Here's What's Happening

    Westar Using Helicopters To Assess Lines

    Westar Energy is inspecting power lines using specially equipped helicopters to fly along sections of the transmission system. The images captured will help identify areas that may need maintenance and create a more modern record of the transmission system. The... Read More.

    Demolition On Schedule In Winfield

    Winfield city commissioners on Monday approved a resolution to write a contract for the demolition of the former Winfield Intermediate School. In its place, is a planned new facility which will include the fire, EMS/ambulance and police departments under one... Read More.

    Worries Appear To Be Overestimated In Trade Wars

    The United States stock market fell early Wednesday, but by the end of trading yesterday, it did pretty well, and closed in the positive. Yesterday’s fluctuation was in response to a proposed $50 billion Chinese tariff on U.S. goods, that... Read More.

    Southwestern College To Host Lecture

    David O’Hara, associate professor of philosophy and classics at Augustana University, will deliver the Beck Lecture at Southwestern College on Tuesday, April 3, at 4 p.m. in Wroten Hall. The public is invited to attend and there is no admission... Read More.

    Kansas Planned Parenthood Decision Under Review

    The state of Kansas wants the United States Supreme Court to review a decision preventing it from terminating its Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood. In a petition filed on Thursday, it argues that a federal appeals court was wrong when... Read More.

    Guys & Dolls Performance Planned

    The Southwestern College theatre department will present “Guys and Dolls” on Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14, at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, April 15, at 2 p.m., in the Richardson Performing Arts Center. Leading characters will be played... Read More.

    Hunting Trends Are Changing

    A recent study by the US Fish and Wildlife Service shows that only 5 percent of Americans 16 or older now hunt. That’s half of what it was 50 years ago. Here in Kansas, state officials say while we have... Read More.


    Governor Jeff Colyer on Monday, issued a proclamation declaring the month of April as “Safe Digging Month” in Kansas. The proclamation, in concurrence with National Safe Digging Month, reminds Kansans to call 811 before starting any outdoor digging projects. The... Read More.