PBC OKs health care consultant contract for SCKMC

The Arkansas City Public Building Commission (PBC) met June 20 in the city manager’s office at City Hall, 118 W. Central Ave., and voted 8-0 to approve a financial, operational and strategic assessment agreement with Quorum Health Resources, LLC. The agreement was approved on behalf of South Central Kansas Medical […]

Smith named NAEMT regional education coordinator

EMS Director Jeri Smith, of the Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department, was named the Region IV regional education coordinator by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), which recently announced appointments for its regional and state educational coordinators in the U.S. “I am honored to have been selected,” Smith said. Region […]

Karen Welch named to City Commission

Karen Welch was appointed the newest city commissioner in a 3-1 vote June 7. Commissioner Charles Tweedy III cast the dissenting vote. He said his vote was not representative of his feelings about Welch joining the City Commission. Tweedy made a motion to nominate former mayor and commissioner Patrick McDonald, […]

City Commission, staff talk budget June 5

City commissioners and department heads gathered June 5 at Commissioner Jay Warren’s cabin west of Arkansas City to discuss the 2017 fiscal year budget. The meeting was somewhat lighthearted, as a one-cent, 10-year sales tax dedicated to the payment of construction bonds for South Central Kansas Medical Center (SCKMC) recently […]

Annual hydrant flushing program proceeds June 6

The City of Arkansas City is continuing its annual fire hydrant flushing program, with work proceeding in west-central Arkansas City starting next week. The Environmental Services Division will begin flushing Section 4 — which includes all fire hydrants in the area of First Street and Fifth Avenue, north to Kansas […]