Burr to retire as ACPD police chief Jan. 1

After nearly three decades of dedicated service in law enforcement, Arkansas City Police Department Chief Eric Burr has announced his retirement, effective January 1, 2024.“Chief Burr has been an integral part of the Arkansas City Police Department for 27 years, leaving an impact on both the department and the... Read More.

Winfield police seek public’s help in aggravated burglary case

​Winfield police are seeking the public’s help regarding a report of possible attempted aggravated burglary. According to a news release from Cowley County Crime Stoppers Monday, officers from the Winfield Police Department were dispatched to the 600 block of East 4th Avenue at approximately 7 p.m. on... Read More.

BREAKING: Silgan to close in January, 169 layoffs expected

UPDATED: Wednesday, 10:33 a.m.A Winfield plastics manufacturer is closing its doors and will soon begin layoffs of 169 employees.According to a formal notice from the company to employees Tuesday, Silgan Dispening Systems will begin layoffs on January 27 and will end “on or about” March 1.Silgan told employees doors... Read More.

HOLIDAY SNOW: Winter storm blankets region over Thanksgiving weekend

Cowley County and a lot of Kansas closed out the Thanksgiving weekend with a bunch of the white stuff Saturday and Saturday night. In Cowley County, snow totals ranged anywhere from 5 to 7 inches, according to the National Weather Service in Wichita Sunday.