Month: August 2017

Three local teachers raising funds for alternative seating, interactive toys

Several local school teachers are raising money to enhance the learning experiences of their students. Lindsay Bowker, Jessica Winegarner and Ellen Cales are attempting to bring in additional teaching tools, ranging from alternative seating to objects for students to manipulate. Bowker, who teaches fourth grade at Frances Willard Elementary School, […]

Firefighters Fill the Boot on Labor Day for Muscular Dystrophy Association

The Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department is teaming up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) for the annual Fill the Boot Campaign on Labor Day. Local firefighters will fill their boots with donations from Arkansas City residents from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and […]

City offices closed Sept. 4 for Labor Day; four-day sanitation next week

The City of Arkansas City will shift to a four-day sanitation schedule next week due to the closure of all city offices Monday in observance of Labor Day. The Cowley County Landfill also will be closed Monday for Labor Day. All of Monday’s route and part of Tuesday’s route will […]

V.J. Wilkins Family Center for the Arts to debut Girly Night on Sept. 8

The V.J. Wilkins Family Center for the Arts will be host to its first “Girly Night” next Friday. This event will feature a showing of “Steel Magnolias,” a 1989 classic starring Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Julia Roberts and Sam Shepard. The women in the movie bond as […]

Medicalodges, Factory Connection collecting donations for Harvey victims

Two local organizations have announced supply drives for donations to benefit of victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Medicalodges of Arkansas City and Factory Connection both have opened their doors to accept certain supplies. If you choose to donate to other organizations, experts recommend checking them out first to ensure […]

Four ACHS musicians selected for K-State ALL STAR Marching Band

Four Arkansas City High School seniors have been selected to participate in the first-ever K-State ALL STAR Marching Band on Sept. 9. The four students — Hayes Cannon, Abbey Legleiter, Blake Legleiter and Justin Phillips — were selected from top band students from around the state. “We have many outstanding […]

Groundbreaking for Cowley College’s Sumner County campus is Oct. 11

The groundbreaking ceremony for Cowley College’s Sumner County campus will be at 1 p.m. Oct. 11 in Wellington. The location of the future campus is east of Walmart, along U.S. 160. Refreshments will be provided and the event is open to the public. Agora Architecture will have 3-D Virtual Modeling […]

Hash brown casserole with sausage sure to please most breakfast guests

Every once in a while, my husband and I have guests who stay overnight. Inevitably, I am tasked with making sure the entire group enjoys breakfast. Whether canned cinnamon rolls or eggs, it does not matter. However, as an individual who is not particularly a morning person, I’ve come to […]

National Night Out kickoff party set for second straight year at Wilson Park

Arkansas City residents are encouraged to clear their calendars and head out to Wilson Park at 5 p.m. Oct. 2 for the Arkansas City Police Department’s annual National Night Out kickoff party. “We have many things planned this year and cannot wait to see you all,” ACPD School Resource Officer […]

Arkansas City High School earns award at national education conference

During an awards ceremony at the conclusion of the 10th annual Focus on Freshmen conference, Arkansas City High School was awarded a silver medal in front of several hundred educators from across the country. The award was presented by Olympic gold medalist Dain Blanton and given in recognition of the […]