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Welcome to the website of The Cowley CourierTraveler, the official newspaper of Cowley County, the City of Winfield, and the City of Arkansas City.

The CourierTraveler, or CT for short, publishes a print edition through postal delivery Tuesday through Saturday.

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David A. Seaton

David Allen Seaton          

Publisher                            620-442-4200 ext. 122

Bio: David A. Seaton

David joined Winfield Publishing Co. Inc. in 2004, working under the mentorship of his father, Frederick D. Seaton, and Lloyd Craig, the company’s former general manager. His journalism career started as a reporter for The Port St. Lucie/Fort Pierce Tribune in Florida and took him to Southern California, before he returned to Kansas to join the family business. 

He writes an occasional column called Spiritual Reads, and stays involved in community activities, including serving on the board of the Community Health Center in Cowley County.

He has two young children and an older stepson, and enjoys activities with his children such as golfing, fishing and going to the movies. David’s former wife, Shannon, died of cancer in 2012, after which he helped start the Shannon Seaton Memorial Fund, which provides financial help to local people dealing with cancer.



Susie Kincaid  

Retiring 7-30-2021

Business manager - Ark City       620-442-4200 ext. 104


Kathy Harbert          

Business manager - Ark City       620-442-4200 ext. 104




Marsha Wesseler     

Director/Sales and Marketing - Winfield      620-221-1050

Bio: Marsha Wesseler

Marsha joined The Winfield Daily Courier in 1974.  Her positions at the Courier over the years have included classified advertising sales, display advertising sales, advertising director and interim publisher. Her current position with The Cowley CourierTraveler is marketing and sales director. She has two sons, Jacob and Joel. She and her husband, Arlon, enjoy spending time with them, their wives, J.J. and Shelley, and their three grandsons, Cade, Cole and Stratton. She also enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with other family members (especially her three sisters). 


Steven Carrillo 

Advertising Sales - Winfield      620-221-1050




Moody Alford    

Advertising Sales - Arkansas City      620-442-4200


Classified & Advertising Sales


Marilyn Coury

Circulation Sales & Advertising Sales - Ark City      620-442-4200 ext. 100



Legals & Public Notices




Beth Glantz                 

Circulation Director - Winfield          620-221-1050

Bio: Beth has been married to her husband, Ron, for 43 years. They have one son, David. He and Meredith have three girls, Sydney, Brylee and Taylor. They live in Indiana. Beth and Ron enjoy riding their Harley-Davidson motorcycles. They have ridden all over the United States and have seen many places. They also have an adorable toy poodle, Harley Davidson, who couldn’t be any cuter. She enjoys gardening, crafts, movies, decorating and spending time with her family.



Kenneth Burrell          

News Editor - Ark City       620-442-4200



Judith Zaccaria         

Winfield News Manager - Winfield     620-221-1100

Bio: Judith came to Winfield for nine months in 1992. She was teaching for Sandy Feinstein at Southwestern College while she was on sabbatical. It was a great nine months, Judith recalls. One way and another, Dave Seaton agreed to hire her to work at the Courier. She’d always wanted to try her hand at newspaper work. And here she is in 2017. And it’s still fun, she says — mostly. 



Rebecca McCutcheon

Asst. Winfield News Manager         620-221-1100


John Shelman           

Reporter – Ark City              620-442-4200

Bio: John has been a TV repairman, studied radio broadcasting and spent 25 years in the banking industry. He can’t seem to get away from newspapers, though, as he was once a pressman at The Pratt Tribune and later sold advertising for The Arkansas City Traveler. Now, he writes stories and columns and loves it. His favorite job, though, is playing Santa, with his wife as Mrs. Santa and his son as an elf, during Christmas, which is his favorite time of the year.



Joey Sprinkle            

Sports Editor                      620-442-4200 ext. 114

Bio: A born and bred Aries, Joey, the sports editor, began his journalism career in 1998 at The McMinnville (Ore.) News-Register after earning an associate’s degree in journalism at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. 

He was named sports editor at The Emporia Gazette in 2001 and also has worked at The Garden City Telegram and Parsons Sun before he was named sports editor at The Arkansas City Traveler in August 2008. Joey was married to Shelly Williams in July 2012. They live in Winfield. He has a daughter, Nikki, and a son, Brett, and a stepdaughter, Kelsea, and a stepson, Cody.

Joey has a large sports card and memorabilia collection. “Jukebox Joey,” as he is affectionately called in the office, enjoys singing karaoke in his spare time. He is a huge fan of classic rock and ’70s and ’80s rock, and also is a pro wrestling historian and enjoys reading pro wrestling autobiographies and books on the history of pro wrestling.


Digital Services, Reporter, Photographer




Jennie Steelman          

Composing, Ark City               620-442-4200 ext. 124


Jennie Steelman

Jennie started working at The Arkansas City Traveler as the ad assistant in 1989. From there, she went to being a motor route carrier for 12 years. She returned to The Traveler in January 2011. She works in the composing department and is the rip operator, which means she matches news pages up and make the plates for the press. She and her husband have two daughters and one granddaughter.

Press (located in Ark City)                                 

Lukas Young             

Head pressman                  620-442-4200 ext. 128



Greg Lundquist

Press and maintenance

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