Tag: Independence

Southwestern Campus Players to present ‘The Fourposter’ on Oct. 28

WINFIELD — In celebration of the 99th Campus Players season, the Southwestern College theater department will present “The Fourposter” at 8 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Richardson Performing Arts Center. Written by Jan de Hartog in 1951, “The Fourposter” won the Tony Award for best play in 1952. “‘The Fourposter’ […]

Brylee Burroughs stepping off court, onto stage as Queen Alalah candidate

After growing up around Cowley College, Brylee Burroughs will fulfill a dream when she takes the stage as one of five finalists for Queen Alalah LXXXVI. Coronation is set for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the college’s Robert Brown Theatre. Burroughs is the daughter of Darren and Carolyn Burroughs, of […]

Regnier’s seat on Board of Trustees to remain vacant through election

A replacement for former Cowley College trustee Sid Regnier has not yet been named, nor will a new trustee be appointed before the completion of the fall elections. Regnier resigned his post March 13, 2017, with more than two years left in his term. Twenty-one weeks now have passed since […]

Final Kansas Sampler Festival ever starts May 6 at Winfield’s Island Park

WINFIELD — The 28th — and final — Kansas Sampler Festival will be Saturday and Sunday in Winfield’s Island Park. Festival hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children aged 7 to 12. The largest […]

Mid-session legislative forum sees four representatives talk Medicaid, taxes

Four local elected officials gathered March 3 at Sirloin Stockade in Arkansas City to participate in a public forum. Attendees passed in questions written on index cards for the officials to answer. Medicaid expansion, tax bills and revenue streams were among the issues covered during the 90-minute event. The participants […]

Mulvane Phi Theta Kappa hosts inaugural induction ceremony

MULVANE — The Beta Phi Upsilon chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society was host to its chartering and first induction ceremony Dec. 11 at Cowley College in Mulvane. The event was a spectacular success, with a small brass ensemble from Southwestern College in Winfield, and a standing-room-only crowd […]

Ricker, Smith named new Cowley College music instructors

A pair of former Cowley College students have returned to teach in the school’s music department. David Smith was hired recently as the director of vocal music, and will teach music theory and applied voice, while Evan Ricker was hired as the director of instrumental music. Smith will direct both […]

Commissioners to consider Aug. 15 whether to sunset sales tax

The City of Arkansas City was notified Aug. 10 by the Kansas Department of Revenue that implementation of the one-cent, 10-year SCKMC Sales Tax, approved by Arkansas City voters by an 4-to-1 margin on May 24, would be in conflict with state statute. K.S.A. 12-189 limits cities to a sales […]

Arkansas City housing ranked eighth in affordability

Arkansas City has been named No. 8 among most affordable cities in Kansas to live in, according to www.smartasset.com. “There’s a lot more to home affordability than the price a home buyer agrees to pay the seller. To find the most affordable places to buy a home, SmartAsset took a […]

SCKMC hosts series of town hall meetings

“A Cent Makes Sense” is the message that South Central Kansas Medical Center officials spread during a series of recent town hall meetings. SCKMC chief operations officer Clayton Pappan spoke May 9 to a group of nearly 20 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1254, the last public meeting before […]