Tag: ACHS

Fuentes named December Student of the Month at Cowley College

Despite working 40 hours a week and taking 23 credit-hours this semester at Cowley College, Edgar Fuentes somehow manages to find time to be an involved student at the main campus in Arkansas City and maintain a 4.0 grade-point average. The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) president and Student Ambassador was […]

Creekstone Farms Premium Beef receives STAR Award for November

The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce presented Creekstone Farms Premium Beef with the November STAR Award on Nov. 29. Creekstone was honored for its ongoing delivery of excellent products with an international presence, as well as its willingness to collaborate with the city’s businesses, civic groups, and nonprofits and […]

Veterans Day events planned in schools today, downtown on Saturday

Veterans Day falls on a Saturday this year, as does the annual Veterans Day parade in Arkansas City. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. on Summit Street in downtown Ark City. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1254 will place flags in Riverview Cemetery on Saturday morning, before the parade. […]

Arkalalah Big Parade lineup announced

The 2017 Arkalalah Big Parade lineup is: Color Guard — American Legion Sons of the American Legion American Legion Riders Arkansas City Police Department Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department Grand Marshal — Tony Tapia Arkansas City High School Marching Band Arkansas City High School Cheerleaders Queen Alalah LXXXVI Visiting Queens Little […]

ACHS teacher Huff arrested for unlawful sexual relations with student

UPDATE (11:15 a.m. Oct. 14): In response to Huff’s arrest, USD 470 Public Relations Director Alisha Call issued the following statement from USD 470 Superintendent Ron Ballard: “Student safety is our top priority. We take these allegations very seriously and are cooperating fully with law enforcement. At this time, we […]

Brylee Burroughs stepping off court, onto stage as Queen Alalah candidate

After growing up around Cowley College, Brylee Burroughs will fulfill a dream when she takes the stage as one of five finalists for Queen Alalah LXXXVI. Coronation is set for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the college’s Robert Brown Theatre. Burroughs is the daughter of Darren and Carolyn Burroughs, of […]

Day eager to experience Arkalalah in new light as Queen Alalah candidate

Jordan Day is glad she made the decision to stay close to home and attend Cowley College instead of a four-year school. The decision has paid off with Day having been named one of five finalists for Queen Alalah LXXXVI. Coronation is set for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the […]

Candidate Q&A: Damon Mendoza — USD 470 Board of Education

Name: Damon Mendoza Position you are running for: USD 470 Board of Education Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Wife, Kristal, and three children, Devin (junior), Kamryn (seventh grade) and Kinley (fourth grade) How long have you lived in Arkansas City/Cowley County? Approximately 32 years combined Have you served on any boards previously? […]

Candidate Q&A: Lori Barnes — USD 470 Board of Education

Name: Lori Barnes Position you are running for: USD 470 School Board Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Zach Barnes, spouse; Lucas Barnes, eighth-grader at Ark City Middle School; and Kennedy Barnes, a fourth-grader at Sacred Heart Catholic School. How long have you lived in Arkansas City? I have lived in Ark City […]

Ark City High School, ACPD practice responses during ALICE intruder drill

Arkansas City Police Department officers were at Arkansas City High School on Sept. 28 to lead teachers through a series of armed intruder drills. The drills served as a refresher to the ALICE training provided by the police department. They offered teachers the opportunity to plan and practice specific responses. […]