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Several hundred protesters rallied at the Kansas Statehouse on Saturday to protest George Floyd's death in Minnesota with T-shirts and chants that recalled the 2017 case of a black man fatally shot by two white police officers in Topeka.

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The Arkansas City Recreation Commission celebrated Ron Smith’s longterm commitment to the board and the recreation center at the April board meeting. Smith is stepping down after more than 11 years of service.

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Jeff Fluty took advantage of a warm and rain-free day Friday to clean up his vehicle at the Summit Car Wash in Arkansas City. The weekend is expected to be sunny and dry, with temperatures in the low to mid 80s, with no rain in the forecast through next week.

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March sales tax numbers for the City of Winfield have turned out close to what was projected, although officials expect further declines for future months due to ongoing fallout from business closures caused by the coronavirus.

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Irving Elementary School in Winfield will get a new HVAC system this year after all, though it will not be ready for the start of school in August.

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Cowley County Attorney Larry Schwartz has filed to run for a second term as the county’s top prosecutor.

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Cowley County has worked hard to flatten the curve together. To keep protecting one other as Kansas reopens, local healthcare providers recommend that community members wear a mask in public.

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Island Park Productions has announced the first concert of the Duck Jam in the Park Concert Series, Jacob Tovar with guest Ken Pomeroy, originally scheduled for May 28, is postponed until Sept. 10. Due to Kansas restrictions on outdoor venues, Island Park Productions will delay the start of …

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The City of Winfield 4th of July Celebration begins at 6 p.m. July 4 at the Winfield Fairgrounds.

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Another case of COVID-19 has been detected in Cowley County, according to a press release from the City-Cowley County Health Department on Friday morning.

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Family and friends gathered Wednesday evening at the foot of Southwestern College’s 77 Steps to help National Teacher of the Year Tabatha Rosproy to enjoy the parade of cars that drove from Winfield High School to the college and around the horseshoe entrance to honor her.

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The Burford Theatre has been the host of several major picture movie premieres in the past. The following story is from Foss Farrar’s paper, The Theatres of Arkansas City.

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Two elected leaders in Cowley County said they would like to have seen more input into the local public health officer’s decision to keep the state’s coronavirus restrictions in place.

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Awhile back, one of the greeters at church whose daughter was getting married was telling me about the excursion to buy his suit for the wedding. When asked why he was not wearing a tux’ for the occasion, he replied “I think it’s on my bucket list that I will never wear a tuxedo for anything…

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Even as state and local COVID-19-related restrictions ease, plenty of people are still delivering food to friends and family members, particularly those most at risk.

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