Tag: Ed Trimmer

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 […]

Mid-session legislative forum sees four representatives talk Medicaid, taxes

Four local elected officials gathered March 3 at Sirloin Stockade in Arkansas City to participate in a public forum. Attendees passed in questions written on index cards for the officials to answer. Medicaid expansion, tax bills and revenue streams were among the issues covered during the 90-minute event. The participants […]

Local representatives to attend legislative forum at 11:30 a.m. March 3

The local chambers of commerce will be host to their first legislative forum of 2017 on March 3. Sen. Larry Alley, R-Winfield; Rep. Anita Judd-Jenkins, R-Arkansas City; and Rep. Ed Trimmer, D-Winfield, will meet with the public from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sirloin Stockade, which is located at […]

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 […]

Official election results released for Cowley County after canvassing

The official results for the 2016 general election have been posted for Cowley County after canvassing was completed Nov. 14. While the numbers are final, none altered the initial reports of the winning candidates. House District 80 candidate Anita Judd-Jenkins maintained her lead over Democrat Michelle Schiltz, winning with 3,335 […]

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 […]

Line-up of entries in 2016 Arkalalah Big Parade on Oct. 29 released

Staff Report The following is a numerical listing of all of the entries in the 2016 Arkalalah Big Parade on Oct. 29 in downtown Arkansas City: American Legion Color Guard Sons of the American Legion American Legion Riders Arkansas City Police Department Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department Grand Marshal Otis Morrow […]

Kelley files for re-election to House; Abrams drops out

Rep. Kasha Kelley, R-Arkansas City, officially filed for re-election June 1. “I like to file in person and knew I’d be in Topeka for (the) sine die (session),” Kelley said, explaining why she waited until the last day to file. She has served six terms — 12 years — as […]