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Three competitive local races, 10 total seats on line Nov. 7 on Election Day

Election Day is Nov. 7, with three competitive local races all on the line. Arkansas City residents may vote from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Central Christian Church. Advance voting is available until noon Nov. 6 at the Cowley County Courthouse in Winfield. The races for City Commission, USD […]

Sanitation shifts to four-day schedule next week due to Veterans Day

The City of Arkansas City will shift to a four-day sanitation schedule next week due to the closure of all city offices Nov. 10 in observance of Veterans Day. The Cowley County Landfill also will be closed Nov. 10 in observance of Veterans Day. Monday’s and Tuesday’s entire routes will […]

Kansas, Oklahoma high schoolers attend Senior Day at Cowley College

High school seniors from Kansas and Oklahoma took part in Cowley College’s Senior Day on Oct. 25 at the school’s main campus in Arkansas City. A total of 285 students and parents took part in the event. Students were given an opportunity to tour the campus, while information was available […]

Cowley College creative writers attend Nimrod Conference for Writers

TULSA — Several Cowley College writers recently attended the Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers, hosted by Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They also toured the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park and Museum before the conference began. Docent Dewayne Dickens led a tour of Reconciliation […]

Police begin ‘No Valuables November’ initiative to reduce car burglaries

The Arkansas City Police Department is planning an initiative for the month of November called “No Valuables November.” The program will focus on reducing motor vehicle burglaries and thefts by raising awareness in the community that thieves target vehicles based on a few factors. Those factors include: keys left in […]

Arkansas City Rec Center sponsoring 30-minute-a-day walking program

The Arkansas City Recreation Center (ACRC) currently is hosting “One Step at a Time,” a countywide walking program. This program was made possible through a grant received from Legacy Regional Community Foundation. Legacy offered the grant, in part, as an initiative to address children’s health disparities. Applicants submitted proposals to […]

Kinzie crowned Queen Alalah LXXXVI; Aldridge, Graber named as Littles

The five candidates for Queen Alalah shared the stage Oct. 27 in rhinestone-clad evening wear as this year’s queen was named. When the voting was done, Kyrstyn Kinzie donned the crown of Queen Alalah LXXXVI during the Coronation ceremony at Cowley College’s Robert Brown Theatre. “When I was 4, I attended […]

Reconstruction by Andale, road closure to begin Oct. 30 on North 15th St.

North 15th Street will be closed to through traffic between Radio Lane and Skyline Road starting Oct. 30, according to Public Works Director Eric Broce. During this road closure, through traffic on 15th Street will be detoured east at both Radio Lane and Skyline Road. Access will be accommodated to […]

Cancer survivor Bierle flies to Hollywood for special taping of ‘The Doctors’

JoAnn Bierle has survived cancer twice, but that isn’t the end of her story. This feisty woman is on a constant crusade to encourage all woman to have mammograms, especially if they have any family history of the potentially deadly disease. This campaign recently took Bierle cross-country, all the way […]

VFW Post 1254 welcomes newest lifetime member in Marine Jeff Trenary

The local chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars recently celebrated its newest member signing a lifetime membership. New member Jeff Trenary is an Iraq War veteran who has been out of the service since 2013. “I know we sound like we’re excited to have this young guy in here, […]