Events

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 […]

June 30 Arkansas City Community Band concert set list outlined

The Arkansas City Community Band will hold the fifth concert of its 145th season at 7:30 p.m. June 30 under the Wilson Park rotunda. The concert is free and open to the public. Several park benches are available, but concert-goers may wish to bring their own lawn chairs for comfort. […]

Burford Theatre nearing completion, but still more to do

The Burford Theatre has been in flux for many years — the Arkansas City Area Arts Council has been remodeling it for nearly a decade. However, as Chief Restoration Officer Ellen Snell puts it, everything is coming together quite quickly. “It’s never going to be to an end, I suspect. […]

Fraternal Order of Police announces fireworks details

The Arkansas City Fraternal Order of Police would like to remind citizens about the annual Independence Day fireworks show. The show will be shot from Spring Hill Golf Course, 3202 N. Summit St. The show will begin around dusk, or approximately 9:30 p.m. July 4. Music will be provided. The […]

Keep PTSD veterans in mind this Independence Day

Many eagerly await Independence Day next week, but the holiday on which the U.S. celebrates its founding has a much different connotation for some. Combat veterans who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) often struggle during holidays that involve fireworks displays. A veteran’s PTSD can be triggered by both big […]

Seventh annual Discover Cowley County Treasure Hunt under way

The Cowley County Tourism Alliance kicked off the seventh annual Discover Cowley County Treasure Hunt on June 21 and it will continue through Sept. 11. This is a unique summer event that highlights quirky sites, historical stops and local favorites. Treasure hunters seek out 10 locations across Cowley County, which […]

Downtown Arkansas City to be host to sidewalk sale

Downtown Arkansas City will be host to a sidewalk sale June 25, although some vendors will have their sales inside due to the heat. The sidewalk sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Organizer Jill Wineinger, owner of Willow Fashion, said approximately 20 stores will offer sales. […]

ACPD to host annual summer DARE camp

The Arkansas City Police Department once again will host its annual summer DARE camp. The camp will be Aug. 8-12 at Camp Horizon, east of Arkansas City, according to a press release from ACPD. USD 470 students entering the sixth through eighth grades are welcome to attend this free camp. […]

Friends of the Renaissance plan U Paint It fundraiser

The Friends of the Renaissance are teaming up with U Paint It for a unique fundraiser on June 25. Part of the proceeds from a U Paint It class will go toward the Cowley County Renaissance Festival. There is a $30 fee for the painting event and only 30 seats […]

Community Band to perform wide range of music

The Arkansas City Community Band will hold the fourth concert of its 145th season at 7:30 p.m. June 23 under the Wilson Park rotunda. The concert is free and open to the public. Several park benches are available, but concert-goers may wish to bring their own lawn chairs for comfort. The […]