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April 29, 2016
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St. Peter files for fourth term as judge

Chief Judge Nicholas St. Peter recently filed to run  for a fourth term in his current seat in 19th Judicial District Court.


  1. Sedan native set to film movie in local area

    26 years. That's how long Adam Catlin, of Augusta, has wanted to tell this story.
  2. Southwestern College Academic Press Advisory Board meets

    The Southwestern College Academic Press advisory board held its first meeting March 23.  The new board includes accomplished authors, attorneys, journalists and historians.
  3. Gardenaires enjoy outing with WRC

    On April 14, the Winfield Recreation Commission hosted a field trip to Arnold's Greenhouse and Luther's Smokehouse in Leroy. Ten Gardenaires went on the bus trip organized by WRC superintendent Scott Schoon. This field trip served as the group's April meeting. The bus was filled to overflowing with plants and flowers purchased by participants! After a tour of Luther's Smokehouse, purchases of jerky and smoked cheese were also made. The group thoroughly enjoyed the trip and appreciated the friendly and helpful driver!
  4. Winfield Soroptimist Club wins award at Region Conference

    Seven members of the Winfield Soroptimist Club attended the 90th
  5. Kansas Veterans' Home recognizes volunteers

    Each year the Kansas Veterans’ Home recognizes the work of facility volunteers. 
  6. Protesting for better benefits

    Between 60 and 80 General Electric employees and retirees gathered in front of the Strother Field plant Wednesday over the noon hour to protest the company’s new health care policy for retirees. According to sources, many retirees have had difficulty using the new procedures to get their benefits and have had to pay a great deal of money out of pocket. The health care policy protests, which were said to be held across the country, happened the same day as GE’s shareholder meeting in Florida at which protesters demonstrated against GE’s low tax rate. A more complete story will be in Friday’s Courier. (Erle Coleman/Special to the Courier)
  7. It could have been a lot worse

    Cowley County escaped the worst of a storm system that brought large hail and a small tornado to Kansas Tuesday.
  8. Sims in Ark City Fri. to sign autographs

    ARKANSAS CITY — Billy Sims, the former University of Oklahoma running back and 1978 Heisman Trophy winner, will appear Friday in Arkansas City at the grand opening of the Billy Sims BBQ, 2133 N. Summit St.
  9. Udall softball takes two from Oxford

    The Oxford softball team stood very little chance Monday at Udall. 
  10. Former Viking Griffiths hits national qualifying mark in the 800-meter run at KU Relays

    Cowley College freshman Courtney Griffiths, competing at the Kansas University Relays,  was a new national qualifier in the 800-meter run. 
  11. Winfield Gardenaires' plant sale is Saturday

    Colorful posters are popping up all over Winfield. Gardenaires Sandy Greer, Shirley Booe, Vaughn Bryant and Dolly Bonfy are getting the colorful word out to local flower-loving citizens who want to make Winfield more beautiful.
  12. 2016 Wild About Kansas Photo Contest

    Over the years as I myself have explored Kansas outdoors, I’ve learned never to leave my pickup without my camera, as God’s creation always shows me something worthy of a picture. Whether a December sunrise over snowy woods that we often take for granted, or the totally unexpected arrival of a slinking bobcat as we sit in a hunting blind on a spring turkey hunt, nature never disappoints. So in the spring of 2013, in an effort to give Kansas outdoorsmen and women a chance to share those electronically captured moments, Kansas Wildlife and Parks magazine hosted the first “Wild About Kansas” photography contest. This year, Kansas Wildlife and Parks magazine staff invite you to enter your favorite outdoor photographs in the fourth annual Wild About Kansas photo contest beginning April 11. Participants can submit up to three photos in select categories including wildlife, other species, hunting and fishing, outdoor recreation or landscapes. There is no fee to enter and the contest is open to both residents and nonresidents.
  13. Fire destroys home near Strother Field

    A two-story house was lost due to a mid-morning fire Tuesday.
  14. 'My Mommy Burnt the Cookies' a joy for kids and adults

    If you’re looking for a gift that shows your mom how much you appreciate her, “My Mommy Burnt the Cookies” might be just the thing.
Leaves of three – Let it be!

Leaves of three – let it be!  I’m certain that someone has told you this before in an attempt to keep you away from poison ivy. It is true that poison ivy has three leaflets. However, the untrained eye can easily confuse poison ivy with other plant species such as Virginia creeper or poison sumac. Comments (0)

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