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 […]

Gottlob muses on Army days, ‘one that got away’ after magazine article

Local racing legend Cliff Gottlob was featured recently in Hot Rod Magazine. Gottlob’s 1965 Chevelle Z16, a car that he ordered after his time in the Army, was the topic of the article. But there is more to the story: Gottlob’s Chevelle was the second car that was ordered. The […]

Concrete construction to resume Feb. 27 on North Summit Street

The North Summit Street improvement and water line replacement project is ready to resume for the spring, according to Public Works Director Eric Broce. The contractor, Cornejo and Sons LLC, will resume work Feb. 27 on Summit Street, beginning with the restoration of traffic control from Cedar to Chestnut avenues, […]

Seat belt usage, traffic enforcement campaign to begin Feb. 20 in Ark City

Starting next week, the Arkansas City Police Department will join other law enforcement agencies in Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma in aggressively enforcing seat belt usage and other traffic safety laws as part of a traffic enforcement campaign. Beginning Feb. 20 and continuing through March 5, drivers can expect increased police […]

Christie’s journey to Baghdad explored in Ashford’s “Woman on the Orient Express”

I originally was drawn to Lindsay Jayne Ashford’s “The Woman on the Orient Express” because it centers around one of my all-time favorite authors. Set one year after Agatha Christie’s infamous 10-day disappearance, it follows her as she journeys to Baghdad. Christie’s life soon is entwined with those of two […]

Hot Rods ’N Heat to feature hot rods, chili cookoff Jan. 28 at Mulvane Center

Cowley College will be host to a hot rod show Jan. 28 at its technical center in Mulvane. Starting at 11 a.m., the public is invited to attend “Hot Rods ’N Heat.” This event is a car show and chili cook-off rolled into one afternoon. All-you-can-eat chili from Great Western […]