Tag: Kansas City

Commissioners name four unsafe structures, hear passenger rail update

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted 4-0 on Sept. 5 to declare several structures in Arkansas City as unsafe and dangerous. The structures all are in a state of disrepair. Many need work to the foundation or roof, or mold removal. Six structures — located at 215 North B St., 306 North […]

Downs, Flickinger, Cowley alumni help to paint new downtown mural

A brand-new mural depicting elements of Arkansas City’s history now decorates a downtown wall thanks to the collaboration of local artists and the Arkansas City Area Arts Council. Thanks to a grant from the V.J. Wilkins and Legacy foundations, as well as the Warrender Trust, Arkansas City Area Chamber of […]

Miles for Morgan poker run July 15 to benefit infant girl with heart problems

Miles for Morgan, a poker run to benefit a local infant, will take place July 15. Morgan Marquez was born Dec. 9, 2016. Less than a month later, she was diagnosed with a heart murmur by a doctor in Wichita. However, the heart murmur was not the only bad news […]

Recent Cowley College grad in need of assistance with cancer treatments

A local woman is in need of assistance as she seeks cancer treatment soon at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. Ashley Law, a recent Cowley College graduate, has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer that develops in the body’s lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is […]

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 […]

Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que sets standard for KC-style barbecue cuisine

While my last article detailed one of my favorite dinners to prepare for friends and family, I recognize there are many people who do not have the time or interest to prepare such meals. For those who prefer their special dinners prepared for them, I thought I would write about […]

Annual Habitat for Humanity fundraiser taking on Cinco de Mayo feel

Habitat for Humanity in Arkansas City will hold its annual fundraiser next week — with a bit of a Latin twist. This year’s event will be May 5 at the V.J. Wilkins Family Center for the Arts at the Burford Theatre, located at 118 S. Summit St. There still will […]

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 […]

Cowley’s Outdoor Market celebrates one year April 22 at Wilson Park

Cowley’s Outdoor Market is coming back to Wilson Park on April 22 and it will be double the size it was at this time last year. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., more than 60 vendors will set up at the park to sell their wares. Admission is free to […]

Fundraiser for Lankton medical expenses to be Jan. 22 at Baden Square

Arkansas City Middle School teacher Rachel Lankton has returned home after receiving treatment for an unexpected illness. The eighth-grade science teacher is recovering from a surgery to remove a brain tumor last month. There will be a bingo fundraiser to assist with Lankton’s medical expenses Jan. 22 at Baden Square, located […]