Government

Candidate Q&A: Damon Mendoza — USD 470 Board of Education

Name: Damon Mendoza Position you are running for: USD 470 Board of Education Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Wife, Kristal, and three children, Devin (junior), Kamryn (seventh grade) and Kinley (fourth grade) How long have you lived in Arkansas City/Cowley County? Approximately 32 years combined Have you served on any boards previously? […]

Candidate Q&A: Tim Perry — City Commission of Arkansas City

Name: Hola, Aloha, greetings My name is Timothy A. Perry Position you are running for: I’m running for city council in the Ark City area. Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): N/a How long have you lived in Arkansas City? I have lived in Ark City for 18 years and this isn’t the […]

Candidate Q&A: Lori Barnes — USD 470 Board of Education

Name: Lori Barnes Position you are running for: USD 470 School Board Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Zach Barnes, spouse; Lucas Barnes, eighth-grader at Ark City Middle School; and Kennedy Barnes, a fourth-grader at Sacred Heart Catholic School. How long have you lived in Arkansas City? I have lived in Ark City […]

Fall Cleanup Week is Oct. 9-13 in Ark City; volunteers needed Oct. 14

The City of Arkansas City will conduct its annual Fall Cleanup Week refuse collection event next week throughout the city, in conjunction with normal pickup. Fall Cleanup Week will culminate in a special Fall Cleanup Day event starting at 8 a.m. Oct. 14. This event will be a perfect opportunity […]

Ark City Daily Bytes, chamber candidates forum is Oct. 10 at senior center

Ark City Daily Bytes and the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to host a forum for local political candidates Oct. 10 at the Arkansas City Senior Citizens Center. The forum will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The senior center is […]

Candidate Q&A: Jay Warren — City Commission of Arkansas City

Name: Jay Warren Position you are running for: City Commission of Arkansas City Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Wife, Nancy. Son, Chris, who works in management at the Kellogg plant in Kansas City. He has three children, Ashlyn, Jocelyn and Gavin. Daughter, Dru, who is a teacher and school […]

City Commission annexes, rezones property for new KanPak warehouse

The City Commission of Arkansas City approved two items during its Oct. 3 meeting that will allow KanPak to move forward with a multi-million-dollar distribution warehouse facility in Goff Industrial Park. Both items were recommended last month by the Arkansas City Planning Commission. The first action the commissioners took annexed […]

Ark City High School, ACPD practice responses during ALICE intruder drill

Arkansas City Police Department officers were at Arkansas City High School on Sept. 28 to lead teachers through a series of armed intruder drills. The drills served as a refresher to the ALICE training provided by the police department. They offered teachers the opportunity to plan and practice specific responses. […]

Candidate Q&A: Lance Niles — USD 470 Board of Education

Name: Lance Niles Position you are running for: USD 470 Board of Education (BOE) Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Tamara Niles, spouse; children — Natalie Niles, eighth-grader at Arkansas City Middle School, and Will Niles, sixth-grader at Arkansas City Middle School. We also are hosting an exchange student this […]

SCKMC, city officials have discussion; Public Building Commission meets

South Central Kansas Medical Center administrators fielded serious questions from Arkansas City Mayor Dan Jurkovich and City Manager Nick Hernandez during the Sept. 28 meeting of the SCKMC Board of Trustees. The questions came on the heels of SCKMC’s announced intention to scale back a project that had showed significant […]