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 […]

Double Eagle dedicated to helping people

Double Eagle Firearm and Pawn is a local business that dedicates itself to helping people while also giving them a place to purchase firearms. Double Eagle is located at 104 S. Summit St. and was founded by owner Darrin Green. Green first started selling just firearms in 2008 and it […]

Sewing classes offered all summer at McDonald’s

Dalene McDonald, of McDonald’s Sewing & Vacuum, is offering sewing classes all summer and has had good turnout for the classes. There are many classes from which to choose. Most include a class fee, but they range in skill level from beginner to advanced. Some of the more advanced classes […]

Is millennials’ debt killing entrepreneurship?

You have heard time and again that student loan debt is taking over the lives of millions of millennials. Well, the situation may be even more bleak than previously thought, according to new data collected by the U.S. Department of Education: “The total amount of outstanding direct student loans stood […]