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Monday 05/04/2015
Strong storms possible this week
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 11:47 pm

Thunderstorm chances will increase tonight and continue into Wednesday, according to a hazardous weather outlook issued Monday by the National Weather Service in Wichita.

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Ark City woman travels in search of cure
Posted: May 04, 2015

Roseanne Smith has struggled for more than three decades with a medical condition that health care experts in the U.S. consider incurable.

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Saturday 05/02/2015
Police release accident info
Posted: May 02, 2015

Two Arkansas City residents were involved in a two-vehicle accident about 7:25 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of South A Street and East Madison Avenue.

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Open meetings in question?
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 8:31 pm

City Attorney Tamara Niles surprised some city commissioners Monday night when she said she thought the Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum Board of Trustees was no longer bound by the Kansas Open Meetings Act.

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Museum board has new bylaws
Posted: May 02, 2015

The Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum Board of Trustees has made several changes to its bylaws.

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Thursday 04/30/2015
Cases move forward in Ark City district court
Posted: April 30, 2015

An Arkansas City man accused of fleeing the state after shooting another Ark City man on April 19 made his first appearance in court Thursday on attempted murder charges.

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Hospital position improves
Updated: May 02, 2015 - 1:55 am

There has been much debate about South Central Kansas Medical Center’s ability to make a $1.3 million bond payment in August since a failed attempt to have a half-cent sales tax passed by voters last November.

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Wednesday 04/29/2015
USD 470 to hold fundraisers for BBBS, Cowley Humane Society
Posted: April 29, 2015

Arkansas City elementary schools are raising money for nonprofit organizations during the next two weeks.

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Officer assaulted in incident
Posted: April 29, 2015

An Arkansas City man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly assaulting a police officer and an Ark City woman was detained for domestic violence, according to a press release from the Arkansas City Police Department.

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New restaurant opens in Redwood Village
Posted: April 29, 2015

A new restaurant has opened in north Arkansas City.

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Tuesday 04/28/2015
Boyd’s hearing set for August
Posted: April 28, 2015

WINFIELD — A preliminary hearing in the Timothy E. Boyd case will begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 13. Two days, Aug. 13-14, have been scheduled for the hearing.

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Animal Control responds to sick raccoon
Posted: April 28, 2015

Several people in Walnut Park looked on Tuesday afternoon as a raccoon wandered near a parked recreational vehicle.

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Cell phone etiquette in a technological world
Updated: April 28, 2015 - 11:05 pm

Sixty-four percent of American adults own a smartphone, according to the Pew Research Center, while 85 percent of Americans ranging from 18 to 29 years old are smartphone users.

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Traveler office deals with technical issues
Updated: April 28, 2015 - 12:52 am

The Traveler’s telephone lines and internet service were down for most of Monday due to a snapped cable wire about 2 p.m.

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Two-vehicle accident on Summit Street
Posted: April 28, 2015

Arkansas City police officers responded about 1 p.m. Monday to an accident at the intersection of Summit Street and Chestnut Avenue.

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Friday 04/24/2015
Benge, Da Silva named Student-Athletes of the Year
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 11:51 pm

A crowd of more than 370 people attended Cowley College’s 2015 Athletic Awards Banquet on Wednesday night at the Agri-Business Building in Arkansas City.

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Administrative professionals luncheon held
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 11:49 pm

More than 100 Cowley County administrative assistants, their friends and co-workers attended an annual Administrative Professionals Luncheon on Thursday, hosted by the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Thursday 04/23/2015
Safety tips for young cyclists
Updated: April 23, 2015 - 10:44 pm

Warmer weather and the end of the school year often bring a flood of young children spending more time outside. Some of them spend summer days riding bikes, scooters and skateboards.

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Scouts fundraiser set
Updated: April 23, 2015 - 10:42 pm

Arkansas City residents looking to do a little spring cleaning can do so Saturday, with the help of 31st Century Techsupport and Cub Scouts Pack 328.

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Storms expected
Updated: April 23, 2015 - 10:43 pm

Severe thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon and move northeast across the region into the nighttime hours, according to a hazardous weather outlook issued Thursday by the National Weather Service in Wichita.

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County hears reports
Updated: April 23, 2015 - 10:43 pm

WINFIELD — The Cowley County Community Corrections and Juvenile Services departments could face some financial challenges due to the state’s current budget shortfall.

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Wednesday 04/22/2015
Thunderstorms possible Thursday
Updated: April 22, 2015 - 11:44 pm

Scattered thunderstorms will be possible tonight, according to a hazardous weather outlook issued Wednesday by the National Weather Service in Wichita.

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Drug court graduation
Updated: April 22, 2015 - 11:47 pm

WINFIELD — Five women smiled for the camera as they graduated from the Cowley County Drug Court last week.

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Victorian hat class is back Saturday
Updated: April 22, 2015 - 11:49 pm

PONCA CITY, Okla. — Excitement is brewing among those who have heard about the Victorian Ladies’ hat-making class being sponsored by Pioneer Woman Museum.

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Tuesday 04/21/2015
City clerk swears in newly elected officials
Posted: April 21, 2015

In a break from recent tradition, Mayor Chad Giles retained the mayor’s gavel for a second year on Tuesday night during the City Commission of Arkansas City reorganization meeting.

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Cowley Board of Trustees talks president, PTK
Updated: April 21, 2015 - 11:53 pm

The upcoming presidential transition at Cowley College loomed over Monday night’s Board of Trustees meeting at the McAtee Dining Center.

