Day: October 12, 2017

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 sign 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 healthy […]

Cowley College dignitaries take part in Sumner groundbreaking ceremony

WELLINGTON — The dream is becoming a reality. Through hard work and vision from numerous individuals, the groundbreaking ceremony for Cowley College’s Sumner County campus took place Oct. 11 in Wellington. The location of the future campus is east of Walmart, along U.S. 160. Due to recent rain, the groundbreaking […]

Fifteen of 19 candidates in three local election races attend Oct. 10 forum

Candidates running in the three local elections this fall gathered Oct. 10 to participate in a public forum. This forum, held at the Arkansas City Senior Citizens Center, featured a question-and-answer session for each of the three groups of candidates. The first session was set aside for Cowley College Board […]

Candidate Q&A: Karen Welch — City Commission of Arkansas City

Name: Karen Welch Position you are running for: City Commission Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Married to Gary Welch; one daughter, Brooke Istas; and one son, Patrick Baird. How long have you lived in Arkansas City? I am a lifelong resident of the Arkansas City/Cowley County area. Have you […]

Candidate Q&A: Michael Bergagnini — Cowley College Board of Trustees

Name: Michael A. Bergagnini Position you are running for: Cowley College Trustee Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Wife, daughter, 17 grandchildren, seven great-grands to-date. Daughter and several grands attended Cowley College; some of the greats probably will, too. How long have you lived in Cowley County? 35 years. I […]