Tag: Ark City Daily Bytes

Fifteen of 19 candidates in three local election races attend Oct. 10 forum

Candidates running in the three local elections this fall gathered Oct. 10 to participate in a public forum. This forum, held at the Arkansas City Senior Citizens Center, featured a question-and-answer session for each of the three groups of candidates. The first session was set aside for Cowley College Board […]

Ark City Daily Bytes, chamber candidates forum is Oct. 10 at senior center

Ark City Daily Bytes and the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to host a forum for local political candidates Oct. 10 at the Arkansas City Senior Citizens Center. The forum will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The senior center is […]

Commission briefed on RISE Cowley, Pathways to a Healthy Kansas grant

Tom Langer, City-Cowley County Health Department administrator and public health officer, appeared Aug. 15 before the City Commission of Arkansas City to talk about RISE Cowley. Cowley County, through the RISE Cowley health coalition, was one of eight Kansas communities recently selected as a grantee of Pathways to a Healthy […]

County time capsule includes items from Arkalalah, Etzanoa, Wilson Park

The City of Arkansas City recently donated several items for a countywide time capsule that was dedicated Aug. 4 during the Cowley County Fair in honor of the county’s sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary. The items included (clockwise, from top left): The exciting progress of the Etzanoa Conservancy is represented by an […]

Fidget spinners in classrooms: Useful treatment, obnoxious fad … or both?

Fidget spinners seem to be everywhere — at the supermarket, online, at the gas station and, of course, attached to the hands of a number of youths right here in Arkansas City. The general populace seems entranced by the colorful, spinning metallic objects. Companies who manufacture fidget spinners claim they […]

Path to Pathways grant from BCBSKS was long and winding, but it paid off

Cowley County this week was named as one of eight Pathways to a Healthy Kansas communities by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS). The grant, possibly one of the most significant ever awarded in the county, is for $100,000 immediately toward implementation, with an additional $400,000 also now […]

Cowley County receives $100,000 Blue Cross grant, access to $400,000

Cowley County is one of eight Kansas communities recently selected as a grantee in the largest community grant program ever funded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas. The Pathways to a Healthy Kansas program provides community coalitions such as RISE Cowley — formerly known as the Cowley County […]

Know signs, risk factors of breast cancer to maximize chance of treatment

Breast cancer is is the second most common cancer in women, according to the National Cancer Institute. It can occur in men, too, but that is more rare. Each year, there are about 100 times more new cases of breast cancer in women than in men. How do you know if […]

Seven simple, sensible rules for maintaining firearms safety in your home

Living with firearms in a home can be dangerous if you don’t know how to be responsible with them. In Kansas, laws have been passed that allow a person to carry concealed in many places, including public buildings, churches and college campuses. Clearly, gun ownership is popular in Kansas, which […]

Lavish and technically flawless, Beauty and the Beast fails to innovate

My excitement to see Disney’s new live-action “Beauty and the Beast” earlier this year could hardly be contained. I heard about it not long after the release of the live-action “Cinderella,” with which I was enamored. I love “Harry Potter” and “Downton Abbey,” so my excitement only increased as I […]