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Two injured in crash
Updated: April 21, 2015 - 11:57 pm

The Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department and Cowley County sheriff’s deputies responded about 1:18 p.m. Monday to an accident at the intersection of U.S. 77 and the U.S. 77 bypass.

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Monday 04/20/2015
Cowley First dining survey begins
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 11:35 pm

STROTHER FIELD — Cowley First has prepared a survey regarding restaurant options in Cowley County and is requesting that local residents older than 18 participate, according to a recent release.

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Ark City Traveler brings home awards from KPA
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 11:36 pm

JUNCTION CITY — The Traveler received 13 Awards of Excellence on Saturday at the annual Kansas Press Association conference, including three first-place awards.

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BZA talks Family Dollar, hears First Street issues
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 11:38 pm

The Arkansas City Board of Zoning Appeals voted 4-0 on April 13 to issue a variance that will clear the way for a new Family Dollar store to be built just south of Arby’s.

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Friday 04/17/2015
APD luncheon is on Thursday
Posted: April 17, 2015

Administrative assistants are people who are so organized they run not only their lives, but also the businesses where they work.

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Water well tested positive for E. coli
Posted: April 17, 2015

One of the wells feeding the Arkansas City water supply tested positive for E. coli recently during routine testing.

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ACPD awarded grant for CALEA
Posted: April 17, 2015

For the next few years, the Arkansas City Police Department will be working toward becoming a CALEA-accredited law enforcement agency.

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Thursday 04/16/2015
Strother Field addresses signs, ammonia
Posted: April 16, 2015

STROTHER FIELD — The Strother Field Commission voted Wednesday night to accept a bid from George Lay Signs to alphabetize the industrial company names on several signs in the industrial park.

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Library plans open house event Saturday
Updated: April 16, 2015 - 11:42 pm

The Arkansas City Public Library will be host to an open house from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, which is the last day of National Library Week.

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Tea time set for May
Updated: April 16, 2015 - 11:35 pm

CHARG, a local nonprofit, is planning a “Celebration of Love and Life Tea” from 1 to 4 p.m. May 30 at the Arkansas City Senior Citizens Center.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters receives funds
Updated: April 16, 2015 - 11:37 pm

Archer Daniels Midland Company recently donated $10,000 to Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters serving Cowley County.

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SCKMC Auxiliary recognizes top volunteers
Updated: April 17, 2015 - 8:55 pm

The South Central Kansas Medical Center Auxiliary’s annual awards luncheon was held on Tuesday.

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Wednesday 04/15/2015
Survey statistics scrutinized
Posted: April 15, 2015

The Arkansas City Public Library Board of Trustees heard the preliminary results of the library’s community survey results at its regular monthly meeting Monday night.

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City to begin water meter replacement project
Updated: April 15, 2015 - 9:19 pm

The City of Arkansas City will begin installing new water meters on Monday as part of the Advanced Metering Infrastructure, or AMI, project.

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Health and Safety Fair benefits community knowledge
Posted: April 15, 2015

The annual Cowley County Health and Safety Fair will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Agri-Business Building in Arkansas City.

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Archaeology Day held at Cowley College
Posted: April 15, 2015

Eight-year-old Tatum Juarez sorted through Native American artifacts spread out on a table.

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Monday 04/13/2015
Four cases move forward
Posted: April 13, 2015

Four Arkansas City residents saw their cases advance recently in Cowley County District Court.

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EMS receives new tools
Updated: April 13, 2015 - 11:58 pm

The Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department has received three new cardiac monitor defibrillators that were purchased for $101,454.99 after approval from city commissioners at a March 3 meeting.

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State of 2015 wheat crop
Updated: April 14, 2015 - 12:29 am

HACKNEY — Wheat growers were encouraged to wait and see before taking any drastic action concerning their wheat fields at the “State of the 2015 Wheat Crop” presentation Monday morning at the Pleasant Valley Township Building in Hackney.

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Saturday 04/11/2015
Legislative forum held
Posted: April 11, 2015

WINFIELD — Four lawmakers representing Cowley County found several reasons to disagree, without being disagreeable, at a legislative forum Friday morning.

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Deuce-and-a-half to be modified
Updated: April 11, 2015 - 12:25 am

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted 5-0 on Tuesday night to enter into a contract with 1st Due Emergency Response Solutions for the modifications needed to utilize a 1990 5-ton 6x6 military surplus truck that was acquired through a forestry program in the state of Kansas.

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Friday 04/10/2015
Museum project delayed
Posted: April 10, 2015

Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum’s heating and air-conditioning system upgrades are still on hold, and the museum currently is waiting on an engineering study to be finished before the project can be rebid.

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Ark City 1601 at Cowley
Posted: April 10, 2015

Saturday’s Kansas Archaeological Day activities at Cowley College will offer history and archaeology buffs a free, one-day course entitled “Ark City 1601,” an event organizer said Tuesday.

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SCKMC named among best
Posted: April 10, 2015

South Central Kansas Medical Center has been named among America’s best hospitals for emergency room care.

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Business News

Tuesday 04/28/2015
Steventon joins Andreas
Posted: April 28, 2015

WINFIELD — Andreas Law Office, 104 1/2 W. Ninth Ave., announced recently that Aaron J. Steventon has joined the firm as an associate.

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Recovering from identity theft
Updated: April 28, 2015 - 10:47 pm

You’ve read about it, and you thought it would never happen to you.

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Local agents complete insurance services training
Posted: April 28, 2015

Cheryl Crow, CornerBank Insurance Agency LLC’s agency manager, along with agents Devin Avery and June Bruhn, participated in the 2015 Crop-Hail/Named Peril insurance update training conducted by Rural Community Insurance Services (RCIS) on April 7.

