Waldorf salad a favorite during Thanksgiving, can be enjoyed year-round

This recipe always seems to appear on our table around Thanksgiving each year, but it can be enjoyed year-round. My mother loves Waldorf salad — if it really can even be called a salad — but she won’t make it year-round, because my brother, father and I never would eat it. […]

10th annual Fly-In and Car Show planned June 17 at Strother Field

The 10th annual Melvin Current Wings and Wheels Strother Field Fly-In and Classic Car Show is just around the corner. On June 17, individuals of all ages are welcomed to attend for free from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at Strother Field, with breakfast […]

Next Coffee with a Cop to be held later this month at Steamy Joe

The Arkansas City Police Department will be holding its second Coffee with a Cop in three weeks. The coffee will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m. June 22 at Steamy Joe Coffee House, located at 216 W. Central Ave. Black coffee will be provided free of charge. Specialty coffees may be […]

Chicken salad an ever-flexible recipe, with or without celery

Summer is upon us, along with the season of eating freshly plucked vegetables. When I was growing up, my grandfather had an amazing garden. It seemed every vegetable I could eat was available to me, fresh from the earth. Realistically, that is not true. Many things do not grow well in […]

Preparing for an emergency: What to eat or drink and how to find it

Kansas weather can be unpredictable and there is no telling the damage that it is capable of. If an earthquake, severe thunderstorm or tornado strikes, will you be prepared? The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided tips for preparing in case of an emergency. The most important thing is […]

Free meals offered to children this summer with USD 470 Sally’s Spot bus

The Arkansas City Public School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program again this year. The program, sponsored by USD 470 and administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will help to ensure that children receive the healthy meals they need not only to function, but also to […]

Butterscotch oatmeal cookies sure to be buttery delight while hot, gooey

My father’s favorite cookies are butterscotch oatmeal cookies. I can remember, from a very young age, my mother making these cookies so she could put them in his lunchbox. The recipe came from my maternal grandmother, of course. Notice that it calls for lard? Of course, the Oleo long has […]

Burger Junkie, Hamburger Shack reincarnation, coming soon on Madison

West Madison Avenue is soon to be home to an old-fashioned hamburger joint. “We are shooting for June 5,” the owner, Chris Goodman, said of when the new eatery might open. Goodman, a native of Ohio, has been working diligently for several months to remodel the old Hamburger Shack location. […]

Arkansas City Farm and Art Market to sprout up in new location May 23

The Arkansas City Farm and Art Market will see some changes this year, according to its new organizer, Brittany Carder. Chief among them is the location of the market. While it still will be located in Wilson Park, it now will appear at the southwestern edge of the park, under […]

Rhubarb cream pie recipe just in time for this tart plant’s growing season

While I was glancing through my great-grandmother’s recipe book recently, I came across a note in one of the pie recipes. “This has been a favorite of my three children and me for many years,” it reads. I stopped to think for a moment. Rhubarb never has been a vegetable […]