Author: Jeni McGee

SCKMC scaling back lab outreach program with $1.1M revenue in 2017

In a Sept. 19 update to the City Commission of Arkansas City, South Central Kansas Medical Center officials reported the hospital would be scaling back its laboratory outreach program. “That’s probably not something we’re going to do going forward,” said SKCMC chief executive officer Virgil Watson. To date in 2017, […]

Petpalooza to provide entertainment for dogs, owners Sept. 23 in Winfield

WINFIELD — Petpalooza, an annual event put on by the Cowley County Humane Society (CCHS), is set for Sept. 23. “Well-behaved and rabies-vaccinated dogs are welcome to bring their humans to Black Creek Park in Winfield … to celebrate the special bond between them,” said CCHS board member Alice Shaffer. […]

City Commission discusses curbside recycling, four-day sanitation routes

The City Commission of Arkansas City met Sept. 15 to discuss an ongoing plan to introduce curbside recycling to residents. This plan has been in the works for several years and several key components of achieving the goal already are in place. One of the first objectives in the plan […]

Star Trek: Discovery a surprise? Only if I can hold out for another week…

I have been avoiding “Star Trek: Discovery” updates like the plague. Mind you, my avoidance is not because they are creating a new “Star Trek” or that the potential for official canon to be corrupted is multiplied when a “prequel” is introduced. It has more to do with the fact […]

Arkansas City native Chris Salcedo prepares for first MMA fight

An Arkansas City man is set to make his mixed martial arts (MMA) debut later this month. Rumble Between the Rivers, an MMA event in Arkansas City, will be Chris Salcedo’s entry into the sport. The 28-year-old has been preparing for the event since he signed up for the fight […]

Police plan Neighborhood Watch program reboot during National Night Out

The Arkansas City Police Department has begun efforts to re-establish Neighborhood Watch chapters across the city. There currently are no formal Neighborhood Watch groups in existence in Ark City, although the program was thriving many years ago. ACPD is attempting to jumpstart the program back to life in conjunction with its […]

Lineup, schedule of events announced for 42nd annual Last Run Car Show

The countdown to the 42nd annual Last Run Car Show is nearing its end. The car show is put each year on by the Ark City Tumbleweeds car club. “Ark City Tumbleweeds membership is made up of individuals from many different walks of life with a common interest in cars […]

Schmidt Jewelers offers many affordable, customized class ring options

Class rings are a longstanding tradition for high school students. This tradition is thought to have begun in the 1800s at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York. Each year, high school students purchase their own ring, but many don’t realize these rings can be obtained from many […]

SCKMC Board of Trustees approves purchase of Winfield Medical Arts

In what was dubbed a “monumental achievement for South Central Kansas Medical Center,” the hospital’s board of trustees voted to move forward with the purchase of Winfield Medical Arts (WMA). A resolution, which was approved by the six present board members, was approved unanimously in a special meeting of the […]

Lind shares his depression experience as part of Suicide Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a nationally recognized effort to bring awareness to suicide and depression. Arkansas City native Nate Lind recently spoke at Harvard University regarding suicide and the increase in suicide rates among men. “Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for people (younger than) 44. […]