This Afternoon
Cloudy skies expected with a high of 55
6:50am   8:04pm
Partly cloudy skies with a low of 34
6:50am   8:04pm
Daytime highs approaching 62 under mainly sunny skies
6:48am   8:05pm

Here's What's Happening

Possible Recount Considered

Kasha Kelley, the loser to challenger Anita Judd-Jenkins in Tuesday’s Republican primary, says she has not ruled out the possibility of asking for a recount. Kelley was narrowly defeated by Judd-Jenkins in the primary by a close vote of 1,012 votes for Judd-Jenkins,... Read More.

Big Rigs Crash On Bypass

Two tractor-trailer rigs collided Thursday morning on the U.S. Highway 77 bypass. Officials say one of the rigs involved was a rock truck that struck the guard rail on the bypass between South Summit Street and Madison Avenue near the turn-off of the ADM... Read More.

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.