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Faith

Friday 05/01/2015
Confirmation Mass
Posted: May 01, 2015

Bishop Carl A. Kemme, of the Catholic Diocese of Wichita, center, anoints Jeremy Carrera, left, during a Confirmation Mass on April 19 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Arkansas City. At right is the Rev. Patrick Reilley, pastor of Sacred Heart.Carrera was one of 30 young parishioners who were confirmed during the service.Bishop Kemme also conducted his first official pastoral visit to Sacred Heart that weekend and greeted parishioners after each of three Masses.

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All those other sheep
Posted: May 01, 2015

April 26 is known as “Good Shepherd Sunday.”

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Nat’l Day of Prayer is Thursday
Posted: May 01, 2015

The 64th annual National Day of Prayer will be from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Wilson Park.

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Friday 04/24/2015
Women’s conference soon
Posted: April 24, 2015

PONCA CITY, Okla. — Women have the right to speak out, stand firm in their beliefs and take pride in their accomplishments.

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Discipleship is a verb
Posted: April 24, 2015

Looking at the final days in the life of Christ, it is easy to see that as always, God has a plan in place.

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Church players don’t let age deter them
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 9:10 pm

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — You’ve heard of Old Faithful?

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Friday 04/17/2015
Looking for my missing piece
Posted: April 17, 2015

Sheldon “Shel” Silverstein had one of the more extraordinary literary, music and art careers you ever will read about, though many people will not recognize his name or his face.

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Local Religion Briefs
Posted: April 17, 2015

Men’s Day will be held Sunday

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Saturday 04/11/2015
#nomoreprofanity
Updated: April 11, 2015 - 12:15 am

The other day, I was listening to a talk radio show when I heard the host say, “What the h**l do they think they are doing?”

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‘School of the Spirit’ at Manse
Posted: April 11, 2015

Tim and Sandy Durham will start a “School of the Spirit” at 5 p.m. Sundays beginning April 19.

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Ladies Day event today
Posted: April 11, 2015

The Church of Christ in Arkansas City is holding its annual “Ladies Day” program starting at 8:30 a.m. today.

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Friday 04/03/2015
Remembering God’s plan
Posted: April 03, 2015

This time of year always hits me in different ways.

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Local Religion Briefs
Posted: April 03, 2015

Easter service at Mt. Zion

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Remembering God’s plan
Posted: April 03, 2015

This time of year always hits me in different ways.

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Friday 03/27/2015
Charlie Keim in revival
Posted: March 27, 2015

Brother Charlie Keim, from Tahlequah, Okla., will be the guest evangelist at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, and at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, at Trinity Baptist Church, 1301 South A St., in Arkansas City.

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Local Religion Briefs
Posted: March 27, 2015

Free lunch Wednesdays

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Bill Gaither to perform
Posted: March 27, 2015

WICHITA — Multi-Grammy award winner Bill Gaither will be host to a spectacular night of music, laughter and encouragement featuring the talent of the prestigious Gaither Vocal Band at 7 p.m. April 10 at Central Community Church in Wichita.

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Easter services at Mt. Zion
Posted: March 27, 2015

Easter Services at Mt. Zion Community Church will begin with the Good Friday service at 7 p.m. Friday.

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Friday 03/20/2015
Free lunch Wednesdays
Posted: March 20, 2015

St. James AME Church will be host to free lunches from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays.

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Holy Week schedule
Updated: March 20, 2015 - 8:56 pm

The Arkansas City Ministeral Alliance will be sponsoring a special Holy Week series of services March 30 to April 3.

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FLS receives donation
Updated: March 20, 2015 - 8:57 pm

Ark City Dental raised more than $500 for Family Life Services during its free dental day on Feb. 13. Dr. Johon Seitze and his staff performed more than $10,000 worth of dental services during the event.

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Saturday 03/14/2015
The long and the short of it: PDX 2015
Posted: March 14, 2015

WINFIELD — Since 2009, Grace Episcopal Church has helped area girls prepare for prom or other special events.

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Shepard’s Grace Church Seder Supper
Posted: March 14, 2015

Rabbi Richard Segal, leader of the Congregation Remnant of Israel, will share a Passover Seder supper with the congregation of Shepherd’s Grace Church in Arkansas City.

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Hope for Today
Posted: March 14, 2015

The Qur’an says about Jesus, “Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) a Messenger of Allah, and His Word” (The Quran 4:171).

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Friday 03/06/2015
Local Religion Briefs
Posted: March 06, 2015

Pancake feed is today

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Keeping perfect peace
Updated: March 06, 2015 - 11:25 pm

You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You. — Isaiah 26:3 (NKJV)

You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! — Isaiah 26:3 (NLT)

People with their minds set on you, you keep completely whole, Steady on their feet, because they keep at it and don’t quit. — Isaiah 26:3 (MSG)

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Friday 02/27/2015
The frustration of desires
Posted: February 27, 2015

There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, and it lies heavy upon humankind: those to whom God gives wealth, possessions, and honor, so that they lack nothing of all that they desire, yet God does not enable them to enjoy these things, but a stranger enjoys them. This is vanity; it is a grievous ill. — Ecclesiastes 6:1-2

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Local Religion Briefs
Posted: February 27, 2015

Church plans fundraiser

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Choir to perform cantata
Posted: February 27, 2015

Trinity Baptist Church invites the public to hear the cantata, “Arise, My Love,” performed by its adult choir.

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What is ‘True Love?’
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 7:38 pm

What is love?

