Chief: Fire-EMS ‘best profession in the world’

The Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department, located at 115 South D St., is one of the quietest buildings in Arkansas City. The heaviest traffic near to the building comes from the adjacent BNSF Railroad. However, the structure also is prone to bursts of activity and noise. Fire-EMS staff have a response […]

Hydrant flushing proceeds at A Street, Fifth Avenue

The City of Arkansas City is continuing its annual fire hydrant flushing program, with work proceeding in east-central Arkansas City starting this week. The Environmental Services Division will begin flushing Section 5 — which includes all fire hydrants in the area of A Street and Fifth Avenue, north to Kansas […]

Citizens warned about heat-related illness this week

The third week of June is expected to be quite hot, with temperatures topping out in the high 90s. Heat indexes are estimated to hover between 100 and 105 degrees. When it becomes this hot, Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department employees warn against possible heat-related illness. Firefighter-Paramedic Brandy Rice shared the […]

Wedding cake tasting event in the works

There will be a wedding cake tasting event July 12 in Wilson Park during the weekly Arkansas City Farm and Art Market. Brittany Carder, who owns Colorful Events Bakery LLC, will offer flavor tastings to potential wedding cake clients. The event will allow couples searching for a baker to shop […]

Etzanoa field class to take place

The public is invited to participate in an archaeological field class next week in an area of northeastern Arkansas City that archaeologists say was part of a 17th-century community of Native Americans. Cowley College social science instructor Meredith Mahoney said June 9 that members of the public who are interested […]

From Almost Homemade to Pamalou’s

Pamalou’s is coming soon to Graves Drug in Arkansas City, just in time for the summer season. Pam Hess just started working in the soda fountain and has many ideas to spice up the menu. “They (Graves) made it too tempting to say ‘No,’” Hess said. “I love cooking. I […]

Area clinics providing after-hours care

New medical services have been added recently to both the Ark City Clinic and South Central Kansas Clinic (SCKC). The additional services are intended to fill a gap in health care options for area residents. In May, Ark City Clinic started an urgent care walk-in clinic, which is available from […]

Karen Welch named to City Commission

Karen Welch was appointed the newest city commissioner in a 3-1 vote June 7. Commissioner Charles Tweedy III cast the dissenting vote. He said his vote was not representative of his feelings about Welch joining the City Commission. Tweedy made a motion to nominate former mayor and commissioner Patrick McDonald, […]

Jensations expands offers, opens location

Jensations owner Jen Ross is no stranger to making a business succeed. “I have been very blessed with all of the encouragement and support, and faithful client friends and recent new ones,” Ross said. The Jensations mobile massage parlor began in 2013. Ross used her mobile table to bring full […]

City Commission, staff talk budget June 5

City commissioners and department heads gathered June 5 at Commissioner Jay Warren’s cabin west of Arkansas City to discuss the 2017 fiscal year budget. The meeting was somewhat lighthearted, as a one-cent, 10-year sales tax dedicated to the payment of construction bonds for South Central Kansas Medical Center (SCKMC) recently […]