Tag: Cowley College Board of Trustees

Total mill levy for residents to increase by 3.5 mills in 2018; city, college flat

The four government entities that tax Arkansas City residents have announced their estimated mill levies for the 2018 fiscal year. The four entities that assess property taxes are the Arkansas City Public School District, the City of Arkansas City, Cowley College and Cowley County. In 2018, the overall mill levy will […]

College has first enrollment increase in six years, approves Sumner work

Cowley College’s enrollment numbers are up this year, following a six-year decline in enrollment prior to 2017-18. As of Aug. 14, the college’s enrollment totaled 2,488, with the potential for several more students to join before the semester’s enrollment closes. “That was my goal. I said I was going to […]

DARE Camp pairs summer fun with serious scenarios to set kids straight

Ark City Police Department officers and staff spent several days this week at DARE Camp, teaching middle schoolers about drugs, alcohol and bullying. School Resource Officer Chase Hobart, who is assigned to Arkansas City Middle School, was among the officers on hand to educate the students. Serious discussion topics were […]

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 […]

College continues tradition of buying steer, donating meat to food banks

WINFIELD — To show continued support for the Cowley County 4-H youth program and community food banks, Cowley College purchased a steer during the Cowley County Fair 4-H/FFA Market Livestock Auction on Aug. 7 at the Winfield Fairgrounds. The 1,140-pound steer was presented by Malorie Depenbusch, a senior-to-be at Udall […]

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 […]

Cowley College, Wichita State working on 2+2 agreement for four degrees

MULVANE — Cowley College and Wichita State University are working together to offer engineering students the opportunity to gain a four-year degree. A developing agreement between the two schools would allow students to spend two years at Cowley and two years at Wichita State, which the college calls “2+2 articulations.” […]

College board of trustees debates firearms policy, delays action to July

Cowley College likely will vote soon on its new firearms policy. Because of recent changes to Kansas statutes where firearms are concerned, concealed carry without licensing is now legal in the state. Part of those changes also dictate that public buildings no longer can ban legal carrying within their walls, […]

Late filings flurry leads to crowded races for Cowley College, school board

A flurry of late filings May 30-31 made the local college board of trustees and school board races more competitive, as the filing deadline passed at noon June 1. There are six candidates for three available seats in both the USD 470 Board of Education and City Commission of Arkansas […]

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 […]