Here's What's Happening

Big News For Strother Field

A big day yesterday with a big announcement. Gov. Sam Brownback and U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo were in our area Monday, as GE Aviation announced that its Strother Field location now will manufacture new engines for small commercial jets. Both politicians... Read More.

Governor Coming On Monday

Some heavy hitters are coming to our area next week. GE Aviation will be the site of a special announcement, set for Monday at Strother Field with Gov. Sam Brownback, U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, and state and local officials. The event, which is... Read More.

Judge To Give It One More Round

The Arkansas City Commission this week, unanimously voted to approve the extension of the contract of Arkansas City Municipal Court Judge N.M. Iverson Jr. for three more years. Iverson has been a city judge for 26 years, and has now said that this will... Read More.

DUI Arrest Following Arkansas City Crash

A crash Friday night at the intersection of Birch Avenue and Eighth Street in Ark City resulted in a DUI arrest. Three vehicles were involved in the accident. One, driven by 43 year old Eric Andrews of Arkansas City, was northbound on Eighth Street when... Read More.

Restaurant Closed In Ark City

A well known local business is no more... Tadyn’s Restaurant and Bar on S. First Street in Arkansas City has closed its doors for good. The restaurant announced on Facebook on Monday that it was shutting down. Owner and operator Tammy Bain posted on Facebook, that they... Read More.

Driver Recovers From Injuries

The driver of a pickup truck that on Monday morning, ran off East Madison Avenue into a drainage ditch has been released from the hospital. The Ark City Traveler reports that Dustin Staten said his brakes failed as he approached the stop sign on Country... Read More.

Tractor Fire Pushes Couple From Apartment

A tractor caught fire Monday afternoon in a barn near Winfield, and that blaze caused about $50,000 in damage. It happened just before 5pm at the barn on HH Constant Road. The barn is owned by Jeff Everhart. When firefighters arrived, they found the building... Read More.

Monday Morning Crash Still Under Investigation

Not a lot of information has yet been released, but we do know that there was a one-vehicle injury accident Monday morning near the intersection of Country Club Road and East Madison Avenue, east of Arkansas City. The driver was taken to South Central Kansas... Read More.

Winfield Business Seized For Taxes

The Kansas Department of Revenue has shut down a Winfield business. All the assets of Interskate 77 on Main Street were seized on Sunday for nonpayment of state sales taxes. The revenue department’s civil tax enforcement division says Interskate 77 owes $44,190 in state sales... Read More.

8-Year-Old Hit By Bullet

An 8-year-old child, who was hit by gunfire, is listed in stable condition at a Wichita hospital. It happened when the child was wounded during a target practice session Friday morning in Cowley County. The child was hit in the chest by what is believed to... Read More.