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Arkansas City elementary students to participate in Body Venture exhibit

An innovative way to learn about the importance of good nutrition and physical fitness is coming this week to Ark City students. On April 4-5, the Body Venture exhibit will be set up at Arkansas City Middle School for USD 470 third-, fourth- and fifth-graders to experience. Students will have the opportunity to explore the human body with Power Panther, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service mascot, as their guide. The tour begins when students, in groups of eight to 10, are assigned a food such as a carrot, low-fat milk or a piece of chicken....

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Spring Cleanup Week is April 9-13 in Ark City; volunteers needed April 7

The City of Arkansas City will conduct its annual Spring Cleanup Week refuse collection event April 9-13 throughout the city, in conjunction with normal pickup. Spring Cleanup Week will kick off with a special Spring Cleanup Day event starting at 8 a.m. April 7. This event will be a perfect opportunity for youth groups, civic clubs, churches, and other nonprofit organizations to lend a helping hand to their neighbors and friends who are in need of some assistance. Volunteers will be assigned to one of six cleanup zones to help to clean northeast, south and west-central Arkansas City, as...

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Nebraska man arrested March 22 by ACPD in possession of stolen vehicle

The Arkansas City Police Department arrested three people March 22 in connection with a vehicle reported stolen out of Lincoln, Nebraska. Corey Nicholas Decker, 18, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of stolen property with a value of more than $1,000, as well as one misdemeanor count each of consumption of alcohol by a minor, possession of drug-use paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Decker also was arrested on two misdemeanor counts of contributing to a child’s misconduct. He was transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail in lieu of $6,300 bond through Cowley...

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Texas pair arrested by ACPD on multiple possession counts after burglary

The Arkansas City Police Department arrested two Texas residents March 7 in connection with a vehicle burglary that led to the discovery of narcotics. John Eric Lamb, 35, and Tonya Lynn Swonger, 38, both of Wills Point, Texas, were arrested on suspicion of one felony count each of burglary of a motor vehicle, forgery, possession of methamphetamine and possession of opiates or narcotics. Swonger faces two total counts of forgery. Both Lamb and Swonger also were arrested on suspicion of one misdemeanor count each of endangering a child, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of stolen property and theft of...

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Raffle planned during Fifth Thursday Art Crawl to benefit fireworks fund

The first in a series of art crawls organized by the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce will be held next week. Artist and musicians will display their talents from 4 to 7:30 p.m. March 29 at a series of local businesses as part of the quarterly Fifth Thursday Art and Music Crawl. A raffle featuring two prize winners will be part of the first crawl. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Ark City Fourth of July fireworks fund. The prizes are a gold Ark City commemorative necklace donated by Schmidt Jewelers and a “Fun Night at Home” gift...

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