Ark City, KS
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Humidity: 77% Dew Point: 75°
Clouds: 20% Pressure: 29.91 in
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Today
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Here's What's Happening

COWLEY GEARS UP FOR BIG WEEKEND

Cowley College is planning a pair of events this weekend prior to the start of the fall semester on Tuesday. On Saturday, an Open Enrollment event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cowley College’s main campus in Arkansas City as... Read More.

WINFIELD INMATE TESTS POSITIVE

The Kansas Department of Corrections says that an inmate at the Winfield Correctional Facility… a minimum custody facility for adult males with a capacity of 554… has tested positive for COVID-19. While the inmate’s name was not revealed, the agency does say that it... Read More.

Virtual Walnut Valley Festival Revives Battle of the Bands

Winfield, Kansas—Officials at Walnut Valley Association (WVA) announced that registration is now open to bands wishing to take part in its inaugural virtual Battle of the Bands, part of the virtual Walnut Valley Festival, dubbed WVF 48.5. The contest will be included in... Read More.

COLD CASE CRACKED

A body from a 34-year-old cold case murder was identified in Saline (sa-leen-nah) County. The Sheriff’s Office says the remains of the victim who was known as “Miss Molly” are actually those of 28-year-old Robin Ann Green of Los Angeles. Green’s identity was confirmed... Read More.

JUDGE TO RULE IN HENRY CASE ON THURSDAY

A Cowley County judge will decide this week if Christopher Robert Henry is immune from prosecution in connection with the April shooting death of Jonathan Martinez of Ark City. Last week, a hearing was held on a motion filed by Henry to dismiss the... Read More.

NO LIBRARY DEAL NOW AFTER OWNER PULLS THE PLUG

A few days ago, we told you about Cowley College’s plan to purchase and renovate the Carnegie library. Now, it appears that plan has gone down in flames, after the owner of the property… Roger Sparks… rescinded his offer to sell the building under... Read More.

COVID TESTING ONGOING AT SEDGWICK JAIL

COVID-19 testing is continuing at the Sedgwick County Jail. Through yesterday, 112 inmates and 11 staff members had tested positive for the virus. Yesterday marked the second day of mass testing at the jail, and detention center officials are hoping to test the entire... Read More.

KANSAS AMENDS QUARANTINE LIST

The state of Kansas is amending its travel quarantine list. Kansas Department of Health and Environment officials have removed the state of Florida and added attendance at mass gatherings of more than 500 people to the list. People who have traveled to any area... Read More.

WICHITA MASK ORDER REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9/8

The city of Wichita’s public facemask order will remain in effect for a few more weeks. City Council members voted yesterday to extend the ordinance until September 8th. The ordinance, which was approved in July, orders the use of face coverings in any public... Read More.

WICHITA MASK ORDINANCE MAY BE EXTENDED

The city of Wichita’s public face mask ordinance could be extended. The City Council will vote today on whether or not to extend the mandate until at least September 8th. Wichita’s public face mask ordinance is scheduled to expire today.