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Principal and Counselor Day held Sept. 20 at Cowley College

Cowley College was host to Principal and Counselor Day on Sept. 20. Forty principals, counselors, and superintendents from 16 Kansas and Oklahoma high schools attended the event. Those in attendance were treated to a performance by the Tigerettes dance line and presentations from the department chairs on Cowley College’s main […]

Gottlob raising funds to recreate legendary 1970 Daytona run in new ‘Vette

Hometown racing fanatic Cliff Gottlob is attempting to break back into the racing circuit. He is well-known in car circles for setting records in the ’70s, but has been away from racing for quite some time. “I’m closer than I know,” he said. The 1970 Gottlob run Chevrolet representatives have […]

Dr. Cassie Shaw pursuing internal medicine to new cities, opportunities

One of Arkansas City’s own has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Cassie Shaw, a 2006 Arkansas City High School graduate, has started blogging about her experiences in the medical field. She currently is chief resident in internal medicine at Saint Louis University Hospital in Saint Louis, […]

Mayor Jurkovich reflects on background, coaching, reasons for running

Mayor Dan Jurkovich might not be an Ark Citian by birth, but his dedication to his adopted town is evident from his time on the City Commission of Arkansas City. His business acumen has served him well while dealing with the tough financial issues that the city has experienced in recent […]

Community turns out to meet new Golden Tigers coordinator Somerville

Members of the community turned out for a meet-and-greet reception with Adriana Somerville, the newly hired alumni relations and Golden Tigers coordinator at Cowley College, on Sept. 19 in the college’s Earle N. Wright Community Room. Somerville will be responsible for connecting alumni to the college, while also planning outings, […]

Former Cowley criminal justice student Trobaugh receives police awards

WICHITA — Codie Trobaugh, a former Cowley College criminal justice student, recently was named the recipient of two awards from the Wichita Police Department. Trobaugh received the Officer of the Month award for the Patrol East Division of the Wichita Police Department in both June and July. He received the […]

Cowley sophomore Whitcomb named September Student of the Month

Cowley College sophomore Kelsie Whitcomb recently was named the September Student of the Month in recognition of her service as a leader on the Arkansas City campus. She is the daughter of Chris Whitcomb and Debbie Hamm. She has a sister, Elizabeth Jacobs, 25, and a brother, Jeremie Whitcomb, 17. […]

Jurkovich elected mayor, Welch vice mayor; Oestmann honored for service

The City Commission of Arkansas City did some restructuring during its Sept. 19 meeting as Commissioner Dan Jurkovich was voted in as the new mayor. Jurkovich had several members of his family, as well as players on the volleyball team he coaches, in attendance. “Thank you to my family and […]

SCKMC scaling back lab outreach program with $1.1M revenue in 2017

In a Sept. 19 update to the City Commission of Arkansas City, South Central Kansas Medical Center officials reported the hospital would be scaling back its laboratory outreach program. “That’s probably not something we’re going to do going forward,” said SKCMC chief executive officer Virgil Watson. To date in 2017, […]

Porter arrested in connection with aggravated assaults with baseball bat

The Arkansas City Police Department arrested an Arkansas City man Sept. 12 after he allegedly attempted to hit two people with a baseball bat. Jason Don Porter, 47, was arrested on suspicion of two counts of felony aggravated assault. He was transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail […]