Author: Jeni McGee

Smith named NAEMT regional education coordinator

EMS Director Jeri Smith, of the Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department, was named the Region IV regional education coordinator by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), which recently announced appointments for its regional and state educational coordinators in the U.S. “I am honored to have been selected,” Smith said. Region […]

Wheat State Winery plans series of events

Wheat State Winery will be host to two events this week, one of which is part of its “Uncork the Music” summer series. The winery, located at 23622 Springhill Farm Drive in rural Winfield, is owned by Chris Tyler. It sits on a 1,100-acre historic farm where guests are invited […]

Car demonstration illustrates heat dangers

EMS Director Jeri Smith measured the temperature of three parked vehicles June 16 at the Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department to illustrate how hot it can become inside a sealed car. That day saw a high temperature of 97 degrees, but the heat index of 109 was more than 10 degrees […]

3 in One to play Steamy Joe on June 17

Steamy Joe, located at 216 W. Central Ave., will be host to local band 3 in One on June 17. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Those in attendance are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or tailgate in the parking lot across the street. Free adult coloring will be […]

Williams rape cases continued to July

A case filed against an Arkansas City man who was arrested by police on suspicion of sexual offenses has been continued to next month. Darren Lee Williams, 36, was arrested Feb. 26 during a traffic stop in southwest Arkansas City. He has been in custody at the Cowley County Jail […]

Event venue changed for Royal Gauntlet

The Royal Gauntlet birds of prey event, scheduled to be held June 15 at Cowley College’s Brown Center, has been relocated to the First Baptist Church lawn on Central Avenue, between A and B streets. Licensed master falconer and animal rehabilitator Bob Aanonson requested that the show have trees for […]

Land Rush Antique Mall to hold grand opening

Land Rush Antique Mall opened for business at the beginning of April and the store at 208 S. Summit St. hasn’t stopped gaining momentum since. It currently has more than 30 vendors who sell everything from antique glass to canned goods. The antique mall is having a grand opening June […]