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Cowley County commissioners discussed raising taxes, both property and sales, during a budget work session Tuesday night to help pay for rising personnel costs and aging infrastructure.

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Last summer my daughter came outside to find me in my garden (which had never happened before, so I knew something was amiss). She looked distressed and shared her dilemma. She had been making an apple pie and when putting it in the hot oven, the pie filling slid out. All. Over.

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As we walked up the sidewalk and across the patio at my grandson’s house the other night we had to watch our footing as the ground practically moved beneath our feet. Dozens of tiny toads the size of quarters hopped in every direction with each step. An adult toad the size of a peach, probab…

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The Wendy’s sign in Winfield makes big promises while a new restaurant is being built at 1617 Main St. The old Wendy’s building was torn down to make way for a brand new one, expected to open in about three months. The Wendy’s in Arkansas City was remodeled last year. Both restaurants are ow…

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It’s been quite a year for weather and we’re only in July.The heat of Summer has arrived in full force. I can handle the heat, but the humidity is another matter. It couldn’t be my age contributing to the problem, could it? I consider myself pretty physically fit for my years, but sure can’t…

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South Central Kansas Medical Center will be allowed to serve alcohol during a physician recruitment event Friday at the hospital. 

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CALABASAS, Calif. — A Kansas high school skilled trades teacher is among 50 teachers and teacher teams from across the country who were named Wednesday as semifinalists for the 2019 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. Mark Meyer, who teaches agricultural education…

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A proposed U.S. Highway 77 bypass around Winfield that was shelved over 10 years ago is back on the minds of city officials as the Kansas Department of Transportation embarks on project planning for the upcoming decade.

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Westlake Ace Hardware recently hosted a fan drive to benefit The Salvation Army. In the span of 18 days, more than $78,000 was raised, equating to 5,700 fans given to The Salvation Army for distribution nationwide.

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Access to childcare in Cowley County is a challenge that comes up often in local conversations. Vickie Hizar, owner of Sunshine Daycare, is hoping to alleviate that challenge for a few more families in Cowley County. 

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A jury trial and a preliminary have been scheduled for two different sex crime cases making their way through the Cowley County court system.

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In honor of Apollo 11’s moon landing 50 years ago, Winfield Public Library is hosting a presentation at 3 p.m. Saturday by Bob Gallup, PhD, of Southwestern College. “The Moon — What’s Up with the Neighbor Next Door?” addresses some common misconceptions about Earth’s nearest neighbor in spac…

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The 57th annual Dexter BBQ was held Saturday beginning with the 5k run/2-mile walk. A new activity this year was a Corn Hole Tournament, which 28 teams entered.

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