Tag: Chris Smith

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 […]

Year 2016 featured quakes, elections, Burford opening, funding decisions

The year 2016 began with tremors felt in Arkansas City. A group of more than 20 earthquakes in and around Fairview, Oklahoma, included two significant quakes that were felt right here at home. The strongest of them topped out at 4.7 and 4.9 magnitude on the Richter scale, respectively. The […]

Cowley College Board of Trustees to vote again

In a communication today from Cowley College President Dennis Rittle, Board of Trustees chair Bob Juden requested a special meeting to be held to consider a “board of trustee vacancy.” This meeting was announced July 20, following media reports of alleged illegal board action during the July 18 meeting, involving […]

Williams rape cases continued to July

A case filed against an Arkansas City man who was arrested by police on suspicion of sexual offenses has been continued to next month. Darren Lee Williams, 36, was arrested Feb. 26 during a traffic stop in southwest Arkansas City. He has been in custody at the Cowley County Jail […]

Parents urged to monitor children’s internet usage

Children of all ages have potentially increased access to the internet during the summer months. With that increased access comes increased vulnerability, especially if parents are not involved in their child’s internet activities. Approximately 7.5 million Facebook users in the U.S. are younger than 13 — a violation of the […]

Abegg sentenced in daughter’s death

An Arkansas City woman was sentenced April 28 to 18 months of probation in connection with the death of 16-month-old Astra Abegg. The child’s mother, Lindsay Paige Abegg, 30, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder last August. However, she entered into a plea agreement, pleading guilty to possession of […]

Brickey sentenced in Abegg death

An Arkansas City man was sentenced to a total of 90 months in prison in connection with the death of 16-month-old Astra Abegg during an appearance April 25 in Cowley County District Court in Winfield. Jacob Kyle Brickey, 27, cried throughout the proceedings — which included an address from the […]