Car(e) Clinic returns Jan. 21 thanks to generous scrap metal donations

Thanks to some generous gifts of scrap metal, the Car(e) Clinic is coming back to Arkansas City this month. Organizer Daniel Yocum said the free car clinic started as a “dream in his heart.” But it has come a long way since then. The next Car(e) Clinic is set for […]

Summit Street construction pauses for winter; water lines done by Christmas

The North Summit Street road improvement and water line replacement project is beginning to wind down for the winter, according to Public Works Director Eric Broce. With the onset of colder weather, further concrete pouring must wait until spring. The contractor already has pulled back most of the traffic control […]

Frazee: Weather conditions expected to worsen in Arkansas City area

Patchy light drizzle and freezing drizzle were possible Dec. 16, with a very light glaze of ice accumulation possible, according to Arkansas City Emergency Management Coordinator Bob Frazee. The drizzle expected in Arkansas City should be warm enough to stay liquid, but drivers still will need to be cautious on […]

Tips for driving on icy roads, surviving black ice as winter approaches

With winter temperatures approaching lows in the 20s this week, the chances of encountering icy roads will increase, even though the City of Arkansas City has been treating bridges and overpasses within the city limits with a brine solution. Black ice is by far the most dangerous type of ice […]

Barn quilt kits for sale for $40 at Cowley First offices in Strother Field

Barn quilt kits are for sale now at the Cowley First offices in Strother Field, but only a limited number are available. Kits can be picked up by calling (620) 221-9951 to arrange a time, or email to reserve a kit. The kits are $40 and include 2-foot primed […]

“Top Gear” gives way to “Grand Tour” after BBC’s alienation of popular trio

In March, host Jeremy Clarkson was fired from “Top Gear.” For those who are unfamiliar with this show, it was much like the U.S. version of the show, but based in the United Kingdom. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) fired him unceremoniously for striking one of the show’s producers. This […]

College’s Beta Phi Upsilon chapter attends Honors in Action conference

LINCOLN, Neb. — Six students and two advisors of the Beta Phi Upsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa on the Mulvane campus attended a regional conference Nov. 4-6 in Lincoln, Nebraska. The three-day conference featured seminar groups to discuss the rising cost of education and FAFSA (Free Application for Federal […]

ACPD to participate in Thanksgiving traffic enforcement effort

The Arkansas City Police Department will join many other police agencies across the state, including the Kansas Highway Patrol, in the Kansas Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign, from Nov. 21 through Nov. 28. A grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will underwrite overtime traffic enforcement that specifically targets impaired […]

East Madison bridge closure necessary Nov. 17-18 for flood debris removal

The East Madison Avenue bridge across the Walnut River will be closed Nov. 17-18 for debris removal from the bridge piling. Much of the debris accumulated due to the September flooding on the Walnut River. East Madison will be closed completely on the west side at its intersection with the […]

Radio Lane overlay project wraps up; Summit work pauses for festival

The West Radio Lane asphalt overlay project will be finished by the end of Oct. 31 and construction preparations are complete for the Arkalalah Festival. The final striping on Radio Lane will be finished Oct. 31. The contractor has pulled back all traffic control devices, filled in or covered all […]