Arkansas City man arrested on suspicion of aggravated robbery at gunpoint

An Arkansas City man was arrested Oct. 5 by the Arkansas City Police Department in connection with an armed robbery that occurred Oct. 1. John Douglas Wooten, 29, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated robbery and theft. He was transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail in Winfield […]

Milling set to begin this week on West Radio Lane at 15th Street

Asphalt milling is set to begin this week on West Radio Lane, starting at 15th Street and progressing east toward Fourth Street by the end of the week. Contractor delays during the weekend have pushed back slightly the schedule that was advertised late last week by the City of Arkansas […]

Fall Cleanup Week event will be conducted this week in Arkansas City

The City of Arkansas City will conduct its annual Fall Cleanup Week refuse collection event this week throughout the city, in conjunction with normal trash pickup. City crews will pick up non-household trash and debris from Oct. 10 through Oct. 14. The cleanup service will coincide with the regularly scheduled […]

Proposed Neighborhood Revitalization changes could limit tax rebates

The Arkansas City Planning Commission will discuss the city’s Neighborhood Revitalization Plan (NRP) at its next meeting, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in the commission room at City Hall. The NRP has been in effect in various forms since 2000. It is authorized by the Kansas Neighborhood Revitalization Act […]

USD 470 safety procedures reviewed after clown scare prompts extra care

There have been many recent reports nationwide about attacks by people dressed as clowns on citizens, and vice versa. Due to concerns surrounding these attacks, there was an extra police presence at Arkansas City High School and Arkansas City Middle School on Oct. 6, according to USD 470 Public Relations […]

Advanced Cheer Crew members to perform at Dallas Cowboys game

Four cheerleaders from Advanced Cheer Crew will perform at a Dallas Cowboys game in December at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The cheerleaders are Aislynn Brantley and Tia Breckenridge, of Arkansas City; Alex Malone, of Winfield; and Raegan Meister, of Ponca City, Oklahoma. The quartet submitted a video of one […]

Commission approves alcohol for Arkalalah dance, will not expand cemetery

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted unanimously Oct. 4/Tuesday night to allow the consumption of alcoholic beverages during the Arkalalah all-class reunion concert on Oct. 27 in Wilson Park. The ordinance approved by commissioners is only for the hours of 6 p.m. to midnight on that day. Matt Miers, […]

Mental Illness Awareness Week time to reflect on prevalence, cost of illness

This week is National Mental Illness Awareness Week. The first week of October has been designated as Mental Illness Awareness Week since 1990, when Congress established its observance. The National Alliance on Mental Illness works to fight the stigma of and promote support for those who suffer from mental illness, […]

Soroptimists of Arkansas City offering $2,000 scholarship to working women

The Soroptimists of Arkansas City are offering a scholarship to women who are the primary breadwinners of their home. Through the “Live Your Dream Awards Program,” women in the Arkansas City area can apply for and potentially receive $2,000. The application deadline is Nov. 15. In order to be eligible, […]

Integrity Call Back Care Program begins Sept. 19 at SCKMC

Medical providers at South Central Kansas Medical Center recently launched a new program designed to bridge the gap between the emergency room and follow-up patient care. Providers with Integrity Healthcare Professionals, the group partnering with the medical center to provide Emergency Department (ED) coverage, began the “Integrity Call Back Care […]