Month: January 2018

Burden native Lauren Berg decorates Kansas Day cake for second year

A former Cowley County resident was able to bring a little flavor to the Kansas Statehouse this week. For the second year in a row, Burden native Lauren Berg was chosen to create the official state cake for Kansas Day. “The (state) historical society gives me a theme each year,” Berg said. “This year, (it) was World War I.” The 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I will be Nov. 11, which also is Veterans Day. The preparation of a celebratory cake is an annual tradition at the Capitol for Kansas Day, which was Jan. 29....

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Historic Preservation Board approves Cowley College signage Jan. 29

The Arkansas City Historic Preservation Board had a special meeting Jan. 26 to discuss new signage for Cowley College. The signage in question already was approved for purchase by the college’s Board of Trustees during its meeting on Jan. 16. The project, which will be completed by APCO Graphics, will total $380,225. “This kind of signage can be found at any campus (around),” said Gloria Walker, vice president of finance and administration. The signage will contain vital information for locating specific buildings, emergency services and more. An example of this signage can be found at the intersection of South...

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With flu on the rise, SCKMC warns citizens how to take care of themselves

Several more cases of the flu were confirmed in Cowley County during last weekend. South Central Kansas Medical Center alone has confirmed 10 more cases since Friday. SCKMC recently released several tips to fight the flu this winter. “Take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them,” the release states. People who are at high risk for flu complications should contact their doctor promptly if they start exhibiting flu-like symptoms. That is true even if they were vaccinated this flu season. “It is very important that antiviral drugs are used early to treat hospitalized patients, people with severe flu...

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Cowley College Concert Choir preparing for Sing It! Festival on Feb. 8

WICHITA — The Cowley College Concert Choir will participate in the Sing It! Festival of choral music Feb. 8 at Friends University in Wichita. This is an all-day event, culminating in an evening concert at the Sebits Auditorium in the Riney Fine Arts Building on the Friends University campus. Along with the Concert Choir, choirs from several Sedgwick County high schools also will participate. Each choir will present two selections for the concert, and all choirs will form one large ensemble to present two selections to end the concert. This year’s clinician is Mitos Andaya-Hart, associate professor of choral...

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Cowley College Singers offering Valengrams all day on Valentine’s Day

The CC Singers, Cowley College’s vocal jazz and madrigal ensemble, will selling Valengrams once again this year to help fund their trip to the University of Northern Colorado Jazz Festival in April. They will deliver Valengrams from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 14. Packages start at $15 for two songs and two roses. Additional roses and/or songs are $5 each. Anonymous senders must pay $10 in addition to the package price. There also is a deluxe package, consisting of five songs and six roses for $50, and a premium package, consisting of five songs and a dozen roses...

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