Author: Press Release

Cowley Press media staff attend editors’ retreat

Former members of The Cowley Press recently accompanied nine members of the current media staff on an editors’ retreat in Warsaw, Mo. The current members of the media staff came together to learn how to work as a team. Previous photo editor and 2010 graduate Carly Budd, with the help […]

June 10 movie doubleheader planned at Paris Park Pool

After a two-week hiatus due to weather postponement and the PrairieFest concert, the 2016 Outdoor Friday Family Movie Series is back this week in a big way. The movies will resume in June with a special doubleheader movie event June 10 at Paris Park Pool, 600 W. Fifth Ave. Admission […]

Arkansas City Community Band to perform June 9

The Arkansas City Community Band will hold the second concert of its 145th season at 7:30 p.m. June 9 under the Wilson Park rotunda. The concert is free and open to the public. Several park benches are available, but concert-goers may wish to bring their own lawn chairs for comfort. […]

ACPD announces DARE Camp dates for 2016

The Arkansas City Police Department has announced DARE Camp times for this summer. The free camp will be from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 8-12 at Camp Horizon. Applications for this camp can be found at the Arkansas City Police Department, 117 W. Central Ave. They are due no […]

Arkansas City schoolchildren recognized by local Masons

The board of directors of the York Rite Masonic Charitable Funds, Inc. recently authorized a distribution of $600 to the Arkansas City Public School District. The money is from a fund, managed by the RCB Trust Department, designed to reward students who make academic strides and demonstrate good citizenship. “These […]

Accomplished educator Jennings traces start back to Cowley College

Born to a poor family in Arkansas City during a heavy snowstorm, Glen Jennings had a rough beginning in life. At 6, he was diagnosed with rheumatic fever and his parents were told he only had one year to live. He later developed an enlarged heart and heart murmur, but […]

Annual hydrant flushing program proceeds June 6

The City of Arkansas City is continuing its annual fire hydrant flushing program, with work proceeding in west-central Arkansas City starting next week. The Environmental Services Division will begin flushing Section 4 — which includes all fire hydrants in the area of First Street and Fifth Avenue, north to Kansas […]

Entire ACCA graduating class plans to attend Cowley College

All five graduates of the Class of 2016 at Ark City Christian Academy (ACCA) plan to continue their education at Cowley College. “It has been awesome over the years to have had so many ACCA graduates attend Cowley,” said Cowley College vice president of institutional advancement Ben Schears. “We are […]

Holzman named second-team All-American

Cowley College sophomore Alex Holzman recently was rewarded for putting together one of the top offensive seasons in the country by being named a NJCAA Division II second-team All-American in softball. Holzman led the Lady Tigers in batting (.516), on-base percentage (.539), slugging percentage (1.013), hits (82), doubles (24), home […]

Cowley County summer barn quilt classes announced

Barn quilts have become a big deal in Cowley County during the last couple of years. More than 100 barn quilts officially are on the Cowley County Quilt Trail, a leg of the formally organized Flint Hills Barn Quilt Trail, which is part of the American Quilt Trail. As the […]