Author: Jeni McGee

Former Ark City country club marks centennial

The facility that now is Great Life Golf & Fitness — once known as the Arkansas City Country Club — is celebrating 100 years of existence. The golf course and clubhouse are located at 8731 East U.S. 166. Nonmembers can enjoy the course for the following prices: Nine-hole cart — […]

McCaslin: From the highest high to the lowest low, and back again

When Arkansas City Police Department Capt. Mark McCaslin’s year began, he was anticipating change — just not to the extent he experienced. McCaslin spent 10 weeks at Quantico, Va., in an elite Federal Bureau of Investigation training course in early 2016, but a mysterious illness sidelined him soon after he […]

Dillons offers free fruit to local children

Children of Dillons grocery store shoppers now are able to snack on free fresh fruit while in the store, located at 425 N. Summit St. in Arkansas City. “We are excited to introduce ‘Free Fresh Fruit for Kids’ program,” said community and public relations manager Sheila Lowrie. “Anyone shopping with […]

List of county’s suspended voters down to 42

A list of suspended voters that was released in May contained approximately three pages of Cowley County residents. County Clerk Karen Madison confirmed this week that the list for Cowley County is now down to around 42, but did not provide an updated list of names. The list consists of […]

Downtown Arkansas City to be host to sidewalk sale

Downtown Arkansas City will be host to a sidewalk sale June 25, although some vendors will have their sales inside due to the heat. The sidewalk sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Organizer Jill Wineinger, owner of Willow Fashion, said approximately 20 stores will offer sales. […]

Friends of the Renaissance plan U Paint It fundraiser

The Friends of the Renaissance are teaming up with U Paint It for a unique fundraiser on June 25. Part of the proceeds from a U Paint It class will go toward the Cowley County Renaissance Festival. There is a $30 fee for the painting event and only 30 seats […]

Commission approves purchase, hears SCKMC update

The City Commission of Arkansas City unanimously approved the purchase of one mower for the Public Works Department, which was half of the request brought before the commission on June 21. The original request was for the purchase of two mowers, one of which features four-wheel drive and can be […]

Steamy Joe named top Arkansas City restaurant

Steamy Joe has been named the No. 1 restaurant in Arkansas City by tripadvisor.com. The coffee house, located at 216 W. Central Ave., opened just last year. Its grand opening was Sept. 1, 2015. Owner Ruth Ryel, and her husband, Randy Ryel, converted the 111-year-old residence into a coffee shop […]

Ark City store collecting donations for Safe Homes

An Arkansas City retail store is working to collect donations for Cowley County Safe Homes. Factory Connection, 2135 N. Summit St., has become a drop-off point for donations that ultimately will help Safe Homes in Winfield to continue offering necessities to its clientele. “I never have a deadline for donations. […]

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 […]