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Traffic enforcement campaign begins today

Starting today, the Arkansas City Police Department will join almost 150 other law enforcement agencies in aggressively enforcing seat belt usage and other laws as part of the 2016 Kansas Click It or Ticket traffic enforcement campaign. Beginning Monday and continuing through June 5, drivers can expect increased police presence […]

Community band season kicks off May 24

The Arkansas City Community Band will begin rehearsals next week for its 145th season. Community members of high school age or older are encouraged to be involved in the band. “We depend on the members of the community to keep this great American tradition going in our community,” director Chris […]

Royal Gauntlet Society to return to Art and Poetry camp

Those attending the Art and Poetry Champions camp at Ark City Arts this year will step into the past and be transported to a time of royalty, tall tales, brave knights, and fantastic creatures. Like the knights of old, campers will learn about falconry and how these birds were used […]

ACPD Sgt. Mata recounts experience that led him to police work

Arkansas City Police Department Sgt. Eric Mata recently was given an award from the Optimists of Arkansas City as their Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. One of the aspects of the job he was applauded for was his work with children and on crimes against children. “It only takes […]

Deadline nears for golf tournament

Golf teams interested in participating in the third annual Chamber Golf Tournament, which will take place at 8 a.m. May 21 at Great Life Golf & Fitness, must register by 7 p.m. May 20. Each four-person team will need to register and pay in advance this year. One person on […]

Arkansas City man arrested after late-night chase

An Arkansas City man was arrested on drug and firearms charges May 17 following a chase by local law enforcement late that night. The chase began after Cowley County sheriff’s deputies attempted to stop a red Ford Mustang in the 13000 block of U.S. 166, according to Sheriff Don Read. […]

Board updated regarding dual enrollment program

The Cowley College Board of Trustees heard the good news about the school’s recent selection for the “High School: Pell ‘Dual Enrollment’ Program” during its monthly meeting May 16 at the college’s McAtee Dining Center. During Cowley College President Dennis Rittle’s update, he informed the board that the school recently […]

Cowley Duck Dash raises more than $22,000

More than 300 people attended the 19th annual Great Cowley Duck Dash on May 14 at Winfield’s Spring Hill Farms, enjoying beautiful surroundings, great food and entertainment. “It was great to see so many of our friends and donors out at the Duck Dash this year,” said Cowley College vice […]

Click It or Ticket traffic enforcement to begin May 23

Starting next week, the Arkansas City Police Department will join almost 150 other law enforcement agencies in aggressively enforcing seat belt usage and other laws as part of the 2016 Kansas Click It or Ticket traffic enforcement campaign. Beginning May 23 and continuing through June 5, drivers can expect increased […]

Commission awards bid to local contractor

City commissioners voted 4-1 to award a local contractor with a job worth about $44,000 during a City Commission of Arkansas City meeting May 17. Kuhn Mechanical won the bid, despite being more expensive than the lowest bidder by more than $2,000. Commissioner Chad Giles led the charge to keep […]