Business

City Commission discusses curbside recycling, four-day sanitation routes

The City Commission of Arkansas City met Sept. 15 to discuss an ongoing plan to introduce curbside recycling to residents. This plan has been in the works for several years and several key components of achieving the goal already are in place. One of the first objectives in the plan […]

Schmidt Jewelers offers many affordable, customized class ring options

Class rings are a longstanding tradition for high school students. This tradition is thought to have begun in the 1800s at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York. Each year, high school students purchase their own ring, but many don’t realize these rings can be obtained from many […]

SCKMC Board of Trustees approves purchase of Winfield Medical Arts

In what was dubbed a “monumental achievement for South Central Kansas Medical Center,” the hospital’s board of trustees voted to move forward with the purchase of Winfield Medical Arts (WMA). A resolution, which was approved by the six present board members, was approved unanimously in a special meeting of the […]

Cowley College teaming up with chamber to provide Business Bootcamp

Cowley College is teaming with the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce, RCB Bank and The Trust Company of Kansas to provide Business Bootcamp sessions to assist small business owners in the area. For Ark City chamber members, there is a one-time $30 fee per business to register, but after […]

Lind shares his depression experience as part of Suicide Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a nationally recognized effort to bring awareness to suicide and depression. Arkansas City native Nate Lind recently spoke at Harvard University regarding suicide and the increase in suicide rates among men. “Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for people (younger than) 44. […]

TSL offering ancestry DNA holiday special, in addition to other services

One Arkansas City business is offering an ancestry DNA screening special for the upcoming holiday season. Testing Services Limited (TSL) is a homegrown company owned by Linda Boswell. Boswell, a former nurse of 25 years, opened the business in 2014. Testing Services Limited is located at 1423 S. Summit St. […]

Cowley’s Outdoor Market back for fourth time during Last Run Car Show

Arkansas City soon will be host to the fourth biannual Cowley’s Outdoor Market at Wilson Park, jointly hosted by 1025 The River and the Arkansas City Convention and Visitors Bureau. Kelly Dillner and Suvanah Perdue, event coordinators and client promotion representatives at 1025 The River, said they are excited about […]

Cowley College president shares thoughts on state of higher education

WINFIELD — Cowley College President Dennis Rittle joined Southwestern College President Brad Andrews in sharing their thoughts on the state of higher education as it relates to their respective institutions during the Lunch Bites on Aug. 31 at the Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce. “The purpose of this Lunch Bites […]

Rittle, other education leaders take part in Wichita Business Journal panel

WICHITA — Cowley College President Dennis Rittle was among a panel of experts discussing the opportunities and challenges facing education during an education round table Aug. 25 at the Wichita Business Journal. The other panelists were former Cowley College Vice President of Academic Affairs Sheree Utash, who now is the […]

RooJax brings fun, whimsical homemade items to downtown on Sept. 1

RooJax, a family-owned company, will celebrate its grand opening Sept. 1 in downtown Arkansas City. “My own grand opening is (Sept. 1) and (Sept. 2) we will be having free cupcakes, and giveaways of shirts and cups and door prizes,” said owner Shelly Gatton. The new storefront, located at 316 […]