This Afternoon
High temperatures reach up to 51 under mainly clear skies
7:17am   5:12pm
Clear skies and quiet with lows around 33
7:17am   5:12pm
Mainly clear skies with a high of 60
7:18am   5:12pm

Here's What's Happening

Maxwell Refuge Holds Annual Bison Auction

Some people drove as long as ten hours to buy bison at the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge’s annual buffalo auction Wednesday. Refuge manager Cliff Peterson said the auction went really great, and he thinks it will prove to be a new record price. Peterson... Read More.

Ark City 8th Graders Love Manufacturing Day

Ark City eighth graders recently took part in Manufacturing Day. The students were at Cowley College’s main campus in Arkansas City for the event held on Tuesday. The close to 200 eighth graders had an opportunity to tour the Walker Industrial Technology Building... Read More.

Winfield Performance Set For Tonight

The Winfield High School orchestra will perform tonight at 7 in the school auditorium. Dr. Amber Peterson, a conductor of the South Kansas Symphony, is the featured violinist. Peterson is on the Southwestern College music faculty, and teaches violin and viola studies as well as... Read More.

Arrest made in Pittsburg doulbe murder case

Following an intensive four-day investigation and search, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Linn County Sheriff’s office found two bodies late Tuesday night buried on a rural property west of Pittsburg, Kansas. The bodies recovered are believed to be Pleasanton residents, 87... Read More.

Entries being sought for this year’s Winfield Christmas parade

Winfield native Dorothy Flottman, a previous Kansas state representative from the 78th District, will be the parade marshal for this year’s lighted Christmas parade, “A Child’s Fantasy Christmas.” The Courier Traveler reports the parade begins at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10 in downtown Winfield. Flottman... Read More.

Arkansas City McDonald’s to construct new building

For the golden arches in Ark City, it will be out with the old and in with the new… The Arkansas City McDonald’s restaurant, located at 2022 N. Summit St., will undergo some major changes. The current building will be demolished in March and a... Read More.

Chimney removal underway at Rec Center

If you drive past the Recreation Center in Ark City you may notice something missing…a chimney. An unused chimney is in the process of being removed and capped Tuesday at the Recreation Center in Arkansas City. Rec center director Joe Krisik said stucco from... Read More.

Budget shorfall affecting Cowley County road projects

The Kansas Department of Transportation will postpone accepting bids on 24 road projects, including one in Cowley County, because of a state budget shortfall. The Courier Traveler reports the Cowley County project involves resurfacing nearly eight miles of U.S. Highway 77, from a half-mile... Read More.

K-State names new president

There’s a new sheriff in town at Kansas State University…or should we say, a new general…On Tuesday morning, the Kansas Board of Regents announced the appointment of Retired U.S. Air Force General Richard B. Myers. who served as the 15th Chairman of the Joint... Read More.