Tag: Cowley County

SCKMC enters ‘Stone Age’ with #620rocks near medical center chapel

A new craze is sweeping Cowley County and South Central Kansas Medical Center is jumping on the bandwagon. #620rocks is a local Facebook group dedicated to spreading joy through one of the planet’s most common items — rocks. Many might have noticed the brightly colored rocks sitting around Arkansas City […]

ACHS teacher Huff arrested for unlawful sexual relations with student

UPDATE (11:15 a.m. Oct. 14): In response to Huff’s arrest, USD 470 Public Relations Director Alisha Call issued the following statement from USD 470 Superintendent Ron Ballard: “Student safety is our top priority. We take these allegations very seriously and are cooperating fully with law enforcement. At this time, we […]

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 […]

Candidate Q&A: Kanyon Gingher — City Commission of Arkansas City

Name: Kanyon Gingher Position you are running for: City Commission, City of Arkansas City Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Three children How long have you lived in Arkansas City? Over 20 years. Have you served on any boards previously? I have served on several boards. Why did you choose […]

Society for Creative Anachronism practices sparring, crafts in Wilson Park

Wilson Park was host to an unusual event this month when members of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) gathered for sparring practice. More than 50 people from Arkansas City, Emporia, Oxford and Wichita — as well as Norman, Oklahoma City, Stillwater and Tulsa in Oklahoma — converged on the […]

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 […]

Candidate Q&A: Karen Welch — City Commission of Arkansas City

Name: Karen Welch Position you are running for: City Commission Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Married to Gary Welch; one daughter, Brooke Istas; and one son, Patrick Baird. How long have you lived in Arkansas City? I am a lifelong resident of the Arkansas City/Cowley County area. Have you […]

Candidate Q&A: Michael Bergagnini — Cowley College Board of Trustees

Name: Michael A. Bergagnini Position you are running for: Cowley College Trustee Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Wife, daughter, 17 grandchildren, seven great-grands to-date. Daughter and several grands attended Cowley College; some of the greats probably will, too. How long have you lived in Cowley County? 35 years. I […]

Drive-through flu shot clinic available Oct. 11 at Agri-Business Building

Oct. 11 is the first opportunity for local residents to obtain a 2017 influenza vaccination without having to leave the comfort of their car or truck. The City-Cowley County Health Department will be host to a drive-through flu shot clinic from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Agri-Business Building, […]

Candidate Q&A: Damon Mendoza — USD 470 Board of Education

Name: Damon Mendoza Position you are running for: USD 470 Board of Education Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Wife, Kristal, and three children, Devin (junior), Kamryn (seventh grade) and Kinley (fourth grade) How long have you lived in Arkansas City/Cowley County? Approximately 32 years combined Have you served on any boards previously? […]