Month: August 2017

Name of deceased person found southeast of Arkansas City released

The Cowley County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the deceased person whose body was located last weekend southeast of Arkansas City. The fingerprints of the dead man were entered into the Automated Fingerprint Identification System and subsequently identified as belonging to Hector Saul Huinac-Lucas. Huinac-Lucas was born either […]

Downs, Flickinger, Cowley alumni help to paint new downtown mural

A brand-new mural depicting elements of Arkansas City’s history now decorates a downtown wall thanks to the collaboration of local artists and the Arkansas City Area Arts Council. Thanks to a grant from the V.J. Wilkins and Legacy foundations, as well as the Warrender Trust, Arkansas City Area Chamber of […]

Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce gives STAR Award to Walmart

Members of the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Board overwhelmingly chose Ark City’s Walmart Supercenter as the July recipient of the chamber’s STAR Award. The STAR (Small Trade Achievement Recognition) Award is given monthly to one of more than 300 chamber member businesses in the area. It is […]

Wichita man arrested after Walmart shoplifting incident July 31

The Arkansas City Police Department arrested a Wichita man July 31 after a shoplifting incident at the local Walmart Supercenter that resulted in an altercation. Marquise Dejour Brown, 19, was arrested on suspicion of two counts of interference with a law enforcement officer, plus one count each of battery and […]

Cowley CARES Conference aids any working in early childhood education

Cowley College’s main campus in Arkansas City will be host to the fourth annual Cowley CARES Conference from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 5. Registration and vendor booths will open at 7:30 a.m. This local conference helps those within the area of early childhood education to earn the proper […]

Cowley College trustees hire seven; Sumner County race down to two

The Cowley College Board of Trustees convened a special meeting July 31 to handle a few items prior to the start of the school year. Among them were new hires for the fall semester. Two faculty members, automotive instructor Daniel Brooks and nondestructive testing instructor Garret Vickery, were hired. Several other […]

Three suspects sought in early morning burglary Aug. 1 at Walgreens

The Arkansas City Police Department is asking for any information anyone might have in connection with an early morning burglary at a local drugstore. Three male suspects were observed on video during the burglary. They left the scene in a vehicle of unknown make or model. No other information is […]

Arkansas City man jailed with no bond after battering police officer July 31

The Arkansas City Police Department arrested an Arkansas City man July 31 after a disturbance involving a pellet gun in central Arkansas City. During the arrest, the suspect struck an ACPD officer in the face, causing a serious injury. Michael Kevin Shine, 32, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault […]

The Secret of the India Orchid: Blog Tour and Giveaway

Today is the first day of National Romance Awareness Month and I am partnering with Shadow Mountain Publishing to celebrate! Throughout the month of August, I will host several giveaways of titles from Shadow Mountain’s Proper Romance line. All of them are fun novels that feature sweet, clean romances and […]