Hawkins completes run, set to receive dog

Arkansas City native Josh Hawkins has had a big year so far. He recently was honored during an event for area veterans and will receive a service dog in the near future. “I come from a big military family,” he said. “Around 75 to 80 percent of the men have […]

Former Ark City country club marks centennial

The facility that now is Great Life Golf & Fitness — once known as the Arkansas City Country Club — is celebrating 100 years of existence. The golf course and clubhouse are located at 8731 East U.S. 166. Nonmembers can enjoy the course for the following prices: Nine-hole cart — […]

McCaslin: From the highest high to the lowest low, and back again

When Arkansas City Police Department Capt. Mark McCaslin’s year began, he was anticipating change — just not to the extent he experienced. McCaslin spent 10 weeks at Quantico, Va., in an elite Federal Bureau of Investigation training course in early 2016, but a mysterious illness sidelined him soon after he […]

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 […]