“Top Gear” gives way to “Grand Tour” after BBC’s alienation of popular trio

In March, host Jeremy Clarkson was fired from “Top Gear.” For those who are unfamiliar with this show, it was much like the U.S. version of the show, but based in the United Kingdom. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) fired him unceremoniously for striking one of the show’s producers. This […]

College’s Beta Phi Upsilon chapter attends Honors in Action conference

LINCOLN, Neb. — Six students and two advisors of the Beta Phi Upsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa on the Mulvane campus attended a regional conference Nov. 4-6 in Lincoln, Nebraska. The three-day conference featured seminar groups to discuss the rising cost of education and FAFSA (Free Application for Federal […]

ACPD to participate in Thanksgiving traffic enforcement effort

The Arkansas City Police Department will join many other police agencies across the state, including the Kansas Highway Patrol, in the Kansas Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign, from Nov. 21 through Nov. 28. A grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will underwrite overtime traffic enforcement that specifically targets impaired […]

East Madison bridge closure necessary Nov. 17-18 for flood debris removal

The East Madison Avenue bridge across the Walnut River will be closed Nov. 17-18 for debris removal from the bridge piling. Much of the debris accumulated due to the September flooding on the Walnut River. East Madison will be closed completely on the west side at its intersection with the […]

Radio Lane overlay project wraps up; Summit work pauses for festival

The West Radio Lane asphalt overlay project will be finished by the end of Oct. 31 and construction preparations are complete for the Arkalalah Festival. The final striping on Radio Lane will be finished Oct. 31. The contractor has pulled back all traffic control devices, filled in or covered all […]

Asphalt overlay continues on West Radio Lane, to be finished next week

Asphalt overlay is ongoing this week on West Radio Lane and is set to conclude by the middle of next week, just in time for the Arkalalah Festival. The planned schedule of remaining work is as follows: Oct. 21 — asphalt overlay paving of Radio Lane from Eighth to Summit […]

Historic, scenic stone bridge collapses near Cambridge after flooding

One of Cowley County’s famous stone arch bridges was damaged irreparably during flooding last week. At some point between Oct. 8 and Oct. 9, the bridge known as Fox Bridge collapsed due to damage sustained during the recent flooding in eastern Cowley County. The flooding caused Grouse Creek to crest […]

Milling set to begin this week on West Radio Lane at 15th Street

Asphalt milling is set to begin this week on West Radio Lane, starting at 15th Street and progressing east toward Fourth Street by the end of the week. Contractor delays during the weekend have pushed back slightly the schedule that was advertised late last week by the City of Arkansas […]

‘Racing fool,’ innovative mechanic: Gottlob reflects on automotive life

Not many take notice of the late-model Buick Roadmaster driving around town. Fewer still take note of the man who drives it. Most of the time, he wears mechanic’s overalls and a baseball cap. This unassuming man doesn’t put on airs — though his stories can seem somewhat larger than […]

School board awards FFA chapter $5,500 to attend national convention

The Arkansas City FFA chapter was awarded $5,503 by the USD 470 Board of Education on Sept. 12 to attend the National FFA Convention next month. The group has qualified to participate in the convention, with approximately 12 students slated to attend. They also will be honored as a three-gold-star […]