Tag: Karen Welch

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), […]

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 […]

SCKMC partners with RHS to launch direct primary care pilot program

The South Central Kansas Medical Center Board of Trustees voted 7-0 on Oct. 19 to move forward with a plan that could revolutionize the way people in Cowley County access medical care. This plan involves partnering with Revere Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (RHS), a company that provides direct, employee-based primary and […]

Fifteen of 19 candidates in three local election races attend Oct. 10 forum

Candidates running in the three local elections this fall gathered Oct. 10 to participate in a public forum. This forum, held at the Arkansas City Senior Citizens Center, featured a question-and-answer session for each of the three groups of candidates. The first session was set aside for Cowley College Board […]

Candidate Q&A: Karen Welch — City Commission of Arkansas City

Name: Karen Welch Position you are running for: City Commission Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Married to Gary Welch; one daughter, Brooke Istas; and one son, Patrick Baird. How long have you lived in Arkansas City? I am a lifelong resident of the Arkansas City/Cowley County area. Have you […]

Ark City Daily Bytes, chamber candidates forum is Oct. 10 at senior center

Ark City Daily Bytes and the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to host a forum for local political candidates Oct. 10 at the Arkansas City Senior Citizens Center. The forum will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The senior center is […]

Jurkovich elected mayor, Welch vice mayor; Oestmann honored for service

The City Commission of Arkansas City did some restructuring during its Sept. 19 meeting as Commissioner Dan Jurkovich was voted in as the new mayor. Jurkovich had several members of his family, as well as players on the volleyball team he coaches, in attendance. “Thank you to my family and […]

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 […]

Commission briefed on RISE Cowley, Pathways to a Healthy Kansas grant

Tom Langer, City-Cowley County Health Department administrator and public health officer, appeared Aug. 15 before the City Commission of Arkansas City to talk about RISE Cowley. Cowley County, through the RISE Cowley health coalition, was one of eight Kansas communities recently selected as a grantee of Pathways to a Healthy […]