Features

Jordan fights stage 4 breast cancer; friend seeks help for family expenses

Local resident Debbie Jordan has been diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. She has taken a leave of absence from work and is unable to go back for the time being. Her friend and co-worker, Patty DeHaven, has created a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the Jordan family […]

SCKMC enters ‘Stone Age’ with #620rocks near medical center chapel

A new craze is sweeping Cowley County and South Central Kansas Medical Center is jumping on the bandwagon. #620rocks is a local Facebook group dedicated to spreading joy through one of the planet’s most common items — rocks. Many might have noticed the brightly colored rocks sitting around Arkansas City […]

Boxing duo competes to reach U.S. Olympic Trials after long journey

Boxing is not a sport often associated with Cowley County, but for the past 10 years, there has been an entire gym full of boxers in Winfield. Two boxers who train at Team Punisher Boxing Gym are heading to the final qualifier for the United States Olympic Trials this month. […]

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

Hometown racing fanatic and mechanic 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. Gottlob worked well past dark […]

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 […]