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Twins honored at Capitol for charity food efforts

Two young area men were honored June 1 in Topeka for giving back to their community. Christopher and Mitchell Gingher, both of Arkansas City, have been giving back for more than half of their lives. For the last six years, the twin brothers have collected items for the less fortunate […]

Lind hits it big, ditches banks for beard business

An Arkansas City native is enjoying life to the fullest thanks to a series of successful business interests. Nate Lind graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1998 and has gone on to achieve goal after goal. His latest venture is LegendaryBeardCo, an online source for beard oils and vitamins. […]

Police careers offer challenging, rewarding lifestyle

Arkansas City is home to many dedicated public servants, including its police force. “Our officers and department afford citizens many things that sometimes are taken for granted,” said City Manager Nick Hernandez. “They give us peace of mind by their presence, they serve as community role models, they are our […]

ACPD Sgt. Mata recounts experience that led him to police work

Arkansas City Police Department Sgt. Eric Mata recently was given an award from the Optimists of Arkansas City as their Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. One of the aspects of the job he was applauded for was his work with children and on crimes against children. “It only takes […]

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 […]