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 […]

Former ACHS hoops coach Brantley in need after recent ‘heart episode’

Update: A family friend recently announced Anthony Brantley passed away during the weekend. “Former ACHS head basketball coach and current assistant tennis coach Anthony Brantley passed away (June 3),” said Lisa Klaassen. Update: A statement was released this afternoon regarding Anthony Brantley’s condition. “My heart is broken to inform you […]

Registration open for Aug. 26 SCKMC Landrush — now with bike race

The third annual SCKMC Landrush race is open for registration now. The race will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 26. Landrush is a fundraiser that benefits South Central Kansas Medical Center. The money raised is used as the foundation for growth and development of the services […]

Catbacker tour comes to Arkansas City with K-State Family Fun Day

Several members of the Kansas State University athletics department visited Arkansas City on May 24 and were host to a “K-State Family Fun Day” at Wilson Park. The Cowley County chapter of the Purple Pack Catbackers helped to facilitate the event. K-State coaches, student athletes and staff arrived in Ark […]