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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 […]

Annual hydrant flushing program proceeds June 6

The City of Arkansas City is continuing its annual fire hydrant flushing program, with work proceeding in west-central Arkansas City starting next week. The Environmental Services Division will begin flushing Section 4 — which includes all fire hydrants in the area of First Street and Fifth Avenue, north to Kansas […]

Abrams to retire from Senate after eight years

Sen. Steve Abrams, R-Arkansas City, has announced his intent not to run for another term in the Kansas Senate. Abrams will complete his current term, but will not seek re-election in November. He served eight years in the Kansas Senate, 14 years on the Kansas State Board of Education and […]

Twins honored at Capitol for charity food efforts

Two young area men were honored June 1 in Topeka for giving back to their community. Christopher and Mitchell Gingher, both of Arkansas City, have been giving back for more than half of their lives. For the last six years, the twin brothers have collected items for the less fortunate […]

Police careers offer challenging, rewarding lifestyle

Arkansas City is home to many dedicated public servants, including its police force. “Our officers and department afford citizens many things that sometimes are taken for granted,” said City Manager Nick Hernandez. “They give us peace of mind by their presence, they serve as community role models, they are our […]

Strother Field’s Wings and Wheels Fly-In nears

The ninth annual Wings and Wheels Strother Field Fly-In and Car Show is just around the corner. The event honors Melvin Current, an air transport pilot certified flight instructor, and his contributions to the aviation industry. The festivities will start with a $6 biscuit-and-gravy breakfast at 7:30 a.m. June 18, […]

Applications still being accepted for City Commission vacancy

Applications for a City Commission of Arkansas City vacancy continue to be accepted until noon June 3, when the four remaining commissioners will have a special meeting in the commission room at City Hall, 118 W. Central Ave., to consider the applicants. Depending on how that discussion goes, the commissioners […]

Kelley files for re-election to House; Abrams drops out

Rep. Kasha Kelley, R-Arkansas City, officially filed for re-election June 1. “I like to file in person and knew I’d be in Topeka for (the) sine die (session),” Kelley said, explaining why she waited until the last day to file. She has served six terms — 12 years — as […]

ACHS graduate Nicolle Murphy qualifies for Olympic Trials in javelin

Arkansas City High School graduate Nicolle Murphy continues to make big waves in the world of track. Murphy graduated from ACHS in 2013, after setting a state record for Class 5A schools. Her record javelin throw of 151 feet, 1 inch stood from 2013 until last weekend, when it was […]