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Officials urge fireworks safety by citizens; sales, discharge begin June 27

Starting today, fireworks are legal for sale and discharge within the city limits of Arkansas City. The sale and discharge of fireworks are permitted from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today through July 3, as well as from 10 a.m. to midnight July 4. City officials urge citizens again at […]

Convention & Visitors Bureau to host welcome event for Amtrak

The Arkansas City Convention and Visitors Bureau will be host to a special reception event on Friday morning to welcome a special Amtrak train to Arkansas City. Amtrak will operate the invitation-only one-way inspection train on the BNSF Railway from Oklahoma City to Kansas City as part of an initiative […]

More than 300 pounds of drugs collected locally on Drug Take Back Day

More than 300 pounds of unused or expired prescription drugs were collected by local law enforcement officials on National Drug Take Back Day this year. “This was a combined effort by the Arkansas City Police Department, (the) Winfield Police Department and the Cowley County Sheriff’s Office,” said Cowley County Sheriff […]

Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que sets standard for KC-style barbecue cuisine

While my last article detailed one of my favorite dinners to prepare for friends and family, I recognize there are many people who do not have the time or interest to prepare such meals. For those who prefer their special dinners prepared for them, I thought I would write about […]

Arkansas City Police Department seeks suspect who brandished firearm

The Arkansas City Police Department is looking for a male individual who is suspected of aggravated assault in connection with an incident May 8. The suspect is described as an African-American male wearing a black tank top and possibly jean shorts. He is in his mid-20s and has bushy hair. […]

Ark City female arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery with vehicle

The Arkansas City Police Department arrested an Arkansas City woman May 6 after she allegedly struck a male pedestrian with her vehicle and fled the scene. Jamie Lee Gaskill, 31, was arrested on suspicion of felony aggravated battery. She was transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail in […]

Registration open for Dexter BBQ 5K, 2-Mile Fun Run on July 8

The Dexter BBQ 5K and 2-Mile Fun Run will begin at 7:30 a.m. July 8. This event has many numerous local sponsors that help to make it happen. It is facilitated and run by Cowley County Emergency Management volunteer groups, and the funds raised are used to support those groups. […]

City Commission hears updates from Brett Martin, Spring Hill Golf Course

The City Commission of Arkansas City heard updates Jan. 17 regarding a dangerous structure at 617 S. Fourth St., which was deemed unsafe during the Jan. 3 commission meeting. The owner of the property is Brett Martin, who was instructed to have the mold issues in the structure addressed by […]

Friends of the Renaissance plan U Paint It fundraiser

The Friends of the Renaissance are teaming up with U Paint It for a unique fundraiser on June 25. Part of the proceeds from a U Paint It class will go toward the Cowley County Renaissance Festival. There is a $30 fee for the painting event and only 30 seats […]

ACPL prepares summer reading program kickoff event

The Arkansas City Public Library (ACPL) has a full list of events planned for its summer reading program. Summer reading will begin with a kickoff party from 5 to 7 p.m. May 24 at the library, 120 E. Fifth Ave. Story time Programs begin on June 1 with “Royal Game” […]