Cowley First to host business tax workshops Aug. 4

Cowley First, the Cowley County Economic Development Partnership, will be host to two free business and contractors’ tax workshops on Aug. 4. The guest speaker will address topics benefiting local businesses, both large and small. Kansas Department of Revenue tax specialist Carl York, as part of the Taxpayer Education Unit, […]

Three candidate forums planned in next eight days

The joint legislative committee of the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce, the Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Cowley First, along with Cowley County Farm Bureau, plans three separate forums this week and next, prior to the Aug. 2 primary election. The first forum will be at 6:30 p.m. […]

Flickinger performing July 15 at Steamy Joe

Arkansas City native Emily Flickinger will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Steamy Joe. She will sing and play guitar, ukulele, and keyboard during the concert, which is free to the public. Flickinger always has had a love for singing. She grew up in the church and constantly […]

Blood drive planned July 15 at Central Christian

Central Christian Church will be host to a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. Friday. To make an appointment to give, call (800) 733-2767. Blood donors must be in good health and feeling well at the time of donation. They also must be at least 17 years old — […]

Registration open for SCKMC Landrush event

Last August, South Central Kansas Medical Center was host to its first major fundraising event, the SCKMC Landrush. The 12-obstacle 5K race had 135 participants and raised more than $9,000 in its inaugural year. Now hospital staff are preparing for the 2016 fundraiser on Aug. 27. “This year should be […]

New Christian youth event planned this week for students

Several Arkansas City churches have come together to create a new youth event for the area. Chloe Strecker, 14, requested an event that involves all of the area youth groups, and show people it is possible to have fun and glorify God at the same time. With help from her […]

Chamber coffee July 14 to preview Christmas in the City

Christmas is visiting Arkansas City early, courtesy of the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce. Chamber members are invited to attend a special chamber coffee at 10 a.m. July 14 at the chamber office, 106 S. Summit St. There will be opportunities to sign up for Christmas in the City […]

Free course on teaching archaeology offered this month

The public archaeologist for the State of Kansas will offer a free course later this month for Arkansas City-area elementary and secondary school teachers on how to teach the basics of archaeology. Virginia Wulfkuhle, the state coordinator for Project Archaeology at the Kansas Historical Society in Topeka, will offer the […]

Battle of the Badges to benefit McCaslin Fund

The annual Cowley County Battle of the Badges will take place Aug. 20. The event will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cowley College’s W.S. Scott Auditorium, located at 200 W. Fifth Ave. in Arkansas City. The Battle of the Badges is a charity event that pits fire and […]

Bountiful Baskets to take orders early next week

Bountiful Baskets will return next week to Arkansas City, and with them, the opportunity to save on groceries. Bountiful Baskets is a co-op that offers a conventional produce basket every other week — each basket generally is half fruit and half vegetables. The monetary contribution required for the baskets is […]