Tag: Lance Niles

Final election results unchanged after canvass; Tweedy leads write-ins

Of 19,200 registered voters in Cowley County, 3,139 cast ballots in the Nov. 7 election — a fairly standard turnout (for local elections) of 16 percent. Those final numbers were part of the results released Nov. 13 after final canvassing at the Cowley County Courthouse in Winfield by the Cowley […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Candidate Q&A: Lance Niles — USD 470 Board of Education

Name: Lance Niles Position you are running for: USD 470 Board of Education (BOE) Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Tamara Niles, spouse; children — Natalie Niles, eighth-grader at Arkansas City Middle School, and Will Niles, sixth-grader at Arkansas City Middle School. We also are hosting an exchange student this […]

Niles takes seat on USD 470 school board, replaces Dr. Aaron Watters

Arkansas City banker Lance Niles was appointed Monday night by the USD 470 Board of Education to fill a vacant seat on the board. The seat was vacated recently by Dr. Aaron Watters. Niles will fill the seat until the second Monday in January 2018, which is Jan. 8, according to […]

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 […]

Two more file for Cowley College board; one each for school board, city

Incumbent Ned Graham has entered the race for the four available Cowley College Board of Trustees positions. Newcomer Michael Bergagnini, who serves as the mayor of Parkerfield, also has filed for the college board. These two joined incumbent Brian Sanderholm and former county commissioner Gary Wilson this week. Meanwhile, in the […]