Tag: Dennis Shurtz

Three competitive local races, 10 total seats on line Nov. 7 on Election Day

Election Day is Nov. 7, with three competitive local races all on the line. Arkansas City residents may vote from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Central Christian Church. Advance voting is available until noon Nov. 6 at the Cowley County Courthouse in Winfield. The races for City Commission, USD […]

Trustees talk handbook, honor Thimesch, hear Hall of Fame inductees

The Cowley College Board of Trustees is examining a trustee handbook at the request of Board Chair Bob Juden and Cowley College President Dennis Rittle. While the trustees took no action regarding the handbook during their meeting Oct. 16, they were charged with reading the document and helping to point […]

Cowley College dignitaries take part in Sumner groundbreaking ceremony

WELLINGTON — The dream is becoming a reality. Through hard work and vision from numerous individuals, the groundbreaking ceremony for Cowley College’s Sumner County campus took place Oct. 11 in Wellington. The location of the future campus is east of Walmart, along U.S. 160. Due to recent rain, the groundbreaking […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jill Long formally appointed to Cowley College Board of Trustees

Jill Long, of Winfield, was appointed formally to serve on the Cowley College Board of Trustees during its monthly meeting Aug. 8 in the McAtee Dining Center. David Andreas, the board’s legal counsel, administered the oath of office. After Long’s installation, she was appointed to serve as a voting delegate […]

Cowley College buys steer, plans to donate meat

To show 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. 1 at the Winfield Fairgrounds. The 1,155-pound steer was presented by Malorie Depenbusch, who will be a junior at Udall […]

Cowley College trustees elect new board officers

The Cowley College Board of Trustees has elected new officers for the 2016-17 school year. Board chair Dennis Shurtz announced the trustees’ new positions during a regular meeting July 18. A motion was made by Ned Graham, then seconded by JoLynn Foster. The agenda item was approved unanimously. Changes to […]

Cowley board selects new trustee in apparent KOMA violation

Winfield business owner Jill Long was named the newest Cowley College trustee in an apparently illegal action July 18 by the college’s Board of Trustees. The board of trustees cast their votes by secret ballot, a clear violation of the Kansas Open Meetings Act (KOMA). The secret vote was called […]

College board of trustees interviews four candidates

The Cowley College Board of Trustees interviewed four candidates Tuesday afternoon for an open trustee seat in a special meeting that was open to the public. The interviews originally were set to be held in an executive session. However, questions were raised about the legality of the interviews taking place […]