Author: Jeni McGee

Angels in the Attic giving back to community through holiday initiatives

Angels in the Attic, a homegrown 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, has created several options for those looking to help the less fortunate this holiday season. “There are children right here in Arkansas City who won’t have much of a holiday without some help,” said Christine Tanner, Angels in the Attic board […]

“The Librarians” brings adventure to TV for binge-watching pleasure

Sometimes a television series will begin and, despite my interest in it, it completely falls off my radar before I have the chance to watch it. “The Librarians” — a TNT series currently in its fourth season — is one such show. It seems like the announcement of the series […]

City Commission approves pair of change orders in short meeting

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted 3-0 to approve a $98,649.18 change order agreement with Walters-Morgan Construction for the new Water Treatment Facility that includes work to improve a sewer relay located at Fourth Street and Washington Avenue. The sanitary sewer located in that area originally was clay tile. […]

Broccoli casserole nutritious, satisfying for broccoli lovers like me

I always was one of those weird kids who really loved broccoli. Truthfully, if I could have eaten broccoli at every meal, I would have. This recipe is one that was brought out only once a year when I was a kid, but it ranked among my favorites prepared by my […]

SCKMC has to pay back lab outreach money, posts $1.5 million pretax loss

With one more month remaining in 2017, South Central Kansas Medical Center announced an overall loss thus far, before sales tax, of $1.5 million. Those excess expenses over revenue are due in part to increased costs of doing business, but several projects that were put into place to generate money […]

Christmas in the City to kick off with Merry Monday, tree lighting

The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas in the City event will kick off with Merry Monday on Nov. 20 in downtown Arkansas City. Live music will begin and food vendors will open at 4 p.m. The festivities will continue until 7:30 p.m. Food vendors include Ark City […]

Tracking Santa sightings in downtown Arkansas City through December

Santa Claus will make several appearances next month in Arkansas City, starting with Merry Monday. Santa will be on hand to light the Christmas decorations and pose for photos with children starting at 6:15 p.m. Following Merry Monday, Santa can be found nearly somewhere in Ark City every weekend. North […]

Cowley County Public Health Officer Langer addresses Chilocco testing

CHILOCCO — A recent announcement from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has caused an uproar in the communities surrounding the former Chilocco Indian School. The announcement, made last week, was sent as a legal publication to The Newkirk Herald Journal. This publication announced the availability of a draft […]

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The identities of the two foster children have been obscured to comply with the foster program regulations.

Hutchinson family continues to grow through adoption, fostering

Dereck and Erika Hutchinson will celebrate National Adoption Day by putting into practice what they preach. The couple will adopt a little girl named Bethany on Nov. 18. The Hutchinsons met while attending church in their teens, but didn’t connect until a mission trip to Mexico. “We met in high […]

Alderbrook plans Festival of Wreaths fundraiser Dec. 16 for blessing boxes

Alderbrook Village will be host to a holiday fundraiser this year called the Festival of Wreaths. The event, which will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 16, features wreaths that have been donated by local businesses. “(The) wreaths will be auctioned during our festive event and proceeds will benefit […]