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Burger appointed as new Cowley College trustee without discussion

The Cowley College Board of Trustees voted 5-0 on Dec. 11 to appoint Nancy Burger, of Winfield, to fill Sid Regnier’s vacant seat. This decision was made without any discussion of either applicant. The appointment of a new trustee was not listed on the agenda provided to media prior to […]

Fuentes named December Student of the Month at Cowley College

Despite working 40 hours a week and taking 23 credit-hours this semester at Cowley College, Edgar Fuentes somehow manages to find time to be an involved student at the main campus in Arkansas City and maintain a 4.0 grade-point average. The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) president and Student Ambassador was […]

Belindo puts ‘RN’ in Santa Run; Brandt named SCKMC employee of month

South Central Kansas Medical Center staff and family joined together recently to compete in the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas in the City Santa Run. The 5K run took place on Dec. 2 through downtown Ark City, and ended with hot chocolate and Christmas cookies for all of […]

Cowley College releases trustee applicant names

Cowley College has released the names and applications of two citizens who have indicated interest in filling a vacant trustee seat. Michael Bergagnini, of Parkerfield, and Nancy Burger, of Winfield, both have applied to be considered. Bergagnini was one of seven people who ran for the Cowley College Board of […]

Celebrate hand-washing for the holidays on national awareness week

With the rush of the holidays, end-of-the-year excitement and turn in the weather, it’s easy to become run down and exhausted — perfect conditions for illness to take hold. When one’s system is compromised, it’s extra important to stay healthy by avoiding germs, and the best way to do that […]

Ark City resident Ayala arrested Dec. 8 for aggravated assault with pistol

The Arkansas City Police Department arrested an Arkansas City man early Dec. 8 after he allegedly threatened a female with a handgun. Jose DeJesus Ayala, 37, was arrested on suspicion of felony aggravated assault, as well as disorderly conduct and violation of a protective order, both of which are misdemeanors. […]

Arkansas City driver cited for inattentive driving Dec. 6 after striking child

The Arkansas City Police Department cited an Arkansas City driver Dec. 6 after she struck a 4-year-old child with her vehicle, causing injury. Ginda Alexander, 28, was cited for inattentive driving. She was driving a black 2004 Ford SUV. The Arkansas City Fire-EMS and Police departments responded at 3:30 p.m. […]

Thanks to Red Kettle, many giving opportunities abound in holiday season

Arkansas City residents have many options for charitable giving year-round. However, there are even more to choose from around Christmas time. One notable addition in December is the Salvation Army Red Kettle program. This year, bell ringers can be found in the usual places, such as Walmart and Dillons, as […]

Commission recognizes volunteers, witnesses promotions, receives award

The City Commission of Arkansas City recognized several people during its Dec. 5 commission meeting. The first was Robert Courtland, a Winfield resident who owns property in Arkansas City. He was given a Good Neighbor Recognition Award by the city. Courtland has been involved heavily in citizen cleanup efforts in […]