Day: March 6, 2017

Mid-session legislative forum sees four representatives talk Medicaid, taxes

Four local elected officials gathered March 3 at Sirloin Stockade in Arkansas City to participate in a public forum. Attendees passed in questions written on index cards for the officials to answer. Medicaid expansion, tax bills and revenue streams were among the issues covered during the 90-minute event. The participants […]

Letter to the Editor from Arkansas City Ministerial Alliance

The Ministerial Alliance would like to formally recognize and publicly thank the brave men and women who work in law enforcement and public safety in our city and Cowley County. As we have worked in our county, we have consistently noticed the respect these men and women have for those […]

Sacred Heart’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul plans fundraiser drawing

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is holding a fundraiser — the proceeds of which will benefit those in need in the Arkansas City area. The nonprofit Catholic organization focuses on spirituality, fellowship and works of charity. It often collaborates with other organizations and people of goodwill in the […]

Marble fudge offers plentiful range of variations for Christmas, other times

  This recipe for marble fudge has been kicked around in my family for years, but I am not entirely sure where it originated. I remember my grandfather making it every Christmas season for years. Every time he and my grandmother volunteered at Christmastime, he would take some of this […]

Mid-legislative session update: Taxes, school funding, revenues, other bills

I write this letter to you on March 1, right in the middle of our “Turnaround” break. Turnaround is the midpoint of the session — where bills that were introduced in one chamber must pass out of that chamber in order to be considered by the other. There are exceptions — […]

NWS: Extreme grassland fire danger, severe thunderstorms possible

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Wichita says an extreme grassland fire danger is expected today, with strong winds predicted across the region. Outdoor burning is highly discouraged. Severe thunderstorms also are possible later this afternoon. NWS is predicting the possibility of ping pong ball-sized hail and wind gusts of […]

Lions Clubs of Arkansas City donate $300 apiece to local teacher’s health

  The Arkansas City Lions Club, Early Bird Lions Club and Arkansas City Lioness Club recently made donations to local art teacher Danice Sweet. Early last December, Sweet was diagnosed with macular edema due to diabetic retinopathy. She has been attempting to raise $3,200 to continue treatment of her condition. […]

Transformations offers wide range of styling services, warm beverages

There are many salons in Arkansas City and picking the right one can be a real challenge. With so many options out there, it can be hard to narrow down the selection. What if there was a salon that was not just a salon, but a coffee bar, as well? […]