Author: Press Release

Law Enforcement for May 21

Cowley County Sheriff’s Office Deputies checked a vehicle in the 1900 block of Wheat Road in Winfield. The vehicle was left parked legally. Deputies stopped to assist a motorist in the 23000 block of U.S. 77. Deputies stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the 23000 block of U.S. […]

Law Enforcement for May 20

Cowley County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to the 4000 block of 21st Road for a report of cattle in the roadway. Deputies stopped to assist a motorist in the area of K-15 and U.S. 77. Deputies went to John Lilly Correctional Facility in Boley, Oklahoma, to pick up a […]

Hydrant flushing continues in Arkansas City

The City of Arkansas City is continuing its annual fire hydrant flushing program, with work proceeding in southeast Arkansas City starting this week. The Environmental Services Division will begin flushing Section 2 — which includes all fire hydrants in the area of A Street and Washington Avenue, south to the […]

Cowley College soccer camp approaches

The Cowley College men’s and women’s soccer teams will be host to the 2016 Cowley College Soccer Camp on May 31 through June 3 at the Cowley Soccer Complex, 223 E. Pierce Ave., in Arkansas City. The co-ed camp for those aged 5 to 14 years old will be held […]

Plans for memorial golf tournament under way

Cowley College’s Tiger Booster Club is preparing to host the 22nd annual Tiger Skins/Brian Groves Memorial Golf Tournament on June 25 at Great Life Golf & Fitness in Arkansas City. The format consists of four-person teams. Both men and women are welcome. Groups of fewer than four players will be […]

‘If Only’: Not words to live by

“If only my boss wouldn’t be so rude and domineering, I would try harder and be more cooperative at work.” “If only the brethren were friendlier and they had a different preacher, I would go to church more often.” “If only my family would be more supportive of me, I […]

City outlines replacement process for Giles’ seat

City officials have outlined a replacement process for Chad Giles, who resigned May 25 from the City Commission of Arkansas City in a letter emailed to City Manager Nick Hernandez. Giles, who just completed his second consecutive term as mayor and had served on the City Commission since 2011, cited […]

Outdoor movie postponed

The City of Arkansas City has had to postpone this week’s movie in the park due to possible inclement weather, according to a press release. “Unfortunately, due to the forecast severe weather risk, flooding issues at the Wilson Park rotunda and a conflict with an event at the Agri-Business Building, […]

Letter from Mayor Oestmann

To the Citizens of Arkansas City: On behalf of the City Commission and City Manager Nick Hernandez, I would like to thank each and every one of you who voted this month to approve the SCKMC Sales Tax. The tax was approved by a vote margin of 1,885 to 467. […]

Kentucky Derby event raises funds for the Arts

Supporters of the arts in Arkansas City attended a Kentucky Derby event on May 7, sponsored by Mike and Jennifer Munson, Lance and Tamara Niles, and Michael and Jessica Morgan. The attendees purchased tickets to the event at Cabin Fever, Ark City Arts’ annual fundraiser for arts programming. After watching […]