Month: September 2017

Benton creates deeply moving historical fiction novel in Many Sparrows

When settler Clare Inglesby is widowed on a mountain crossing and her young son, Jacob, is captured by Shawnees, she’ll do everything in her power to get him back, including cross the Ohio River and march straight into the presence of her enemies deep in Indian country. A frontiersman and […]

SCKMC, city officials have discussion; Public Building Commission meets

South Central Kansas Medical Center administrators fielded serious questions from Arkansas City Mayor Dan Jurkovich and City Manager Nick Hernandez during the Sept. 28 meeting of the SCKMC Board of Trustees. The questions came on the heels of SCKMC’s announced intention to scale back a project that had showed significant […]

Beautification board making final preparations for Oct. 14 Fall Cleanup Day

The Arkansas City Beautification and Tree Advisory Board is preparing for Fall Cleanup Week. This effort to tidy up streets, homes and businesses in Arkansas City is scheduled for two weeks before Arkalalah, running from Oct. 9 to Oct. 13. During that week, sanitation crews will pick up extra loads […]

Chamber Advocates plan first-ever Family Fun Picnic at Quail Valley farm

WINFIELD — The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce is partnering this fall to bring a Family Fun Picnic to all chamber members and their employees. All chamber members and their families are welcomed to attend the event, which will begin at noon Oct. 7 and last until 1:30 p.m. […]

Good Grief of Kansas bringing suicide bereavement services to Ark City

Starting Oct. 2, Good Grief of Kansas will have a brand-new chapter in Arkansas City. Kathy Harbert will facilitate the group, which is intended to help those grieving the loss of loved ones due to suicide. “We recognize that while the death of a loved one always causes pain and […]

Q&A: Rhoda MacLaughlin-Ramirez — USD 470 Board of Education

Name: Rhoda MacLaughlin-Ramirez Position you are running for: USD 470, Arkansas City School Board Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Spouse: Lt. Patrick Ramirez, Winfield Fire-EMS Department Children/Stepchildren: Britton MacLaughlin, 11th grade, ACHS; Spencer MacLaughlin, 8th grade, ACMS; Samuel Ramirez, 3rd Grade, Lowell Elementary, Winfield (I was married previously to Scott […]

Historical film “Service to Man” to be shown Oct. 1 at Burford Theatre

The Tallgrass Film Festival will present “Service to Man” on Sunday at the V.J. Wilkins Family Center for the Arts at the Burford Theatre. The film will be shown at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 each. Inspired by a true story, “Service to Man” is set in 1967. It was […]

Burford Theatre advertising for operations manager after Zakharov leaves

The Arkansas City Area Arts Council (ACAAC) has announced a job opening at the Burford Theatre. This position is a part-time operations manager position that would oversee the business aspects of the theater. The announcement comes on the heels of Michelle Zakharov’s decision to leave the Burford after six months. […]

Candidate Q&A: Darrin Green — Cowley College Board of Trustees

Name: Darrin Green Position you are running for: Cowley College Board of Trustees Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): I married Dr. Rhonda (Beeson) Green in 2003. We have two children. Our daughter is Marguerite (Maggie) Green, age 12.A seventh-grader at ACMS, she is involved with ACC Cheer and Prairie […]

RISE Cowley kickoff events planned next week on National Night Out

RISE Cowley is pairing with the Arkansas City and Winfield police departments to host kickoff events for the Pathways to a Healthy Kansas grant program. RISE Cowley and the Arkansas City Police Department will be hosts to the National Night Out kickoff party on Oct. 2 at Wilson Park, starting […]