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Friday 02/20/2015
Ash Wednesday
Posted: February 20, 2015

The Rev. Patrick Reilley, right, makes the Sign of the Cross in ashes on Brent Pinion’s forehead during a night Mass on Ash Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.Parishioners attending the Mass filled the church. Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent, a penitential season in the church year leading up to Holy Week. The season ends on Easter Sunday, when Christians celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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Chili feed
Posted: February 20, 2015

First Presbyterian Church in Arkansas City had a chili feed Thursday night.All proceeds from the event will go to community assistance programs.

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Pancake feed in the works
Posted: February 20, 2015

Central Christian Church will be host to a pancake feed from 7 to 10 a.m. March 7 in the Turner Fellowship Hall.

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Church plans fundraiser
Posted: February 20, 2015

Blessing Heights Church of God will have a chicken noodle dinner from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28.

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Concert in the works
Posted: February 20, 2015

First Southern Baptist Church will be host Sunday to a Christian gospel concert with Southwestern College students.

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Church to hold dinner
Posted: February 20, 2015

SILVERDALE — Silverdale Community Church invites the public to its church services at 11 a.m. Sunday to hear its new preacher, Pastor James Butler, speak.

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Enchilada dinner Saturday
Posted: February 20, 2015

Shepherd’s Grace Church will be host to an enchilada dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 21.

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Lectureship series planned
Updated: February 20, 2015 - 9:55 pm

NEWKIRK — Newkirk Church of Christ will be host to a lecture series, “The Joy of Being a Christian,” on March 22-25.

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Saturday 02/14/2015
Love Is in the Air
Posted: February 14, 2015

Every day on the calendar is listed as a “national” day.

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Local Religion Briefs
Posted: February 14, 2015

History program to be held

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Saturday 02/07/2015
Knights’ supper
Updated: February 07, 2015 - 12:29 am

Nati Ramirez sets out desserts Monday night at the annual Knights of Columbus sausage and brisket supper at the Sacred Heart Rec Center. The supper featured homemade sausage, brisket, mashed potatoes and gravy, applesauce, coleslaw, bread, pies, and coffee.

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Black History program at St. James A.M.E.
Posted: February 07, 2015

St. James A.M.E. Church will be host to a special black history program at the church at 3 p.m. Sunday.

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Kansas playwright published
Posted: February 07, 2015

HAYS — Playwright Everett Robert’s newest work, “In the Shadow of the Cross,” has been acquired by The Script Co. in Redlands, Calif.

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Love is far more than roses
Updated: February 07, 2015 - 12:04 am

Agape is a Greek word you might hear occasionally, which means “primarily Christian love; to prove one’s love for, to be concerned about and have interest in another” (Greek-English Dictionary of the New Testament, Barclay M. Newman, Jr., 1971, pg 2).

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Journey Through Acts begins
Updated: February 07, 2015 - 12:03 am

Northside Baptist Church will begin its ‘Journey Through Acts’ series Sunday.

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Friday 01/30/2015
Women’s author to speak
Posted: January 30, 2015

Wichita — Beth Moore, well-known Bible teacher and best-selling author, is slated to come to Intrust Bank Arena on Sept. 12.

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Local Religion Briefs
Posted: January 30, 2015

Revival continues

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Friday 01/16/2015
Communion, not commotion
Updated: January 22, 2015 - 8:31 pm

Let Justice roll down like water, righteousness like an ever flowing stream.
— Amos 5:24

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Friday 01/09/2015
Area children receive gifts
Updated: January 09, 2015 - 11:51 pm

PONCA CITY, Okla. — The House FM and My Praise FM partnered with Brookfield Wesleyan Church in Ponca City, Okla., in a Children’s Home Christmas Outreach this past holiday season, a press release states.

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Blessed Is the Man
Updated: January 22, 2015 - 8:31 pm

“New Year’s Resolutions,”

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Nature News

Thursday 04/30/2015
Update on stripe, leaf rust update in winter wheat
Posted: April 30, 2015

Last week’s finding of stripe rust in south-central and southeast Kansas has stimulated a lot of questions and scouting activity in wheat.

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Tricks for Ticks
Posted: April 30, 2015

My wife’s dislike of ticks is legendary around our house. A friend of ours who mows around an old abandoned farmstead noticed recently that this year’s crop seems to be exceptional, and of course he told Joyce first, so I have heard about it numerous times already.

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Youths learn life skills from inside the show ring
Updated: May 01, 2015 - 12:01 am

The Cowley County 4-H Council was host to the 30th annual Cowley County Classic Steer and Heifer Show on Sunday at the Winfield Fairgrounds.

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Local Food and Farm Task Force to meet in Topeka
Posted: April 30, 2015

MANHATTAN — The Local Food and Farm Task Force will meet from 9 a.m. to noon May 8 at Room 142S in the Kansas Capitol.

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Wheat Plot Tours and Field Day open for all
Posted: April 30, 2015

WINFIELD — Area crop producers, agronomists, chemical applicators and anyone with an interest in agronomy or wheat production in south-central Kansas is invited to attend the Wheat Plot Tours and Field Day on May 12.

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Thursday 04/23/2015
The Kansas Garden Guide
Updated: April 23, 2015 - 9:29 pm

A well-planned and properly tended garden can provide for a family throughout the year. Most home gardeners agree that homegrown produce has the ultimate in vegetable flavor.

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Options available in Cowley
Updated: April 23, 2015 - 9:30 pm

Don’t like what your doing? Tired of doing the same old thing? Do you feel like you “can’t” do something? Do certain limitations keep you or your kids from participation in activities?

