Dexter, KS

Crews repairing section of Pecan Road

NEWKIRK — Crews are pouring concrete today on Pecan Road between Dry and Canteen Roads. The road has been closed since a section reportedly buckled from the heat earlier this week. Kay County Commissioner Jason Shanks said he hopes to reopen the road Monday at noon.
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Obituary for Maxine Bahm

V. Maxine Bahm, 92 years old, of rural Kaw City, Oklahoma, went to join the Lord and her husband, Bob, in heaven on July 23, 2022. A Rosary Ceremony will be held at 6:00 PM, Sunday, June 26, 2022, at Trout Funeral Home Chapel. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, June 27, 2022, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with Father Carson Krittenbrink officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory, 505 W. Grand Ave, Ponca City, OK 74601.
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Obituary for Mary Butler

January 30, 1938 ~ June 23, 2022 (age 84) Mary Benedicta Littlewalker Butler,84, passed away June 23, 2022, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mary was the daughter of Newman Littlewalker, Sr, and his wife Clara Mehojah on January 30, 1938, in Kaw City, Oklahoma. As a child she took piano lessons for five years from Mrs. Julia Hunt and used this talent both in school and locally at church services. She attended Washunga school until the 5th grade and moved to Kaw City School where she graduated in May 1955. Mary went on to attend Ponca City Business College, completing the secretarial course in 1956. She held employment with The Bureau of Mines in Bartlesville, Chilocco Indian School, and Geological Survey in Tulsa. Later in 1976 she was employed with Cities Service Co. (later OXY USA) in Human Resources and retired in 1989.

Cowley County Sheriff: Traffic Stops Net Four Arrests On Sunday

Two local men were arrested late Sunday when the Cowley County Sheriff’s Dept. stopped a vehicle on U.S. 160 east of Winfield. Around 10:32 p.m., a vehicle was pulled over in the 12000 block of 160. The driver, 23-year-old Warren Howe, Wichita, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia....

Ark City branch of Health Department is closed

The Arkansas City location of the Health Department is closed. Due to technical problems, the office will be unable to function until the issue has been resolved. The office will be closed until further notice. For residents who have appointments with the Health Department, we will contact you for rescheduling. For all other inquiries please contact the Winfield office at 620 221 1430.
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Garry Duane Warren Canaday

Body Garry Duane Warren Canaday had his last dance on June 16, 2022. He was 78 years old. Garry was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma on October 27, 1943 Lawrence Duane Canaday and Elda Emma Bagg Canaday. He was raised on a farm north of Pawnee, Oklahoma. He joined the Army August 4, 1961 shortly before his senior year. He got his GED in January 1962 at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina which he was proud to get. He was sent to Wertheim, Germany in June 1962 and spent 27 months making the rank of Sergeant E-5. He received an honorable discharge in July 1964 and moved to Kaw City, Oklahoma. Garry was a Ponca City Fireman from March 1, 1967 to January 1, 1983. He drove a cement mixer for many companies and was involved in other jobs for many years until his full retirement in 2000. He met his match and was blessed with his true love of his life Pearl Ann Bowhay Richards. They married on June 12, 2004. They celebrated 18 wonderful years together. Garry was an avid sports fan and loved all OU Sports, New York Yankees and Green Bay Packers.

Former travel plaza employee convicted of embezzlement

NEWKIRK — Lance Walter Webb, 22, Hunnewell, Kan., entered a no contest plea in Kay County District Court to a felony count of embezzlement. Webb was charged on Dec. 27, 202, after Kaw Nation police and the District Attorney’s Task Force investigated a report of embezzlement by a cashier at the Kanza Travel Plaza located in Braman. (see story)
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National Patriot Run coming to Kay County July 2

Body The National Patriot Run and Fundraiser escorts one American flag through all 50 states over the course of 115 days. The tour was organized with the intent to unite Americans beneath the nation’s flag and support those that stood to defend it. The flag will come through Kay...

William Newton Hospital reminds about Cornhole Tournament

William Newton Hospital says join them this Saturday for the inaugural Play for Paramedics Cornhole Tournament benefitting a new paramedic scholarship at Cowley College will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, at the Broadway Sports Complex in Winfield before the Midwest Moos collegiate baseball game! REGISTER NOW:

Walnut Valley Festival prepares for Land Rush

WINFIELD, Kan. (KSNW) – Organizers of Walnut Valley Festival will again offer participants in Land Rush the opportunity to pre-register online in advance of the annual race to claim campsites before the start of this year’s festival, which will be held from September 14-18. Walnut Valley Association (WVA), which organizes the festival, rolled out a […]

Bonita Leona Kuhns

Bonita Leona Kuhns was born on December 3, 1938 in Winfield, Kansas to parents Frank and Leona (Schroeder) Ohm. She grew up in Kansas attending school. Bonnie married Earl C. Kuhns in Huron on May 12, 1972. She worked at Huron Nursing Home/SunQuest Healthcare Center for many years as a cook. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Huron.

Water main break closes Arkansas City school

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (KSNW) — A water main break has forced Arkansas City Middle School to close on Wednesday. According to a Facebook post from USD 470, there will be no free meals offered at the middle school, and summer school classes will be moved to Arkansas City High School. This includes the middle school’s […]