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The time before Christmas is filled with decorating, shopping, cooking, parties, songs of Santa, and those cute calendars with a surprise behind each day’s door. These activities are part of the season’s festivities, but they are not what Advent is about.  

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“Christmas Music Makes the Heart Sing” is the theme for the Arkansas City Music and Dramatics Club annual Christmas concert at 2:30 p.m.Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 2448 Edgemont Dr.

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Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor has issued a call for entries for the Art is Ageless juried exhibit to be held March 30 to April 3, 2020. Entries of artistic works will be accepted from any area artist who is 65 years of age or older to exhibit or compete for an opportunity to be featured i…

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Editor’s note: This is the second article about homes on the Holiday Home Tour in Winfield, sponsored by Winfield Main Street.

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An attorney for a Cedar Vale man whose murder charges in connection with a fatal car wreck were dismissed this week said he is “very pleased” with the outcome.

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Most mothers will eventually pass family heirlooms and keepsakes to their daughters. But one Arkansas City mother handed down her job.

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The second-degree murder case against a Cedar Vale man accused of causing an automobile accident that killed two women last year will be dismissed because the state cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a crime occurred, according to a statement made Wednesday by Cowley County Attorney…

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The growing concern over the potential dangers of vaping has led the Kansas State Board of Education to encourage local districts to prohibit vaping and tobacco usage on school grounds and in school-owned vehicles.

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The reopening of the East Chestnut Avenue Bridge in Arkansas City has made many who live in that area happy, including two Christmas elves who appeared Tuesday morning.

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The ridge of this house in the 4000 block of 172nd Road shows where flames escaped in a Tuesday night fire. The fire centered around the chimney/fireplace area of the living room, dining room and kitchen, but the house also sustained significant smoke damage, according to Winfield Fire Marsh…

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During the holiday season, the Christmas tune, “The 12 Days of Christmas,” or a version of it can be heard over and over in malls, on the radio, etc. Popular culture has even created different versions — a redneck version, a teacher parody, “The Twelve Days of CATS-mas,” the list goes on and…

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The countdown for Christmas officially has begun in our house. This year, aside from a little felt Advent calendar we hang on a door to help the kids understand how many days are left until Christmas, we also added two chocolate Advent calendars — one for my son and one for my daughter. We f…

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Miranada and Malorie Depenbusch are go-getters who don’t let challenges slow them down. In fact, they enjoy it and rise to meet the occasion head on.

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An Arkansas City man who pleaded guilty to aggravated indecent liberties with a child and was sentenced earlier this year had part of his sentence vacated and replaced after a motion to correct the sentence was made in October.

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Nine members of the Arkansas City High School boys basketball team have been punished with three days of in-school suspension for hazing after the team’s victory last Friday in Winfield, according to parents of suspended players.

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