Government

Forum features judge, commission, legislative candidates

Many candidates for local, state and federal elections gathered July 14 for a forum at the Moose Lodge in Bolton Township. Candidates were given 10 minutes to introduce themselves to the crowd. In all, there were approximately 150 to 200 in attendance at the event, which was sponsored by the […]

Forum features representative, sheriff, attorney candidates

Candidates for local, state and federal elections gathered July 14 for a forum at the Moose Lodge in Bolton Township. Candidates were given 10 minutes to introduce themselves to the crowd. In all, there were approximately 150 to 200 in attendance at the event, which was sponsored by the Bolton […]

Three candidate forums planned in next eight days

The joint legislative committee of the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce, the Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Cowley First, along with Cowley County Farm Bureau, plans three separate forums this week and next, prior to the Aug. 2 primary election. The first forum will be at 6:30 p.m. […]

College board of trustees interviews four candidates

The Cowley College Board of Trustees interviewed four candidates Tuesday afternoon for an open trustee seat in a special meeting that was open to the public. The interviews originally were set to be held in an executive session. However, questions were raised about the legality of the interviews taking place […]

July’s Nelson Sensation Award winner announced

The recipient of the Nelson Sensation Award for July is this home at 1329 North A St., which is owned by David Teufel and Debra Bryant. The monthly award is given by the Arkansas City Beautification and Tree Advisory Board to properties that present a total package of beautification and […]

Building Trades Board to continue 2015 code cycle meetings

Joint meetings of three area trades boards to discuss, modify and implement the 2015 International Code Cycle (ICC) will resume next week in Winfield. The City of Arkansas City’s Building Trades Board, in conjunction with its fellow advisory boards in Wellington and Winfield, will continue working this summer to move […]

Cowley College Board of Trustees’ proposed executive session questioned

The Cowley College Board of Trustees is set to hold a special meeting at 3 p.m. July 12 in the college’s McAtee Dining Center. The trustees will go into executive session to interview potential candidates to fill the vacant trustee position, according to Cowley College spokesman Rama Peroo. The vacancy […]

City Commission chooses Radio Lane over chip sealing

The Arkansas City Public Works Department sought the direction of city commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday night regarding street repairs. Each year, the department budgets approximately $170,000 to $175,000 for chip sealing repairs on residential streets. These repairs are surface repairs that do not require road closures. Chip sealing […]

City Commission to consider tax assessments

The City Commission of Arkansas City will consider a consent agenda item tonight that would allow the city to assess amounts it is owed to property taxes. The two properties to be assessed are at 110 E. Adams Ave. and 727 N. Second St. They were torn down last October […]

Arkansas City Police Department seeks suspicious man

The Arkansas City Police Department is seeking any information in connection with a suspicious incident June 29 at the ACHS South Sports Complex. A 10-year-old juvenile male was exiting a restroom just prior to 8:18 p.m. at the complex, 2030 N. 15th St., during a baseball game when an unknown […]