Low of 62 under overcast skies
7:17am   7:23pm
High temperatures reach up to 75 under partly cloudy skies
7:17am   7:22pm
Wednesday Night
Lows level off around 54 under clear skies
7:17am   7:22pm

Here's What's Happening

Peck Explains Plane Plan

The Ark City Traveler this morning is reporting that Representative Virgil Peck of Tyro, responded on Monday regarding his use of a private state plane to fly to Topeka to cast a vote on education funding reform. Peck reportedly said that taking the flight... Read More.

School Goes On Lockdown

A local Elementary School was placed on a partial lockdown Monday afternoon. Arkansas City Police were advised that there was a “person of interest” seen in close proximity to the grounds of IXL Elementary. All of the doors to the elementary school were locked,... Read More.

Gun Carry Law

Kansas may soon join a handful of other states that allow residents to carry concealed firearms without a permit. Last week, the Legislature gave final approval to a bill backed by the National Rifle Association. The measure is now headed to Republican Gov.... Read More.

Whistleblower Lawsuit Filed By Former Winfield Worker

A former child protection supervisor with the Kansas Department for Children and Families office in Winfield has filed a “whistleblower” lawsuit, accusing the agency of firing her for calling her supervisor’s attention to false reports filed by a social worker. The Ark City Traveler... Read More.

SCKMC Files Application To Re-Classify

South Central Kansas Medical Center has filed an application with Medicare to be classified as a Sole Community Hospital. The application was filed on Wednesday, and results are expected within the next 60 to 90 days. If the hospital is successful in getting re-classified,... Read More.

Murder Suspect Due In Court Next Week

The man accused of murdering another man at a Winfield bar on New Year's Eve is due in court next week. Tim Boyd is set for a 1:30 Monday hearing in Winfield. He's charged with second degree murder in the death of... Read More.

Wellington Man Guilty Of Child Porn

A federal jury returned guilty verdicts on Thursday, in the trial of a Wellington man who was accused of distributing child pornography. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom's office says 48 year old Steven Meisel was convicted on one count of distributing child pornography and one... Read More.

Craig Laid To Rest

In Winfield, the former publisher of the Winfield Daily Courier, Lloyd Craig, was laid to rest Wednesday, as the Rev. Dr. John Paulin gave the final benediction, the color guard gave a three-volley salute, and the trumpeter played “Taps.” Craig died suddenly March 11th,... Read More.

Budget Getting Closer

A House budget panel on Tuesday, gave it's support to a $6.4 billion budget plan that doesn’t balance without tax increases. The budget, according to the Associated Press, which was approved by the House Appropriations Committee, would fall about $133.6 million short if the... Read More.

Water Plant Decision Delayed

The Arkansas City City Commission unanimously voted on Tuesday night to table a resolution that would authorize the city to enter into a contract agreement with Preload, Inc. for the construction of an aboveground water storage tank, or clearwell, for the new water treatment... Read More.