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 […]

Back-Road Dining in Cowley County promotion event under way

Cowley County has many fantastic dining options to choose from, but they often are overlooked. To highlight some of the dining options in the county, Cowley First, the Cowley County Economic Development Partnership, has teamed up with five restaurants in Cowley County for a fun summer promotion, “Back-Road Dining in […]

Crain recalls 15 years of Zongozotla mission memories in Mexico

Zongozotla Municipality is a city in Puebla, located in southeastern Mexico, and is home to nearly 5,000 people. But for the last 15 summers, members of First Baptist Church in Arkansas City have spent time ministering to the indigenous people. Pam Crain, director of the Arkansas City Convention and Visitors […]

Motorcyclists, drivers all need to be aware this summer

Don’t be surprised if you see many motorcycles on the road this weekend, as the weekend temperatures are predicted to be in the upper 80s and 90s. Drivers always should be mindful of motorcyclists on the road. Matt Stone, Cowley College director of security and public safety, teaches courses for motorcycle […]

Seventh annual Discover Cowley County Treasure Hunt under way

The Cowley County Tourism Alliance kicked off the seventh annual Discover Cowley County Treasure Hunt on June 21 and it will continue through Sept. 11. This is a unique summer event that highlights quirky sites, historical stops and local favorites. Treasure hunters seek out 10 locations across Cowley County, which […]

Cowley County summer barn quilt classes announced

Barn quilts have become a big deal in Cowley County during the last couple of years. More than 100 barn quilts officially are on the Cowley County Quilt Trail, a leg of the formally organized Flint Hills Barn Quilt Trail, which is part of the American Quilt Trail. As the […]