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April 1, 2015
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Board of education votes to close part of Winfield Intermediate School

USD 465 Board of Education members voted 6-1 at their meeting Monday night to approve the closing of one district building and the relocation of some students and staff for the upcoming school year. Superintendent J.K. Campbell had made the recommendation to the board at their meeting on Mar…

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  1. Viking baseball splits with Andale

    The Winfield Vikings refused to quit in their season opener Monday at home against Andale. 
  2. Sumner-Cowley Electric Cooperative, Inc. hosts annual meeting, names scholarship winners

    WELLINGTON — Sumner-Cowley Electric Cooperative hosted its annual meeting at Wellington High School. Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q catered the lunch for more than 500 members, guests and employees.
  3. Dancing stars raise money for CASA

    The third annual Dancing With the Stars benefit sponsored by the Winfield Middle School Builders Club as a fundraiser for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Cowley County drew a good crowd. The event was held at 5 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium of Winfield High School.
  4. Viking women take on Andale

    Tysha Henning (4) throws the ball back to pitcher Kelsey Phillips (29) at the conclusion of a play. The girls fell in a close match to the Andale Indians 4-3 in their opening game of the season. For a more complete story of Monday’s action, see a later Courier. (Olivia Haselwood)
  5. Baker tops Builder men's tennis

    The Southwestern College tennis team dropped its second match in as many outings Saturday morning. The Moundbuilders fell to the Wildcats of Baker University, 8-1, at Grain Valley High School in Grain Valley, Mo.
  6. Remember to vote on April 7

    Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, April 7, for the upcoming General Election.
  7. Udall residents learn more about bond issue

    The Udall school project includes improvements to the FACS room and science lab at the high school; band practice rooms by the auditorium, which would cause less distraction in the main building; replacing the temporary classrooms at the grade school that were put in years ago; replacing the unusable track; build a new auditorium; build an on-site transportation facility; separate the baseball and football field to put the track around the football field; and the school bus facility is downtown and in terrible shape.
  8. Swimming to the ball

    Homeschool student Dylan Hess, 15, reaches for a basketball at the Southwestern College Pool at the home school swim Friday afternoon. (Avery Osen/Courier)
  9. Doing some tricks in the yard

    Nate Seidel does some tricks on his skateboard outside his house Friday afternoon. (Avery Osen/Courier)
  10. SC women's tennis falls to Oklahoma Baptist, 9-0

    The Southwestern College women's tennis team put itself up against one of the top programs in the country Thursday afternoon. The Builders hung with No. 10 Oklahoma Baptist but ultimately dropped a 9-0 decision to the Bison.
  11. Trapshooting league begins soon at DuckCreek

    Teams are forming now to shoot in the Summer League at DuckCreek. The monthly shoots will begin the weekend of April 11-12. 
  12. Wrenching away

    Nicholas Wishon, a mechanic at Prairie Land Partners John Deere, in Winfield, works to take apart a 6105 B tractor with transmission issues Thursday. To fix the problems, Wishon has to take apart the tractor to get to the transmission and pull out the input shaft to reset it. He said the project could take about a week to complete. Although this tractor isn’t in the shop for regular maintenance, area dealers are beginning to see an uptick of farm machinery in for regular maintenance now that spring has arrived. (Olivia Haselwood/Courier)
  13. Controlled burn

    A controlled fire burns Friday afternoon on the north side of the Walnut River bridge near 14th Ave. The fire spread from north to south on the west side of the river bank. (Thomas Carver/Courier)
  14. Neera — A special pup

    She was only four months old and already in trouble. The fluffy white puppy was found on a November day in the alley of a busy street, wounds on her right front leg and under her jaw, her coat dirty and full of stickers. She was alone, her world silent and full of shadows, for she is deaf and almost blind. The victim of bad breeding, this Australian shepherd girl is a so-called “lethal white”: when two merle-patterned Australian shepherds are bred, genetic abnormalities can occur in 25 percent of the litter, resulting in various degrees of deafness and blindness.
Remembering Bill Medley

It’s not difficult for me to remember the first time I met Bill Medley. It was the Spring of 1981 and I had just been elected to the USD 465 Board of Education. Jim Reed called and said I was to participate in interviewing candidates for superintendent. At the district office and later at a local restaurant, I met and had my first conversation with Bill and Maxine Medley. We had several good candidates ,and the decision came down to, as Joan Kaufman put it, “When you have a close decision you go with the known quantity.” What a great nine years I had working with Bill, first as colleagues, thne he became a mentor and finally a valued friend. Comments (0)

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