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Kansan offers testimony in support of lifting Cuban embargo
Posted: April 23, 2015

Manhattan — The chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry recently held a hearing on opportunities and challenges for agriculture trade with Cuba.

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State park cleanup to be held Saturday
Updated: April 23, 2015 - 9:22 pm

TOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE); the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT); and Westar Energy will hold the second annual “Keep It Clean Kansas” state park cleanup event from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday in recognition of Earth Day.

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Zip line at Outdoor Expo
Updated: April 23, 2015 - 9:28 pm

The zip line at the ropes course at Camp McFadden is one of the popular activities of the annual Outdoor Expo. This year’s Outdoor Expo is May 2-3 at the camp on the west shore of Kaw Lake in north-central Oklahoma. Admission is by donation, with $3 suggested at the gate. There is an additional charge of $5 for the zip line. For more information, call (580) 762-9955 or (580) 762-9494.

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Thursday 04/16/2015
If you love them, then leave them
Posted: April 16, 2015

One of our city employees called me at work today to tell me that an owl was perched in a tree in the city park, just a few feet above where the guys were cutting up a tree felled by a recent storm. He said it just sat there while they worked just below it, so he figured it was sick or injured.

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Priorities: Do you have the time?
Posted: April 16, 2015

How often to you feel like there isn’t enough time? Like you’re too busy?

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KSU lab reports increase in rabies
Posted: April 16, 2015

MANHATTAN — A Kansas State University laboratory that conducts tests on suspected cases of rabies in the state is reporting a spike in the number of positive results compared to the same period a year ago.

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Selecting just the right sweet corn
Posted: April 16, 2015

Ears of sweet corn are a popular addition to summer meals. The flavor and quality of freshly picked sweet corn is outstanding.

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Friday 04/10/2015
Feed ingredient buyers’ mission comes to Kansas
Posted: April 10, 2015

MANHATTAN — The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) and Food Export Midwest will be host to a value-added feed ingredients buyers’ mission in Kansas City, Kan., on June 1-2. The first of its kind for suppliers in Kansas, the buyers’ mission opens economic opportunities for value-added exports.

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State of wheat crop to be discussed
Posted: April 10, 2015

HACKNEY — K-State Research and Extension is teaming up with Kansas State Extension Agronomy to host the “The State of the 2015 Winter Wheat Crop” at 9 a.m. Monday at the Pleasant Valley Township Building in Hackney.

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KDA lifts bird flu restrictions
Posted: April 10, 2015

MANHATTAN (AP) — Kansas has lifted restrictions on the movement of poultry flocks in two counties imposed after a case of bird flu was confirmed last month.

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Help youths learn to cope with stress
Posted: April 10, 2015

Are you too busy? Do you feel like you’re run ragged, chasing your tail? Is your life so overscheduled that it’s stressing you out?

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Ensure a successful tomato crop start
Updated: April 10, 2015 - 12:18 am

Gardeners often try to get a jump on the season by planting tomatoes as early as possible. Though that can be successful, there are certain precautions that should be observed.

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Bridge painting on I-35, Turnpike to begin Monday
Posted: April 10, 2015

Wichita — Painting of seven bridges crossing the Kansas Turnpike in Butler County will begin Monday, weather permitting.

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Thursday 04/02/2015
Improving safety in highway work zones
Posted: April 02, 2015

TOPEKA — Supervisor Greg Bayless has seen far too many “near misses” in his years at the Kansas Department of Transportation office in Anthony.

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Updated resources and information available to aid farmers markets
Posted: April 02, 2015

MANHATTAN — In efforts to support farmers markets in the state continuously, the Kansas Department of Agriculture, through the From the Land of Kansas agriculture trademark program, has collected data and updated resources available to markets across the state on the From the Land of Kansas website.

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Kan. Farmers Union members participate in Family Farm Day
Updated: April 02, 2015 - 9:26 pm

TOPEKA — Kansas Farmers Union members participating in Kansas Family Farms Day gathered March 24 to dissuade legislators from considering several bills that potentially could be detrimental to rural communities.

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April garden calendar
Posted: April 02, 2015

Gardening calendars are one of the essential gardening tools for every gardener. My first column of each month will be dedicated to the monthly gardening calendar. These month-by-month tips will provide you with a list of the most appropriate tasks, maintenance, and projects that should be completed in your gardens, yards and flower beds.

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Kansas wildlife CSI
Posted: April 02, 2015

A coworker recently told me she saw her horses chasing a couple of animals across her pasture that were dark, about the size of raccoons, and had no visible tail. She told me a couple animals of the same description had run from her barn awhile back.

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Choose activities wisely
Posted: April 02, 2015

Spring break is over and believe it or not, the school year is beginning to wind down. This is a time when many parents are beginning to think about summer activities. We are blessed to live in a county that offers a plethora of activities for kids to take part in throughout the year, and summer is no exception.

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Friday 03/27/2015
Smoke model website now active
Posted: March 27, 2015

One of the key elements of the Kansas Flint Hills Smoke Management Plan is the smoke modeling decision-aid tools. The tools can be found at ksfire.sonoma-techdata.com/view/summary.

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Public water supply goal meetings
Posted: March 27, 2015

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KDHE launches online interest finder
Posted: March 27, 2015

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has launched the Kansas Environmental Interest Finder (KEIF). KEIF is a Web-based mapping application designed to identify sites in Kansas where there are potential environmental impacts. Those sites include facilities that are permitted or registered to use or store chemicals.

