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May 25, 2016
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BOE moves forward with 1:1 Initiative at WHS

Two Trees Technology of Wichita will supply 725 Chromebooks to USD 465 as Winfield High School students step into a new level of technology in the fall. 


  1. Youth Entrepreneurs students soar to victory in Regional Flyers Competition

    WICHITA – Youth Entrepreneurs (YE) held The Flyers, a business plan competition serving as the capstone of the yearlong YE program, on April 27 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Wichita Airport.
  2. Weathers to speak at Memorial Day Ceremony at Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery

    The Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery at Winfield, 1208 N. College St., will host a Memorial Day Ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. Monday at the cemetery committal shelter.
  3. Winfield Habitat for Humanity plans annual Garden Party, Home Tour

    Winfield’s Habitat for Humanity invites everyone to their annual Garden Party at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 5. Guests will tour the home of Dr. Brad and Anne Swanson at 1008 Coker Court in Canyon Estates and enjoy a barbecue brisket dinner. The suggested donation for the evening is $25 per person.
  4. ‘Classy Vehicles on the Grounds’ event upcoming

    Bring your vehicle and join many car enthusiasts for fun, fellowship and family time at the Cowley County Historical Museum from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. This is not a juried or prize-awarded event and there is no cost to show your vehicles. Please call (620) 221-2616 to reserve a spot.
  5. Sales tax question passes in Ark City

    The vote to approve a 1-percent sales tax increase to help fund the hospital passed by a large margin.
  6. Winfield swimmers finish season at state in Topeka

    A handful of Winfield girls emerged from the pool at league knowing they would continue their season for one more week. However, Saturday that season came to a close as the Viking swimmers traveled to Topeka to compete at state. The team took 25th out of 32 teams in attendance. 
  7. Twenhafel named Student of the Year at CC; other student leaders recognized

    Highly inquisitive, teachable, strong leader, respected by her peers. These are just a few of the words Cowley College president Dr. Dennis C. Rittle used in describing Cowley College sophomore Hannah Twenhafel, who was named the school’s Student of the Year during the annual Honors and Awards ceremony held Tuesday in the Earle N. Wright Community Room.
  8. Rain soaks Winfield; more possible later in week

    More storms are possible this week after heavy rain came though the area Monday.
  9. Commissioner talks about 'new vision' for education

    Kansas Education Commissioner Randy Watson told stories here Saturday morning from three generations of his own family to help illustrate what he called “the new vision” for primary and secondary education for the state.
  10. Several from area qualify for state trackSeveral from area qualify for state track

    Friday was a busy day for regional track across the state. Local track and field athletes from Central Burden, Cedar Vale/Dexter, Douglass, Oxford and Udall competed for places at state track on Friday and Saturday at Wichita State University Cessna Stadium. 
  11. American Cancer Society to 'Paint the Town Purple' in Celebration of Relay For Life of Winfield

    The American Cancer Society will “Paint the Town Purple” in celebration of its annual Relay For Life event.  On June 4, local Relay For Life volunteers will be decorating downtown Winfield. Businesses can show their support in the fight against cancer for a suggested donating $20 to paint their business window.  Community residents and businesses can also show their support by ordering a purple bow or a yard sign for a suggested donation of $10 to place on their property.  All proceeds will benefit the work of the American Cancer Society to save lives from cancer by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.
  12. Business shares passion for fishing, family values

    Carter’s Pawn and Bait shop has a rich history of family tradition and a love of fishing.
  13. Sweeney at 106, still counting

    Elizabeth Sweeney of Winfield marked her 106th birthday on Thursday. The occasion was celebrated with a drop-in open house party featuring birthday cake and punch for family and friends.
  14. Getting a facelift in the rain

    The north side of Glantz Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning at 105 West 11th Ave. is getting a EIFS (exterior insulation and finishing system) makeover to match the front of the building that faces east. Despite a steady drizzle, employees from Hilton Plaster Co. of Wichita installed insulation on Thursday morning. Next will come a layer of Portland cement with fiberglass netting, then a finish of color with agate for texture. The company plans to finish the project by early next week. The business has been in this building since about 1987. (Donetta Godsey/Courier) 
Let's get to work

Seventeen members of the Udall FFA Chapter traveled to Manhattan to compete in the State FFA Career Development Events May 1-3. UHS FFA Chapter Dairy Cattle Evaluation team placed fourth in the state. Team members included freshman Hannah Hoffman and sophomores Mandie Whiteman, Malorie Depenbusch and Payton Weber.   Comments (0)

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