Cowley College welding instructor Bob Moffatt conducts TIG Boot Camp

Cowley College welding instructor Bob Moffatt recently conducted the first of two Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Boot Camps on June 4-9 in Arkansas City. The initial Boot Camp teaches the basics of TIG welding, while the second TIG Boot Camp, scheduled for June 19-23, will move into more advanced TIG […]

Don’t let the tears flow: Protect computers from WannaCry ransomware

A brand new “ransomware” virus has hit several major organizations in the past week. The ransomware is called WannaCry or WannaCrypt, and it is popping up worldwide. Since May 12, the ransomware not only has hit companies within the United States, but it also has been identified in 150 other […]

Rogue One impresses with emotional story, cutting-edge digital effects

As a rule, I try not to add spoilers to my Nerds Unite blog. Spoilers make every movie and television show less fun for those who haven’t seen them. But I’m breaking my own rule this week — so read on at your own risk! No Rogue One left standing […]

Cowley College Commencement ceremonies to be streamed, broadcast

Cowley College’s Commencement exercises on May 13 will be live-streamed at The broadcast also will be available for all Cox Communications subscribers in Arkansas City on Channel 20. The Commencement exercises will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. inside W.S. Scott Auditorium, 200 W. Fifth Ave. This […]

South Central Kansas Medical Center asks for survivors’ letters of support

South Central Kansas Medical Center is attempting to upgrade its mammography equipment with a state-of-the art 3-D scanning unit. “We are hoping to accomplish this by applying for a grant, which would allow us to offer tax credits for 70 percent of any donations received for this project,” said Clayton […]

Death of Microsoft’s Windows Vista operating system long overdue

Support for Windows Vista has officially ended … and most of us wonder why it took so long. Vista came out right after Windows XP, but it never was the operating system Microsoft intended it to be. Vista was released in 2006, to be followed by Windows 7 in 2009. […]

Tips on how to “Doreen-proof” your loved one’s computer against scams

I grew up with modern technology. More specifically, and perhaps more accurately, computer technology and I grew up together. I am part of the last generation to grow up with land-line telephones with cords, antenna television, dial-up internet and DOS-based gaming. True, all of those things still exist today, but […]

Reliability project takes flight along power lines this week for Westar

Beginning March 21, a specially equipped helicopter will fly along sections of Westar Energy’s transmission system. The images it captures will help to identify areas that might need maintenance and create a more modern record of the transmission system, according to a news release. “These flights provide a more precise […]

Discover NASA exhibit at Winfield Public Library to be host to free concert

WINFIELD — Students from the Community Music School will perform space music from 2 to 3 p.m. March 12 at the Winfield Public Library. The performance is in conjunction with the national traveling exhibition Discover NASA: From Our Town to Outer Space. This concert is free and open to the […]

New keyboard, touchpad device solves media PC control issues nicely

My husband and I gave up on traditional means of entertainment a long time ago — and with cable went the traditional television. Our current setup is a media PC-based system. In addition to the media PC, we have a projector and screen, as well as six speakers. But the […]