Tag: Christmas

Belindo puts ‘RN’ in Santa Run; Brandt named SCKMC employee of month

South Central Kansas Medical Center staff and family joined together recently to compete in the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas in the City Santa Run. The 5K run took place on Dec. 2 through downtown Ark City, and ended with hot chocolate and Christmas cookies for all of […]

Cowley College releases trustee applicant names

Cowley College has released the names and applications of two citizens who have indicated interest in filling a vacant trustee seat. Michael Bergagnini, of Parkerfield, and Nancy Burger, of Winfield, both have applied to be considered. Bergagnini was one of seven people who ran for the Cowley College Board of […]

Applied Voice students take part in voice recital; Vespers set for Dec. 10

Cowley College students who enrolled in Applied Voice lessons finished off the semester by performing in a voice recital Dec. 7 at First Presbyterian Church in Arkansas City. Half of the Applied Voice students were featured in a recital at Cowley College’s Student Showcase earlier in the week and the other half […]

Thanks to Red Kettle, many giving opportunities abound in holiday season

Arkansas City residents have many options for charitable giving year-round. However, there are even more to choose from around Christmas time. One notable addition in December is the Salvation Army Red Kettle program. This year, bell ringers can be found in the usual places, such as Walmart and Dillons, as […]

Commission recognizes volunteers, witnesses promotions, receives award

The City Commission of Arkansas City recognized several people during its Dec. 5 commission meeting. The first was Robert Courtland, a Winfield resident who owns property in Arkansas City. He was given a Good Neighbor Recognition Award by the city. Courtland has been involved heavily in citizen cleanup efforts in […]

Bank open houses, party at farm highlight Christmas events next week

Two local bank open houses and another appearance by Santa Claus highlight a variety of Christmas-themed events next week. Many of these events were announced recently by various local businesses and nonprofit organizations. The week’s fun will kick off with two appearances from 1:30 to 3 p.m. by Santa at […]

ACFD: Christmas decorations, trees can be leading causes of fire risk

As people put up holiday decorations this Christmas season, the Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department offers some holiday safety tips for Ark City residents. With more than 35 years in fire service, Fire Chief Bobby Wolfe has seen many holiday seasons through the years and knows the sadness that can result […]

Weekend holiday events include play, Santa Run, carriages, films, concert

There are many entertaining holiday events planned this weekend in Arkansas City, starting with the Cherokee Strip Players’ interactive play “Trouble in Tumbleweed.” The production, which debuted Nov. 30, will have its final showings at 7 p.m. Dec. 1-2 at Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum, located south of Arkansas City […]

Tree of Remembrance returns for holiday season at K’ an D’ Pharmacy

The Tree of Remembrance is back this year at K’ an D’ Pharmacy, located at 224 S. Summit St. For the fourth year in a row, K’ an D’ and Schmidt Jewelers are working together to provide grieving families with engraved Christmas ornaments commemorating their late loved ones. The push […]

This holiday fudge recipe is a perfect addition to any gift-giving arsenal

One of my favorite holiday traditions is to make delicious Christmas treats. While these treats are not healthy, they are a fairly easy and inexpensive way to make gifts for those in your life. One of the fan-favorite treats that my family makes is our decadent holiday fudge. It is […]