A four-vehicle accident Thursday morning on K-15 Highway just east of Udall injured several people and killed a Winfield woman. The Kansas Highway Patrol says 30 year old Hilary Archambeau died in the wreck that happeend Thursday morning and involved other vehicles including a big tractor trailer. Others were taken to hospitals suffering from serious but non life threatening injuries. The investigation into what caused that deadly crash remains ongoing today.
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Former Winfield city manager Warren Porter has taken a new job in the area to be closer to family. Porter left about three years ago to accept a job as the director of finance for the city of Edmond, Oklahoma. Before that, he had held the position of Winfield City Manager for 20 years. This past Monday, Porter began his new job as city manager of Rose Hill. He says he wasn’t looking to leave Edmond, but was contacted by someone he knew about the job in Rose Hill. Porter said he took the job in Rose Hill for family reasons. His wife had been traveling back to Kansas often to care for her mother, and the couple’s six children all live in Kansas. Porter and his wife are temporarily living now in Winfield, but will move to Rose Hill in the near future.
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Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt issued the following statement in recognition of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, which was held on Thursday… Schmidt says every day, we are grateful for the dedicated service of our Kansas law enforcement officers across the state who protect our communities. As we mark National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day today, he said he was especially grateful for the sacrifices they and their families make to protect all Kansans. Schmidt says he hopes Kansans will join him in expressing appreciation and thanking a law enforcement officer for his or her service and sacrifice.
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Southwestern College and the South Kansas Symphony will host the 4th Annual Honor Orchestra Festival on Tuesday, Jan. 21. The festival will conclude with a 6 p.m. performance in the Richardson Performing Arts Center. There is no admission charge and the public is invited to attend. Approximately 70 high school music students will be on campus throughout the day, working with Southwestern College music faculty and students. These nominated students come from Winfield, Arkansas City, Ponca City, and other areas. At 6 p.m., the Honor Orchestra will accompany Amanda Li, the college’s new director of choral activities and voice. The concert will also feature this year’s guest orchestra from Winfield High School, conducted by Southwestern College alum Ashton Humbert.