Two-day dog adoption special under way at CCHS

The Cowley County Humane Society (CCHS) is having a two-day dog adoption special on June 17 and June 18. Dog adoptions will be free on both days with a donation of new or used bedding — including towels, bed sheets and anything else a dog can sleep on — as […]

Ark-eology dig continues to uncover ancient city

Twenty-five volunteers, including 16 members of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes from Oklahoma, combed a 200-foot-wide section of field this week in northeast Arkansas City to search for artifacts from a once-thriving, 400-year-old Native American settlement. Under the direction of Cowley College archaeology instructor Meredith Mahoney, the volunteers lined up […]

Achenbach recounts recent Kansas Honor Flight

An Arkansas City man recently took part in an Kansas Honor Flight, which allowed him to travel for free to see war monuments in Washington, D.C. “Some people would start to applaud (when the veterans appeared) and you’re embarrassed because it’s been 60 or 65 years since you were over […]

Chief: Fire-EMS ‘best profession in the world’

The Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department, located at 115 South D St., is one of the quietest buildings in Arkansas City. The heaviest traffic near to the building comes from the adjacent BNSF Railroad. However, the structure also is prone to bursts of activity and noise. Fire-EMS staff have a response […]

Girls donate lemonade stand sales to CCHS

Two area girls kept busy June 10 by manning a lemonade stand in their aunt’s front yard. The sisters have sold lemonade for the past three years, but this is the first year they decided to donate the money they raise to a cause in Cowley County. Delaney and Addison […]

From Almost Homemade to Pamalou’s

Pamalou’s is coming soon to Graves Drug in Arkansas City, just in time for the summer season. Pam Hess just started working in the soda fountain and has many ideas to spice up the menu. “They (Graves) made it too tempting to say ‘No,’” Hess said. “I love cooking. I […]

Twins honored at Capitol for charity food efforts

Two young area men were honored June 1 in Topeka for giving back to their community. Christopher and Mitchell Gingher, both of Arkansas City, have been giving back for more than half of their lives. For the last six years, the twin brothers have collected items for the less fortunate […]

Lind hits it big, ditches banks for beard business

An Arkansas City native is enjoying life to the fullest thanks to a series of successful business interests. Nate Lind graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1998 and has gone on to achieve goal after goal. His latest venture is LegendaryBeardCo, an online source for beard oils and vitamins. […]

Police careers offer challenging, rewarding lifestyle

Arkansas City is home to many dedicated public servants, including its police force. “Our officers and department afford citizens many things that sometimes are taken for granted,” said City Manager Nick Hernandez. “They give us peace of mind by their presence, they serve as community role models, they are our […]

ACPD Sgt. Mata recounts experience that led him to police work

Arkansas City Police Department Sgt. Eric Mata recently was given an award from the Optimists of Arkansas City as their Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. One of the aspects of the job he was applauded for was his work with children and on crimes against children. “It only takes […]