The Optimists of Arkansas City have issued a call for entries in the 2018 Optimist International...Read More
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...Read More
Katie DiVall has been selected as the Soroptimist Girl of the Month for October. She is the daughter of Kenny and Melissa DiVall. Katie DiVall currently is ranked No. 1 in her graduating class with a 4.0 grade-point average. She...Read More
For over 75 years now, the Arkansas City Kiwanis Club has been serving pancakes at Arkalalah. The event has become a tradition in the club. Generations of Kiwanis members have helped, served and enjoyed the fun of flipping...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
The 2017 Arkalalah Parade of Lights float winners are: Schools C-4 Elementary School Sacred Heart Catholic School Roosevelt Elementary School Churches Mt. Zion Community Church and Maple Street Baptist West Kansas Avenue Church...Read More
More than 250 people gathered Oct. 24 at Wilson Park to witness the official unveiling of the newly renovated train engine. “Welcome to the Wilson Park train re-dedication and Arkalalah kickoff,” said Commissioner Duane...Read More
The Arkalalah Medallion has been found — this year by a pair of women. Amanda Shelton and Janine Hageberg found the medallion Oct. 24 at Knebler Pond. “The clues led me right to it,” Shelton said. “I have lived in Ark City my...Read More
One of the hardest workers in preparing for Arkalalah each year received an early birthday present Oct. 23. Tony Tapia was named the grand marshal of the 86th Arkalalah Festival, following a meeting of the Arkalalah Executive...Read More
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