Tag: Karen Madison

Six incumbents hold strong in elections Nov. 7, joining four newcomers

Incumbents carried the day in the Nov. 7 elections, earning re-election to all three local boards — City Commission, Cowley College Board of Trustees and USD 470 Board of Education. Among those re-elected were city commissioners Jay Warren (29 percent) and Karen Welch (23.9 percent); trustees Ned Graham (16.6 percent), […]

Humphrey exits race for City Commission

City Commission of Arkansas City candidate Richard Humphrey is moving out of state later this year. As a result, he has announced he will not be able to perform the obligations of office should he be elected this fall. “I will not be living in Ark City, or Kansas, by […]

South-central Kansas residents vote today in special congressional election

South-central Kansas residents will take part in a special election April 11 to decide who will take the U.S. House of Representatives seat vacated by Mike Pompeo. Pompeo was chosen by President Donald Trump to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency, a position for which he was […]

County commission honors employees, discusses nuisance complaints

Nine employees were recognized by the Cowley County Commission during its meeting Feb. 7. Rose Hopper was honored by the commission for 32 years of service with the county. Rob O’Brian, John Smith, Shane Snell, Chris Todd and John Van Royen all were recognized for 16 years of service. Karen […]

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 […]

Early voting under way; more than 10 percent of county already has voted

WINFIELD — More than 10 percent of the eligible voting population of Cowley County have turned in their 2016 voting ballots. County Clerk Karen Madison, the county’s chief election officer, said 1,990 people have voted at her office in Winfield as of Nov. 3, and another 695 have mailed in […]

List of county’s suspended voters down to 42

A list of suspended voters that was released in May contained approximately three pages of Cowley County residents. County Clerk Karen Madison confirmed this week that the list for Cowley County is now down to around 42, but did not provide an updated list of names. The list consists of […]