Month: February 2017

Turansky’s “Shine Like the Dawn” shines alongside “North and South”

Carrie Turansky’s newest novel, “Shine Like the Dawn,” was released last week by Multnomah Books. The novel set in the Edwardian era was one of my most anticipated releases of 2017. I discovered Turansky’s Edwardian Bride series in 2014 and that series alone earned her a spot on my “auto-read list.” […]

Southwestern announces Jeffrey Toobin as Docking Lecture Series speaker

WINFIELD — Best-selling author and CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin will present the 2017 Docking Lecture at 11 a.m. March 2 on the campus of Southwestern College. The Docking Lecture Series is sponsored by Union State Bank. The public is invited to attend and there will be no admission charge. “Union […]

Satisfy your craving for egg rolls — the kind with meat — with this recipe

Every once in a while, I have a craving for egg rolls — but not the kind that are filled with just cabbage and carrots. Most egg rolls you can buy have very little meat in them and some are loaded with MSG. Making your own egg rolls isn’t nearly […]

How YouTube is changing the way I discover music (and could for you, too)

A few years ago, if you asked me how I found new music, I probably would have said “recommendations from people I trust.” I have begun to recognize that much like the publishing industry is changing due to an increase in independent and hybrid authors, the music industry is changing, […]

Local representatives to attend legislative forum at 11:30 a.m. March 3

The local chambers of commerce will be host to their first legislative forum of 2017 on March 3. Sen. Larry Alley, R-Winfield; Rep. Anita Judd-Jenkins, R-Arkansas City; and Rep. Ed Trimmer, D-Winfield, will meet with the public from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sirloin Stockade, which is located at […]

SCKMC trustees acknowledge two retirements, sign Vigilias agreement

“Retirement” and “telemedicine” were the words of the day during the last meeting of the South Central Kansas Medical Center Board of Trustees. Both Jane Campbell, director of quality performance and risk management, and Phyllis McCorgary, health information services coordinator, announced their impending retirements Feb. 23. Campbell’s position will be […]

Planning to start soon for new Arkansas City Farm and Art Market organizer

Planning for this year’s Arkansas City Farm and Art Market is under way — under the direction of a new coordinator. “Kristi and Jerry Old approached me mid-market last year and asked me to consider taking over,” said new organizer Brittany Carder. “They want to officially retire and have freedom […]

Cowley County Renaissance Festival canceled for 2017, to return in 2018

The Cowley County Renaissance Festival has been canceled for 2017, the Friends of the Renaissance have announced in a news release. After last year’s flash flood, it has been difficult to bounce back financially, event organizers said. The group will take advantage of 2017 to raise funds and come back […]

“Mr. Robot” combines best elements of “Dexter,” “Fight Club,” “The Matrix”

“Mr. Robot” is like “Dexter” meets “The Matrix” meets “Fight Club,” only with computer hackers. The very first scene of “Mr. Robot” reminded me so much of “Dexter” that I instantly was intrigued by this dark, twisted tale. The show’s star, Rami Malek, has been in a few well-known movies, […]

Concrete construction to resume Feb. 27 on North Summit Street

The North Summit Street improvement and water line replacement project is ready to resume for the spring, according to Public Works Director Eric Broce. The contractor, Cornejo and Sons LLC, will resume work Feb. 27 on Summit Street, beginning with the restoration of traffic control from Cedar to Chestnut avenues, […]