Day: January 10, 2018

City plans to place stop signs at five uncontrolled intersections Jan. 12

Starting Jan. 12, the City of Arkansas City will place stop signs at five uncontrolled intersections in northern Ark City. East-west traffic will be required to stop there. The move is intended to reduce the frequency and severity of vehicle collisions at the intersections. The City Commission voted 4-0 on Dec. 19, 2017, to approve a resolution authorizing the placement of 10 new traffic control devices. The five intersections that will be affected starting Dec. 12 are: Birch Avenue and C Street — east-west traffic on Birch Avenue will have to stop; Cedar Avenue and Fifth Street — east-west traffic on Cedar Avenue will have to stop; Poplar Avenue and Third Street — east-west traffic on Poplar Avenue will have to stop; Poplar Avenue and Fourth Street — east-west traffic on Poplar Avenue will have to stop; Vine Avenue and Seventh Street — east-west traffic on Vine Avenue will have to stop. These intersections will serve as a test case for whether stop signs for east-west traffic reduce collisions. If it proves successful, six more intersections might be addressed with a similar resolution. City staff plans to use reflective tape and flags on the sign poles to call attention to the new stop sign placements. Tree trimming and removal will be performed as needed to improve visibility at the most troublesome intersections, as well. Motorists are urged to use...

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City Commission honors service of Tweedy, welcomes Gingher to dais

Monday night marked a change of members on the City Commission of Arkansas City. The meeting was held on a Monday, rather than the usual Tuesday, for the first time in recent memory due to a change in the state elections law. The first step in the annual reorganization was for Commissioner Charles Tweedy III to complete his term and vacate his seat. He was honored by Mayor Dan Jurkovich with a certificate recognizing his nearly 20 years of total service on the commission, spanning four decades. In all, Tweedy served the following City Commission terms: He first took...

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Cowley First announces county job fair on Feb. 22 at Cowley College

Cowley First will be host to the annual Cowley County Job Fair on Feb. 22 in the Wright Room at Cowley College’s Brown Center, located at 215 S. Second St. Job seekers may meet with local employers from 3 to 5:30 p.m. that day. This will be the only such fair in the county this year. Cowley First currently is registering businesses for booth space. The cost for a business to participate is only $50. Cowley County employers who are interested in participating or have questions may contact Deb Firebaugh at Cowley First at (620) 442-3094 or (620) 221-9951. Due to advertising deadlines, employers are asked sign up by Jan. 31 to participate, but Cowley First will accept booth registrations until space is filled. This information was provided by Cowley First Administrative Assistant Deb Firebaugh. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new...

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Journey Schule signs Creative Writing letter of intent with Cowley College

Journey Schule, a senior at Clearwater High School, recently signed a letter of intent to attend Cowley College’s main campus in Arkansas City and will receive a Creative Writing Scholarship. Schule chose Cowley College after attending the school’s Arts and Humanities Day event on Nov. 10, 2017. As part of the Creative Writing Scholarship, Schule will need to take at least nine credit-hours of creative writing courses above any required English composition courses during his academic career at Cowley. He also must be an active member of Creative Claws, which serves as an avenue for writers at the college to showcase their works through Writers’ Corner and Mile Marker Review. This information was provided by Cowley College Director of Institutional Communications and Public Relations Rama Peroo. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new...

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Arnett conducts team-building exercises with Cowley College IMPACT

Harold Arnett, Cowley College’s vice president of academic affairs, conducted a workshop on team-building with employees in the IMPACT Student Support Services TRIO program Jan. 4 in the Underground. Arnett used experiential learning activities to help the group to get to know each other better and gear up for the spring semester. “I love this kind of learning approach and mining insights out of the group,” he said. The group took part in a blindfolded jigsaw puzzle activity, a tarp challenge and a Houdini escape challenge. “There were problem-solving elements in each activity, so communication was a critical piece in every challenge,” Arnett said. Those who took part in the team-building exercises were Dianne Flickinger, Roxanna James, Kim Martin, Mike Rosales and Loretta Waldroupe. The IMPACT Student Support Services TRIO program is an academic program designed to help students graduate from Cowley College and/or transfer to a four-year university. The program offers a variety of free services to help students to be successful and meet their educational goals. This information was provided by Cowley College Director of Institutional Communications and Public Relations Rama Peroo. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new...

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