Author: Jeni McGee

SCKMC, city officials have discussion; Public Building Commission meets

South Central Kansas Medical Center administrators fielded serious questions from Arkansas City Mayor Dan Jurkovich and City Manager Nick Hernandez during the Sept. 28 meeting of the SCKMC Board of Trustees. The questions came on the heels of SCKMC’s announced intention to scale back a project that had showed significant […]

Beautification board making final preparations for Oct. 14 Fall Cleanup Day

The Arkansas City Beautification and Tree Advisory Board is preparing for Fall Cleanup Week. This effort to tidy up streets, homes and businesses in Arkansas City is scheduled for two weeks before Arkalalah, running from October 9 to October 13. During that week, sanitation crews will pick up extra loads […]

Good Grief of Kansas bringing suicide bereavement services to Ark City

Starting Monday, Good Grief of Kansas will have a brand-new chapter in Arkansas City. Kathy Harbert will facilitate the group, which is intended to help those grieving the loss of loved ones due to suicide. “We recognize that while the death of a loved one always causes pain and loss, […]

Burford Theatre advertising for operations manager after Zakharov leaves

The Arkansas City Area Arts Council (ACAAC) has announced a job opening at the Burford Theatre. This position is a part-time operations manager position that would oversee the business aspects of the theater. The announcement comes on the heels of Michelle Zakharov’s decision to leave the Burford after six months. […]

Five finalists named for Queen Alalah LXXXVI; coronation set for Oct. 27

After four days of online voting, five women have been selected as Queen Alalah finalists by Cowley College students, faculty, staff and administrators. Queen Alalah LXXXVI will be crowned during the annual Coronation ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the college’s Brown Center on the Arkansas City campus. The […]

Police department still seeking donations for National Night Out events

The Arkansas City Police Department is preparing for its upcoming National Night Out festivities. Many activities are planned for both the kickoff party on Oct. 2 and the neighborhood block parties on Oct. 3. However, funds are becoming an issue for ACPD, which has a small budget to make these […]

Gottlob raising funds to recreate legendary 1970 Daytona run in new ‘Vette

Hometown racing fanatic and mechanic Cliff Gottlob is attempting to break back into the racing circuit. He is well-known in car circles for setting records in the ’70s, but has been away from racing for quite some time. “I’m closer than I know,” he said. Gottlob worked well past dark […]

Dr. Cassie Shaw pursuing internal medicine to new cities, opportunities

One of Arkansas City’s own has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Cassie Shaw, a 2006 Arkansas City High School graduate, has started blogging about her experiences in the medical field. She currently is chief resident in internal medicine at Saint Louis University Hospital in Saint Louis, […]

Mayor Jurkovich reflects on background, coaching, reasons for running

Mayor Dan Jurkovich might not be an Ark Citian by birth, but his dedication to his adopted town is evident from his time on the City Commission of Arkansas City. His business acumen has served him well while dealing with the tough financial issues that the city has experienced in recent […]

Jurkovich elected mayor, Welch vice mayor; Oestmann honored for service

The City Commission of Arkansas City did some restructuring during its Sept. 19 meeting as Commissioner Dan Jurkovich was voted in as the new mayor. Jurkovich had several members of his family, as well as players on the volleyball team he coaches, in attendance. “Thank you to my family and […]