Free course on teaching archaeology offered this month

The public archaeologist for the State of Kansas will offer a free course later this month for Arkansas City-area elementary and secondary school teachers on how to teach the basics of archaeology. Virginia Wulfkuhle, the state coordinator for Project Archaeology at the Kansas Historical Society in Topeka, will offer the […]

Ark City police chief reacts to Dallas shootings

Less than 24 hours ago, shots were fired at members of the Dallas Police Department (DPD) and Dallas Area Rapid Transit. “Tonight it appears that two snipers shot ten police officers from elevated positions during the protest/rally. Three officers are deceased, two are in surgery and three are in critical […]

No citations issued during Independence Day festivities

From July 1 through July 5, the Arkansas City Police Department responded to 39 calls for service regarding fireworks. A majority of the calls came after the 10 p.m. cutoff time. No citations were issued, according to the City of Arkansas City’s Facebook page. A number of the calls were […]

Flood warnings remain active in Arkansas City

Flood warnings remain active for Arkansas City until July 7, according to the National Weather Service in Wichita. The Arkansas River has been above flood stage for several days. At 2 p.m. July 5, the river stage was at 14.5 feet. Flood stage for the river is 11 feet. Minor […]

Cherokee Strip Museum board returns artifacts

Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum board members voted Tuesday to return items to a Ponca City, Okla., woman who said she lent them to the museum several years ago. Carrol Engelking took to Facebook last week, seeking help from the community in trying to get her family’s heirlooms back. “This […]

City Commission chooses Radio Lane over chip sealing

The Arkansas City Public Works Department sought the direction of city commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday night regarding street repairs. Each year, the department budgets approximately $170,000 to $175,000 for chip sealing repairs on residential streets. These repairs are surface repairs that do not require road closures. Chip sealing […]

Burford Theatre announces design contest

The Burford Theatre has announced a design contest for its grand opening production. The theme of the opening production is “Burford Arts Grand Opening: Salute to the Roaring Twenties.” Those interested in entering the contest must provide an image that can be used as a masthead, while also able to […]