Sports

Arkansas City native Chris Salcedo prepares for first MMA fight

An Arkansas City man is set to make his mixed martial arts (MMA) debut later this month. Rumble Between the Rivers, an MMA event in Arkansas City, will be Chris Salcedo’s entry into the sport. The 28-year-old has been preparing for the event since he signed up for the fight […]

More than $6,000 raised for Cowley’s Eli Hilderbrand Memorial Scholarship

LAWRENCE — Seven teams and 28 golfers participated in the inaugural Eli Hilderbrand Memorial Golf Tournament on Aug. 15 in Lawrence, where $6,185 was raised for the Eli Hilderbrand Memorial Scholarship at Cowley College. Gavin Kreidler, a close friend of the late Hilderbrand who established the scholarship, also organized the […]

Snake Dance, scrimmages planned during Pawpalooza event Aug. 25

Arkansas City High School students will take part in the annual Snake Dance during Pawpalooza on Aug. 25 at the high school. The Snake Dance has been held downtown in recent years, but this year it is officially moving back to ACHS, located at 1200 W. Radio Lane. This student […]

Veterans Memorial Lake closed to boating, fishing; walking trail still open

Veterans Memorial Lake, located at 1401 S. Sixth St., has been closed temporarily to the public while state authorities investigate the water quality of the lake. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is conducting testing and looking into the matter. While it is possible that an algae bloom […]

“Obstacle observers,” other volunteers still needed for SCKMC Landrush

The SCKMC Landrush planning committee is looking for volunteers to assist with the Aug. 26 fundraiser. Additional help is needed in the form of “obstacle observers” — teams of two who oversee one of the 12 obstacles to ensure both participant safety and fair play — as well as parking attendants […]

Third annual SCKMC Landrush to add 10-mile bike race, new obstacles

With only a week left before this year’s South Central Kansas Medical Center Landrush, the race planning committee is completing the final details for a new event. The third annual SCKMC Landrush will take place on Aug. 26 at the hospital grounds in Patterson Park Subdivision. Opening ceremonies will begin […]

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’ […]

Southwestern Football Golf Outing is June 23 at Winfield Country Club

WINFIELD — The third annual Builder Football Golf Outing is scheduled for June 23 at the Winfield Country Club. Teams will tee off at 11 a.m. The entry fee is $100 per person, which covers green fees, a golf cart and lunch. Businesses may sponsor a hole for $200, or […]

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. […]

Fundraiser set for June 10 to benefit families of coaches Brantley, Shaw

A fundraiser to benefit the Brantley and Shaw families has been scheduled for June 10. From 7 to 10 p.m., all community members are welcomed to join in at the Arkansas City High School Tennis Complex, located at 1200 W. Radio Lane. Event organizers will collect free-will donations, including gift […]