City commissioners designate new Chestnut Park recreation area

Beautification and parks have been on the minds of city officials lately, as evidenced by a pair of discussions at a City Commission meeting Sept. 6. The Beautification and Tree Advisory Board held a special meeting Aug. 29 and recommended the designation of a new public recreation area on West […]

Senior pets suitable alternative for those not looking for full commitment

When selecting a rescue pet, remember there are older animals available for adoption. These animals often are overlooked because of their age. There are several benefits to adopting an older animal, including their: calmer temperament — Animals that are well past their puppy or kitten stage tend to be less […]

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 […]

More than books available at Ark City Public Library

The Arkansas City Public Library (ACPL) has several new items available for checkout. Among the new items are Sprint mobile wi-fi hot spots with unlimited data. They can be checked out for one-week periods, but will not be eligible for renewals or holds. The hotspots will be checked out on […]

Ark City Arts calls for volunteers to help finish Burford

The Arkansas City Area Arts Council is looking for volunteers for several projects in the V.J. Wilkins Family Center for the Arts at the Burford Theatre. There are several items left on the large list of “to do’s” and most of them can be accomplished through volunteer help. One of […]

Angels in the Attic in need of many different pantry donations

Angels in the Attic is looking for donations for its pantry. The locally based nonprofit organization, located at 109 S. Summit St., offers a wide range of help for those in need. It currently is running low on several items in its pantry, including: bread canned fruits canned meat canned […]

Gallery 1001 to be host to Hinkley’s paintings this month

Gallery 1001 in Winfield has announced a special exhibit of paintings by the late Dorothy Hinkley, a beloved artist and art instructor. A limited number of her oil paintings will be offered for sale through August, with a featured Heritage Exhibit during the first two weeks of August. Gallery members […]

Pokémon Go taking the United States by storm

Pokémon Go quickly has become the most popular app in the United States. The game has its perks, among them encouraging youths of all ages to get up, go outside and exercise. The app actually does not function unless you are up and walking. The game has its origins in […]

Dog incident at Walmart highlights dangers of pets in vehicles

Two Arkansas City Police Department officers rescued the life of a dog that accidentally hung itself with its leash when it jumped out of a vehicle window July 8. A post on the ACPD Facebook page about the incident has attracted more than 131,000 views and the story has gone […]

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 […]