Chamber committee presents Open Arms Award to ACPD

The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce awarded the Arkansas City Police Department with the Open Arms Award during a City Commission meeting Aug. 2. The Open Arms Award is presented by the chamber of commerce’s Membership Services and Awards Committee. It is a quarterly award given to nonprofit organizations […]

Cowley College conducts town hall meetings in Wellington

The Sumner County Economic Development Commission hosted Cowley College for a pair of county town hall meetings Aug. 1 at the Wellington High School auditorium. Stacy Davis, executive director of Sumner County Economic Development, and Annarose White, Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce director, welcomed Cowley College President Dennis Rittle, who […]

Wichita Independent Business Association donates $10,000 for scholarship

The Wichita Independent Business Association (WIBA) presented the Cowley College Foundation with a check for $10,000 on July 28 at the school’s Wichita Downtown Center to establish a scholarship for future students. The gift will be directed toward students with majors in the BREG industry sectors for south-central Kansas — […]

Arkansas City housing ranked eighth in affordability

Arkansas City has been named No. 8 among most affordable cities in Kansas to live in, according to “There’s a lot more to home affordability than the price a home buyer agrees to pay the seller. To find the most affordable places to buy a home, SmartAsset took a […]

Cowley First to host business sales tax workshops Aug. 4

Cowley First, the Cowley County Economic Development Partnership, will be host to a pair of free business workshops next week. Carl York, a Kansas Department of Revenue tax specialist who is part of the Taxpayer Education Unit, will present two topics regarding business taxes. York will address sales tax issues […]

Union State Bank building has long, complicated history

Many of the buildings in downtown Arkansas City have been through changes and many serve different purposes than their founders intended for them. The Union State Bank building, located at 127 S. Summit St., does not follow the latter trend, even though it has seen many different forms. Most recently, […]

Tattoos no longer taboo in Arkansas City, Midwest

Tattoos once were viewed in a negative light in the United States. Individuals with tattoos often were judged as living outside a certain set of morals. Arkansas City resident Paula Plush recalls tattoos as a taboo during her childhood. “In my family, if your ears were pierced, you were considered […]

Cowley First to host business tax workshops Aug. 4

Cowley First, the Cowley County Economic Development Partnership, will be host to two free business and contractors’ tax workshops on Aug. 4. The guest speaker will address topics benefiting local businesses, both large and small. Kansas Department of Revenue tax specialist Carl York, as part of the Taxpayer Education Unit, […]

Building Trades Board to continue 2015 code cycle meetings

Joint meetings of three area trades boards to discuss, modify and implement the 2015 International Code Cycle (ICC) will resume next week in Winfield. The City of Arkansas City’s Building Trades Board, in conjunction with its fellow advisory boards in Wellington and Winfield, will continue working this summer to move […]

Chamber coffee July 14 to preview Christmas in the City

Christmas is visiting Arkansas City early, courtesy of the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce. Chamber members are invited to attend a special chamber coffee at 10 a.m. July 14 at the chamber office, 106 S. Summit St. There will be opportunities to sign up for Christmas in the City […]