Blackburn receives Exceptional Service Award

South Central Kansas Medical Center recently announced that respiratory therapist Terry Blackburn has been named its Exceptional Service Award winner for the month of May. The Exceptional Service Award is one of the greatest honors available at SCKMC. Those who receive the award have been recognized by patients, family members, […]

Onelio tapped for Adams Elementary Principal

Arkansas City High School (ACHS) Assistant Principal Robert Onelio was recently selected as the next Principal of Adams Elementary. The USD 470 Board of Education approved the transfer during their April 25 meeting. This change is due to the fact that the current principal, Nancy Haas, is set to retire […]

Cowley instructor has article published

Cowley College Natural Science Department Instructor Scott Layton recently had an article published by The American Biology Teacher which is a journal published by the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT). The paper was written as part of his doctoral work at Oklahoma State University. Layton was the lead author […]

Ark City District Court cases move forward

An Arkansas City man arrested April 26 for aggravated assault made his first appearance April 28 in Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City via remote video link. Jeffrey Gene Yatsko, 59, remains in custody following the arrest, which resulted in three probation violations. Judge Jim Pringle appointed attorney Rodney […]

Second annual Bobby Estus Memorial Bike Ride planned

The second annual Bobby Estus Memorial Bike Ride will be May 28. This year, the ride will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Paris Park and participants will ride or walk to Veterans Memorial Lake. Strollers and wagons are welcome, but organizers ask that no pets be in attendance. The Bobby […]

Brickey sentenced in Abegg death

An Arkansas City man was sentenced to a total of 90 months in prison in connection with the death of 16-month-old Astra Abegg during an appearance April 25 in Cowley County District Court in Winfield. Jacob Kyle Brickey, 27, cried throughout the proceedings — which included an address from the […]

New car wash being constructed

Construction has begun on a new car wash near the intersection of Summit Street and Radio Lane. The car wash falls in the Community Improvement District (CID), which was created in 2015 at Summit Plaza and includes both Westlake Ace Hardware and Dollar Tree. The proposal turned in to the […]

Telephone scam reported to sheriff’s office

Several residents of Cowley County have reported receiving scam telephone calls during the weekend from a caller who falsely identified himself as a member of the Cowley County Sheriff’s Office. The caller told these citizens that there were warrants out for their arrest. Some of the reporting citizens said the caller […]

City Commission approves additional meetings; voices support for sales tax

The City Commission of Arkansas City approved two additional meetings for the month of May during its May 3 meeting in a 4-0 vote. The first of these is a work session, in which the commission will have the opportunity to discuss city advisory boards and reorganization of meetings timeline […]

Fourth-grade projects presented

USD 470 Board of Education members heard about Roosevelt Elementary School student projects from fourth-grade teacher Randi Whalen during their May 9 meeting. Students at Roosevelt created presentations that covered aspects of the American Revolution. They worked in small groups to create learning modules for their peers. During the course […]