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Health to better living
Posted: March 27, 2015

I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service and my health to better living, for my club, my community, my country and my world.”

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Neera, a special pup, has new family
Updated: March 27, 2015 - 12:07 am

She was only 4 months old and already in trouble.

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Thursday 03/19/2015
4-H excels at regionals
Posted: March 19, 2015

Involvement in 4-H gives youths the opportunity to learn important life skills that help them to develop into responsible, productive citizens.

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ACCA to host third trap shoot
Posted: March 19, 2015

STROTHER FIELD — Ark City Christian Academy (ACCA) will be host to its third annual “Aiming to Fill the Need” trap shoot fundraiser beginning at 9 a.m. April 11 at the Bradshaw Trap and Skeet Range, located just north of Strother Field on 202nd Road.

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Virtual dairy farm tour goes live on YouTube
Posted: March 19, 2015

MANHATTAN — In celebration of Ag Day and Ag Month, the agricultural organizations in Kansas partnered together to launch a virtual tour of a dairy farm.

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Prairie fire’s light
Posted: March 19, 2015

The smell and sight of spring burning on the Flint Hills evoked a childhood memory.

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Spring planting of alfalfa
Posted: March 19, 2015

The time to start the spring planting of alfalfa is now. Before planting alfalfa, producers should be sure to have the soil tested for pH, phosphorus (P) and potassium (K). There still is time to get that done before a spring planting, and the results will pay off for the life of the stand — usually five to seven years.

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Thursday 03/12/2015
Specialty Crop Block grant applications period now open
Posted: March 12, 2015

MANHATTAN — The Kansas Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the 2015 Specialty Crop Block Grant program. Funds are awarded to the agency by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service. The funds are in turn granted to projects and organizations that promote specialty crops in Kansas.

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Hay harvest permits required
Posted: March 12, 2015

The Kansas Department of Transportation announced that permits will be issued to landowners wanting to harvest hay on Kansas highway right of way.

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KDOT study
Posted: March 12, 2015

The Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Turnpike Authority have started a freight truck parking study.

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Chaplin Nature Center receives new tractor
Updated: March 12, 2015 - 11:08 pm

A new arrival at the Chaplin Nature Center will help maintain the facility for the public.

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Time to plant potatoes
Updated: March 12, 2015 - 11:07 pm

Potatoes, often called Irish potatoes, are one of the most important world food crops and a staple for many gardeners. Some interesting potato facts are that per capita the average American consumes a total of 126 pounds of potatoes annually. The top three potato producing states are Idaho, Washington and Wisconsin. In the U.S. approximately 1.1 million acres of potatoes are planted annually.

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Hands to larger service through 4-H
Posted: March 12, 2015

I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service and my health to better living, for my club, my community, my country and my world.”

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Friday 03/06/2015
KSU to host tractor training school
Posted: March 06, 2015

If you are planning to do farm work, it is for someone other than a parent or guardian, and you are 14 or 15 years of age, you must take a tractor safety course following the U.S. Department of Labor requirements before you can be employed at certain hazardous farm tasks, including operating a tractor of more than 20 horsepower.

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The ‘Heart’ of 4-H
Posted: March 06, 2015

pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service and my health to better living, for my club, my community, my country and my world.”

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Webinar — ‘The Agricultural Act of 2014: A Final Update’
Posted: March 06, 2015

WINFIELD — K-State Research and Extension Cowley County will be host to a webinar by Dr. Art Barnaby and Dr. Mykel Taylor regarding “The Agricultural Act of 2014: Final Update” on Wednesday at Baden Square, 700 Gary St., in Winfield.

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KDOT requests comments
Posted: March 06, 2015

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) requests comments on the amendment of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for FY 15-18.

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Discussion series on agriculture use of drones
Posted: March 06, 2015

Agriculture is the topic of the first in a series of discussions about the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) by public and private interest groups in Kansas. 

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Thursday 03/05/2015
KDA Animal Health Board to meet
Updated: March 05, 2015 - 7:20 pm

GREAT BEND — The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) Division of Animal Health Board will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

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Food drive aims to raise 85,000 meals
Posted: March 05, 2015

MANHATTAN — The Neighbor to Neighbor statewide food drive launched recently to support neighbors in need and reduce hunger in Kansas communities.

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Thursday 02/26/2015
Flowers recommended for our area
Posted: February 26, 2015

​Seed catalogs can give you new ideas, but not everything you see in the seed catalogs will grow in our climate. K-State Research and Extension has a listing of perennial and annual flowers that have been tested by K-State for the prairie climate.

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Education News

Monday 05/04/2015
Donatelli preparing for final concert at Cowley
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 10:21 pm

Connie Donatelli, who has spent more than 20 years leading the Cowley College music department, will be honored at her final performance as the school’s vocal music director when the Concert Choir and Concert Band take the Robert Brown Theatre stage at 7 p.m. today.

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Graduating writers featured at recent Writers Corner
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 10:20 pm

Creative Claws was host Thursday night to a Writers Corner, followed by a reception for Cowley Cllege’s graduating writers.

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Student work on display at ‘Life: Through Words and Lens’
Posted: May 04, 2015

“Life: Through Words and Lens” is a compilation of works from digital photography, communications practicum, creative and script writing students.

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Audience swings to sounds of Cowley Jazz Band, CC Singers at Brown Theatre
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 10:22 pm

The Cowley College Jazz Band played several big band charts while the CC Singers performed a wide variety of vocal jazz arrangements during their joint spring concert last Tuesday night at the Robert Brown Theatre.

