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 […]

Community Band’s final concert is July 11

The Arkansas City Community Band will hold the eighth and final concert of its 145th season at 7 p.m. July 11 on the front lawn of Presbyterian Manor, 1711 N. Fourth St. The concert is free and open to the public. Attendees will need to provide their own lawn chairs. […]

Burford Theatre announces design contest

The Burford Theatre has announced a design contest for its grand opening production. The theme of the opening production is “Burford Arts Grand Opening: Salute to the Roaring Twenties.” Those interested in entering the contest must provide an image that can be used as a masthead, while also able to […]

Community Band plans Independence Day concert

The Arkansas City Community Band will hold the sixth concert of the its 145th season at 7 p.m. July 4 on the east side of First United Methodist Church, 2448 Edgemont Drive. Concert-goers should bring their own lawn chairs for seating. This concert will be an “All American” concert for […]