Author: Press Release

Annual hydrant flushing program continues Aug. 1

The City of Arkansas City is continuing its annual fire hydrant flushing program, with work proceeding in far northwest Arkansas City starting next week. The Environmental Services Division will begin flushing Section 12 — which includes all fire hydrants in the area of Second Street and Skyline Road, southwest to […]

Cowley College now offering FastTrack Dual Enrollment Program

Cowley College is offering Kansas high school students the opportunity to enroll in select college courses for only $49 per credit-hour through the FastTrack Dual Enrollment Program. This exciting new program allows Kansas high school students to start earning college credit while still attending high school. Included in this special […]

Perry accused of throwing rocks through business windows

An Arkansas City man was arrested July 27 after allegedly throwing rocks through the windows of two local businesses that were occupied at the time. Timothy Andre Perry, 41, was arrested by the Arkansas City Police Department on a Cowley County District Court warrant for aggravated assault. He was transported […]

Belle Plaine driver cited after collision with bicyclist on July 28

A Belle Plaine man was cited early Thursday morning after his vehicle struck a bicyclist near the intersection of C Street and Kansas Avenue in east Arkansas City. Samuel Ray McClaflin, 22, was cited by the Arkansas City Police Department for disobeying a traffic control device and reckless driving. The […]

CARE Conference to be held Aug. 13 at Cowley College

The CARE Conference, created to provide professional development for area preschool and child care providers, will be held Aug. 13 inside the Brown Center at Cowley College’s main campus in Arkansas City. This marks the third consecutive year the Child Care and Development Advisory Board has approved Cowley College to host […]

Wichita Independent Business Association donates $10,000 for scholarship

The Wichita Independent Business Association (WIBA) presented the Cowley College Foundation with a check for $10,000 on July 28 at the school’s Wichita Downtown Center to establish a scholarship for future students. The gift will be directed toward students with majors in the BREG industry sectors for south-central Kansas — […]

Mamie Irene (Russell) Cole

Mamie Irene (Russell) Cole, 90, of Cedar Vale, passed away at her home Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016, at Church of Christ in Cedar Vale. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, prior to the service. […]

Month-long prayer event planned in August

Tim Durham, president of the Arkansas City Ministerial Alliance, has announced that the alliance is planning a special prayer event and all citizens are invited. Beginning Aug. 1 and ending Sept. 9, various churches in the area will open their doors to the public for the primary purpose of praying […]

Former student receives pro bono award from American Bar Association

Born and raised in Wellington and Belle Plaine, Hillary Gaston Walsh attended Cowley College from 2002 to 2004. During that time, she was a Cowley College Singer, played in the jazz and concert bands, and was a supervisor at the Kirke Dale Dormitory and a student ambassador. “I loved my […]

Violet “Ruth” Reed

Violet “Ruth” Reed, 89, of Arkansas City, died Saturday, July 23, 2016, at South Central Kansas Medical Center. The family will receive friends from to 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2016, at the funeral home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016, at Rindt-Erdman Funeral […]