Education

USD 470 reschedules Snake Dance, hosts scrimmages

The annual Arkansas City High School Snake Dance, rescheduled due to weather, will begin at 5:45 p.m. Aug. 26 at ACHS. The dance will start at the intersection of Senior Street and Radio Lane, and will continue along Radio to Bulldog Stadium. The snake dance will kick off the All Sports […]

Cowley College students, staff come to aid of Mulvane community

After learning of the homes affected by recent flooding in Mulvane, numerous Cowley College students and staff members reached out to help those in need of assistance. Numerous faculty and staff members, including Cowley College President Dennis Rittle, donated their time to help with the cleanup. Additionally, 40 Cowley College […]

Chaplin Nature Center offers rentals, walking trails, free programs

Arkansas City is host to many great trails and outdoor activity areas. Chaplin Nature Center is just one of these areas. The nature center is a 230-acre preserve, which is located just outside town. Shawn Silliman is the center’s full-time naturalist. He provides programs and classes for area youths, and […]

Cowley College’s Golden Tigers offering educational trips

There still is time to reserve a spot for one of Cowley College’s Golden Tigers educational trips planned in 2016. Golden Tigers trips being offered are Sept. 29 to Concordia; Oct. 18 to Tulsa, Okla.; and Dec. 8 to Towanda. To reserve a spot, call Margaret Neal at (620) 441-5286 […]

Cowley College president discusses humility at Winfield Rotary Club meeting

Cowley College President Dennis Rittle, the president-elect of the Arkansas City Rotary Club, had an opportunity to speak at the Winfield Rotary Club meeting Aug. 17 at Baden Square. Bradley Gamber, president of the Winfield Rotary Club, said he was impressed with Rittle’s presentation. “That was one of the most […]

Meet-and-greet planned for new Cowley College vice president Gregg

The Arkansas City community is invited to attend a meet-and-greet reception for Kori Gregg, the newly hired vice president of institutional advancement at Cowley College. The reception will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 29 in the Earle N. Wright Community Room at the Brown Center. Gregg has more […]

Ireland Hall has long, complicated, varied history in education

There are many beautiful and historic buildings in Arkansas City, one of which is the old Arkansas City High School, now known as Cowley College’s Ireland Hall. Plans to build a new high school were announced in the Daily Traveler on Feb. 26, 1890. The building process started April 3, […]

Cowley College host to another successful CARE Conference

A total of 62 area childcare providers and educators took part in the Cowley CARE Conference on Aug. 13 at Cowley College’s Webb-Brown Academic Center. The event featured a keynote speaker and breakout sessions. For the first time, a morning option of CPR and first aid certification was offered. Janet […]

Cowley College’s Allied Health Center offering fall classes

Cowley College’s Allied Health Center in Winfield is offering some exciting fall classes. Cowley has teamed with area fire departments to offer a Fire Science certificate program that will help to meet their employment needs. Firefighter I classes will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in […]

ACHS Snake Dance tradition continues at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19

Arkansas City High School’s Snake Dance is Aug. 19. The event, which takes place at the beginning of each school year, will start at 6:30 p.m. in front of WB Meats, 423 S. Summit St. The ACHS marching band will lead the dance down the street, followed by cheerleaders who […]