Day: August 17, 2017

Stinemetze kicks off 46th year of sharing his love of science, math, pranks

Local teacher David Stinemetze just began his 46th year of teaching in the Arkansas City Public School District. Stinemetze, a 1967 Arkansas City High School graduate, has taught both math and science during his tenure. This year, he is teaching chemistry and honors biology. He’s also previously taught calculus, physics […]

Sick? Stock up ahead of time for easy chicken noodle soup ingredients

Flu season always is the worst time of year, especially after moving away from home. My first illness experience outside of my parents’ home was spent in an apartment less than 15 minutes away. It was at the point when I no longer could leave my apartment that I realized […]

K&O Steam and Gas Engine Show coming to Winfield this weekend

WINFIELD — The 36th annual K&O Steam and Gas Engine Show is coming to Winfield on Aug. 18-20. This show features track tractors and stationary engines, with live entertainment and exhibitions during the weekend. The K&O Steam and Gas Engine Association, headed by President Billy Metzinger, is keeping the show […]

Cowley College presents “Mary Poppins” open auditions on Aug. 21-22

Cowley College is seeking vibrant, energetic performers and musicians for its fall musical “Mary Poppins” and performers aged 4 or older are strongly encouraged to attend. Auditions for those aged 8 or older will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 21-22 in the Robert Brown Theatre, located at 215 S. Second St. in […]

Hypnotist entertains students on first day of Cowley College’s fall semester

Eric Mina, 2016 Hypnotist of the Year, brought his unique blend of comedy and hypnosis Aug. 15 to Cowley College’s Robert Brown Theatre, capping a busy first day of the fall semester. Mina, who has performed at more than 100 schools, currently is on the road as part of his Good […]

Cowley College AEC undergoes name change to Collegiate Quiz Bowl

In May, Academic Excellence Challenge (AEC) coaches from nine Kansas community colleges met at the state tournament and agreed to change the name of the activity from Kansas Academic Excellence Challenge (KAEC) to Kansas Collegiate Quiz Bowl (KCQB). Cowley College Collegiate Quiz Bowl (CQB) sponsor Dianne Flickinger said Jeanie Ferguson […]

Commission briefed on RISE Cowley, Pathways to a Healthy Kansas grant

Tom Langer, City-Cowley County Health Department administrator and public health officer, appeared Aug. 15 before the City Commission of Arkansas City to talk about RISE Cowley. Cowley County, through the RISE Cowley health coalition, was one of eight Kansas communities recently selected as a grantee of Pathways to a Healthy […]

College has first enrollment increase in six years, approves Sumner work

Cowley College’s enrollment numbers are up this year, following a six-year decline in enrollment prior to 2017-18. As of Aug. 14, the college’s enrollment totaled 2,488, with the potential for several more students to join before the semester’s enrollment closes. “That was my goal. I said I was going to […]