Celebrations

Four Ark City Daily Bytes readers share real-life Valentine’s love stories

Valentine’s Day is Feb. 14 and love is in the air. In the spirit of the season, Ark City Daily Bytes asked readers to share their own real-life love stories. Whether it was friendship, football or school that brought them together, these couples’ tales are sure to delight. Matt and […]

Schmidt Jewelers donates $800 from bracelet promotion to BBBS Cowley

Schmidt Jewelers recently donated $800 to Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Cowley County. The funds donated were raised last December, when Schmidt’s offered a special bracelet promotion. “Last year, we did a pair of freshwater pearl earrings and the proceeds went to Communities in Schools,” said Blanche Schmidt. “This […]

Ark City students invited to submit essays in Optimist scholarship contest

The Optimists of Arkansas City have announced a call for entries in the Optimist International Essay Contest. A local winner will receive a $500 scholarship. The Optimist International Essay Contest gives young people the opportunity to express their views on a central topic, develop writing skills and compete for multiple […]

Soroptimists welcome new members, hear from Circles, honor area girls

The Soroptimists of Arkansas City met Jan. 25 in the President’s Dining Room at Cowley College and presented area women with various awards. New members Christine Tanner and Kim Bay were welcomed to Soroptimist International. They received new member packets, SI pins and a fresh-cut yellow rose. Doug Teubner and […]

Sunflower Shrimp co-owner Deb Daniels addresses Ark City Rotary Club

Deb Daniels, of Sunflower Shrimp, spoke to the Arkansas City Rotary Club on Jan. 23 about her new business that opened last year near Oxford during the Independence Day weekend. Sunflower Shrimp is a saltwater shrimp farm that began as a dream of her husband, Bob. The couple moved to […]

Docking presents check to Southwestern College president for lecture

Bill Docking, chairman of the Union State Bank Board of Directors, and Cory Helmer, Union State Bank market president for Winfield and Udall, recently presented a check to Southwestern College President Brad Andrews for the upcoming Docking Lecture Series at Southwestern College in Winfield. Best-selling author and Cable News Network […]

Alley, Colyer visit with ACHS Leadership students about service projects

Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, Kansas State Board of Education chair Jim McNiece and state Sen. Larry Alley, R-Winfield, visited Arkansas City High School on Jan. 17. During the visit, four ACHS Leadership students shared their service projects with the visiting politicians. These projects are completed each year by high […]

Messenger wins, local students participate in Pioneer League Spelling Bee

The eighth grade Pioneer League Spelling Bee was held Jan. 10 in Wellington. Local participants included Eleana Messenger, first place; Kathrynne Giger, second place; and Breanne Tinsley, fifth place.   Save

Police department receives participation award for 2016 National Night Out

The Arkansas City Police Department has received the 2016 National Award for Outstanding Participation in “America’s Night Out Against Crime” for its National Night Out events in October. “Without the active participation from the community, National Night Out would not be the success we have on an annual basis,” said […]

Angels in the Attic, K-State Research and Extension plan blueberry parties

Angels in the Attic and the K-State Research and Extension office will be host to blueberry parties next month. Becky Reid, of K-State Research and Extension, will be on hand to demonstrate several ways that blueberries can be incorporated into recipes. There will be two parties on Feb. 3 — […]