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April 21, 2015
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New fiscal forecast leaves Kansas with $400M budget hole

TOPEKA — Kansas must fill a $400 million hole in its next budget after officials cut projections for tax collections from now through June 2016, a top adviser to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback said Monday.


  1. Osen brings home gold from Kansas Relays, now ranked No. 1 in the state

    On Friday, some of the nation’s best high school track and field athletes converged on Rock Chalk Park for the Kansas Relays in Lawrence.  Riley Osen, Winfield High School distance runner standout, was on hand for the event. Osen is the Kansas Class 4A 2014 state champion in cross country and earned the 3200 meter track champion last spring.  Osen previously qualified for the relays in his specialty — the 3200 meter run — along with the 1600 meter run, as only the top 36 athletes are allowed to compete in this prestigious event.
  2. Critters in geometry class

    Students in the Winfield High School geometry class taught by Lorie Miller were recently assigned a project. Students were to find the surface area and volume of the five geometric solids — sphere,  prism,  pyramid, cone and cylinder — which were being studied in class. The students were next challenged to put the shapes together to form any creature they wanted.
  3. Cleanin' up their act with Drug Court

    Five women smiled for the camera as they graduated from the Cowley County Drug Court last week.
  4. SC Enactus Team wins first place at the Enactus National Exposition in St. Louis

    The Southwestern College Enactus Team competed at the Enactus National Exposition in St. Louis, Mo., April 13-16.  The team won first place in the consultation round.
  5. Oh, what a night!

    Sarah Conner, left, Tessa Dean, Crystal Ankrom, Zachariah Kimbel, Jessica Donohue and Dakota Soukup are ready to spend a summer night on the beach with their lawn chairs, cooler, tiki lights, palm tree and pink flamingo on their way to the Winfield High School Prom Saturday night. (Donetta Godsey/Courier)
  6. SC’s Kavanagh directing ‘Footlights of Dublin’

    Southwestern College senior Louise Kavanagh is directing her senior project, “Footlights of Dublin,” on Wednesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. in Helen Graham Little Theatre. 
  7. Group to help athletes grow in faith

    Student groups at Southwestern College fit almost anyone. Southwestern senior and volleyball manager Lauren Strain, however, said there was a void for groups for athletes like her. Wednesday, she saw that need fulfilled at the first meeting of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at SC.
  8. Victorious in Lawrence

    Winfield High School junior Riley Osen hoists his hands in the air after winning the 3200 meter run with a time of 9:13.43 at the Kansas University Relays Friday afternoon in Lawrence. Osen also placed 21st in the 1600 meter race with a time of 4:25.62. The meet brings athletes from all across the Midwest and is typically a two-day spectacle, but all events were pushed to Friday due to predicted inclement weather on Saturday. Osen was the only athlete from Winfield to attend the meet. (Everett Royer/CatchItKansas and KSports Images)
  9. Doing their spring thing

    Mary Jarvis, left, and her husband Phil spread mulch across a bed of flowers and bushes Friday afternoon. (Avery Osen/Courier)
  10. Fire damages Goldwing motorcycle

    A motorcycle fire in Winfield Friday night resulted in no injuries, but there was significant damage to the motorcycle, according to Capt. Stuart Cassaboom with the Winfield Fire/EMS Department.
  11. Reception planned for Donley's 80th birthday

    The family of Wanda Donley will host a come-and-go reception to mark the occasion of her 80th birthday. The event will be from 2 to 4 p.m. April 25 in the MacGregor Room, located in the basement of Cumbernauld Village, 716 Tweed. 
  12. Reception planned for Martin's retirement

    Sara Martin, a third grade teacher at Lowell Elementary School, is retiring at the end of this school year.  She has taught in the district for 31 years as both a classroom teacher and school librarian. A reception will be held in her honor beginning at 3:45 p.m. May 7 at Lowell School Elementary. We invite the staff of USD 465, former and current students as well as their parents to attend this reception in her honor.
  13. Inaugural HOSA Golf Tournament held

    The first HOSA Golf Tournament hosted by Winfield High School Health Occupation Students of America members was held on April 11 at Quail Ridge Golf Course. 
  14. Galaxy Technologies celebrates anniversary, expansion

    It was a joyful celebration Wednesday morning at Galaxy Technologies as several hundred company personnel, board members, professional and individual supporters gathered in the main manufacturing space to mark the 30th anniversary of the company located in Winfield Industrial Park.
Do you have the time?

How often to you feel like there isn’t enough time? Like you’re too busy? There aren’t enough hours in the day? It seems most of us are always searching for more time. We live in a busy society where we are expected to do it all. We set the example for our children to fill our day with busy-ness. We enroll them (and us) in a variety of activities and move about like busy little ants. But, what are we accomplishing? Comments (0)

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