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Catalpa Park spurs new policy’s creation

The removal of playground equipment from a local park last fall served as a catalyst for the City of Arkansas City to create a process by which the community could adopt a park and serve as its primary caretaker. The policy that was approved by the city’s Beautification and Tree […]

Benito and Andrews named Coaches of the Year

Cowley College tennis coaches Jeff Benito and Charity Andrews were named Region III Wilson/ITA Coaches of the Year after helping to guide their teams to a pair of top-10 national rankings. With Benito at the helm, the men’s tennis team won seven of its final eight regular season matches before […]

Abegg sentenced in daughter’s death

An Arkansas City woman was sentenced April 28 to 18 months of probation in connection with the death of 16-month-old Astra Abegg. The child’s mother, Lindsay Paige Abegg, 30, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder last August. However, she entered into a plea agreement, pleading guilty to possession of […]

Bass resigns from Frances Willard

An Arkansas City woman arrested in connection with the largest methamphetamine lab bust in recent Arkansas City history has resigned from her job with the local school district. Nicole Bass, 38, was employed as an academic coach with USD 470 at Frances Willard Elementary School. However, after she was arrested […]

SCKC now offering after-hours care

Since South Central Kansas Medical Center (SCKMC) acquired Summit Clinic to form a new medical clinic in 2014, hospital representatives have been working toward offering extended health care services beyond the traditional 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. time frame on Mondays through Fridays. South Central Kansas Clinic (SCKC), located at […]

Morrows named recipients of Outstanding Tiger Alumni Award

Arkansas City residents Otis and Terri Morrow recently were named recipients of the Outstanding Tiger Alumni Award by the Cowley College Foundation for having brought recognition and pride to the Cowley College community through their achievements in their chosen profession and in their service to the community. “Terri and Otis […]

Cowley College students display work at event

A large crowd turned out to view the work of Cowley College photography and writing students during the “Life: Through Word and Lens” event May 5 in the Brown Center’s Earle N. Wright Community Room. Cowley writers from journal writing/storytelling, fiction writing, and focused seminar presented writing portfolios and final […]

Cowley College students complete research project

Seven Cowley College students recently completed a semester-long research project that examined the effects of mixtures of sunscreen active ingredients or ultraviolet (UV) filters on Daphnia magna as part of a research methods class. Previous studies had identified environmental levels of UV filters in Oklahoma lakes and their individual toxicity […]

Cowley students take part in Chamber Coffee

A group of Cowley College writers entertained Arkansas City Chamber of Commerce members during their May 5 coffee. The coffee was hosted at Farm Bureau Financial Services in downtown Arkansas City. Lilia Bowman-Bekemeyer, Tim Hardman, Nancy Lartey and Lucia Morales each read works written this academic year. Morales and Bowman-Bekemeyer […]

Cowley College announces new fire science program

Cowley College has teamed with area fire departments to offer a fire science certificate program beginning in June. The program will help meet the employment needs of local fire departments and consists of hazardous materials operations, firefighter I, firefighter II and firefighter safety and survival classes as well as EMT […]