Tag: Emporia

Fellow pastors, former students remember Fry for pastoring despite dying

Laughter and tears were equally present Nov. 4 during a celebration of the life of the late Pastor Mark Fry. The standing-room-only service was attended by more than 200 people. Fry died Oct. 20 after a long battle with esophageal cancer. Alan Brook, associate pastor for Calvary Chapel, was the […]

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: Lori Barnes — USD 470 Board of Education

Name: Lori Barnes Position you are running for: USD 470 School Board Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Zach Barnes, spouse; Lucas Barnes, eighth-grader at Ark City Middle School; and Kennedy Barnes, a fourth-grader at Sacred Heart Catholic School. How long have you lived in Arkansas City? I have lived in Ark City […]

Q&A: Rhoda MacLaughlin-Ramirez — USD 470 Board of Education

Name: Rhoda MacLaughlin-Ramirez Position you are running for: USD 470, Arkansas City School Board Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Spouse: Lt. Patrick Ramirez, Winfield Fire-EMS Department Children/Stepchildren: Britton MacLaughlin, 11th grade, ACHS; Spencer MacLaughlin, 8th grade, ACMS; Samuel Ramirez, 3rd Grade, Lowell Elementary, Winfield (I was married previously to Scott […]

New report: Cowley College graduates thriving at Emporia State University

New statistics show graduates of Cowley College excel at the four-year schools to which they transfer. A recent example of this was provided through a transfer report from Emporia State University. It showed 97 Cowley College graduates posted a cumulative 3.29 grade-point average (GPA) during the spring semester at Emporia […]

Stinemetze kicks off 46th year of sharing his love of science, math, pranks

Local teacher David Stinemetze just began his 46th year of teaching in the Arkansas City Public School District. Stinemetze, a 1967 Arkansas City High School graduate, has taught both math and science during his tenure. This year, he is teaching chemistry and honors biology. He’s also previously taught calculus, physics […]

Sandra Sue Woodworth

Sandra Sue “Susie” Woodworth, 78, of Arkansas City, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, at South Central Kansas Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church in Arkansas City. Committal services will follow at 3 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton. The […]

City officials to ride Amtrak inspection train into Arkansas City on June 9

An Amtrak train will pass through eastern Arkansas City on Friday morning as part of an initiative to evaluate the potential for restoring passenger rail service here. Amtrak will operate the limited capacity one-way inspection train June 9 from Oklahoma City to Kansas City, Missouri. Return transportation will not be […]

Watters resigns school board seat after several years of absences

Dr. Aaron Watters has officially resigned from the Arkansas City Board of Education. In an email addressed to USD 470 Superintendent Ron Ballard, Watters announced his resignation. “It is with deep regret that I inform you that I cannot fulfill my duties as a USD 470 School Board member,” he […]