Politics

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 […]

Election filings begin for city commission, school board, college trustees

Local election season is just around the corner. In Arkansas City, there are three governing bodies that each will need to fill at least two seats in this fall’s elections. The deadline to file for candidacy is noon June 1. Three city commissioners — Charles Tweedy III, Jay Warren and […]

South-central Kansas residents vote today in special congressional election

South-central Kansas residents will take part in a special election April 11 to decide who will take the U.S. House of Representatives seat vacated by Mike Pompeo. Pompeo was chosen by President Donald Trump to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency, a position for which he was […]

Medicaid expansion vetoed by Brownback despite passing House, Senate

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has vetoed Medicaid expansion for the state, citing the costs of doing so as one of the reasons he chose to kill the expansion after it passed through both the Kansas House and Senate. “The cost of expanding Medicaid under Obamacare is irresponsible and unsustainable. … […]

Deadline to register to vote in April 11 special election is March 21

Voter registration for the special election scheduled for April 11 must be completed on or before March 21. This special election is to elect the Fourth Congressional District representative to the U.S. House. Mike Pompeo was re-elected to the position last November, but subsequently chosen by President Donald Trump to […]