Tag: Kansas City

Hundreds turn out to sound the whistle, ring the bell at train re-dedication

More than 250 people gathered Oct. 24 at Wilson Park to witness the official unveiling of the newly renovated train engine. “Welcome to the Wilson Park train re-dedication and Arkalalah kickoff,” said Commissioner Duane Oestmann, greeting them. “This is what everyone in the Arkansas City area has been anxious to […]

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 […]

Candidate Q&A: Jay Warren — City Commission of Arkansas City

Name: Jay Warren Position you are running for: City Commission of Arkansas City Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Wife, Nancy. Son, Chris, who works in management at the Kellogg plant in Kansas City. He has three children, Ashlyn, Jocelyn and Gavin. Daughter, Dru, who is a teacher and school […]

Candidate Q&A: Lance Niles — USD 470 Board of Education

Name: Lance Niles Position you are running for: USD 470 Board of Education (BOE) Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Tamara Niles, spouse; children — Natalie Niles, eighth-grader at Arkansas City Middle School, and Will Niles, sixth-grader at Arkansas City Middle School. We also are hosting an exchange student this […]

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 […]