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Six years ago area residents were fascinated by the flowering of the Amorphophallus titanium (Corpse Flower) in the greenhouse at Southwestern College. Three weeks ago, the plant was 10 inches high. Tuesday night it was about 6 feet 4 or 5 inches tall and still growing, said Max Thompson, em…

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As public places in Cowley County reopen, public libraries in Winfield and Arkansas City are remaining closed and offering modified services in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Seven candidates hoping to fill two vacant seats on the Cowley College Trustee Board will get to state their case at 6 p.m. Monday in the Brown Center at the Cowley College campus in Arkansas City. 

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Cowley County courthouses, in both Winfield and Arkansas City, are following Kansas Supreme Court orders that mandate everyone — judges, staff, visitors, attorneys, their clients, etc. — wear masks in both the courtroom and the offices associated with it.

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Winfield city commissioners voted 3-0 Monday evening to require the use of masks or face coverings in public settings where social distancing is not possible.

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Cowley County commissioners approved Resolution 2020-08 for the management of the CARES Act funding at the commission’s Tuesday morning meeting.

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A former Cowley County sheriff’s deputy who was charged with a sex crime last year entered an Alford plea on a lesser charge last month.

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The monthly Marquee Second Thursday Luncheon is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Marquee Performing Arts Center, 1007 Main St., in Winfield. This month will feature a pulled pork sandwich, potato salad, dessert and drink. This month’s luncheon is sponsored by Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice. …

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Winfield city commissioners voted 3-0 Monday evening to require the use of masks or face coverings in public settings where social distancing is not possible.

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Frances Willard Elementary teacher Erin May talks to summer school students about maintaining social distance. Summer school for 98 students pre-K through 8th grade in USD 470 began Monday and runs through July 24. Each teacher went over basic health and safety precautions at the beginning o…

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After being hit by a truck more than three weeks ago, the drive-through mail box across from the Arkansas City post office is still out of service. Postal employee Arthur Gebers said Monday that a work order  has been submitted, but no date has been confirmed for those repairs. Gerbers said …

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Winfield city commissioners voted 3-0 Monday evening to require the use of masks or face coverings in public settings where social distancing is not possible.

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An employee of the Kansas Veterans’ Home in Winfield tested positive for COVID-19 last week, which led to the testing of all residents and more than half of the staff.

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It took less than 30 minutes for the Cowley County commissioners to opt out of Gov. Laura Kelly's executive order that Kansans wear face masks in public, in a unanimous vote Friday morning.

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