Tag: Larry Alley

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 […]

Candidate Q&A: Lori Barnes — USD 470 Board of Education

Name: Lori Barnes Position you are running for: USD 470 School Board Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Zach Barnes, spouse; Lucas Barnes, eighth-grader at Ark City Middle School; and Kennedy Barnes, a fourth-grader at Sacred Heart Catholic School. How long have you lived in Arkansas City? I have lived in Ark City […]

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 […]

Mid-legislative session update: Taxes, school funding, revenues, other bills

I write this letter to you on March 1, right in the middle of our “Turnaround” break. Turnaround is the midpoint of the session — where bills that were introduced in one chamber must pass out of that chamber in order to be considered by the other. There are exceptions — […]

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 […]

Early legislative session update: Taxes dominate discussion in Topeka

It has been about 20 days since my initial newsletter, and with all that has transpired in Topeka on taxes, I wanted to provide you an update. The major subject, as you have likely gathered from news reports, is indeed taxes. Last month, we were supposed to have a debate […]

Alley, Colyer visit with ACHS Leadership students about service projects

Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, Kansas State Board of Education chair Jim McNiece and state Sen. Larry Alley, R-Winfield, visited Arkansas City High School on Jan. 17. During the visit, four ACHS Leadership students shared their service projects with the visiting politicians. These projects are completed each year by high […]

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 […]

Arkansas City students predict all but one race correctly in Kids Voting

Arkansas City students elected Republican Donald Trump to the presidency in mock voting on Election Day, correctly predicting across all grade levels what some analysts have called the biggest upset in presidential election history. The voting was part of the sixth mock general election sponsored by the Optimists of Arkansas […]

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 […]