This Afternoon
Mainly clear with highs around 79
7:13am   7:29pm
Mainly clear skies with overnight lows approaching 54
7:13am   7:29pm
Highs level off around 80 under mainly sunny skies
7:14am   7:28pm

Here's What's Happening

Decreased Tax Levy For Winfield

Winfield’s proposed budget for 2017 will include a decreased mill levy and increased funding for street work. Under the terms of the proposed spending plan, some projects will be delayed though so the city can continue to pay off it’s debts. The total 2017... Read More.

Jill Long Elected (Again)

They did it again, only this time, it was done according to law. All six Cowley board members approved Jill Long as a new trustee on Monday. It was the second vote on her nomination, after the original vote was found to be... Read More.


According to Cowley County Attorney Chris Smith, Cowley College trustees violated the Kansas Open Meetings Act last week, when they used a secret ballot during the process of filing a board vacancy. According to the CourierTraveler, former board Chairman Dennis Shurtz simply announced... Read More.

Candidate Forum Answers Questions

In advance of the upcoming election, the candidates for the offices of district judge, Cowley County attorney and Cowley County sheriff met at the Baden Square Community Center in Winfield recently, for a public “question-and-answer” session. More than 100 people showed up to... Read More.

Ark City Releases Crime Reports

The Arkansas City Police Department says there has been a sizable drop in the 2015 crime statistics. The numbers bring Ark City into a tie with Winfield in the overall crime index… coming in even lower than its sister city in the property crime... Read More.

Cowley Board Meets

During Monday night’s meeting of Cowley College’s Board of Trustees, Jill Long of Winfield was selected by a unanimous vote, to fill the empty Board seat vacated by Jim Ramirez, who spent nearly five years as a member of the Board of Trustees before... Read More.

Wheat Harvest Report

Today, we bring you the final Kansas Wheat Harvest Report for this season. Here’s Marsha Boswell… Source: VNC NewsPowered by WPeMatico

Specialty Crop Producers Sought

The Kansas Department of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension are seeking specialty crop producers to participate in the Statewide Survey of Specialty Crop Production. A specialty crop is defined by the USDA as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts and dried fruits, as well as... Read More.