Author: Kayleigh Lawson

Long reappointed as Cowley College trustee

The Cowley College Board of Trustees today reappointed Winfield business owner Jill Long as the newest trustee in a show of hands during a special meeting. The board voted 5-0 to appoint Long. Trustee Brian Sanderholm was absent from the meeting. Prior to re-voting on the matter, the board had […]

‘Riverkeep’ a delightful symbiosis of Gaiman, ‘Oz’

If L. Frank Baum and Neil Gaiman wrote a book together, it’d be Martin Stewart’s “Riverkeep.” I know some people hate to compare books to big-name authors and initially, when the hype around this book started, I doubted it would hit the mark. However, now that I have completed this […]

Kelley, Judd-Jenkins answer tough questions at forum

Dozens of people attended a legislative forum, sponsored by the Arkansas City and Winfield area chambers of commerce, for the Republican candidates for the Kansas House District 80 seat. Incumbent Rep. Kasha Kelley, R-Arkansas City, and challenger Anita Judd-Jenkins answered several tough questions from the audience, ranging from gun control […]

SCKMC administration focuses on recruitment

Physician recruitment continues to be a top priority of the South Central Kansas Medical Center (SCKMC) administration as it plans for long-term organizational success. Despite the addition of two new providers in the past year, Dr. Adam Keesling and Dr. Willie Posey, the medical center continues to recruit more general […]

‘Beyond the Rising Tide’ an interesting look at afterlife

Kai met Avery only once — in the moment he died saving her life. Now when he’s not using his new healing powers to help people, he watches helplessly as Avery’s life is unraveled by his death. To help her, he risks everything by breaking the rules, dangerously blurring the […]

Local stylists reopen Fifth Avenue salon, offer advanced styles

Sometimes the dream job comes completely out of left field. At least, that’s how it worked out for two area women. Arkansas City native Ashlynn Hughes and Amanda Dassel, originally of Oxford, recently reopened Salon 5th Ave. after working for weeks on remodeling the new location at 119 E. Fifth […]

‘Once Upon a Wine’ a perfect beach read

“Once Upon a Wine,” by Beth Kendrick, was a sweet summer contemporary that makes you want to find a vineyard to run. I have had an interest in vineyards since watching “A Walk in the Clouds” when I was younger, so when “Once Upon a Wine” came to my attention, […]

Coble’s ‘To Love a Stranger’ enjoyable, but imperfect

I have read several of Colleen Coble’s novels and novellas in the last few years, and enjoyed them all. Reading the upcoming re-release of “To Love a Stranger,” one of her early works, was no different. The story follows Bessie Randall as she discovers she was married by proxy to […]

SCKMC board discusses patient satisfaction, public relations

Members of the South Central Kansas Medical Center (SCKMC) Board of Trustees talked in-depth about patient satisfaction during their June 23 meeting. Jane Campbell, director of quality performance and risk management for SCKMC, updated the board on a downward trend in survey results in the first quarter of 2016. Hospital […]

Free summer meals to continue through June

Free summer meals continue to be offered to children on weekdays through June 30, according to USD 470 spokeswoman Alisha Call. The program aims to provide children with healthy meals during the summer. Signing up is not necessary. Breakfast and lunch are served free of charge to children between the […]