Tag: Sumner County

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: Michael Bergagnini — Cowley College Board of Trustees

Name: Michael A. Bergagnini Position you are running for: Cowley College Trustee Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Wife, daughter, 17 grandchildren, seven great-grands to-date. Daughter and several grands attended Cowley College; some of the greats probably will, too. How long have you lived in Cowley County? 35 years. I […]

Candidate Q&A: Darrin Green — Cowley College Board of Trustees

Name: Darrin Green Position you are running for: Cowley College Board of Trustees Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): I married Dr. Rhonda (Beeson) Green in 2003. We have two children. Our daughter is Marguerite (Maggie) Green, age 12.A seventh-grader at ACMS, she is involved with ACC Cheer and Prairie […]

Soroptimists collect items for Mosaic, hear about organization’s ventures

Nancy Maier, Mosaic community relations officer, and Leslie Lackamp, Mosaic executive director, spoke with the Arkansas City Soroptimist Club recently about the services their organization provides to individuals with intellectual disabilities. Mosaic was founded 104 years ago to “provide a life of possibilities for people with intellectual disabilities.” The organization […]

Cowley College president shares thoughts on state of higher education

WINFIELD — Cowley College President Dennis Rittle joined Southwestern College President Brad Andrews in sharing their thoughts on the state of higher education as it relates to their respective institutions during the Lunch Bites on Aug. 31 at the Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce. “The purpose of this Lunch Bites […]

Groundbreaking for Cowley College’s Sumner County campus is Oct. 11

The groundbreaking ceremony for Cowley College’s Sumner County campus will be at 1 p.m. Oct. 11 in Wellington. The location of the future campus is east of Walmart, along U.S. 160. Refreshments will be provided and the event is open to the public. Agora Architecture will have 3-D Virtual Modeling […]

Rittle, other education leaders take part in Wichita Business Journal panel

WICHITA — Cowley College President Dennis Rittle was among a panel of experts discussing the opportunities and challenges facing education during an education round table Aug. 25 at the Wichita Business Journal. The other panelists were former Cowley College Vice President of Academic Affairs Sheree Utash, who now is the […]

College has first enrollment increase in six years, approves Sumner work

Cowley College’s enrollment numbers are up this year, following a six-year decline in enrollment prior to 2017-18. As of Aug. 14, the college’s enrollment totaled 2,488, with the potential for several more students to join before the semester’s enrollment closes. “That was my goal. I said I was going to […]

Cowley College trustees hire seven; Sumner County race down to two

The Cowley College Board of Trustees convened a special meeting July 31 to handle a few items prior to the start of the school year. Among them were new hires for the fall semester. Two faculty members, automotive instructor Daniel Brooks and nondestructive testing instructor Garret Vickery, were hired. Several other […]

Sheriff: Human remains found south of Arkansas City; no sign of trauma

The Cowley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the discovery of human remains south of Arkansas City, according to a news release. Deputies were dispatched about 10 a.m. July 29 for a report of found remains at a location in the 7000 block of 312th Road. The identity of the person […]