Billy the Bug Guy offering $50 pest control service this month

Billy the Bug Guy is a brand-new pest service in the Arkansas City area. The company, owned by Bill Whitson, opened in June. Whitson is fully insured. He will work on both residential and commercial buildings. He has worked in the pest control industry since 2014. “I know a lot […]

Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce names Downs as new CEO

The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce announced Aug. 23 in a release that Kammy Kennelley-Downs has accepted the position of chamber CEO. She is expected to start her new position at the chamber Sept. 19, replacing Sydney Bland, who resigned in May as president and CEO of the chamber. […]

Arkansas City natives launch WhyNot Clothing company to provide wells

Arkansas City natives Michael Warren and Isaac Mathews are paying it forward, on a global level. The duo founded their company, WhyNot Clothing, in 2010. “With so many people around the world who don’t have access to the most basic necessities, such as clean water, we decided that we couldn’t […]

Wheat State Winery seeking volunteers for grape harvest Aug. 27

Wheat State Winery is asking for volunteers to help with this year’s grape harvest. The winery is hoping for 25 people to help from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 27. Volunteers will receive a free T-shirt, lunch and wine. The owners ask that those wanting to participate in the […]

Goldak promoted to Trust Company of Kansas senior vice president

The Trust Company of Kansas (TCK) has promoted Michael Goldak to senior vice president and chief investment officer. In this new role, Goldak will lead TCK’s unique investment process and chair its internal investment subcommittee. This is a different position for Goldak, who previously served as an account administrator. He […]

Legacy offers development, fundraising, planning

Legacy Regional Community Foundation recently hired a new executive director. Arkansas City resident Yazmin Wood took on that role in June. Legacy, located at 1216 Main St. in Winfield, is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit philanthropic organization. The foundation provides many services for local entities and individuals. The donations that come to […]

Big-N-Small’s BBQ offers tasty food, Christian outreach efforts

Big-N-Small’s BBQ, a locally owned barbecue restaurant, was established in November 2009 by Justin and Lacey Clark. It is located at 1438 N. Summit St. “We were both at dead-end jobs, and wanted a change and an opportunity for a better future for our family. (We) started praying about it. […]

Deborah Layton named Endowed Chair at Cowley College

Humanities Department instructor Deborah Layton was named Cowley College’s Endowed Chair during the Aug. 12 in-service in recognition of her positive impact on the college and its students. “I was a little overwhelmed just hearing I was nominated,” Layton said. “It is nice to be recognized for the hard work […]

Back-Road Dining in Cowley County promotion event under way

Cowley County has many fantastic dining options to choose from, but they often are overlooked. To highlight some of the dining options in the county, Cowley First, the Cowley County Economic Development Partnership, has teamed up with five restaurants in Cowley County for a fun summer promotion, “Back-Road Dining in […]

Patterson Park Inn honored with award, receiving new signs

The Best Western hotel in Patterson Park Subdivision is awaiting brand-new signs. The Arkansas City hotel will be one of the first nationally to receive the new signs from the company, which is re-branding all of its locations, according to a Best Western employee. Best Western Plus Patterson Park Inn […]