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Golden Tigers conduct fall enrollment at Cowley College; trips still available

Many community members turned out Aug. 22 for the Cowley College Golden Tigers fall enrollment inside the Earle N. Wright Community Room. The Golden Tigers is a popular program for men and women aged 50 or older. Classes are offered in September through November. Those still wishing to enroll for […]

Cowley College Golden Tigers program to hold fall enrollment Aug. 22

The Cowley College Golden Tigers, a popular program for men and women aged 50 or older, will hold fall enrollment from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 22 in the Earle N. Wright Community Room inside the Brown Center on the college’s main campus in Arkansas City. There is a $5 […]

East Madison Avenue bridge closed through Aug. 3 for tree removal

The East Madison Avenue bridge across the Walnut River will be closed through Aug. 3 for tree removal between the bridge and Crestwood Drive. The closure will occur from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The road will be reopened each night, then closed again the following morning. Access […]

Ark City Arts plans day trip July 31 to Arkansas’ Crystal Bridges Museum

The Arkansas City Area Arts Council is planning a day trip next week to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The Ark City Arts trip will leave from the Cowley College’s Brown Center at 8 a.m. July 31. The museum, which is located in Bentonville, Arkansas, is showing Dale […]

Native son Carlson thriving as owner of Mulvane’s Carlson Hot Rods shop

MULVANE — The passion Chris Carlson has for cars seems surpassed only by his love for family. Carlson, a 1990 Arkansas City High School graduate, has become well known in automotive circles, winning awards at car shows and through magazines featuring his work. His shop in Mulvane, Chris Carlson Hot […]

KLINK construction project, road closures begin June 26 on South Summit

Lane and intersection closures will begin June 26 on South Summit Street as part of the ongoing KLINK resurfacing project, said Public Works Director Eric Broce. The contractor, Cornejo and Sons LLC, will commence construction work from the U.S. 77 bypass and West Tyler Avenue south to the Arkansas River […]

Right place, right time: Pricer enjoys ride of lifetime, thanks to Amtrak

Ulrich Pricer had no idea he would get to take an extra-special train ride when he came to spend this summer with his grandparents. The 6-year-old ferroequinologist — train enthusiast — arrived June 9 at the BNSF train depot, dressed in a conductor’s hat, to welcome an Amtrak inspection train to […]

10th annual Fly-In and Car Show planned June 17 at Strother Field

The 10th annual Melvin Current Wings and Wheels Strother Field Fly-In and Classic Car Show is just around the corner. On June 17, individuals of all ages are welcomed to attend for free from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at Strother Field, with breakfast […]

City officials to ride Amtrak inspection train into Arkansas City on June 9

An Amtrak train will pass through eastern Arkansas City on Friday morning as part of an initiative to evaluate the potential for restoring passenger rail service here. Amtrak will operate the limited capacity one-way inspection train June 9 from Oklahoma City to Kansas City, Missouri. Return transportation will not be […]

Concrete reconstruction, closure to begin May 22 on North 15th Street

North 15th Street will be closed to through traffic between Radio Lane and Skyline Road starting May 22, according to Public Works Director Eric Broce. During this road closure, through traffic on 15th Street will be detoured east at both Radio Lane and Skyline Road. Access to local traffic only […]