Tag: Japan

VFW Post 1254 welcomes newest lifetime member in Marine Jeff Trenary

The local chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars recently celebrated its newest member signing a lifetime membership. New member Jeff Trenary is an Iraq War veteran who has been out of the service since 2013. “I know we sound like we’re excited to have this young guy in here, […]

With Manga Art, Crilley presents treasure trove of Japanese-styled pieces

The world of manga (Japanese comics) has captured the imagination of artists, both aspiring and professional alike. Now best-selling artist and art instructor Mark Crilley presents the most complete look yet at the variety of creative options available in the world of manga. Crilley fills each chapter with gorgeous, original […]

Ninja Sushi Steakhouse opens today, brings Japanese hibachi to Ark City

After nearly two months of waiting, Arkansas City residents finally will be able to sample the wares of Ninja Sushi Steakhouse. The new restaurant, located at 1618 N. Summit St. — in the old Kentucky Fried Chicken building — will open at 11 a.m. today. Ninja Sushi Steakhouse owners have […]

Creekstone purchased this week by Japanese trading house for $170M

Creekstone Farms Premium Beef has been purchased by Japanese trading house Marubeni Corp., according to Cattlenetwork.com. The deal reportedly is worth approximately $170 million, including liabilities. Japan-based Marubeni also owns an Australian feedlot. Creekstone Farms processes about 1,400 cattle per day and recently added pork products to its offerings. No […]

Townsley to open Renew Wellness massage at old Jensations location

On May 1, there will be a new massage therapist in Arkansas City. Misty Townsley has more than 20 years of experience in the field. “I’ve been doing house calls in Florida, New Jersey, Japan, Virginia and Kansas City over the past 20 years,” she said. “I am licensed in […]

“Samurai Jack” to return with limited episodes in March, 13 years after end

Samurai Jack is coming back and I am so excited for his return. Truth be told, I was sad to see him go the first time. But fans should be elated to learn that the new limited series will premiere on March 11. For those who don’t know, “Samurai Jack” […]

Veterans with local connections honored on Pearl Harbor 75th anniversary

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii — a day that still lives in infamy. The bombing marked the United States’ entry into World War II, leading many men across the world into military service. Among them were several Arkansas City natives, such as […]

Pride traveled world, survived insurgents with Air Force after 9/11

Arkansas City resident Brandon Pride already was serving his country when tragedy occurred on Sept. 11, 2001. He was serving with the United States Air Force when the Twin Towers fell in New York. “It made me realize there are bad guys in the world and they do not like […]

Jessie Harjo

Jessie Harjo, 90, of Arkansas City, passed away Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, at Kansas Veterans Home in Winfield. Cremation has been effected. Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at First United Pentecostal Church in Arkansas City. Pastor Tim Milby will officiate. Jessie was born June 30, […]

Former student receives pro bono award from American Bar Association

Born and raised in Wellington and Belle Plaine, Hillary Gaston Walsh attended Cowley College from 2002 to 2004. During that time, she was a Cowley College Singer, played in the jazz and concert bands, and was a supervisor at the Kirke Dale Dormitory and a student ambassador. “I loved my […]