Events

Cowley’s Early Childhood Education program receives USDA event grant

Cowley College’s early childhood development program is the recipient of a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant totaling $6,786. The program plans to use the grant funds to start a Mother’s Day Out program at the college. Janet Davidson, director of child care and development and early childhood education at […]

Abdur-Razzaq, world-renowned flautist and lecturer, performs at Cowley

Renowned flautist Galen Abdur-Razzaq was the featured performer Sept. 20 inside Cowley College’s Robert Brown Theatre. He provided those in attendance with an understanding and appreciation of jazz, along with its historical significance. Abdur-Razzaq was accompanied by four other musicians who performed jazz sets between his lectures. A flutist from […]

Police department still seeking donations for National Night Out events

The Arkansas City Police Department is preparing for its upcoming National Night Out festivities. Many activities are planned for both the kickoff party on Oct. 2 and the neighborhood block parties on Oct. 3. However, funds are becoming an issue for ACPD, which has a small budget to make these […]

Facilities managers luncheon, presentation on audits planned for Sept. 27

WINFIELD — The Cowley County facilities managers group will meet Sept. 27 in Winfield for a luncheon and presentation by Cheri Hulse, of Agora Architecture. The presentation is entitled “Facility Audits: When You Need One and What to Expect.” Area employers are invited to send their facility managers to this […]

SEEDS program announces final exhibit and performances Sept. 23

The SEEDS artist mentoring program has announced that its visual and music artists will give their final performances and art exhibits Sept. 23, and the public is invited. At 12 p.m., music mentor Tim Durham and his mentee, Cody Griesel, will give a one-hour community performance, entitled “Acoustics Unplugged,” under the […]

Ministerial Alliance plans special prayer event Sept. 27 at Ben Givens Park

The Arkansas City Ministerial Alliance will be host to a special prayer event from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 27 at Ben Givens Center City Park, located at Central Avenue and Summit Street. “In light of the recent hurricanes in Houston and Florida, the fires in the West, riots and […]

Petpalooza to provide entertainment for dogs, owners Sept. 23 in Winfield

WINFIELD — Petpalooza, an annual event put on by the Cowley County Humane Society (CCHS), is set for Sept. 23. “Well-behaved and rabies-vaccinated dogs are welcome to bring their humans to Black Creek Park in Winfield … to celebrate the special bond between them,” said CCHS board member Alice Shaffer. […]

Arkansas City native Chris Salcedo prepares for first MMA fight

An Arkansas City man is set to make his mixed martial arts (MMA) debut later this month. Rumble Between the Rivers, an MMA event in Arkansas City, will be Chris Salcedo’s entry into the sport. The 28-year-old has been preparing for the event since he signed up for the fight […]

Lineup, schedule of events announced for 42nd annual Last Run Car Show

The countdown to the 42nd annual Last Run Car Show is nearing its end. The car show is put each year on by the Ark City Tumbleweeds car club. “Ark City Tumbleweeds membership is made up of individuals from many different walks of life with a common interest in cars […]

Cowley College teaming up with chamber to provide Business Bootcamp

Cowley College is teaming with the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce, RCB Bank and The Trust Company of Kansas to provide Business Bootcamp sessions to assist small business owners in the area. For Ark City chamber members, there is a one-time $30 fee per business to register, but after […]