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Sheriff: Human remains found south of Arkansas City; no sign of trauma

The Cowley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the discovery of human remains south of Arkansas City, according to a news release. Deputies were dispatched about 10 a.m. July 29 for a report of found remains at a location in the 7000 block of 312th Road. The identity of the person […]

Angels in the Attic, Walmart team up July 29 to “Stuff the Bus” with supplies

Angels in the Attic and Walmart in Arkansas City are teaming up to provide local underprivileged children with school supplies. “Stuff the Bus” is a school supply drive. While the bus is parked at Walmart, they will accept any donations made, regardless of where the items were purchased. School supply […]

Ark City Arts plans day trip July 31 to Arkansas’ Crystal Bridges Museum

The Arkansas City Area Arts Council is planning a day trip next week to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The Ark City Arts trip will leave from the Cowley College’s Brown Center at 8 a.m. July 31. The museum, which is located in Bentonville, Arkansas, is showing Dale […]

Creekstone purchased this week by Japanese trading house for $170M

Creekstone Farms Premium Beef has been purchased by Japanese trading house Marubeni Corp., according to The deal reportedly is worth approximately $170 million, including liabilities. Japan-based Marubeni also owns an Australian feedlot. Creekstone Farms processes about 1,400 cattle per day and recently added pork products to its offerings. No […]

Commission decreases external funding, adds COLA in new draft budget

The City Commission of Arkansas City asked city staff during a budget work session July 14 to generate a new proposed 2018 budget that it will consider July 18. Specifically, the commissioners proposed reducing Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum’s requested $100,000 to $75,000 and the Arkansas City Area Chamber of […]

Know signs, risk factors of breast cancer to maximize chance of treatment

Breast cancer is is the second most common cancer in women, according to the National Cancer Institute. It can occur in men, too, but that is more rare. Each year, there are about 100 times more new cases of breast cancer in women than in men. How do you know if […]

Andes, 25, sought in connection with July 11 trailer fire east of Winfield

The Cowley County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a local man in connection with a structure fire Monday in rural Winfield, according to a news release. Jacob Andes, 25, is being sought in connection with the early morning fire. Investigators have spent considerable time looking for him near the scene, said […]

ACPD’s next outreach event to feature free snow cones, help from dispatch

The Arkansas City Police Department will co-host its next community outreach event with Cowley County Emergency Communications (CCEC) dispatchers. Although previous events have carried the theme of Coffee with a Cop, this one will take on more of a summer flavor with free snow cones for all who attend. From […]

New McDonald’s plans special giveaways for August grand reopening

The owners of the new McDonald’s currently under construction in Arkansas City have announced grand reopening plans during the first week of August. The first 100 customers in the drive-through and the first 100 dine-in customers will receive a punch card good for one extra value meal per week for […]

Reception held June 22 to honor Reedy Ford, Community National Bank

WINFIELD — The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce and Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with Cowley First, held their Business Appreciation Month reception and awards event June 22 at Wheat State Wine Co. The event showcased the chambers’ nominations for the Kansas Department of Commerce Governor’s Award. […]