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Gottlob raising funds to recreate legendary 1970 Daytona run in new ‘Vette

Hometown racing fanatic Cliff Gottlob is attempting to break back into the racing circuit. He is well-known in car circles for setting records in the ’70s, but has been away from racing for quite some time. “I’m closer than I know,” he said. The 1970 Gottlob run Chevrolet representatives have […]

Dr. Cassie Shaw pursuing internal medicine to new cities, opportunities

One of Arkansas City’s own has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Cassie Shaw, a 2006 Arkansas City High School graduate, has started blogging about her experiences in the medical field. She currently is chief resident in internal medicine at Saint Louis University Hospital in Saint Louis, […]

Mayor Jurkovich reflects on background, coaching, reasons for running

Mayor Dan Jurkovich might not be an Ark Citian by birth, but his dedication to his adopted town is evident from his time on the City Commission of Arkansas City. His business acumen has served him well while dealing with the tough financial issues that the city has experienced in recent […]

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 […]

Lind shares his depression experience as part of Suicide Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a nationally recognized effort to bring awareness to suicide and depression. Arkansas City native Nate Lind recently spoke at Harvard University regarding suicide and the increase in suicide rates among men. “Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for people (younger than) 44. […]

Three local teachers raising funds for alternative seating, interactive toys

Several local school teachers are raising money to enhance the learning experiences of their students. Lindsay Bowker, Jessica Winegarner and Ellen Cales are attempting to bring in additional teaching tools, ranging from alternative seating to objects for students to manipulate. Bowker, who teaches fourth grade at Frances Willard Elementary School, […]

RooJax brings fun, whimsical homemade items to downtown on Sept. 1

RooJax, a family-owned company, will celebrate its grand opening Sept. 1 in downtown Arkansas City. “My own grand opening is (Sept. 1) and (Sept. 2) we will be having free cupcakes, and giveaways of shirts and cups and door prizes,” said owner Shelly Gatton. The new storefront, located at 316 […]

Pink Ladies help SCKMC Auxiliary by volunteering their time, talents, gifts

The “Pink Ladies” long have been a fixture at South Central Kansas Medical Center. “That’s what we’ve been called for years,” said SCKMC Auxiliary member and South Haven resident Leslie Sherman. Each Auxiliary member — dressed in coral pink smocks, white pants and white shoes — takes a turn staffing […]

Mayo caught singing karaoke as part of ongoing community outreach effort

The Arkansas City Police Department has endeavored to strengthen its relationship with the citizens of Arkansas City as part of a larger public outreach effort. This effort can be seen not only in the department’s interaction with youth in our community, but also opportunities such as Coffee with a Cop, […]

Stinemetze kicks off 46th year of sharing his love of science, math, pranks

Local teacher David Stinemetze just began his 46th year of teaching in the Arkansas City Public School District. Stinemetze, a 1967 Arkansas City High School graduate, has taught both math and science during his tenure. This year, he is teaching chemistry and honors biology. He’s also previously taught calculus, physics […]