Politics

Candidate Q&A: Jay Warren — City Commission of Arkansas City

Name: Jay Warren Position you are running for: City Commission of Arkansas City Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Wife, Nancy. Son, Chris, who works in management at the Kellogg plant in Kansas City. He has three children, Ashlyn, Jocelyn and Gavin. Daughter, Dru, who is a teacher and school […]

Candidate Q&A: Lance Niles — USD 470 Board of Education

Name: Lance Niles Position you are running for: USD 470 Board of Education (BOE) Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Tamara Niles, spouse; children — Natalie Niles, eighth-grader at Arkansas City Middle School, and Will Niles, sixth-grader at Arkansas City Middle School. We also are hosting an exchange student this […]

Q&A: Rhoda MacLaughlin-Ramirez — USD 470 Board of Education

Name: Rhoda MacLaughlin-Ramirez Position you are running for: USD 470, Arkansas City School Board Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Spouse: Lt. Patrick Ramirez, Winfield Fire-EMS Department Children/Stepchildren: Britton MacLaughlin, 11th grade, ACHS; Spencer MacLaughlin, 8th grade, ACMS; Samuel Ramirez, 3rd Grade, Lowell Elementary, Winfield (I was married previously to Scott […]

Candidate Q&A: Darrin Green — Cowley College Board of Trustees

Name: Darrin Green Position you are running for: Cowley College Board of Trustees Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): I married Dr. Rhonda (Beeson) Green in 2003. We have two children. Our daughter is Marguerite (Maggie) Green, age 12.A seventh-grader at ACMS, she is involved with ACC Cheer and Prairie […]

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 […]