First responders honored during national EMS/LEO week

Communities around the country are marking the 42nd annual National EMS Week and the 54th annual Law Enforcement Week on May 15-21. City commissioners recognized both celebrations during this week’s meeting. “I encourage the community to observe this week with appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities,” Mayor Duane Oestmann said regarding […]

Local veteran Hawkins recounts D.C. trip

Local Army veteran Josh Hawkins recently was able to visit Washington, D.C. While the trip was made to attend his godson’s baptism, Hawkins was only a short drive from the nation’s capital. Some of the monuments he was able to visit included the Vietnam Memorial, Arlington Cemetery and the Lincoln […]

Catalpa Park spurs new policy’s creation

The removal of playground equipment from a local park last fall served as a catalyst for the City of Arkansas City to create a process by which the community could adopt a park and serve as its primary caretaker. The policy that was approved by the city’s Beautification and Tree […]