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 […]

Car(e) Clinic returns Jan. 21 thanks to generous scrap metal donations

Thanks to some generous gifts of scrap metal, the Car(e) Clinic is coming back to Arkansas City this month. Organizer Daniel Yocum said the free car clinic started as a “dream in his heart.” But it has come a long way since then. The next Car(e) Clinic is set for […]

Summit Street construction pauses for winter; water lines done by Christmas

The North Summit Street road improvement and water line replacement project is beginning to wind down for the winter, according to Public Works Director Eric Broce. With the onset of colder weather, further concrete pouring must wait until spring. The contractor already has pulled back most of the traffic control […]

Frazee: Weather conditions expected to worsen in Arkansas City area

Patchy light drizzle and freezing drizzle were possible Dec. 16, with a very light glaze of ice accumulation possible, according to Arkansas City Emergency Management Coordinator Bob Frazee. The drizzle expected in Arkansas City should be warm enough to stay liquid, but drivers still will need to be cautious on […]

Tips for driving on icy roads, surviving black ice as winter approaches

With winter temperatures approaching lows in the 20s this week, the chances of encountering icy roads will increase, even though the City of Arkansas City has been treating bridges and overpasses within the city limits with a brine solution. Black ice is by far the most dangerous type of ice […]

Barn quilt kits for sale for $40 at Cowley First offices in Strother Field

Barn quilt kits are for sale now at the Cowley First offices in Strother Field, but only a limited number are available. Kits can be picked up by calling (620) 221-9951 to arrange a time, or email to reserve a kit. The kits are $40 and include 2-foot primed […]