Month: August 2017

Mayo caught singing karaoke as part of ongoing community outreach effort

The Arkansas City Police Department has endeavored to strengthen its relationship with the citizens of Arkansas City as part of a larger public outreach effort. This effort can be seen not only in the department’s interaction with youth in our community, but also opportunities such as Coffee with a Cop, […]

Three South Summit Street bridge lanes closed Aug. 25; pilot car planned

The South Summit Street bridge across the Arkansas River will be partially closed Aug. 25 for a practice exercise related to river flooding procedures. The partial closure will occur from 8 a.m. to around noon for this exercise. Both northbound lanes will be closed, as well as one southbound lane. […]

Gunner Foundation plans fourth annual Cowley Kids Day car, bike show

WINFIELD — The fourth annual Cowley County Kids Day car and bike show is just around the corner. The event is being hosted by A Gift from Gunner Foundation. Starting at 9 a.m. Sept. 2 in Island Park, there will be a plethora of activities for children, as well as […]

Eleven new Cowley College Singers announced for 2017-18 school year

Personnel for the 2017-18 Cowley College Singers were announced Aug. 16 after auditions were held earlier that day. Group members were chosen from 20 Cowley students who auditioned. The 2017-18 Cowley College Singers are Stephan Harris, of Oxford; Unique Watson, of Topeka; Tristan Barragan, Jon Lee, Jacob Michaelis and Matthew […]

Snake Dance, scrimmages planned during Pawpalooza event Aug. 25

Arkansas City High School students will take part in the annual Snake Dance during Pawpalooza on Aug. 25 at the high school. The Snake Dance has been held downtown in recent years, but this year it is officially moving back to ACHS, located at 1200 W. Radio Lane. This student […]

Golden Tigers conduct fall enrollment at Cowley College; trips still available

Many community members turned out Aug. 22 for the Cowley College Golden Tigers fall enrollment inside the Earle N. Wright Community Room. The Golden Tigers is a popular program for men and women aged 50 or older. Classes are offered in September through November. Those still wishing to enroll for […]

Veterans Memorial Lake closed to boating, fishing; walking trail still open

Veterans Memorial Lake, located at 1401 S. Sixth St., has been closed temporarily to the public while state authorities investigate the water quality of the lake. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is conducting testing and looking into the matter. While it is possible that an algae bloom […]

Dieker arrested for aggravated assault after pointing rifle at police officer

The Arkansas City Police Department arrested an Arkansas City man early Aug. 20 after he allegedly pointed a rifle at police during a disturbance. Shane Eugene Dieker, 40, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, battery-domestic violence, criminal damage to property, criminal threat and disorderly […]

“Obstacle observers,” other volunteers still needed for SCKMC Landrush

The SCKMC Landrush planning committee is looking for volunteers to assist with the Aug. 26 fundraiser. Additional help is needed in the form of “obstacle observers” — teams of two who oversee one of the 12 obstacles to ensure both participant safety and fair play — as well as parking attendants […]

Big turnout for solar eclipse watch party Aug. 21 at Cowley College

A large crowd gathered for the solar eclipse watch party on Aug. 21 at Cowley College’s Calder Bonfy Amphitheatre. As part of the event, a few hundred free eclipse-watching solar glasses were given out by the college’s Student Life Office. Cowley College’s Math and Science Club provided free pizza prior […]