The Green Team of Southwestern College will collaborate with Grace United Methodist Church and the City of Winfield for an e-waste recycling event from 3 to 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at Barn 4 at the Winfield Fairgrounds. The Green Team will be accepting donations to help offset the cost of transporting electronics to the recycler in Tulsa, Okla.
Douglass High School will celebrate their winter homecoming ceremonies Friday at the Douglass High School Sports Complex.
Kids line up to learn about moving objects Thursday at S.T.E.M. Science Night in the Irving Elementary School gym. This activity used examples based on the game Angry Birds. Isabell Wild is taking her shot with this large slingshot at some colored dots on the wall. Holding the slingshot are Irving fourth grade teacher Torey Keller, facing camera, and an unidentified teacher. See page 10 for more photos from this event. (Thomas Carver/Courier)
TOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has now confirmed the first influenza (flu) cases of the 2015-2016 season. These four cases were reported from a south central Kansas hospital. While influenza activity has not been widespread in Kansas, there are localized pockets of high activity in other parts of the country, accompanied by reports of severe influenza illness.
TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has not had any confirmed cases of Zika virus in Kansas.
The South Kansas Symphony will present “Love at the Symphony” Feb. 14 at 3 p.m. in the Richardson Performing Arts Center on the campus of Southwestern College.
Winfield High School seniors Scott Vilayphone and Marisol Ramirez were crowned the 2016 Winter Homecoming King and Queen during halftime of the boys varsity basketball game against the Thunderbirds of Circle Friday evening in Ollie Thomas Gym. (Donetta Godsey/Courier)
TOPEKA (AP) — The Kansas Senate will consider a bill that would require Medicaid patients to try lower-cost drugs before moving to more expensive treatments.
TOPEKA (AP) — Underage drinkers could avoid criminal charges if they call for medical help under a bill the Kansas House approved Friday in what supporters said is an effort to head off preventable tragedies.
The bill proposing consolidation of most of the states school districts leaves many questions up in the air.