Path to Pathways grant from BCBSKS was long and winding, but it paid off

Cowley County this week was named as one of eight Pathways to a Healthy Kansas communities by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS). The grant, possibly one of the most significant ever awarded in the county, is for $100,000 immediately toward implementation, with an additional $400,000 also now […]

Native son Carlson thriving as owner of Mulvane’s Carlson Hot Rods shop

MULVANE — The passion Chris Carlson has for cars seems surpassed only by his love for family. Carlson, a 1990 Arkansas City High School graduate, has become well known in automotive circles, winning awards at car shows and through magazines featuring his work. His shop in Mulvane, Chris Carlson Hot […]

Groove Street Bling offers homemade headbands, turnovers from local pair

Groove Street Bling has hit the Arkansas City Farm and Art Market with unique tie-dyed products, headbands, and homemade turnovers. Two local women, Sarah Diveley and Shayna Nicely, started Groove Street Bling this year. “Sarah had an epiphany when she went to Bike Week in Daytona in March,” Nicely said. […]

Miles for Morgan poker run July 15 to benefit infant girl with heart problems

Miles for Morgan, a poker run to benefit a local infant, will take place July 15. Morgan Marquez was born Dec. 9, 2016. Less than a month later, she was diagnosed with a heart murmur by a doctor in Wichita. However, the heart murmur was not the only bad news […]

Recent Cowley College grad in need of assistance with cancer treatments

A local woman is in need of assistance as she seeks cancer treatment soon at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. Ashley Law, a recent Cowley College graduate, has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer that develops in the body’s lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is […]

Right place, right time: Pricer enjoys ride of lifetime, thanks to Amtrak

Ulrich Pricer had no idea he would get to take an extra-special train ride when he came to spend this summer with his grandparents. The 6-year-old ferroequinologist — train enthusiast — arrived June 9 at the BNSF train depot, dressed in a conductor’s hat, to welcome an Amtrak inspection train to […]

New snow cone stop Penguin Paradice opens last week in Arkansas City

Arkansas City is home to a brand-new drink and snow cone stop, just in time for the dog days of summer. Penguin Paradice appeared, quite literally, overnight in the parking lot next to the Twice the Ice machine on North Summit Street, between Casey’s General Store and Ark Valley Credit […]

Local girl DeLaney Colquhoun designs auction-winning Southwest purse

Local girl DeLaney Colquhoun has become a fashion designer at the age of 11. “I was playing around with a purse that they gave me for a photo shoot,” she said. “It had fringe on it.” The photos were taken by DeLaney’s mother, Dixie, for Holy Cow Couture. DeLaney was […]

Ark City Greenhouses plans special for being named sixth-best in Kansas

Ark City Greenhouses recently was named the sixth-best greenhouse in Kansas by bestthingsks.com. During the Memorial Day weekend, the greenhouse will offer a special — buy two, get one free on most plants. The greenhouse, which is owned by Joelyn Squires and located at 836 E. Kansas Ave., has been […]

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 […]