Politics

Senate candidate Shimkus plans campaign event Oct. 1 in Wilson Park

Kansas Senate candidate Don Shimkus, of Oxford, will be at the Wilson Park rotunda this weekend for a “Fall Festival” campaign event. From 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 1, there will be food and activities for all ages, as well as live music. The event is free to the public. […]

Debate between Voegele, Wilson sparsely attended in Bolton Township

There was no clear “people’s choice” at the end of a debate Sept. 15 between between incumbent Cowley County Commissioner Gary Wilson and challenger Bob Voegele at the Bolton Township building. Wilson and Voegele both are running for the District 2 seat on the county commission. Wilson, a Democrat, has […]

Voegele, Wilson to debate Sept. 15 at Bolton Township building

A debate between incumbent Cowley County Commissioner Gary Wilson and Republican challenger Bob Voegele will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Bolton Township building, south of Arkansas City. Wilson and Voegele are running for the District 2 seat on the commission. Wilson has held that seat for 12 […]

Fourth Congressional District candidate Allen guest of Women for Kansas

Women for Kansas Cowley County will be host to Miranda Allen, independent candidate for the United States House of Representatives, as the featured speaker at their monthly meeting from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 10 in the community council room at Winfield City Hall on Millington Street. The event is […]

Official results posted in local primaries after canvassing

Official results for the 2016 primary election have been posted, with very little change to the initial results. Republicans David Falletti, Christopher Smith, Larry Schwartz and Anita Judd-Jenkins all won their respective primaries in unofficial voting results Aug. 2. Smith, Schwartz and Falletti will take their respective positions in January […]

Appellate court judge Arnold-Burger to speak Aug. 9 at WHS

Judge Karen Arnold-Burger, of the Kansas Court of Appeals, is scheduled to come to Cowley County this week. The judge will accompany attorney Jim Robinson at a meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 in the Winfield High School cafeteria. Arnold-Burger was appointed to the appellate court in 2011 by then-Gov. […]

Newly elected judge follows in footsteps of framer forebear

Cowley County Attorney Christopher Smith has for an ancestor a signer of the original Declaration of Independence. Smith received 2,249 votes (54 percent) for the Division 2 seat in the 19th Judicial District in the Aug. 2 primary election. His ambition did not start with a judicial seat, however. “I […]

Kelley, Judd-Jenkins answer tough questions at forum

Dozens of people attended a legislative forum, sponsored by the Arkansas City and Winfield area chambers of commerce, for the Republican candidates for the Kansas House District 80 seat. Incumbent Rep. Kasha Kelley, R-Arkansas City, and challenger Anita Judd-Jenkins answered several tough questions from the audience, ranging from gun control […]

Forum features judge, commission, legislative candidates

Many candidates for local, state and federal elections gathered July 14 for a forum at the Moose Lodge in Bolton Township. Candidates were given 10 minutes to introduce themselves to the crowd. In all, there were approximately 150 to 200 in attendance at the event, which was sponsored by the […]

Forum features representative, sheriff, attorney candidates

Candidates for local, state and federal elections gathered July 14 for a forum at the Moose Lodge in Bolton Township. Candidates were given 10 minutes to introduce themselves to the crowd. In all, there were approximately 150 to 200 in attendance at the event, which was sponsored by the Bolton […]