Candidate Q&A: Sarah Kate Reilly — USD 470 Board of Education

Name: Sarah Kate Reilly Position you are running for: USD 470 Board of Education Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Married to Dr. Jonathan Hansen and we have four children: daughter, Maley, a seventh-grader; son, Arri, a fifth-grader; daughter, Alola, a third-grader; and daughter, Zadie, a first-grader. Maley attends ACMS […]

Q&A: Rhoda MacLaughlin-Ramirez — USD 470 Board of Education

Name: Rhoda MacLaughlin-Ramirez Position you are running for: USD 470, Arkansas City School Board Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Spouse: Lt. Patrick Ramirez, Winfield Fire-EMS Department Children/Stepchildren: Britton MacLaughlin, 11th grade, ACHS; Spencer MacLaughlin, 8th grade, ACMS; Samuel Ramirez, 3rd Grade, Lowell Elementary, Winfield (I was married previously to Scott […]

Candidate Q&A: Darrin Green — Cowley College Board of Trustees

Name: Darrin Green Position you are running for: Cowley College Board of Trustees Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): I married Dr. Rhonda (Beeson) Green in 2003. We have two children. Our daughter is Marguerite (Maggie) Green, age 12.A seventh-grader at ACMS, she is involved with ACC Cheer and Prairie […]

Snake Dance, scrimmages planned during Pawpalooza event Aug. 25

Arkansas City High School students will take part in the annual Snake Dance during Pawpalooza on Aug. 25 at the high school. The Snake Dance has been held downtown in recent years, but this year it is officially moving back to ACHS, located at 1200 W. Radio Lane. This student […]

DARE Camp pairs summer fun with serious scenarios to set kids straight

Ark City Police Department officers and staff spent several days this week at DARE Camp, teaching middle schoolers about drugs, alcohol and bullying. School Resource Officer Chase Hobart, who is assigned to Arkansas City Middle School, was among the officers on hand to educate the students. Serious discussion topics were […]

Sturd, Judd return home to participate in ACHS Jazz Band concert April 17

Arkansas City native and Nashville, Tennessee-based professional percussionist Michael Sturd will make a special appearance as a guest artist with the Arkansas City High School Jazz Band. This appearance will take place during a jazz concert at 7 p.m. April 17 in the ACHS auditorium. The concert is free and […]

ACMS, Frances Willard two of 76 Kansas schools to earn Challenge Awards

The Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force has named 76 Kansas schools as recipients of the 2016 Challenge Awards — and Arkansas City Middle School and Frances Willard Elementary School are among them. The awards recognize Kansas schools that are making a notable difference in student achievement, despite facing […]

ACMS, ACHS orchestra concert Dec. 16 to feature cookies, bake sale

The Arkansas City Middle School and Arkansas City High School orchestra concert will take place Dec. 16. There will be cookies and a bake sale after the concert to benefit the orchestra program. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the ACMS auditorium, located at 400 E. Kansas Ave. […]

ACMS KAY Club food drive collects, donates more than 11,000 items

Arkansas City Middle School recently held its annual canned food drive, sponsored by the ACMS KAY Club. More than 11,000 food items were donated to Angels in the Attic, Manna Ministries and several local church food pantries. The top collectors were Kaia Behrens, with more than 1,000 items, and Madison […]

Public, students invited to Kids Voting Kansas forum Oct. 19 at ACMS

Eight local candidates for the Cowley County Commission and Kansas Legislature will attend a Kids Voting Kansas forum Oct. 19. The forum, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Arkansas City Middle School auditorium, 400 E. Kansas Ave. It is sponsored by […]