Business

Native son Carlson thriving as owner of Mulvane’s Carlson Hot Rods shop

MULVANE — The passion Chris Carlson has for cars seems surpassed only by his love for family. Carlson, a 1990 Arkansas City High School graduate, has become well known in automotive circles, winning awards at car shows and through magazines featuring his work. His shop in Mulvane, Chris Carlson Hot […]

Creekstone purchased this week by Japanese trading house for $170M

Creekstone Farms Premium Beef has been purchased by Japanese trading house Marubeni Corp., according to Cattlenetwork.com. The deal reportedly is worth approximately $170 million, including liabilities. Japan-based Marubeni also owns an Australian feedlot. Creekstone Farms processes about 1,400 cattle per day and recently added pork products to its offerings. No […]

Cowley County receives $100,000 Blue Cross grant, access to $400,000

Cowley County is one of eight Kansas communities recently selected as a grantee in the largest community grant program ever funded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas. The Pathways to a Healthy Kansas program provides community coalitions such as RISE Cowley — formerly known as the Cowley County […]

Groove Street Bling offers homemade headbands, turnovers from local pair

Groove Street Bling has hit the Arkansas City Farm and Art Market with unique tie-dyed products, headbands, and homemade turnovers. Two local women, Sarah Diveley and Shayna Nicely, started Groove Street Bling this year. “Sarah had an epiphany when she went to Bike Week in Daytona in March,” Nicely said. […]

$17.5M in Industrial Revenue Bonds approved for new KanPak facility

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted unanimously July 11 to authorize the issuance of taxable Industrial Revenue Bonds (IRBs) for KanPak LLC. The bonds would be used to finance the acquisition, construction and equipping of a new 200,000-square-foot distribution facility, to be located in Goff Industrial Park. The bonds […]

ACPD’s next outreach event to feature free snow cones, help from dispatch

The Arkansas City Police Department will co-host its next community outreach event with Cowley County Emergency Communications (CCEC) dispatchers. Although previous events have carried the theme of Coffee with a Cop, this one will take on more of a summer flavor with free snow cones for all who attend. From […]

New McDonald’s plans special giveaways for August grand reopening

The owners of the new McDonald’s currently under construction in Arkansas City have announced grand reopening plans during the first week of August. The first 100 customers in the drive-through and the first 100 dine-in customers will receive a punch card good for one extra value meal per week for […]

Financial Freedom: Declare your financial Independence Day from debt

We’re drawing close to the Fourth of July, when we celebrate the freedoms we enjoy in this country. The U.S. Constitution grants us many of these liberties, but we have to earn others — such as our financial freedom. What steps can you take to achieve the financial independence you […]

Reception held June 22 to honor Reedy Ford, Community National Bank

WINFIELD — The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce and Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with Cowley First, held their Business Appreciation Month reception and awards event June 22 at Wheat State Wine Co. The event showcased the chambers’ nominations for the Kansas Department of Commerce Governor’s Award. […]

SCKMC telemedicine clinic to start in July; Auxiliary provides June donation

South Central Kansas Medical Center (SCKMC) is no stranger to telemedicine, having used the real-time interactive technology to provide communication between patients and off-site physician for a couple of years now. However, early next month, the hospital will expand its remote physician offerings to include outpatient specialists through a partnership […]