Old McDonald’s Sewing & Vacuum location to house crafters market

Holly Unruh is shaking things up at McDonald’s Used Books. Owner Patrick McDonald recently moved his sewing store out of the location at 316 S. Summit St., leaving the original building empty. McDonald’s Sewing & Vacuum now is located at 222 S. Summit St., while Unruh is offering up space […]

Burn Awareness Week time to become aware of fire, liquid, steam dangers

The first full week of February is Burn Awareness Week, according to the Kansas State Fire Marshal’s website. Burn Awareness Week is designed to provide an opportunity for burn, fire, and life safety educators to unite in sharing a common burn awareness and prevention message in Kansas communities. Many things can cause […]

Cowley County Humane Society plans three upcoming fundraiser events

This month marks the beginning of a busy fundraising season for Cowley County Humane Society (CCHS). Those looking for something to give their animal-loving sweetheart on Valentine’s Day need look no further than CCHS’ Valentail’s Cookies and Hearts package. For a $12 donation, volunteers will deliver a half-dozen cookies, a […]

Quick, easy double cherry crunch sure to exhilarate with minimal stress

We had company during the weekend. Nothing fancy, just a few people hanging out and watching a movie. While our guests were completely comfortable without being served dessert, I was reminded of this recipe. I was short on time and had forgotten to pick up any baking mix while I […]

Former ACPD Chief Jim Lower lives on in free book published on iTunes

Jim Lower served with the Arkansas City Police Department from 1952 through 1977. Former Police Chief Lower passed away in February 2013. In the 1980s, Lower wrote a book of memoirs, “Second Star on the Right and Straight On Till Morning,” which he freely shared with friends and family. “Dad wrote […]

Office of State Fire Marshal releases annual Fires in Kansas report

TOPEKA — The Office of the State Fire Marshal has released its annual “Fires in Kansas” report based on reporting to the Kansas Fire Incident Reporting System by fire departments throughout the state. The statistics presented in this annual report were for the 2015 calendar year. The report highlights the […]

Three McDonald’s Sewing and Vacuum classes to be offered Jan. 27-28

McDonald’s Sewing and Vacuum has several classes lined up for this weekend. The first class will be at 1 p.m. Jan. 27. Attendees of this class will create a bench pillow, or at least start the process. To register and receive the supply list, call (620) 441-0939. This class has […]

Legacy Regional Community Foundation announces Request for Proposals

Legacy Regional Community Foundation has announced an initiative to address children’s health, using a Request for Proposals (RFP) process to provide funding to an organization to plan and implement countywide programming that actively motivates children and families to become more physically active. Eligible applicants may apply for a 12-month grant […]

Family Life Services offers more than just support for pregnant women

Family Life Services (FLS) is a multi-function resource center that often is associated with pregnancy. More than half of its clientele is female, but there are services available for men, as well. In addition to pregnancy tests, FLS offers help with attaining state insurance, a Healthy Beginnings program, parenting classes, […]

Testament to the power of adoption, from one adoptee to anyone in need

I always like it when people come up to me and say, “You look just like your dad!” It makes me giggle a little bit, because in spite of the numerous people I have told, it never really registers with them that my dad (Tim Durham) didn’t biologically father me! […]