Month: October 2017

Candidate Q&A: Jonathan Hansen — Cowley College Board of Trustees

Name: Jonathan R. Hansen Position you are running for: Cowley College Board of Trustees Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Married to Sarah Kate Reilly and we have four children: daughter, Maley, a seventh-grader; son, Arri, a fifth-grader; daughter, Alola, a third-grader; and daughter, Zadie, a first-grader. Maley attends ACMS […]

Soroptimists offer scholarship, honor Thompson, donate to United Way

The Soroptimists of Arkansas City are offering a scholarship to women who are the primary breadwinners in their homes. Through the “Live Your Dream” awards program, women in the Arkansas City area can apply for and potentially receive up to $5,000. In order to be eligible, a woman must be […]

Chamber invites local businesses to participate in Christmas in the City

The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce seeks interested businesses to join its annual downtown holiday shopping promotional event. All businesses joining in Christmas in the City will receive a free ticket to the Nov. 15 Noon Networking Luncheon, “Boosting Your Business with Social Media.” Christmas in the City is […]

SCKMC enters ‘Stone Age’ with #620rocks near medical center chapel

A new craze is sweeping Cowley County and South Central Kansas Medical Center is jumping on the bandwagon. #620rocks is a local Facebook group dedicated to spreading joy through one of the planet’s most common items — rocks. Many might have noticed the brightly colored rocks sitting around Arkansas City […]

Unraveling is a fun, fascinating continuation of Ella’s Unblemished saga

What happens when happily ever after starts to unravel? Unraveling, the eagerly awaited sequel to Sara Ella’s debut fantasy, Unblemished, is a fun and fascinating continuation. Ella once again plumbs the depths and complexity of human nature while highlighting the battle of light and dark. El’s continued battle with The Void […]

ACHS teacher arrested for unlawful sexual relations with student

UPDATE (11:15 a.m. Oct. 14): In response to Huff’s arrest, USD 470 Public Relations Director Alisha Call issued the following statement from USD 470 Superintendent Ron Ballard: “Student safety is our top priority. We take these allegations very seriously and are cooperating fully with law enforcement. At this time, we […]

Candidate Q&A: Sarah Kate Reilly — USD 470 Board of Education

Name: Sarah Kate Reilly Position you are running for: USD 470 Board of Education Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Married to Dr. Jonathan Hansen and we have four children: daughter, Maley, a seventh-grader; son, Arri, a fifth-grader; daughter, Alola, a third-grader; and daughter, Zadie, a first-grader. Maley attends ACMS […]

Candidate Q&A: Kanyon Gingher — City Commission of Arkansas City

Name: Kanyon Gingher Position you are running for: City Commission, City of Arkansas City Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Three children How long have you lived in Arkansas City? Over 20 years. Have you served on any boards previously? I have served on several boards. Why did you choose […]

Society for Creative Anachronism practices sparring, crafts in Wilson Park

Wilson Park was host to an unusual event this month when members of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) gathered for sparring practice. More than 50 people from Arkansas City, Emporia, Oxford and Wichita — as well as Norman, Oklahoma City, Stillwater and Tulsa in Oklahoma — converged on the […]

Winfield resident Calvin to sign copies of ‘The Bluebonnet Child’ at Graves

Winfield resident Meggie Lee Calvin will be signing copies of her book, “The Bluebonnet Child,” at Graves Drug in downtown Arkansas City during Arkalalah. Calvin, who serves as director of children’s and family ministry at First United Methodist Church in Winfield, addresses the issue of children who don’t have a […]