Author: Staff Writer

Alderbrook Village to launch new Alzheimer’s educational series next week

Alderbrook Village will start an educational series next week, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. Starting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12, the four-part series will take place once a month, ending Dec. 12. These classes are free and open to anyone in the Arkansas City community. “Our educational series will be […]

V.J. Wilkins Family Center for the Arts to debut Girly Night on Sept. 8

The V.J. Wilkins Family Center for the Arts will be host to its first “Girly Night” next Friday. This event will feature a showing of “Steel Magnolias,” a 1989 classic starring Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Julia Roberts and Sam Shepard. The women in the movie bond as […]

Arkansas City High School earns award at national education conference

During an awards ceremony at the conclusion of the 10th annual Focus on Freshmen conference, Arkansas City High School was awarded a silver medal in front of several hundred educators from across the country. The award was presented by Olympic gold medalist Dain Blanton and given in recognition of the […]

Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor names marketing, admissions director

Sean Page has joined Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor as its new marketing and admissions director, according to Executive Director Sarah Griggs. “Sean will be a great addition to our team,” Griggs said. “He has a terrific sales background and has demonstrated a genuine interest in learning the senior living industry, […]

Gunner Foundation plans fourth annual Cowley Kids Day car, bike show

WINFIELD — The fourth annual Cowley County Kids Day car and bike show is just around the corner. The event is being hosted by A Gift from Gunner Foundation. Starting at 9 a.m. Sept. 2 in Island Park, there will be a plethora of activities for children, as well as […]

Snake Dance, scrimmages planned during Pawpalooza event Aug. 25

Arkansas City High School students will take part in the annual Snake Dance during Pawpalooza on Aug. 25 at the high school. The Snake Dance has been held downtown in recent years, but this year it is officially moving back to ACHS, located at 1200 W. Radio Lane. This student […]

K&O Steam and Gas Engine Show coming to Winfield this weekend

WINFIELD — The 36th annual K&O Steam and Gas Engine Show is coming to Winfield on Aug. 18-20. This show features track tractors and stationary engines, with live entertainment and exhibitions during the weekend. The K&O Steam and Gas Engine Association, headed by President Billy Metzinger, is keeping the show […]

Arkansas City Farm and Art Market plans Family Fun Night on Aug. 15

The Arkansas City Farm and Art Market will be host to a Family Fun Night from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 15. This evening of family-friendly fun will feature live music on the Wilson Park rotunda stage by Troy Pulver. There also will be food trucks, a bouncy house for […]

Three local churches planning back-to-school events with free supplies

Several local churches are giving back to the community in the next two weeks by helping to provide for students who will start school this month. This weekend, First United Methodist Church will give away shoe vouchers, in cooperation with Walmart. In order to apply, parents must go through the […]

Name of deceased person found southeast of Arkansas City released

The Cowley County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the deceased person whose body was located last weekend southeast of Arkansas City. The fingerprints of the dead man were entered into the Automated Fingerprint Identification System and subsequently identified as belonging to Hector Saul Huinac-Lucas. Huinac-Lucas was born either […]