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Gottlob raising funds to recreate legendary 1970 Daytona run in new ‘Vette

Hometown racing fanatic Cliff Gottlob is attempting to break back into the racing circuit. He is well-known in car circles for setting records in the ’70s, but has been away from racing for quite some time. “I’m closer than I know,” he said. The 1970 Gottlob run Chevrolet representatives have […]

Lineup, schedule of events announced for 42nd annual Last Run Car Show

The countdown to the 42nd annual Last Run Car Show is nearing its end. The car show is put each year on by the Ark City Tumbleweeds car club. “Ark City Tumbleweeds membership is made up of individuals from many different walks of life with a common interest in cars […]

Commissioners name four unsafe structures, hear passenger rail update

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted 4-0 on Sept. 5 to declare several structures in Arkansas City as unsafe and dangerous. The structures all are in a state of disrepair. Many need work to the foundation or roof, or mold removal. Six structures — located at 215 North B St., 306 North […]

Three South Summit Street bridge lanes closed Aug. 25; pilot car planned

The South Summit Street bridge across the Arkansas River will be partially closed Aug. 25 for a practice exercise related to river flooding procedures. The partial closure will occur from 8 a.m. to around noon for this exercise. Both northbound lanes will be closed, as well as one southbound lane. […]

Golden Tigers conduct fall enrollment at Cowley College; trips still available

Many community members turned out Aug. 22 for the Cowley College Golden Tigers fall enrollment inside the Earle N. Wright Community Room. The Golden Tigers is a popular program for men and women aged 50 or older. Classes are offered in September through November. Those still wishing to enroll for […]

Cowley College Golden Tigers program to hold fall enrollment Aug. 22

The Cowley College Golden Tigers, a popular program for men and women aged 50 or older, will hold fall enrollment from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 22 in the Earle N. Wright Community Room inside the Brown Center on the college’s main campus in Arkansas City. There is a $5 […]

East Madison Avenue bridge closed through Aug. 3 for tree removal

The East Madison Avenue bridge across the Walnut River will be closed through Aug. 3 for tree removal between the bridge and Crestwood Drive. The closure will occur from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The road will be reopened each night, then closed again the following morning. Access […]

Ark City Arts plans day trip July 31 to Arkansas’ Crystal Bridges Museum

The Arkansas City Area Arts Council is planning a day trip next week to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The Ark City Arts trip will leave from the Cowley College’s Brown Center at 8 a.m. July 31. The museum, which is located in Bentonville, Arkansas, is showing Dale […]

Native son Carlson thriving as owner of Mulvane’s Carlson Hot Rods shop

MULVANE — The passion Chris Carlson has for cars seems surpassed only by his love for family. Carlson, a 1990 Arkansas City High School graduate, has become well known in automotive circles, winning awards at car shows and through magazines featuring his work. His shop in Mulvane, Chris Carlson Hot […]

KLINK construction project, road closures begin June 26 on South Summit

Lane and intersection closures will begin June 26 on South Summit Street as part of the ongoing KLINK resurfacing project, said Public Works Director Eric Broce. The contractor, Cornejo and Sons LLC, will commence construction work from the U.S. 77 bypass and West Tyler Avenue south to the Arkansas River […]