Obituaries

Fellow pastors, former students remember Fry for pastoring despite dying

Laughter and tears were equally present Nov. 4 during a celebration of the life of the late Pastor Mark Fry. The standing-room-only service was attended by more than 200 people. Fry died Oct. 20 after a long battle with esophageal cancer. Alan Brook, associate pastor for Calvary Chapel, was the […]

Mark Fry remembered by family, FLS director after passing away of cancer

Local pastor Mark Fry lost his fight with esophageal cancer Oct. 20 — one day after his 67th birthday. “At 7:20 a.m., Daddy was able to stand face to face with the Jesus he has been teaching about for over 38 years,” a member of Fry’s family posted to Facebook. […]

Ark City native, former MLB player Darren Daulton passes away at 55

Arkansas City native Darren Daulton died Aug. 6 at the age of 55. Daulton, a former Major League Baseball player, arguably was one of Ark City’s greatest athletes. He was drafted by the Philadephia Phillies in 1980 and played until 1997, ending his career with the Miami Marlins. The Phillies’ […]

Sandra Sue Woodworth

Sandra Sue “Susie” Woodworth, 78, of Arkansas City, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, at South Central Kansas Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church in Arkansas City. Committal services will follow at 3 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton. The […]

Hundreds attend standing-room-only funeral for Coach Brantley at ACHS

Arkansas City said goodbye to one of its own on the afternoon of June 8. A funeral for Coach Anthony “Ant” Brantley Jr. filled the Arkansas City High School auditorium to capacity. Brantley died following the onset of a sudden heart issue and a short stay in a Wichita hospital. […]

Hal D. Wilcox

Hal D. Wilcox, 90, died Monday, June 5, 2017, at Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor Health Care Center. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 9, 2017, at Parker Cemetery in Parkerfield. Cremation has been effected. Hal was born Aug. 29, 1926, to Eugene M. and Louise F. Wilcox in […]

Anthony R. Brantley Jr.

Anthony R. Brantley Jr., 38, of Arkansas City, died Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017, in the Arkansas City High School auditorium. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to […]

Paxton remembered by storm chasers, fellow actors, longtime fans

My mother and I had a family tradition when I was growing up. Whenever it looked like it was going to storm, we’d pull out our copy of “Twister” and watch the film as the rain rolled in. Bill Paxton — who, along with Helen Hunt, starred in the 1996 […]

Flame of Yelchin snuffed out far too soon, just as he flourished in “Beyond”

My first introduction to Anton Yelchin was when watching “Criminal Intent.” On the show, he played a very disturbed young man. I can’t say enough about how much I enjoy that show, nor can I put my finger on why I enjoy Yelchin as much as I do. His career […]

Eldon Ray Moorman

Eldon Ray Moorman, 75, passed away Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at his home in Arkansas City, with his wife and family by his side. He had fought a courageous battle against cancer. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at the Newkirk Church of Christ, 324 N. […]