Politics

Trump defies expectations, conventional wisdom with upset victory

Defying pollsters, expectations and conventional political wisdom, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump sailed to victory Nov. 8 with a projected minimum of 274 electoral votes, according to multiple news outlets. In a victory speech given at 2 a.m. Nov. 9 in New York, Trump promised to unite the country and […]

Voegele defeats Wilson; Alley, Judd-Jenkins win legislative seats

Republican challenger Bob Voegele defeated Democratic incumbent Gary Wilson for the Cowley County Commission District 2 seat Wilson has held for 12 years, according to preliminary unofficial voting results for Cowley County. Voegele received 1,785 votes, or 54.9 percent, to Wilson’s 1,461, or 44.9 percent. Fellow challenger James Karasek, a […]

Polling places open from 7 to 7 on Election Day; early voting ends at noon

Polling places in and around Arkansas City will open at 7 a.m. Nov. 8 and remain open until 7 p.m. Residents who would like to vote early still have until noon Nov. 7 to do so at the Cowley County Courthouse South Annex, located at 321 E. 10th Ave. in […]

Women for Kansas-Cowley County to conduct citizens exit poll Nov. 8

WINFIELD — Women for Kansas-Cowley County, in conjunction with the Wichita-based Show Me The Votes Foundation, will conduct a citizens exit poll at the First Christian Church polling site at 904 Alexander St. in Winfield. Everyone is invited to participate in the exit poll following the casting of their ballots […]

Early voting under way; more than 10 percent of county already has voted

WINFIELD — More than 10 percent of the eligible voting population of Cowley County have turned in their 2016 voting ballots. County Clerk Karen Madison, the county’s chief election officer, said 1,990 people have voted at her office in Winfield as of Nov. 3, and another 695 have mailed in […]

Local residents start Facebook write-in campaign, ads for Kelley

A group of local residents have started a write-in campaign for current District 80 Rep. Kasha Kelley, R-Arkansas City, to retain her seat in the Kansas House of Representatives. Kelley said she was humbled by their conviction and that she would continue to serve the people of Ark City, should […]

Ministerial Alliance plans nonpartisan night of prayer Nov. 6 at NWCC

The Arkansas City Ministerial Alliance has invited area residents to attend a special night of prayer for the nation at 6 p.m. Nov. 6. Pastors and leaders from all across Arkansas City and surrounding communities are invited to participate in this nonpartisan time of encouragement and intercession at the Northwest […]

Line-up of entries in 2016 Arkalalah Parade of Lights on Oct. 26 released

Staff Report The following is a numerical listing of all entries in the 2016 Arkalalah Parade of Lights on Oct. 26 in downtown Arkansas City: Arkansas City Police Department Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department Color Guard Queen Alalah LXXXIV Maranda Oak Little Miss and Mr. Arkalalah candidates Arkansas City High School […]

Federal form applicants can vote without proof of citizenship

Those who have applied to register to vote, but not yet provided proof of citizenship, may not have to do so in order to vote. Due to recent court rulings, anyone who has applied to register to vote at a Kansas Division of Motor Vehicles office or using the “federal […]

Public, students invited to Kids Voting Kansas forum Oct. 19 at ACMS

Eight local candidates for the Cowley County Commission and Kansas Legislature will attend a Kids Voting Kansas forum Oct. 19. The forum, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Arkansas City Middle School auditorium, 400 E. Kansas Ave. It is sponsored by […]