Author: Kayleigh Lawson

‘The Crescent Spy’ an intrigue-filled historical adventure

Michael Wallace’s “The Crescent Spy” is an interesting story surrounding a female journalist caught up in the world of spying during the Civil War. The novel follows Josephine Bro, a journalist who is forced to write under a male pseudonym to be a war correspondent. After a series of events, […]

Flood warning issued for Arkansas River

The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a flood warning for the Arkansas River in Arkansas City. The warning is effective from 12:24 p.m. May 28 until 8:12 p.m. May 30. The Arkansas should reach its flood stage — 11 feet — on May 28 and continue to rise […]

‘Illuminae’ is a luminous series debut

Authors Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff have joined their combined talents and created a stellar adventure with their 2015 release of “Illuminae.” This is the first installment of the new “The Files” ­­­­— a young adult, science fiction series. What makes this book unique is the fact that the story […]

‘The Goodbye Bride’ a warm and fuzzy contemporary

Denise Hunter’s “The Goodbye Bride” is a sweet, contemporary romance that is warm and fuzzy. The novel follows Lucy Lovett — who wakes up on the floor of a diner in a wedding dress and missing seven months’ worth of memories. What she finds is the fiancé she thought she […]

ACPL prepares summer reading program kickoff event

The Arkansas City Public Library (ACPL) has a full list of events planned for its summer reading program. Summer reading will begin with a kickoff party from 5 to 7 p.m. May 24 at the library, 120 E. Fifth Ave. Story time Programs begin on June 1 with “Royal Game” […]

Review: ‘Eligible’ a serious disappointment

I really have been enjoying the Austen Project’s modernizations of Austen’s work, so you can image my excitement at the release of the modernization of her most famous work. When I received an advance reader copy of “Eligible” from Random House, I barely could wait to start reading it. If […]

‘Lights Out’ fascinating, terrifying look at U.S. security threat

Ted Koppel’s “Lights Out” is a fascinating and terrifying look at a threat facing the United States. The subject matter is what originally drew me to the book — it is a topic in which I am very interested. Koppel’s work is divided into three parts, the first of which […]

SCKMC hosts series of town hall meetings

“A Cent Makes Sense” is the message that South Central Kansas Medical Center officials spread during a series of recent town hall meetings. SCKMC chief operations officer Clayton Pappan spoke May 9 to a group of nearly 20 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1254, the last public meeting before […]