Business

Building Trades Board vets final changes to building regulations on Nov. 16

The Arkansas City Building Trades Advisory Board voted 5-0 on Nov. 16 to approve final changes to and recommend the passage of a new ordinance. The ordinance, which makes quite a few adjustments throughout Municipal Code Chapter 14, would amend building regulations, licensing and permitting of contractors, and the board’s […]

Christmas in the City to kick off with Merry Monday, tree lighting

The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas in the City event will kick off with Merry Monday on Nov. 20 in downtown Arkansas City. Live music will begin and food vendors will open at 4 p.m. The festivities will continue until 7:30 p.m. Food vendors include Ark City […]

Planning Commission approves first step toward Compass Point housing

Planning Commission approves first step toward Compass Point housing

The Arkansas City Planning Commission voted 4-0 on Nov. 14 to approve a preliminary plat of Compass Point Addition, a new housing subdivision. If the project moves forward, it could result in 54 new homes, targeted to moderate-income families, being constructed west of MeadowWalk Apartments and south of Skyline Road […]

Tracking Santa sightings in downtown Arkansas City through December

Santa Claus will make several appearances next month in Arkansas City, starting with Merry Monday. Santa will be on hand to light the Christmas decorations and pose for photos with children starting at 6:15 p.m. Following Merry Monday, Santa can be found nearly somewhere in Ark City every weekend. North […]

Selfie with an Elfie social media contest offered for Christmas in the City

A Selfie with an Elfie scavenger hunt will be a part of the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas in the City activities this year. Selfie with an Elfie is available to local customers for a chance to win $350 in Chamber Bucks. The contest starts Nov. 20. Each […]

Commission gives Good Neighbor Award to Chickadonz, gets clinic update

Walmart Manager Mark Chickadonz was awarded the Good Neighbor Award by the City Commission of Arkansas City on Nov. 7. “He’s done a lot of things in the community that have been above and beyond,” said Public Information Officer and Special Projects Coordinator Andrew Lawson. “He was extremely helpful here […]

Public forum on Nov. 13 to discuss survey of Downtown Historic District

The City of Arkansas City will be host to a special informational forum Nov. 13 at the Arkansas City Senior Citizens Center to discuss an upcoming historical survey. This public meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. The senior center is located at 320 South A St. Business and property owners […]

Deb Hunt thriving with her Gold Canyon candles, engine parts businesses

Local business owner Deb Hunt is gearing up for another busy season. This time of year always brings an increase in folks seeking holiday-scented candles. “I am always going somewhere,” Hunt said. She spends quite a bit of time selling her wares at craft shows all across Kansas and Oklahoma. […]

Bigwigs Salon features familiar trio, shares space with Homestead, Polish

Bigwigs Hair Salon might be the “new kid” on the 1800 block of North Summit Street, but the ladies inside have been cutting hair for more than two decades. Holli Pool, Janet Cannon and Tammy Dowler recently moved from the salon where they all started working to the newly remodeled […]

M&M Meals for the Soul celebrates Sam’s Club honor during ribbon-cutting

M&M Meals for the Soul celebrated multiple achievements during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 20. “We’ve had some special things happen since we’ve gone in(to) business here,” said owner and executive chef Marilyn Lolar. “Some things that we couldn’t even imagine. (I) know it’s a God thing — I take […]