Tag: Nashville

Three Hospitality Management properties earn Best Western awards

WICHITA — Three of Hospitality Management LLC’s Best Western-branded properties have earned the hotel chain’s coveted M.K. Guertin Award for 2017. Named in honor of the chain’s founder, the awards went to Best Western Plus Patterson Park Inn in Arkansas City; Best Western Plus Norman in Norman, Oklahoma; and Best […]

Dockings earn Ambassador Award; Harader-Pate named Young Achiever

A large crowd of Cowley College donors were treated to a night of dinner and music at the annual Cowley College Foundation banquet Nov. 9 in the Earle N. Wright Community Room. The event had generous support from CPA Solutions LLC and The Trust Company of Kansas, which both have […]

Sturd, Judd return home to participate in ACHS Jazz Band concert April 17

Arkansas City native and Nashville, Tennessee-based professional percussionist Michael Sturd will make a special appearance as a guest artist with the Arkansas City High School Jazz Band. This appearance will take place during a jazz concert at 7 p.m. April 17 in the ACHS auditorium. The concert is free and […]

Cowley College’s Lamb runs for International President of Phi Theta Kappa

MULVANE — Mulvane student and Phi Theta Kappa Beta Phi Upsilon chapter vice president Amira Lamb has announced her decision to represent Cowley College and run for the office of International President of Phi Theta Kappa. Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international society of two-year colleges, elects five new international […]

“Shattered Vigil” by Carr stuns with imaginative world, realistic characters

Victory over the dark forces during the feast of Bas-solas should have guaranteed safety for the continent. Instead, Willet and the rest of the Vigil discover they’ve been outsmarted by those seeking to unleash the evil that inhabits the Darkwater. Jorgen, the member of the Vigil assigned to Frayel, has […]

‘Where Two Hearts Meet’ returns ‘Anne’ lovers to Prince Edward Island

Readers may be drawn to different books for different reasons, but pretty much all readers at some point have been the victim of a “cover” buy. Recently, I had the opportunity to request Liz Johnson’s “Where Two Hearts Meet” and the first thing that caught my eye was Prince Edward […]

Michael Sturd realizes dream of playing Intrust Bank Arena on Sept. 22

Arkansas City native Michael Sturd is following his dreams — right to the stage at Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita. Sturd, who graduated from Arkansas City High School in 2007, will perform with RaeLynn — and opening for country star Blake Shelton — on Sept. 22. RaeLynn is not the […]

Simmons channels addiction, veteran suicides into award-winning music

Nashville is smiling on Bill “Taff” Simmons in ways he never thought possible. Simmons, formerly of Arkansas City, recently was nominated for a Nashville Universe Award for his song, “Drift.” He calls the nomination “a cool accolade to what (he) is doing.” Simmons wrote and recorded the song, which can […]

Wheat State Winery plans series of events

Wheat State Winery will be host to two events this week, one of which is part of its “Uncork the Music” summer series. The winery, located at 23622 Springhill Farm Drive in rural Winfield, is owned by Chris Tyler. It sits on a 1,100-acre historic farm where guests are invited […]

Warehime to perform June 10 at Steamy Joe

Country music artist Mike Warehime will perform at 7 p.m. June 10 at Steamy Joe, 216 W. Central Ave., in Arkansas City. He has pitched songs to such artists as Tracy Byrd, Mark Chestnutt, Buddy Jewell, George Strait, Clay Walker, Trisha Yearwood, and many other established singers. Warehime currently is […]