This Afternoon
High of 55 under partly cloudy skies
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Partly cloudy with overnight lows approaching 34
7:38am   5:40pm
A blend of clouds and sun with a high of 60
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Here's What's Happening

Winfield gets set for leaf vacuuming

The city of Winfield has offered updated information on leaf vaccuming. Starting at 8 a.m. on Monday January 11th, weather permitting, the city of Winfield leaf vacuum will begin cleanup in the Orange Zone on the Collection Area Map. Other collection areas will be... Read More.

Blood drive planned for today

A Red Cross blood drive is set for today at Central Christian Church in Arkansas City. It’s noon until 6 p.m. The church is located at 206 West Central Avenue. To schedule an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or go online to

KDOT announces approved December bids

The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects. The letting took place Dec. 16, 2020, in Topeka. Some of the bids may include multiple projects that have been bundled based on proximity and type of... Read More.

COVID 19 cases rising

Cowley County Public Health Director Tom Langer says the number of active COVID 19 cases in the area is up. Langer said as of Wednesday there were 192 active cases, which is 20 higher than the number on Tuesday, according to Read More.

Ark City gets new mayor

The Vice Mayor of Arkansas City has become the new Mayor of the city. Scott Rogers takes the top spot from Karen Welch. The new Vice Mayor is Kanyon Gingher.

Winfield mayor sworn in

Winfield’s new mayor was sworn in this week. Winfield City Commissioner Greg Thompson replaces former mayor Phil Jarvis. Thompson was sworn in on Monday. Jarvis remains on the board.

William Newton Hospital Welcomes First Baby

The first baby born in 2021 at the William Newton Family Birthing Center was delivered at 1:33 a.m. on Friday, January 1.   Mason Cooper Tatum, son of Matthew and Sheila Tatum of Burden, weighed seven pounds nine ounces and was 19.5 inches long.   Baby Mason joins... Read More.

Expanded Cowley County Covid-19 Testing Option

In order to increase Covid-19 testing for Cowley County and the surrounding area the State of Kansas’ Department of Health and Environment is contracting with Well-Health to provide free, expanded testing opportunities throughout the state.   Testing is free of charge and does not require insurance... Read More.