vacant seat on the board. The seat was vacated recently by Dr. Aaron Watters. Niles will fill the seat until the second Monday in January 2018, which is Jan. 8, according to […]

Two downtown Arkansas City faces enter race for college board of trustees

The candidate field for the Cowley College Board of Trustees has expanded once more. Local residents Darrin Green and Jonathan Hansen have both thrown their hats into the ring, joining two incumbents and two other citizens. Both men work at downtown Arkansas City businesses — Green is the owner of […]

Two more file for Cowley College board; one each for school board, city

Incumbent Ned Graham has entered the race for the four available Cowley College Board of Trustees positions. Newcomer Michael Bergagnini, who serves as the mayor of Parkerfield, also has filed for the college board. These two joined incumbent Brian Sanderholm and former county commissioner Gary Wilson this week. Meanwhile, in the […]

Judd-Jenkins rejoins Arkansas City Rotary Club after four-year absence

Anita Judd-Jenkins is the newest member of the Arkansas City Rotary Club, but this is not her first go-round with Rotary. Judd-Jenkins, who was inducted into the club April 24, actually served as president of the organization in 2006-07 while she worked in marketing for Home National Bank. She resigned […]

Niles files for election to school board; Gingher aims for City Commission

Lance Niles filed May 16 to run for a seat on the USD 470 Board of Education. So far, he is the only person who has filed to run for any of the three available school board seats. Former Cowley County commissioner Gary Wilson and incumbent Brian Sanderholm remain the […]