Celebrations

Kim Bay named Union State Bank’s Employee of the Year for 2016

Union State Bank held its corporate Christmas party Dec. 3 at the Burford Theatre in Arkansas City. With close to 150 employees and guests in attendance, Kim Bay was named the USB Employee of the Year by president and chief executive officer Eric Kurtz. Bay has been with USB since […]

Cowley County Humane Society awarded $5,000 by Petco Foundation

DERBY — The Petco Foundation’s Holiday Wishes campaign, in partnership with Petco, awarded $5,000 to the Cowley County Humane Society on Dec. 13 at the Derby Petco store. The Cowley County Humane Society was selected as a winner from more than 5,000 stories that were submitted by animal adopters across […]

City Hall, other city offices to close at noon Dec. 23, on two other days

City Hall, located at 118 W. Central Ave., and other City of Arkansas City offices will be closed Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, 2017, in observance of Christmas and New Year’s Day, respectively. Sanitation will be on a four-day schedule each of the next two weeks. Also, City Hall will […]

Corcran, McClure receive appreciation awards from VFW Post 1254

Two Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department employees received awards this week from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1254. Post Commander Charlie Cravens presented the awards to both ACFD Capt. Ken Corcran and Firefighter-EMT Tanner McClure. Corcran was given a Firefighter Appreciation Award, while McClure came away with an EMT Appreciation Award. […]

Soroptimists of Arkansas City work to assist Kansas Veterans Home

Soroptimist International of Arkansas City had a meeting Dec. 14 in Cowley College’s Wright Room. Members brought hygiene items for the Kansas Veterans Home in Winfield, such as denture cleaner, mouthwash, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, razors, aftershave and lotion. “Our veteran men and women do not have enough of these items […]

Angels in the Attic receives $600 for gifts from ACMS, KAY, SADD

With help from the Arkansas City Lioness Club, Ark City Middle School’s KAY Club, Students Against Destructive Decisions and Student Council members presented a check for $600 to Angels in the Attic this week, to provide holiday gifts and meals to local children and their families. “We have had a […]

Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus coming to Graves Drug this weekend

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will visit Graves Drug in Arkansas City this weekend. The Clauses will arrive at the drug store at 10 a.m. Dec. 17. There will be opportunities for parents to take photos of their children with Santa. Children also will receive a candy cane from St. […]

Veterans with local connections honored on Pearl Harbor 75th anniversary

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii — a day that still lives in infamy. The bombing marked the United States’ entry into World War II, leading many men across the world into military service. Among them were several Arkansas City natives, such as […]

Yard of the Season Award given for Halloween décor on Cedar Avenue

The recipient of the Yard of the Season Award for this week is this home at 418 E. Cedar Ave., which is owned by Gary and Judy Crabtree. The weekly award is given by the Arkansas City Beautification and Tree Advisory Board to a yard that, through a combination of […]

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 […]