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SCKMC, city officials have discussion; Public Building Commission meets

South Central Kansas Medical Center administrators fielded serious questions from Arkansas City Mayor Dan Jurkovich and City Manager Nick Hernandez during the Sept. 28 meeting of the SCKMC Board of Trustees. The questions came on the heels of SCKMC’s announced intention to scale back a project that had showed significant […]

Beautification board making final preparations for Oct. 14 Fall Cleanup Day

The Arkansas City Beautification and Tree Advisory Board is preparing for Fall Cleanup Week. This effort to tidy up streets, homes and businesses in Arkansas City is scheduled for two weeks before Arkalalah, running from October 9 to October 13. During that week, sanitation crews will pick up extra loads […]

Chamber Advocates plan first-ever Family Fun Picnic at Quail Valley farm

WINFIELD — The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce is partnering this fall to bring a Family Fun Picnic to all chamber members and their employees. All chamber members and their families are welcomed to attend the event, which will begin at noon Oct. 7 and last until 1:30 p.m. […]

Good Grief of Kansas bringing suicide bereavement services to Ark City

Starting Monday, Good Grief of Kansas will have a brand-new chapter in Arkansas City. Kathy Harbert will facilitate the group, which is intended to help those grieving the loss of loved ones due to suicide. “We recognize that while the death of a loved one always causes pain and loss, […]

Burford Theatre advertising for operations manager after Zakharov leaves

The Arkansas City Area Arts Council (ACAAC) has announced a job opening at the Burford Theatre. This position is a part-time operations manager position that would oversee the business aspects of the theater. The announcement comes on the heels of Michelle Zakharov’s decision to leave the Burford after six months. […]

Mayor Jurkovich reflects on background, coaching, reasons for running

Mayor Dan Jurkovich might not be an Ark Citian by birth, but his dedication to his adopted town is evident from his time on the City Commission of Arkansas City. His business acumen has served him well while dealing with the tough financial issues that the city has experienced in recent […]

ACPD warns local businesses about fraudulent checks

The Arkansas City Police Department has notified local businesses of a recent rash of fraudulent check writing. A man going by the name of Tim Hartzell has passed numerous fraudulent checks in the Oklahoma cities of Newkirk, Ponca City and Stillwater, as well as in Arkansas City, according to ACPD […]

Jurkovich elected mayor, Welch vice mayor; Oestmann honored for service

The City Commission of Arkansas City did some restructuring during its Sept. 19 meeting as Commissioner Dan Jurkovich was voted in as the new mayor. Jurkovich had several members of his family, as well as players on the volleyball team he coaches, in attendance. “Thank you to my family and […]

SCKMC scaling back lab outreach program with $1.1M revenue in 2017

In a Sept. 19 update to the City Commission of Arkansas City, South Central Kansas Medical Center officials reported the hospital would be scaling back its laboratory outreach program. “That’s probably not something we’re going to do going forward,” said SKCMC chief executive officer Virgil Watson. To date in 2017, […]

City Commission discusses curbside recycling, four-day sanitation routes

The City Commission of Arkansas City met Sept. 15 to discuss an ongoing plan to introduce curbside recycling to residents. This plan has been in the works for several years and several key components of achieving the goal already are in place. One of the first objectives in the plan […]