Author: Jeni McGee

Reading Rainbow reincarnated in form of “LeVar Burton Reads” podcast

I was a fan of Reading Rainbow from the very beginning — at least, from the time I could remember. The show actually started three years before I was born, but I remember watching Reading Rainbow at the same developmental stage at which I was watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.   […]

Huff makes first court appearance; unlawful sexual relations case continued

Teacher Ethan Dane Huff made his first appearance in court Nov. 7 following an October arrest for an alleged inappropriate sexual relationship with a student. Huff appeared in the Arkansas City courtroom, presided over by Cowley County District Court Judge Christopher Smith. His attorney, who was retained from Wichita, also […]

SCKMC updates commission on Senior Health census, new billing initiative

South Central Kansas Medical Center personnel provided a financial update during a City Commission of Arkansas City meeting Nov. 7. SCKMC Chief Financial Officer Holly Harper was on hand to provide a look at some of the September and October numbers. Harper said the average daily census dipped in September, […]

Commission gives Good Neighbor Award to Chickadonz, gets clinic update

Walmart Manager Mark Chickadonz was awarded the Good Neighbor Award by the City Commission of Arkansas City on Nov. 7. “He’s done a lot of things in the community that have been above and beyond,” said Public Information Officer and Special Projects Coordinator Andrew Lawson. “He was extremely helpful here […]

Fellow pastors, former students remember Fry for pastoring despite dying

Laughter and tears were equally present Nov. 4 during a celebration of the life of the late Pastor Mark Fry. The standing-room-only service was attended by more than 200 people. Fry died Oct. 20 after a long battle with esophageal cancer. Alan Brook, associate pastor for Calvary Chapel, was the […]

Letter: Kiwanis Club thanks Arklalalah-goers for support of Pancake Feed

For over 75 years now, the Arkansas City Kiwanis Club has been serving pancakes at Arkalalah. The event has become a tradition in the club. Generations of Kiwanis members have helped, served and enjoyed the fun of flipping Flapjacks for the people of Arkansas City. The event has become a […]

Youth Hoops returns Nov. 5 with unique blend of basketball, faith training

Youth Hoops returns Nov. 5 with unique blend of basketball, faith training

Youth Hoops is coming back, with training set to start Nov. 5. This youth outreach program is run by Tyler Henderson, who also serves as owner and head coach. “It’s a ministry to me. I’m passionate about basketball and our youth,” Henderson said. “I feel I’m able to reach our […]

Deb Hunt thriving with her Gold Canyon candles, engine parts businesses

Local business owner Deb Hunt is gearing up for another busy season. This time of year always brings an increase in folks seeking holiday-scented candles. “I am always going somewhere,” Hunt said. She spends quite a bit of time selling her wares at craft shows all across Kansas and Oklahoma. […]

Alderbrook Village, Midwest Hearing Aids to offer free hearing screenings

Alderbrook Village will be host to free hearing screenings by Midwest Hearing Aids on Nov. 15. Licensed specialist Angela Logsdon, of Midwest Hearing Aids, also will be scheduling follow-up appointments. The screenings will take from 10 to 15 minutes and they are open to anyone. To participate, call (620) 442-4400 […]

Kinzie crowned Queen Alalah LXXXVI; Aldridge, Graber named as Littles

The five candidates for Queen Alalah shared the stage Oct. 27 in rhinestone-clad evening wear as this year’s queen was named. When the voting was done, Kyrstyn Kinzie donned the crown of Queen Alalah LXXXVI during the Coronation ceremony at Cowley College’s Robert Brown Theatre. “When I was 4, I attended […]