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College publishes notice of Regnier’s vacancy after secret discussion

The Cowley College Board of Trustees voted Nov. 20 to publish notice of the vacancy on the board caused by Sid Regnier’s March 13 resignation. The notice of the vacated seat was printed Nov. 22 in the Cowley CourierTraveler — 254 days after the vacancy originally occurred. The vote to publish […]

Street closures Nov. 30 in Sleeth Addition

Due to construction of the waste line from the new Water Treatment Facility to the Wastewater Treatment Facility, G Street will be closed to through traffic Nov. 30 in Sleeth Addition, between Tyler and Polk avenues. In addition, Tyler Avenue will be closed to through traffic between G and H […]

Three SCKMC physicians move specialty clinic to Winfield Medical Arts

Three South Central Kansas Medical Center physicians are relocating their clinic practices from the medical center campus to Winfield Medical Arts. Dr. Tyson Blatchford, general surgeon; Dr. Perry Lin, obstetrics and gynecology; and Dr. Willie Posey II, internal medicine and cardiology, will begin seeing patients at their new clinic, located […]

City Commission approves pair of change orders in short meeting

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted 3-0 to approve a $98,649.18 change order agreement with Walters-Morgan Construction for the new Water Treatment Facility that includes work to improve a sewer relay located at Fourth Street and Washington Avenue. The sanitary sewer located in that area originally was clay tile. […]

Three Hospitality Management properties earn Best Western awards

WICHITA — Three of Hospitality Management LLC’s Best Western-branded properties have earned the hotel chain’s coveted M.K. Guertin Award for 2017. Named in honor of the chain’s founder, the awards went to Best Western Plus Patterson Park Inn in Arkansas City; Best Western Plus Norman in Norman, Oklahoma; and Best […]

Arkansas City continues stormwater pollution prevention effort

The City of Arkansas City is renewing an effort this autumn to raise citizen awareness of the dangers of stormwater pollution and help to prevent it entirely. This stormwater pollution prevention campaign is being directed by the Public Works Department. The campaign consists of a mailer in residents’ utility bills, […]

Building Trades Board vets final changes to building regulations on Nov. 16

The Arkansas City Building Trades Advisory Board voted 5-0 on Nov. 16 to approve final changes to and recommend the passage of a new ordinance. The ordinance, which makes quite a few adjustments throughout Municipal Code Chapter 14, would amend building regulations, licensing and permitting of contractors, and the board’s […]

Ark City police to participate in Thanksgiving traffic enforcement effort

The Arkansas City Police Department will join many other police agencies across the state, including the Kansas Highway Patrol, in the Kansas Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign, from today through Nov. 26. A grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will underwrite overtime traffic enforcement that specifically targets impaired drivers […]

Direct Primary Care clinic unveils new name: CowleyHealthWoRX

A new concept in health and wellness for Cowley County is set to open its doors in just a few weeks. Cowley HealthWoRX is a Direct Primary Care clinic formed through a partnership between South Central Kansas Medical Center and Revere Healthcare Solutions Inc. (RHS). Located on the medical center […]

SCKMC has to pay back lab outreach money, posts $1.5 million pretax loss

With one more month remaining in 2017, South Central Kansas Medical Center announced an overall loss thus far, before sales tax, of $1.5 million. Those excess expenses over revenue are due in part to increased costs of doing business, but several projects that were put into place to generate money […]