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Porter arrested in connection with aggravated assaults with baseball bat

The Arkansas City Police Department arrested an Arkansas City man Sept. 12 after he allegedly attempted to hit two people with a baseball bat. Jason Don Porter, 47, was arrested on suspicion of two counts of felony aggravated assault. He was transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail […]

Soroptimists collect items for Mosaic, hear about organization’s ventures

Nancy Maier, Mosaic community relations officer, and Leslie Lackamp, Mosaic executive director, spoke with the Arkansas City Soroptimist Club recently about the services their organization provides to individuals with intellectual disabilities. Mosaic was founded 104 years ago to “provide a life of possibilities for people with intellectual disabilities.” The organization […]

Pastor Jack Dickson: Looking out at the other side of the window

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55: 9) Windows are like walls. They muffle sounds, and keep out the cold and wet. They restrict passage from one place to another. But windows […]

Police plan Neighborhood Watch program reboot during National Night Out

The Arkansas City Police Department has begun efforts to re-establish Neighborhood Watch chapters across the city. There currently are no formal Neighborhood Watch groups in existence in Ark City, although the program was thriving many years ago. ACPD is attempting to jumpstart the program back to life in conjunction with its […]

Beraza arrested in connection with theft of motor scooter from Walmart

The Arkansas City Police Department arrested a man early Sept. 7 after he allegedly stole a motorized scooter from the local Walmart Supercenter. Miguel Angel Beraza, 23, of Arkansas City, was arrested on suspicion of one count of felony theft of property or services totaling between $1,000 and $25,000. Beraza […]

Cowley College, Butler Community College team up to teach firefighting

The fire science departments at Butler Community College and Cowley College are joining forces to help firefighting students. The colleges have signed an agreement that provides Cowley College students with the ability to receive an associate of applied science degree in fire science from Butler after completing their fire science […]

Cowley alumnus Mitch Hoover running marathon to raise money for USO

Mitch Hoover, a 2010 graduate of Cowley College, plans to take part in the New York City Marathon on Nov. 5 in order to raise money for the USO (United Service Organizations). After graduating from Cowley College, Hoover spent five years in the U.S. Marines Corps before being discharged honorably […]

South Central Kansas Medical Center plans purchase of Winfield Medical Arts

A special meeting of the South Central Kansas Medical Center Board of Trustees has been called for Sept. 12. The 7:30 a.m. special meeting has been arranged to discuss SCKMC purchasing Winfield Medical Arts (WMA). The copies of the contracts supplied by SCKMC staff include several details that still might […]

Award-winning author Masters shares ideas with Cowley College workers

Andy Masters, an award-winning author and international speaker, served as the featured presenter Sept. 5 during Cowley College’s Professional Development Day. The annual event was held in the Earle N. Wright Community Room at the college’s Brown Center. Masters has written five books, earned four degrees and delivered Professional Development […]