Business

Sewing classes offered all summer at McDonald’s

Dalene McDonald, of McDonald’s Sewing & Vacuum, is offering sewing classes all summer and has had good turnout for the classes. There are many classes from which to choose. Most include a class fee, but they range in skill level from beginner to advanced. Some of the more advanced classes […]

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 […]

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. […]