Snell to retire May 31 after 23 years with Ark City Arts — 14 on Burford

Ellen Snell is retiring after 23 years of service to the Arkansas City Area Arts Council. “Retirement — it doesn’t seem day to day that it’s happening, but it is,” she said May 24. “I’ve kind of worked my way through all the emotions of leaving a job that has […]

Arkansas City Recreation Center offers variety of summer sports, fitness

The Arkansas City Recreation Center offers many opportunities for the community, from sports to a fitness center that all can enjoy. If you are looking for something to do this summer or want to enjoy a sport, the Ark City Rec Center has just the thing for you. For instance, […]

Hammond recognized by American Police Beat for dog save, helping youth

Arkansas City Police Officer Wade Hammond recently was featured in the American Police Beat magazine. This magazine is geared toward law enforcement and covers topics that have to do with many facets of the profession. Hammond was featured in a section called the “Feel good corner…”, which can be found […]

Gottlob muses on Army days, ‘one that got away’ after magazine article

Local racing legend Cliff Gottlob was featured recently in Hot Rod Magazine. Gottlob’s 1965 Chevelle Z16, a car that he ordered after his time in the Army, was the topic of the article. But there is more to the story: Gottlob’s Chevelle was the second car that was ordered. The […]

Kunkel raising funds for “Do It for Johnnie” walk for suicide awareness

Team “Do It for Johnnie” will participate in the Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk in Washington, D.C. “Do It for Johnnie” is named for John Stephens, the late son of Cindy Stephens, who serves as the team’s captain. The team is made up of Stephens; her daughter, Harlee Musselman; […]

Winegarner organizes classroom fundraiser to provide alternate seating

Local USD 470 teacher Jessica Winegarner is attempting to raise money to outfit her classroom with an alternative style of seating. “This year, my students are very unique, and it has been a challenge for me to meet their needs,” she said. In an attempt to aid her students’ learning […]

Grouse Creek Academy, first of its kind in Kansas, set to open soon locally

Cowley County soon will be home to a brand-new firearms training facility, thanks to the vision of county native Brian Black. The facility, Grouse Creek Academy, is being constructed on Black’s family property on Grouse Creek Road. “I grew up in this house … I learned how to shoot out […]

Lions Club helps village home of international Cowley College student Melly

One international Cowley College student will return home from America with more than just an education. Simion Melly, a native of Kenya, Africa, was raised in a small village that does not have a naturally occurring source of clean water. He grew up in Sinendet village, which lies 40 miles […]

Local art teacher Sweet seeks funds for sight-saving surgery

Last December, local art teacher Danice Sweet was diagnosed with macular edema due to diabetic retinopathy. “The retinologist explained it to me like this: Because of diabetic retinopathy, the eye starts compensating by growing extra blood vessels. These extra blood vessels cloud the vision and can lead to blindness,” Sweet […]

Four Ark City Daily Bytes readers share real-life Valentine’s love stories

Valentine’s Day is Feb. 14 and love is in the air. In the spirit of the season, Ark City Daily Bytes asked readers to share their own real-life love stories. Whether it was friendship, football or school that brought them together, these couples’ tales are sure to delight. Matt and […]