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Staying healthy in the New Year is an important resolution, but most tend to bypass preventive exams and screenings that would keep them stronger longer. Just as infants and children need to follow an immunization timetable, adults should also regularly schedule certain medical tests. The be…

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After several years of planning and fundraising, Phase One of the Wilson Park Master Plan in Arkansas City could begin next month. 

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A warm fall and early winter as well as a very wet year and a great supply of food have kept some bird counts down and others up, said Max Thompson, Southwestern College emeritus professor of biology, who compiles the Christmas bird counts for the Kansas Audubon Society. 

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William Newton Hospital treated its first patient in the new cardiovascular catheterization lab Wednesday morning. The “cath lab” is within the freshly completed H. L. Snyder Medical Foundation Surgery Center.

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Two more area lawmakers provided reactions to the State of the State speech given by Gov. Laura Kelly this week as the 2020 Legislative session ramps up.

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Firefighters were stunned to see only minor injuries after a woman and two children were involved Wednesday morning in a rollover accident.

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Tabatha Rosproy, the 2020 Kansas Teacher of the Year, is one of four finalists for the 2020 National Teacher of the Year, the Council of Chief State School Officers announced Thursday.

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Republican lawmakers who represent the Cowley County area reacted on to Gov. Laura Kelly’s annual State of the State speech as the 2020 legislative session kicked off this week.

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Arkansas City Commissioner and Strother Field Commission’s new Chairman Jay Warren, right, presents a thank-you gift certificate to outgoing chairman, Winfield City Commissioner Greg Thompson, at the Strother Field Commission meeting Wednesday.

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An indecent liberties case against an Arkansas City man was dismissed earlier this month after a jury trial in December 2019 resulted in a hung jury.

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A fire that occurred late Wednesday at 1319 N. D St., in Arkansas City was caused by a wood-burning stove inside the residence.

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Southwestern College is host to a Martin Luther King Day celebration at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Messenger Recital Hall inside the Darbeth Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public and there is no admission charge.

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At least one person was transported to the hospital Thursday afternoon following a two-vehicle injury accident at East Madison Avenue and the U.S. 77 By-pass in Arkansas City.

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Rep. Cheryl Helmer, R-Mulvane, announced Tuesday that she has filed to run for a second term.

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Students at Winfield schools can get receive certain vaccinations under a grant from the Kansas Pediatric Foundation, according to a press release.

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Cowley County Sheriff David Falletti filed for re-election this week.

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Arkansas City employee George Lindly uses a speed mover Wednesday afternoon to spread out millings for the parking area for a new picnic shelter being built at Veterans Memorial Lake. City employee Nic McCully brought in the millings using a high loader.

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