Cowley College online literary journal Mile Marker Review offering contest

Cowley College’s online literary journal, Mile Marker Review (MMR), is holding a contest in October so everyone can encapsulate the mood of the month. Entries can be a frightening poem, fearful photo or art piece — or something else October-related — or a scary story made up of five sentences or […]

Mound of Sound Marching Festival returns Oct. 10 to Southwestern

WINFIELD — Southwestern College will be host to the fourth annual Mound of Sound Marching Festival at 10 a.m. Oct. 10 at Richard L. Jantz Stadium. The event is open to the public and there is no admission charge. “We are very excited to host the Mound of Sound again,” […]

‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ to open Oct. 6 at Southwestern College

WINFIELD — The Southwestern College theater department will present its family-friendly fall production, “Peter and the Starcatcher,” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6-7 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Richardson Performing Arts Center. “Even though the ‘Peter Pan’ characters still are evolving during ‘Peter and the Starcatcher,’ you can […]

Beautification board making final preparations for Oct. 14 Fall Cleanup Day

The Arkansas City Beautification and Tree Advisory Board is preparing for Fall Cleanup Week. This effort to tidy up streets, homes and businesses in Arkansas City is scheduled for two weeks before Arkalalah, running from October 9 to October 13. During that week, sanitation crews will pick up extra loads […]

Chamber Advocates plan first-ever Family Fun Picnic at Quail Valley farm

WINFIELD — The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce is partnering this fall to bring a Family Fun Picnic to all chamber members and their employees. All chamber members and their families are welcomed to attend the event, which will begin at noon Oct. 7 and last until 1:30 p.m. […]

Good Grief of Kansas bringing suicide bereavement services to Ark City

Starting Monday, Good Grief of Kansas will have a brand-new chapter in Arkansas City. Kathy Harbert will facilitate the group, which is intended to help those grieving the loss of loved ones due to suicide. “We recognize that while the death of a loved one always causes pain and loss, […]

Historical film “Service to Man” to be shown Oct. 1 at Burford Theatre

The Tallgrass Film Festival will present “Service to Man” on Sunday at the V.J. Wilkins Family Center for the Arts at the Burford Theatre. The film will be shown at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 each. Inspired by a true story, “Service to Man” is set in 1967. It was […]

RISE Cowley kickoff events planned next week on National Night Out

RISE Cowley is pairing with the Arkansas City and Winfield police departments to host kickoff events for the Pathways to a Healthy Kansas grant program. RISE Cowley and the Arkansas City Police Department will be hosts to the National Night Out kickoff party on Oct. 2 at Wilson Park, starting […]

Five finalists named for Queen Alalah LXXXVI; coronation set for Oct. 27

After four days of online voting, five women have been selected as Queen Alalah finalists by Cowley College students, faculty, staff and administrators. Queen Alalah LXXXVI will be crowned during the annual Coronation ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the college’s Brown Center on the Arkansas City campus. The […]