Day: December 7, 2017

U Paint It plans three final events this month before closing up shop

U Paint It, located at 220 S. Summit St., has several parties scheduled throughout December. “We’ve been hosting many social networking events over the last two years at our U Paint It studio,” said co-owner Marilyn Coury. “We have enjoyed meeting new people, having fun with old friends and painting […]

Thanks to Red Kettle, many giving opportunities abound in holiday season

Arkansas City residents have many options for charitable giving year-round. However, there are even more to choose from around Christmas time. One notable addition in December is the Salvation Army Red Kettle program. This year, bell ringers can be found in the usual places, such as Walmart and Dillons, as […]

Beef and vegetable soup joins chili as winter staple in our household

While growing up, there were a couple of meals that we only ate once winter finally came to Kansas. Chili was one of those dishes — because who wants chili when it’s hot outside? The other was my mother’s vegetable soup. Now, as an adult, I realize traditional vegetable soup […]

Commission recognizes volunteers, witnesses promotions, receives award

The City Commission of Arkansas City recognized several people during its Dec. 5 commission meeting. The first was Robert Courtland, a Winfield resident who owns property in Arkansas City. He was given a Good Neighbor Recognition Award by the city. Courtland has been involved heavily in citizen cleanup efforts in […]

Goossen to speak to W4K-CC about Kansas economy Dec. 9 in Winfield

WINFIELD — Women for Kansas-Cowley County (W4K-CC) will hold its December meetup from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 9 at the Winfield High School cafeteria, located at 300 Viking Blvd. The event, which is co-sponsored by Save our Schools, is free and open to the public. Duane Goossen, senior fellow […]

Unruh muses on transition to bookstore ownership from training large cats

The colorful adventures found in Holly Unruh’s life weren’t always on the pages of the books in her bookstore. She is the owner of McDonald’s Used Books, located at 322 S. Summit St. in downtown Arkansas City. But 20 years ago, Unruh had a much different job — she helped […]