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Schmidt Jewelers offers many affordable, customized class ring options

Class rings are a longstanding tradition for high school students. This tradition is thought to have begun in the 1800s at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York. Each year, high school students purchase their own ring, but many don’t realize these rings can be obtained from many […]

Lind shares his depression experience as part of Suicide Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a nationally recognized effort to bring awareness to suicide and depression. Arkansas City native Nate Lind recently spoke at Harvard University regarding suicide and the increase in suicide rates among men. “Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for people (younger than) 44. […]

Alderbrook Village to launch new Alzheimer’s educational series next week

Alderbrook Village will start an educational series next week, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. Starting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12, the four-part series will take place once a month, ending Dec. 12. These classes are free and open to anyone in the Arkansas City community. “Our educational series will be […]

Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor names marketing, admissions director

Sean Page has joined Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor as its new marketing and admissions director, according to Executive Director Sarah Griggs. “Sean will be a great addition to our team,” Griggs said. “He has a terrific sales background and has demonstrated a genuine interest in learning the senior living industry, […]

Three South Summit Street bridge lanes closed Aug. 25; pilot car planned

The South Summit Street bridge across the Arkansas River will be partially closed Aug. 25 for a practice exercise related to river flooding procedures. The partial closure will occur from 8 a.m. to around noon for this exercise. Both northbound lanes will be closed, as well as one southbound lane. […]

Eclipse brings health concerns: Follow these important vision safety tips

On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will touch the U.S. mainland for the first time since 1979. The moon will cover at least part of the sun for two to three hours. Tens of millions of people who live within a 70-mile radius of its cross-country track will witness […]

Cowley College freshman Oak picked as 2017 P.E.O. scholarship recipient

Madison Oak, a 2017 graduate of Arkansas City High School, is the recipient of a 2017 scholarship from P.E.O. Chapter GH. Oak is the daughter of Jon and Tammy Oak, of Arkansas City. Oak was presented with $500 toward her education from the women’s philanthropic education organization. She will continue […]

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 […]

Cowley College math instructor selected to participate in national initiative

Brooke Istas, lead mathematics instructor at Cowley College, recently was selected to participate in an initiative from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education. It is designed to ensure that every adult learner receives the applied math skills he or she needs to succeed in […]

Darker side of Jackie Chan on full display in new “The Foreigner” trailer

I grew up watching action films, having been instilled with an appreciation of various martial arts and martial arts movies by my father from a very young age. As much as Disney was a part of my youth, so too were the works of Bruce and Brandon Lee, Jet Li, […]