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Tuesday 04/28/2015
Retiring TRIO/IMPACT members recognized
Posted: April 28, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Bev Manuszak and Kathy Witte, who are retiring from Cowley College, were recently given a MO-KAN-NE retirement award at the regional banquet April 2 in Kansas City. Manuszak’s last day will be June 17 and Witte will be retiring Aug. 1.

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Criminal justice students earn LEFR certificates
Posted: April 28, 2015

Students in Cowley College’s criminal justice program earned their Law Enforcement First Responder (LEFR) certificates for the first time Thursday as a mandatory portion of the Criminal Justice Topics II program.

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Second annual ‘Happy Birthday, Kansas!’ photo contest starts May 4
Posted: April 28, 2015

TOPEKA — Kansans work and play every day in their communities. From family-owned auto shops to playgrounds in neighborhood parks and farm fields in the countryside, Kansans lead active lives.

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ACMS grades 6 and 7 honor roll
Posted: April 28, 2015

Principal’s honor roll

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Meeks receives first Beyond Five Percent award at Cowley
Posted: April 28, 2015

The first-ever recipient of the Beyond Five Percent award is Koby Meeks, a sophomore at Cowley College and a sergeant in the Student Patrol Program.

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Monday 04/27/2015
Homeschool students tour Cowley on Wednesday
Updated: April 27, 2015 - 10:57 pm

As part of the Homeschool College Experience on Wednesday at Cowley College’s main campus in Arkansas City, homeschool students had an opportunity to learn about scholarship opportunities, housing, financial aid and concurrent credit, as well as take a tour.

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Burroughs receives scholarship
Updated: April 27, 2015 - 11:34 pm

Rachel Burroughs recently was presented with a scholarship from the three Beta Sigma Phi chapters in Arkansas City — Theta Gamma, Gamma Theta and Alpha Delta Masters — by Carlene White, president of Beta Sigma Phi city council.

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Instructor receives Emmy Award
Updated: April 27, 2015 - 11:36 pm

Dennis Tabor, a longtime adjunct instructor at Cowley College, recently received an Emmy Award for his work on the series “Astronomy: Observations and Theories.”

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PTK organization receives distinguished chapter award
Updated: April 27, 2015 - 11:35 pm

Three Cowley College students — Amanda Krook, Tori Anstine and Madison McDowell — and advisor Melinda Neal joined more than 3,800 other community college students from around the world at the annual Phi Theta Kappa International Convention April 16-18 in San Antonio, Texas.

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Master-class students learn from Dr. Paul Smith
Updated: April 27, 2015 - 11:35 pm

Dr. Paul Smith, from Friends University, was on Cowley College’s main campus in Arkansas City last Tuesday to work with students in the vocal master class.

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Monday 04/20/2015
ACMS eighth-grade honor roll
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 11:21 pm

Principal’s honor roll

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Cowley to host Tracking Day
Posted: April 20, 2015

Are you interested in a new hobby?

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PTK holds induction ceremony
Posted: April 20, 2015

Phi Theta Kappa had its annual induction ceremony Sunday in the Wright Room at Cowley College’s Brown Center, officially welcoming 16 new members to the nationally recognized honors organization.

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Student of the Year: McDowell
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 11:24 pm

Madison McDowell, a sophomore secondary education and math major with a 4.0 grade-point average, was presented with the Student of the Year award at Cowley College’s annual honors awards ceremony last Tuesday in the Earle N. Wright Community Room.

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Monday 04/13/2015
Petersburg inspired to achieve great things
Posted: April 13, 2015

Laura Petersburg, daughter of Mark and Deb Petersburg, recently was named Cowley College’s April Student of the Month.

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South Haven third-quarter honor roll and attendance
Posted: April 13, 2015

Superintendent’s honor roll

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More than 90 people attend Junior Day
Posted: April 13, 2015

A total of 75 students and 17 parents attended Cowley College’s annual Junior Day on Wednesday.

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Get tickets now for ‘Leaving Iowa’
Posted: April 13, 2015

With opening night for the second-stage play “Leaving Iowa” approaching quickly, those interested in attending the comedy should act now in purchasing tickets.

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Students participate in mock interviews
Posted: April 13, 2015

Sophomore students in Cowley College’s criminal justice program recently participated in mock employment interviews as part of the Law Enforcement Operations and Procedures course.

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Cowley AEC team wins KAEC state championship
Posted: April 13, 2015

SALINA — The Cowley College Academic Excellence Challenge (AEC) team captured its first state championship since 2001 by winning eight of nine rounds Thursday and Friday in Salina.

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Former students speak at advisory council meeting
Posted: April 13, 2015

Four former Cowley College students returned to the school’s Arkansas City campus and served as guest speakers during the natural sciences department’s scholarship advisory council meeting April 7.

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Schears receives Achiever Award
Posted: April 13, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ben Schears, vice president for institutional advancement at Cowley College, was awarded the 2015 Mo-Kan-Ne Trio Achiever Award on April 2 at the Chapter Banquet in Kansas City, Mo.

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Tuesday 04/07/2015
Community and independent colleges form transfer agreement
Posted: April 07, 2015

The Kansas Association of Community College Trustees (KACCT) and the Kansas Independent College Association (KICA) recently announced the successful negotiation of a global reverse transfer agreement between 18 private colleges and 19 community colleges.

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Commissioner Josh Ney announces video contest
Posted: April 07, 2015

TOPEKA — Kansas Securities Commissioner Josh Ney recently announced the opening of the 2015 Financial Scholars Video Contest, which will run through April 21.

