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 […]

Back Road Dining restaurant tour in Cowley County kicks off May 6

The fun dining promotion, “Back Road Dining in Cowley County,” is kicking off for the second summer in a row May 6. Once again, the Cowley County Economic Development Partnership (Cowley First) has teamed up with five restaurants in Cowley County to offer a chance to win a $25 dining […]

Final Kansas Sampler Festival ever starts May 6 at Winfield’s Island Park

WINFIELD — The 28th — and final — Kansas Sampler Festival will be Saturday and Sunday in Winfield’s Island Park. Festival hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children aged 7 to 12. The largest […]

Depression-era macaroni and cheese recipe packs oozy punch

My great-grandmother raised three children during the Depression, so certain items either weren’t available or weren’t purchased. Macaroni and cheese was not then the staple it seems to have become today, thanks in part to Kraft. But uncooked pasta always has been a staple item in kitchens in my family. […]

Dunkin’ Donuts truck coming to old KFC location in Arkansas City

Dunkin’ Donuts will appear April 20 in Arkansas City, via truck. This won’t be Dunkin’ Donuts’ first trip to Cowley County, as the truck recently was at a GE Aviation event. “People asked if we would come back and so we thought this would be a good time to try […]