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Arkansas City natives launch WhyNot Clothing company to provide wells

Arkansas City natives Michael Warren and Isaac Mathews are paying it forward, on a global level. The duo founded their company, WhyNot Clothing, in 2010. “With so many people around the world who don’t have access to the most basic necessities, such as clean water, we decided that we couldn’t […]

Crain recalls 15 years of Zongozotla mission memories in Mexico

Zongozotla Municipality is a city in Puebla, located in southeastern Mexico, and is home to nearly 5,000 people. But for the last 15 summers, members of First Baptist Church in Arkansas City have spent time ministering to the indigenous people. Pam Crain, director of the Arkansas City Convention and Visitors […]

New county attorney Schwartz man of faith first, lawyer second

Apparent Cowley County Attorney-elect Larry Schwartz has been providing more than one service to the citizens of Arkansas City. Not only does Schwartz currently serve as a deputy county attorney, but he also is a pastor at a local church. While the two professions seem to be pieces from completely […]

Some things to contemplate when choosing a new pet

Choosing a pet is a very personal process, which may include a search that can last several months and span several states. Those looking for the right pet have several options available, including adoption through public or private institutions and purchase through stores or breeders. Due to the stigma connected […]

Newly elected judge follows in footsteps of framer forebear

Cowley County Attorney Christopher Smith has for an ancestor a signer of the original Declaration of Independence. Smith received 2,249 votes (54 percent) for the Division 2 seat in the 19th Judicial District in the Aug. 2 primary election. His ambition did not start with a judicial seat, however. “I […]

Former student receives pro bono award from American Bar Association

Born and raised in Wellington and Belle Plaine, Hillary Gaston Walsh attended Cowley College from 2002 to 2004. During that time, she was a Cowley College Singer, played in the jazz and concert bands, and was a supervisor at the Kirke Dale Dormitory and a student ambassador. “I loved my […]

Interim theater director eager to build upon strong foundation

After spending the past two years as a dance instructor and choreographer at Cowley College, Cara Kem will transition into the role of interim theater director as the school prepares for the 2016-17 academic year. Kem had an opportunity to spend the past two years working with previous theater director […]

Facebook helps to reunite ACHS graduate with ring

An Arkansas City woman reached out July 19 via Facebook to find the owner of an Arkansas City High School class ring lost more than 20 years ago. It will be on its way to its rightful owner, a woman named Lauri Kashkin, later this week. Angelina Bahruth said her […]

Tattoos no longer taboo in Arkansas City, Midwest

Tattoos once were viewed in a negative light in the United States. Individuals with tattoos often were judged as living outside a certain set of morals. Arkansas City resident Paula Plush recalls tattoos as a taboo during her childhood. “In my family, if your ears were pierced, you were considered […]

Cowley County Humane Society adds ways to donate

The Cowley County Humane Society (CCHS) has added several new ways for citizens to donate to its cause. While the nonprofit receives funding from Cowley County, and the cities of Arkansas City and Winfield, it also still works to raise funds throughout the year. The shelter, located at 7648 222nd […]