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Police plan Neighborhood Watch program reboot during National Night Out

The Arkansas City Police Department has begun efforts to re-establish Neighborhood Watch chapters across the city. There currently are no formal Neighborhood Watch groups in existence in Ark City, although the program was thriving many years ago. ACPD is attempting to jumpstart the program back to life in conjunction with its […]

Cowley College, Butler Community College team up to teach firefighting

The fire science departments at Butler Community College and Cowley College are joining forces to help firefighting students. The colleges have signed an agreement that provides Cowley College students with the ability to receive an associate of applied science degree in fire science from Butler after completing their fire science […]

SCKMC Board of Trustees approves purchase of Winfield Medical Arts

In what was dubbed a “monumental achievement for South Central Kansas Medical Center,” the hospital’s board of trustees voted to move forward with the purchase of Winfield Medical Arts (WMA). A resolution, which was approved by the six present board members, was approved unanimously in a special meeting of the […]

South Central Kansas Medical Center plans purchase of Winfield Medical Arts

A special meeting of the South Central Kansas Medical Center Board of Trustees has been called for Sept. 12. The 7:30 a.m. special meeting has been arranged to discuss SCKMC purchasing Winfield Medical Arts (WMA). The copies of the contracts supplied by SCKMC staff include several details that still might […]

Humphrey exits race for City Commission

City Commission of Arkansas City candidate Richard Humphrey is moving out of state later this year. As a result, he has announced he will not be able to perform the obligations of office should he be elected this fall. “I will not be living in Ark City, or Kansas, by […]

Applications invited for city’s new Community Spirit Award Committee

Arkansas City residents are invited to apply now to join a new city committee that will select the annual winner of the Joe B. Avery Community Spirit Award. The City Commission of Arkansas City voted 4-0 on Tuesday night to create the new Community Spirit Award Committee. The first members […]

Commissioners name four unsafe structures, hear passenger rail update

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted 4-0 on Sept. 5 to declare several structures in Arkansas City as unsafe and dangerous. The structures all are in a state of disrepair. Many need work to the foundation or roof, or mold removal. Six structures — located at 215 North B St., 306 North […]

City offices closed Sept. 4 for Labor Day; four-day sanitation next week

The City of Arkansas City will shift to a four-day sanitation schedule next week due to the closure of all city offices Monday in observance of Labor Day. The Cowley County Landfill also will be closed Monday for Labor Day. All of Monday’s route and part of Tuesday’s route will […]

Medicalodges, Factory Connection collecting donations for Harvey victims

Two local organizations have announced supply drives for donations to benefit of victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Medicalodges of Arkansas City and Factory Connection both have opened their doors to accept certain supplies. If you choose to donate to other organizations, experts recommend checking them out first to ensure […]

Ark City woman airlifted to Wichita following accidental shooting Aug. 28

The Arkansas City Police Department is investigating an apparently accidental shooting Aug. 28 that left an Arkansas City woman wounded in her upper left leg. The 25-year-old female was transported to South Central Kansas Medical Center for treatment and later was airlifted to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita for further […]