Month: August 2017

Winfield police donate patrol car to Cowley College criminal justice patrol

WINFIELD — The Winfield Police Department recently donated a 2007 Ford Crown Victoria to Cowley College’s criminal justice program. The vehicle will be used as a student patrol car. Newly hired Winfield Police Chief Brett Stone said he recognizes the value of having a strong criminal justice program at the […]

Ark City woman airlifted to Wichita following accidental shooting Aug. 28

The Arkansas City Police Department is investigating an apparently accidental shooting Aug. 28 that left an Arkansas City woman wounded in her upper left leg. The 25-year-old female was transported to South Central Kansas Medical Center for treatment and later was airlifted to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita for further […]

Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor names marketing, admissions director

Sean Page has joined Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor as its new marketing and admissions director, according to Executive Director Sarah Griggs. “Sean will be a great addition to our team,” Griggs said. “He has a terrific sales background and has demonstrated a genuine interest in learning the senior living industry, […]

More than $6,000 raised for Cowley’s Eli Hilderbrand Memorial Scholarship

LAWRENCE — Seven teams and 28 golfers participated in the inaugural Eli Hilderbrand Memorial Golf Tournament on Aug. 15 in Lawrence, where $6,185 was raised for the Eli Hilderbrand Memorial Scholarship at Cowley College. Gavin Kreidler, a close friend of the late Hilderbrand who established the scholarship, also organized the […]

Rittle, other education leaders take part in Wichita Business Journal panel

WICHITA — Cowley College President Dennis Rittle was among a panel of experts discussing the opportunities and challenges facing education during an education round table Aug. 25 at the Wichita Business Journal. The other panelists were former Cowley College Vice President of Academic Affairs Sheree Utash, who now is the […]

Cowley College’s Allied Health Center in Winfield gets new interior look

WINFIELD — With fall semester classes under way at Cowley College’s Allied Health Center, students at the college might experience a double take when walking to their class because the facility recently received new carpet, as well as new paint and artwork on its walls. The Allied Health Center is […]

Peanut butter cookies a hit for all seasons, with option for secret ingredient

Christmas still might be several months away, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy the tastes of Christmas now. Given the unseasonably cooler weather we have been enjoying, it’s been quite easy to turn on the oven and bake. This recipe for peanut butter cookies is based on one […]

Total mill levy for residents to increase by 3.5 mills in 2018; city, college flat

The four government entities that tax Arkansas City residents have announced their estimated mill levies for the 2018 fiscal year. The four entities that assess property taxes are the Arkansas City Public School District, the City of Arkansas City, Cowley College and Cowley County. In 2018, the overall mill levy will […]

RooJax brings fun, whimsical homemade items to downtown on Sept. 1

RooJax, a family-owned company, will celebrate its grand opening Sept. 1 in downtown Arkansas City. “My own grand opening is (Sept. 1) and (Sept. 2) we will be having free cupcakes, and giveaways of shirts and cups and door prizes,” said owner Shelly Gatton. The new storefront, located at 316 […]

Pink Ladies help SCKMC Auxiliary by volunteering their time, talents, gifts

The “Pink Ladies” long have been a fixture at South Central Kansas Medical Center. “That’s what we’ve been called for years,” said SCKMC Auxiliary member and South Haven resident Leslie Sherman. Each Auxiliary member — dressed in coral pink smocks, white pants and white shoes — takes a turn staffing […]