Government

City Commission hears positive update from Spring Hill Golf Course

Discussions about the uncertain financial standing of Spring Hill Golf Course continued Sept. 6 at a City Commission meeting. Clubhouse manager Cathy Vaughn and Dale Kuhn, treasurer for the Spring Hill Golf & Recreation Association, came before the commissioners with better news than expected, according to financial projections provided by […]

Residents may sign up for Cowley Alerts on county website

Cowley County now offers an alert program that will notify residents about any current, ongoing or upcoming event that might affect their homes. The Cowley Alerts service is free and voluntary to anyone who chooses to use it. It currently is limited to weather notifications received from the National Weather […]

National Night Out kickoff party moving this year to Wilson Park

The annual National Night Out kickoff party will take place from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 3 in Wilson Park. The Arkansas City Police Department will host the event, which is moving this year from its traditional location at Paris Park and the Agri-Business Building. Individual block parties will be […]

Campus Fire Safety Month focuses on fire risks in dormitories, housing

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a proclamation declaring September as Campus Fire Safety Month. As college students settle into dormitories, residence halls and off-campus housing, Kansas Fire Marshal Doug Jorgensen urges them to take the threat of fire seriously. “Many students are living away from home for the first […]

Opinions differ regarding Spring Hill Golf Course financial woes

During a recent meeting of the City Commission of Arkansas City, Spring Hill Golf Course presented a request for funding that included almost $35,000 for 2017. The commissioners gave the golf course $3,600, a sum of money that should keep it open and able to pay its bills through the […]

SCKMC trustees discuss potential revenue increase from coding

The South Central Kansas Medical Center (SCKMC) Board of Trustees heard a report during its Aug. 25 meeting from Michele Hand, of TruBridge, that outlined potential growth in compensation for the financially troubled hospital. TruBridge is a firm that SKCMC has utilized for help with billing services since February 2015. […]

Cowley County Safe Homes closes doors, citing financial difficulties

Cowley County Safe Homes officially has closed its doors. A letter addressed to community members and “collaborative partners,” dated Aug. 16, states the Winfield-based agency has “made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend agency services and operations until fiscal matters are addressed and personnel are re-established.” As of 8 a.m. […]

Newly modified Planning Commission conducts reorganization

The Arkansas City Planning Commission held its annual reorganization meeting Aug. 23 in the commission room at City Hall, 118 W. Central Ave. The meeting was a little more complicated than normal, thanks to the recent decision of the City Commission of Arkansas City to combine the Planning Commission and […]

ACPD participates in ‘You Drink. You Drive. You Lose.’ campaign

The Arkansas City Police Department will join almost 150 other police agencies across the state, including the Kansas Highway Patrol, in the “You Drink. You Drive. You Lose.” campaign, from Aug. 18 through Labor Day on Sept. 5. A grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will underwrite overtime […]

District court judgment signed; Revenue Department allows tax

The City of Arkansas City was notified Tuesday afternoon by the Kansas Department of Revenue that implementation of the one-cent, 10-year SCKMC Sales Tax, approved by Arkansas City voters by an 4-to-1 margin on May 24, may proceed as scheduled Oct. 1. The decision came after Cowley County District Court […]