Tag: Oklahoma

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 […]

More than $6,000 raised for Cowley’s Eli Hilderbrand Memorial Scholarship

LAWRENCE — Seven teams and 28 golfers participated in the inaugural Eli Hilderbrand Memorial Golf Tournament on Aug. 15 in Lawrence, where $6,185 was raised for the Eli Hilderbrand Memorial Scholarship at Cowley College. Gavin Kreidler, a close friend of the late Hilderbrand who established the scholarship, also organized the […]

Stinemetze kicks off 46th year of sharing his love of science, math, pranks

Local teacher David Stinemetze just began his 46th year of teaching in the Arkansas City Public School District. Stinemetze, a 1967 Arkansas City High School graduate, has taught both math and science during his tenure. This year, he is teaching chemistry and honors biology. He’s also previously taught calculus, physics […]

Southwestern College to host solar eclipse watch party Aug. 21 in Winfield

WINFIELD — A solar eclipse watch party, hosted by the natural sciences and mathematics division of Southwestern College, will be open to the public on Aug. 21. The partial eclipse is set to occur about midday and all are invited to attend the event near the main college entrance on […]

Wichita businessman Brand named to Union State Bank Board of Directors

Eric Kurtz, Union State Bank chief executive officer, recently announced the election of Mike Brand, co-founder of Brand Plumbing and a successful real estate developer, to the Union State Bank Board of Directors. Brand has served on the Union State Bank Advisory Board for the past year and said he […]

Three suspects sought in early morning burglary Aug. 1 at Walgreens

The Arkansas City Police Department is asking for any information anyone might have in connection with an early morning burglary at a local drugstore. Three male suspects were observed on video during the burglary. They left the scene in a vehicle of unknown make or model. No other information is […]

Final movie in series features free admission July 21 to Paris Park Pool

The 2017 Outdoor Friday Family Movie Series will conclude its summer season July 21 in Arkansas City with an animated film at Paris Park Pool, 600 W. Fifth Ave. The aquatic-themed “swim-in” movie night will kick off at 7 p.m. with free admission to the pool. Any admission prior to […]

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 […]

After long journey, Lions Club dedicates statue it adopted, restored in park

The local chapters of Lions Clubs International are celebrating their centennial anniversary this year. As part of this celebration, the Early Bird Lions Club decided last year to adopt the lion statue in Paris Park, a feature of the park that had become almost unrecognizable in recent years due to […]

Outdoor Friday Movie Series begins home stretch June 23

The 2017 Outdoor Friday Family Movie Series will enter its home stretch June 23 in Arkansas City with an animated film at the Wilson Park rotunda, located at 701 N. Summit St. “The Lego Batman Movie,” which was just released in stores last week, will kick off the weekend at […]