Tag: Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum

Cowley College Golden Tigers program to hold fall enrollment Aug. 22

The Cowley College Golden Tigers, a popular program for men and women aged 50 or older, will hold fall enrollment from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 22 in the Earle N. Wright Community Room inside the Brown Center on the college’s main campus in Arkansas City. There is a $5 […]

Ark City chapter of Soroptimist International celebrates 70 years in 2017

The local Soroptimist International chapter in Arkansas City is celebrating its 70th year of existence as a club. On April 28, 1947, Soroptimist of Ark City’s installation meeting was held at the Osage Hotel, where 25 charter members celebrated a new civic club in Ark City. The local club wished […]

Commission decreases external funding, adds COLA in new draft budget

The City Commission of Arkansas City asked city staff during a budget work session July 14 to generate a new proposed 2018 budget that it will consider July 18. Specifically, the commissioners proposed reducing Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum’s requested $100,000 to $75,000 and the Arkansas City Area Chamber of […]

Commission tables ordinance that licenses tree trimmers for second time

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted for the second time June 20 to table an ordinance that would alter Arkansas City Municipal Code to require tree trimmers to have a license. This ordinance had been tabled once before for further examination. It first was discussed June 6. The commissioners […]

Etzanoa digs continue with help of sixth-graders, Wichita State students

Storm clouds gathered late Tuesday afternoon in Arkansas City as archaeology students searched for more artifacts from the ancient American Indian town of Etzanoa. But the director of the dig, Wichita State University anthropology and archaeology professor Don Blakeslee, was anything but gloomy. In fact, he was quite pleased. “We’ve […]

Spring activities springing up all across Arkansas City during the rest of April

Spring is in full swing, so that means events and activities have begun to fill the calendar. In Arkansas City, each season brings a number of annual events and often a few new ones. Plan to be a part of the fun this month! Cowley’s Outdoor Market is an event […]

Conservancy officials journey to Topeka for House’s Etzanoa resolution

TOPEKA — Rep. Anita Judd-Jenkins, R-Arkansas City, has arranged for Etzanoa and the Etzanoa Conservancy to be recognized with a resolution April 5 in the Kansas House of Representatives. Several individuals who have been involved with the project will meet with Judd-Jenkins at 10 a.m. at the Capitol. They include Etzanoa […]

Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum plans melodrama fundraiser Oct. 6-8

Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum will present its annual melodrama fundraiser next week, “Peril on the High Seas, or Let’s Get Together and Do Launch.” Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 6-8. The play will begin at 7 p.m. The tickets are $12, which includes a delicious dessert and […]

Newly elected judge follows in footsteps of framer forebear

Cowley County Attorney Christopher Smith has for an ancestor a signer of the original Declaration of Independence. Smith received 2,249 votes (54 percent) for the Division 2 seat in the 19th Judicial District in the Aug. 2 primary election. His ambition did not start with a judicial seat, however. “I […]

City Commission considers museum, chamber funding requests

The City Commission of Arkansas City approved publishing notice of a budget hearing on Aug. 15 during a special budget meeting July 26. The commissioners examined at length the proposed 2017 budget, including funding requests from outside agencies. While most of the funds requested involve ongoing contracts with the city, […]