Grouse Creek Academy donates KSRA banquet tickets to Cowley students

Grouse Creek Academy, a brand-new firearms training facility in Cowley County, has donated four tickets to the Kansas State Rifle Association (KSRA) Foundation banquet dinner to Cowley College’s criminal justice program. The banquet starts at 6 p.m. Friday. Brian Black, of Grouse Creek Academy, delivered the tickets Tuesday to Frank […]

Third annual Bobby Estus Memorial Bike Ride gears up May 27

The third annual Bobby Estus Memorial Bike Ride will be May 27. This year, the ride will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Paris Park and participants will ride or walk to Veterans Memorial Lake in Arkansas City. Strollers and wagons are welcome, but organizers ask that no pets be in […]

Lowell Elementary School plans scramble golf tournament as fundraiser

WINFIELD — Lowell Elementary School will be host to a four-person scramble golf tournament April 22 at the Winfield Country Club. The purpose of the event is to raise funds to purchase technological and sensory equipment for the classroom, as well as to help with field trips, assemblies and educational […]

Ark City Police Department shows well in Oklahoma’s Thin Blue Line 5K

Several officers of the Arkansas City Police Department participated April 8 in the Thin Blue Line 5K in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The “thin blue line” is an internationally recognized symbol that commemorates fallen and shows support for living law enforcement officers, as well as symbolizes the relationship of law enforcement officers […]

Grouse Creek Academy provides hands-on training, welcoming atmosphere

In an effort to announce the Grouse Creek Academy, Brian Black and Nathan McClure invited Ark City Daily Bytes to be among the first to use the range. McClure, who has an extensive history within the firearms training industry, gave me some hands-on firearms instruction when I visited the property […]

Grouse Creek Academy, first of its kind in Kansas, set to open soon locally

Cowley County soon will be home to a brand-new firearms training facility, thanks to the vision of county native Brian Black. The facility, Grouse Creek Academy, is being constructed on Black’s family property on Grouse Creek Road. “I grew up in this house … I learned how to shoot out […]

Elite Training Center Academy members all place at Wichita Jiu Jitsu tourney

WICHITA — Elite Training Center Academy took a small team to compete in its first submission-only Jiu Jitsu tournament Feb. 18 at the Wichita Sports Forum. The event was called “Submission Challenge” and it was part of the International Submission Only Federation (ISOF). The ISOF was founded by Jean Jacques […]

WFDA fast draw shooting competition to start at 9 a.m. March 4 at ranch

A fast draw competition will take place March 4, hosted by the Missouri Raiders Fast Draw Club and sanctioned by the World Fast Draw Association (WFDA). The competition will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Herbert Gootee’s ranch, located at 9099 268th Drive. Entry fees are $30, plus […]

Hernandez floats Spring Cleanup Day; Spring Hill Golf gets new contract

City Manager Nick Hernandez announced a possible addition to this year’s citywide Spring Cleanup Week in Arkansas City during the Feb. 21 City Commission meeting. Traditionally, Spring Cleanup Week brings extra trash out to the curbs of Ark City residents. However, Hernandez said he wants to see that expanded, with […]

Clash in Cowley County MMA event is Feb. 18 at Agri-Business Building

The Clash in Cowley County is coming to Arkansas City on Feb. 18. This mixed martial arts (MMA) event will be open to the public. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Children 6 years old or younger are free. The doors of the Agri-Business Building, located […]