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 […]

Arkansas, Walnut rivers crest, but flooding continues in Cowley

Heavy rains have resulted in widespread area flooding, some of which has affected travel and local events. Flood warnings continue until Sept. 14 for the Arkansas River and the Walnut River at Arkansas City, according to the National Weather Service. The Arkansas River reached its crest of about 19 feet […]

More than 18 rare stone arch bridges can be found in Cowley County

Visitors to Cowley County are welcome to visit the historic bridges of the area, including many rural stone arch bridges. There are approximately 1,700 stone arch bridges remaining in the United States, and more than 18 of them are right here in Cowley County. When seeking these bridges, keep in […]

Entertaining events abound this weekend in Arkansas City area

There will be plenty of events in the area to keep Arkansas City residents busy this weekend. Starting at 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 9, there will be an indoor yard sale at Trinity Episcopal Church. The sale will continue at 8 a.m. Sept. 10. Also on Sept. 9, […]

Kansas Museum of History announces Home School Wednesday topics

The Kansas Museum of History recently announced an upcoming series of events titled “Home School Wednesdays.” Students in fourth through 12th grade are invited to attend events on the first Wednesday of September through next May. Each month will feature a different topic. Students will have the opportunity to use […]

Cowley College’s Golden Tigers offering educational trips

There still is time to reserve a spot for one of Cowley College’s Golden Tigers educational trips planned in 2016. Golden Tigers trips being offered are Sept. 29 to Concordia; Oct. 18 to Tulsa, Okla.; and Dec. 8 to Towanda. To reserve a spot, call Margaret Neal at (620) 441-5286 […]