Celebrations

Seven-year-old Arkansas City girl among WNH contest winners

Arkansas City resident Anna-Lea Monroe, 7, recently was one of six winners of a William Newton Hospital artwork contest. The Winfield hospital was host to the “Putting the Heart Back into Health Care” coloring contest in July. For a donation of $1, children between the ages of 2 and 12 […]

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 […]

Chamber committee presents Open Arms Award to ACPD

The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce awarded the Arkansas City Police Department with the Open Arms Award during a City Commission meeting Aug. 2. The Open Arms Award is presented by the chamber of commerce’s Membership Services and Awards Committee. It is a quarterly award given to nonprofit organizations […]

Yard of the Season announced for July 29

The recipient of the Yard of the Season Award for this week is this home at 618 South D St., which is owned by Gary and Caroline Bruce. The weekly award is given by the Arkansas City Beautification and Tree Advisory Board to a yard that, through a combination of […]

Yard of the Season awarded to Williams family

The recipient of the Yard of the Season Award for this week is this home at 625 N. Ninth St., which is owned by Stephen and Tracey Williams. The weekly award is given by the Arkansas City Beautification and Tree Advisory Board to a yard that, through a combination of […]

Yard of the Season announced for July 15

The recipient of the Yard of the Season Award for this week is this home at 910 N. Seventh St., which is owned by the Taeko Givens Trust. The weekly award is given by the Arkansas City Beautification and Tree Advisory Board to a yard that, through a combination of […]

July’s Nelson Sensation Award winner announced

The recipient of the Nelson Sensation Award for July is this home at 1329 North A St., which is owned by David Teufel and Debra Bryant. The monthly award is given by the Arkansas City Beautification and Tree Advisory Board to properties that present a total package of beautification and […]

Arkansas City schoolchildren recognized by local Masons

The board of directors of the York Rite Masonic Charitable Funds, Inc. recently authorized a distribution of $600 to the Arkansas City Public School District. The money is from a fund, managed by the RCB Trust Department, designed to reward students who make academic strides and demonstrate good citizenship. “These […]

Accomplished educator Jennings traces start back to Cowley College

Born to a poor family in Arkansas City during a heavy snowstorm, Glen Jennings had a rough beginning in life. At 6, he was diagnosed with rheumatic fever and his parents were told he only had one year to live. He later developed an enlarged heart and heart murmur, but […]

Gillette receives Exceptional Service Award for June

South Central Kansas Medical Center’s Exceptional Service Award winner for June is Sarah Gillette, a registered nurse in the medical surgical unit. The Exceptional Service Award is one of the greatest honors available at SCKMC. Those who receive the award have been recognized by patients, family members, and co-workers for […]