Celebrations

Rotary District 5690 foundation chair Purdy presents to Ark City Rotarians

Ray Purdy, foundation chair for Rotary District 5690, gave a presentation to the Arkansas City Rotary Club on Nov. 14. Purdy, of Garden City, said the Rotary Foundation’s PolioPlus program had helped to reduce the number of polio cases to 32 worldwide, after 416 were discovered in 2013. With club […]

Legacy Community Foundation participates in national philanthropy effort

This week, Legacy Regional Community Foundation joins more than 780 community foundations across America in celebrating Community Foundation Week. For more than 25 years, the effort has raised awareness about the increasingly important role of these philanthropic organizations in fostering local collaboration and innovation to address persistent civic and economic […]

Cowley County walk raises more than $13,600 for Alzheimer’s Association

More than 70 people participated in the Cowley County Walk to End Alzheimer’s in September, raising more than $13,600 to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. “We had a wonderful walk this year. It was a gorgeous morning and we are excited to announce that we surpassed our goals,” said chair Sarah […]

Christmas in the City events kick off with Merry Monday tree lighting

It is getting close to “the most wonderful time of year,” when the bustle of the Christmas season soon will be upon us. The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce, along with the Arkansas City Convention and Visitors Bureau, is excited to sponsor Christmas in the City once again. We […]

Calder home earns Nelson Sensation Award for November

The recipient of the Nelson Sensation Award for November is this home at 2012 Cedar Crest Court, which is owned by Michael and Lynn Calder. The monthly award is given by the Arkansas City Beautification and Tree Advisory Board to properties that present a total package of beautification and pleasant […]

Street games winners announced for 2016 Arkalalah Festival

The final results for the 2016 Arkalalah Festival street games, held Oct. 29 on Summit Street in downtown Arkansas City, were released Oct. 30: 25-Yard Race Mixed group, 5 years old or younger: Elle Turner Aniston Rolf Braydon Soule 50-Yard Race Mixed group, 6 to 9 years old: Aubrey Weakley […]

2016 Big Parade winners announced by Arkalalah Executive Committee

The 2016 Arkalalah Big Parade winners were announced Oct. 30 by the Arkalalah Executive Committee. Sacred Heart Catholic School took first place in the school category. Central Christian Church won the church category. Both also were the winners of their respective categories in the Parade of Lights on Oct. 26. […]

2016 Arkalalah Parade of Lights winners announced

The 2016 Arkalalah Parade of Lights winners were announced Oct. 27 by the Arkalalah Executive Committee. Sacred Heart Catholic School took first place in the school category. Central Christian Church won the church category, with West Kansas Avenue Church of God placing second. The order of placing in the organization […]

ACHS senior Halle Bucher named Miss Arkansas City for 2016

Miss Arkansas City for 2016 is Halle Bucher, the daughter of Aaron and Tasha Bucher. She is a senior at Arkansas City High School. “I’m feeling pretty good — it will be a different Arkalalah (for me),” Bucher said. This year, she will participate in a new way — Miss Ark […]

Fifth Avenue Salon having Arkalalah open house Oct. 29

Fifth Avenue Salon is celebrating Arkalalah by having an open house from 10 am to 3 p.m. Oct. 29. The salon has been open for more than a year now and expanded on its first anniversary. Now, the owners want to celebrate with the community. “We’re giving away grab bags […]