Tag: Texas

Winfield resident Calvin to sign copies of ‘The Bluebonnet Child’ at Graves

Winfield resident Meggie Lee Calvin will be signing copies of her book, “The Bluebonnet Child,” at Graves Drug in downtown Arkansas City during Arkalalah. Calvin, who serves as director of children’s and family ministry at First United Methodist Church in Winfield, addresses the issue of children who don’t have a […]

Mary Anderson looking forward to immersing herself in Arkalalah festivities

Mary Anderson did not grow up in Arkansas City, but that has not stopped her from sharing in the excitement of the annual fall Arkalalah celebration. She will learn all there is to know about Arkalalah after being named one of five finalists for Queen Alalah LXXXVI. Coronation is set […]

Ministerial Alliance plans special prayer event Sept. 27 at Ben Givens Park

The Arkansas City Ministerial Alliance will be host to a special prayer event from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 27 at Ben Givens Center City Park, located at Central Avenue and Summit Street. “In light of the recent hurricanes in Houston and Florida, the fires in the West, riots and […]

Medicalodges, Factory Connection collecting donations for Harvey victims

Two local organizations have announced supply drives for donations to benefit of victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Medicalodges of Arkansas City and Factory Connection both have opened their doors to accept certain supplies. If you choose to donate to other organizations, experts recommend checking them out first to ensure […]

Karen Witemeyer returns to beloved Western setting in “Heart on the Line”

Grace Mallory is tired of running, of hiding. But when an old friend sends an after-hours telegraph transmission warning Grace that the man who has hunted her for nearly a year has discovered her location, she fears she has no choice. She can’t let the villain she believes responsible for […]

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 […]

Arkansas City Soroptimists receive Lucy Keller Dreams in Action Award

Soroptimist International of Arkansas City was awarded the Lucy Keller Dreams in Action Award at the South Central Region Conference in April at Rockwell, Texas. The Dreams in Action Award recognizes an outstanding service project in each district of the region. This award was named in honor of Helen “Lucy” […]

Kansas House recognizes Etzanoa Conservancy with resolution April 5

TOPEKA — The Kansas House of Representatives on April 5 recognized recent archaeological research pointing to Arkansas City as the site of the huge ancestral Wichita Indian settlement of Etzanoa. House members applauded after approving a resolution read by Anita Judd-Jenkins, the Republican representative from Ark City. Standing behind her […]

Grouse Creek Academy, first of its kind in Kansas, set to open soon locally

Cowley County soon will be home to a brand-new firearms training facility, thanks to the vision of county native Brian Black. The facility, Grouse Creek Academy, is being constructed on Black’s family property on Grouse Creek Road. “I grew up in this house … I learned how to shoot out […]

Paxton remembered by storm chasers, fellow actors, longtime fans

My mother and I had a family tradition when I was growing up. Whenever it looked like it was going to storm, we’d pull out our copy of “Twister” and watch the film as the rain rolled in. Bill Paxton — who, along with Helen Hunt, starred in the 1996 […]