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Thanks to Red Kettle, many giving opportunities abound in holiday season

Arkansas City residents have many options for charitable giving year-round. However, there are even more to choose from around Christmas time. One notable addition in December is the Salvation Army Red Kettle program. This year, bell ringers can be found in the usual places, such as Walmart and Dillons, as […]

Commission recognizes volunteers, witnesses promotions, receives award

The City Commission of Arkansas City recognized several people during its Dec. 5 commission meeting. The first was Robert Courtland, a Winfield resident who owns property in Arkansas City. He was given a Good Neighbor Recognition Award by the city. Courtland has been involved heavily in citizen cleanup efforts in […]

Goossen to speak to W4K-CC about Kansas economy Dec. 9 in Winfield

WINFIELD — Women for Kansas-Cowley County (W4K-CC) will hold its December meetup from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 9 at the Winfield High School cafeteria, located at 300 Viking Blvd. The event, which is co-sponsored by Save our Schools, is free and open to the public. Duane Goossen, senior fellow […]

Unruh muses on transition to bookstore ownership from training large cats

The colorful adventures found in Holly Unruh’s life weren’t always on the pages of the books in her bookstore. She is the owner of McDonald’s Used Books, located at 322 S. Summit St. in downtown Arkansas City. But 20 years ago, Unruh had a much different job — she helped […]

Arkansas City Rotary Club provides $3,000 grant to middle school library

The Arkansas City Rotary Club recently wrote a grant to purchase $3,000 in STEAM literature for the Arkansas City Middle School library. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Rotary President Dennis Rittle said the overall goal of the project is to advance career awareness in the STEAM […]

Becky Reid: Managing stress takes time, but reduces pressure and anxiety

’Tis the season to be jolly … but for some, it is a season of stress. Stress is the way your body responds to experiences and events, and it can be good or bad. Managing stress is important for your health and well-being. Stress can help you to rise to […]

Student Showcase and reception held Dec. 5 at Cowley College

Cowley College’s Earle N. Wright Community Room was the place to be Dec. 5 as the room was filled with music, artwork, and writing portfolios as part of the Student Showcase and reception. The event began with a recital by Cowley College’s vocal students. Those in attendance then had a […]

ACFD: Christmas decorations, trees can be leading causes of fire risk

As people put up holiday decorations this Christmas season, the Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department offers some holiday safety tips for Ark City residents. With more than 35 years in fire service, Fire Chief Bobby Wolfe has seen many holiday seasons through the years and knows the sadness that can result […]

Cowley College hosts, Quiz Bowl team competes in successful Snow Bowl

The Collegiate Quiz Bowl — formerly known as Academic Excellence Challenge — team at Cowley College was host Dec. 2 to the Snow Bowl at the college’s main campus in Arkansas City. A total of seven schools and 12 teams took part in the Snow Bowl, which was won by […]

No school Feb. 28, 2018: Ark City Public School District updates calendar

The Arkansas City Public School District has updated its 2017-18 calendar to provide instructional and support staff with a professional learning and development day. Recently, the USD 470 Board of Education approved designating Feb. 28, 2018, as a no-school day for this purpose. The professional development opportunity will focus on […]