Travel

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 […]

Back Road Dining restaurant tour in Cowley County kicks off May 6

The fun dining promotion, “Back Road Dining in Cowley County,” is kicking off for the second summer in a row May 6. Once again, the Cowley County Economic Development Partnership (Cowley First) has teamed up with five restaurants in Cowley County to offer a chance to win a $25 dining […]

Milling of asphalt, traffic control commences April 25 on North Summit

The North Summit Street improvement project will proceed to its next phase this week, according to Public Works Director Eric Broce. The contractor, Cornejo and Sons LLC, will begin asphalt milling April 25 on Summit Street, working southward in one of the outside lanes from Kansas Avenue to Walnut Avenue. […]

Basic Flint Hills tracking course offered May 6-7 at Grouse Creek Academy

Grouse Creek Academy will be host to a basic tracking course during the first weekend of May. This two-day event will be held at the academy, which is located at 17186 Grouse Creek Road. Starting at 10 a.m. May 6, Brian Black and Nathan McClure will open the academy for […]

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 […]

Car(e) Clinic shifts back into gear with another free car care day April 22

The Car(e) Clinic returns April 22. The event is designed primarily for single mothers and low-income households that are struggling to make ends meet. Appointments are necessary for those who wish to benefit from this free car care service. If you or someone you know is in need of basic […]

Cowley College’s Act One Drama Club brings home ideas from Florida trip

ORLANDO, Fla. — Cowley College’s Act One Drama Club recently returned from a trip to Walt Disney World to enjoy the Disney Performance Workshops. “I already knew their shows were incredible, I knew the Disney College Program was a dream for a few of our students and I knew I […]