Tag: Oklahoma City

Society for Creative Anachronism practices sparring, crafts in Wilson Park

Wilson Park was host to an unusual event this month when members of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) gathered for sparring practice. More than 50 people from Arkansas City, Emporia, Oxford and Wichita — as well as Norman, Oklahoma City, Stillwater and Tulsa in Oklahoma — converged on the […]

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 […]

City Commission approves purchase of swift water, ice rescue equipment

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted unanimously July 18 to approve the purchase of several pieces of rescue equipment for the Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department. The equipment includes an Inmar inflatable rescue boat, a trailer with which to transport it, a Marsars ice rescue sled and two Mustang ice […]

Right place, right time: Pricer enjoys ride of lifetime, thanks to Amtrak

Ulrich Pricer had no idea he would get to take an extra-special train ride when he came to spend this summer with his grandparents. The 6-year-old ferroequinologist — train enthusiast — arrived June 9 at the BNSF train depot, dressed in a conductor’s hat, to welcome an Amtrak inspection train to […]

Hal D. Wilcox

Hal D. Wilcox, 90, died Monday, June 5, 2017, at Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor Health Care Center. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 9, 2017, at Parker Cemetery in Parkerfield. Cremation has been effected. Hal was born Aug. 29, 1926, to Eugene M. and Louise F. Wilcox in […]

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 […]

Always Potterheads invites all Harry Potter fans to weekend event in OKC

OKLAHOMA CITY — Harry Potter fans both young and old are invited to attend Always Potterheads. The annual event starts at 9 a.m. Feb. 4 and will end at 5 p.m. Feb. 5. Event-goers are invited to walk through Diagon Alley, enjoy butterscotch beer and look for all of those […]

Discover the Dinosaurs Unleashed this weekend at OKC’s Cox Center

Dinosaur lovers of all ages likely will find their favorite prehistoric animal Feb. 4 or Feb. 5 at “Discover the Dinosaurs Unleashed” in Oklahoma City. Kids can become junior paleontologists as they participate in interactive exhibits. There will be a Kids Adventure Zone filled with themed bouncy houses, crafts and […]

Summer Wait’s road to musical magazine journalism began in Ark City

Writing always has been part of Summer Jones Wait’s life, dating back to Arkansas City High School. But some of the biggest influences in her life came not just from her family, but the teachers she encountered in the USD 470 public school district, from which she graduated in 1998. […]

‘Racing fool,’ innovative mechanic: Gottlob reflects on automotive life

Not many take notice of the late-model Buick Roadmaster driving around town. Fewer still take note of the man who drives it. Most of the time, he wears mechanic’s overalls and a baseball cap. This unassuming man doesn’t put on airs — though his stories can seem somewhat larger than […]