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Cowley College holds severe weather presentation
Posted: April 07, 2015

Brian Stone, Cowley County’s director of emergency management, provided a severe weather awareness presentation Wednesday on Cowley College’s main campus in Arkansas City, discussing severe weather topics ranging from tornadoes and electrical storms to hail and flash floods.

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Students attend Career and Technical Education Day
Posted: April 07, 2015

Area high school students attended Cowley College’s Career and Technical Education Day on Thursday at the school’s main campus in Arkansas City.

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Kansas Archaeology Day to explore ‘first’ Ark City
Posted: April 07, 2015

The anthropology program at Cowley College, with the Cowley Public Archaeology and History Group, will explore the history of the “first” Ark City at the fourth annual Kansas Archaeology Day this Saturday.

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Scott City High School music students visit Cowley
Updated: April 07, 2015 - 12:12 am

Students in the Scott City High School music department had an opportunity to work with Cowley College music instructors March 30 in Arkansas City.

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Monday 03/30/2015
Magician brings high-energy act to Robert Brown Theatre
Updated: March 30, 2015 - 10:44 pm

Daniel Martin, who has been named the best-reviewed touring act in the country by Campus Activities Magazine three years running, brought his high-energy combination of comedy and magic to Cowley College’s Robert Brown Theatre on Thursday.

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Students take part in College Week
Posted: March 30, 2015

Adams Elementary School students and staff members wrapped up their first-ever College Week experience last week.

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USD 470 storm shelters turn 5 years old this year
Posted: March 30, 2015

The spring storm season is upon us and USD 470 wants to remind the public that all district elementary schools have Federal Emergency Management Agency-approved safe rooms.

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All-university open house allows visitors to experience campuses
Posted: March 30, 2015

MANHATTAN — Students, visitors and community members are invited to unfold their futures at Kansas State University.

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Cowley NDT course meets Quality Matters standards
Posted: March 30, 2015

Joe Clasen, Cowley College department chair of career and technical education and director of nondestructive testing, has obtained the quality Matters Program Certification for Introduction to Nondestructive Testing.

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Sefel serves as emcee for Youth of the Year festivities
Posted: March 30, 2015

TOPEKA — Tying directly into the new Boys and Girls Clubs of America’s scholarships created at Cowley College, Cowley College theater director John Sefel recently had an opportunity to serve as the master of ceremonies for the Kansas Youth of the Year and Military Youth of the Year festivities in Topeka.

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Cowley College hosts first-ever Best and Brightest Day
Updated: March 30, 2015 - 10:42 pm

Thirty future students at Cowley College visited the school’s main campus in Arkansas City last Tuesday as part of the first-ever Best and Brightest Day.

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Cowley host to jazz quintet
Updated: March 30, 2015 - 10:43 pm

The Friends University Faculty Jazz Quintet filled Cowley College’s band room with inspiring sounds during the set it performed on Friday afternoon.

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Monday 03/23/2015
Three to enter Hall of Fame at SC
Posted: March 23, 2015

WINFIELD — Three new inductees will enter the Southwestern College Leaders in Service Hall of Fame for the Social Sciences on April 17 in Deets Library on the college’s campus.

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Bullfighter presents anti-bullying program
Posted: March 23, 2015

SEDAN — Former Bullfighter Gary “Roach” Hedeman and the pet bucking bull, Bill, will visit an elementary school in Sedan today and in Chetopa on Wednesday, spreading the message that “bullying” is not acceptable behavior.

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Ford, Marshall initiated into OSU’s Alpha Zeta
Posted: March 23, 2015

STILLWATER, Okla. — Katie Ford, a native of Arkansas City, is one of 51 new members recently initiated into the Oklahoma State University chapter of Alpha Zeta.

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Graber to give lecture
Posted: March 23, 2015

Winfield — Southwestern College philosophy and religion major Lindsey Graber, of Wichita, will read from her paper, “Eve’s Courage, Adam’s Nobility: Friedrich Nietzsche’s Gendered Views of Courage and Nobility,” from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday in the reference room of Deets Library on the campus of Southwestern College. There is no admission charge and the public is invited to attend.

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Cowley College and SCEDC sponsor student tour
Posted: March 23, 2015

The Sumner County Economic Development Commission (SCEDC) and Cowley College sponsored a business and industry tour for students from Sumner County schools on March 12.

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Monday 03/16/2015
After-school programs promote physical activity, healthy eating
Posted: March 16, 2015

Evidence is mounting that after-school programs are an effective tool in the effort to prevent childhood obesity in Kansas and nationwide, according to a household survey conducted by Shugoll Research for the Afterschool Alliance.

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Cowley College host to Deans and Directors meeting
Posted: March 16, 2015

Cowley College played host to the spring meeting of the Kansas Deans and Directors of Continuing Education and Community Service on March 5-6, providing an opportunity to learn about programs and facilities at other institutions.

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$2.3 million awarded at Scholastic Art Awards
Updated: March 16, 2015 - 10:05 pm

WICHITA — More than 825 people attended the Scholastic Open House and Gold Key Ceremony last weekend at the Wichita Center for the Arts.

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Kansas higher education celebrates national status
Posted: March 16, 2015

TOPEKA — The Kansas Board of Regents met Wednesday in Topeka with presidents and board chairs from community colleges and technical colleges across Kansas to celebrate the collaborative work that is being done in Kansas across higher education institutions.

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Still time to register for Junior Day at Cowley College
Posted: March 16, 2015

Cowley College is offering high school juniors an opportunity to visit campus and learn more about what the school has to offer when the school is host to Junior Day on April 8.

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