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Arkansas City continues stormwater pollution prevention effort

The City of Arkansas City is renewing an effort this autumn to raise citizen awareness of the dangers of stormwater pollution and help to prevent it entirely. This stormwater pollution prevention campaign is being directed by the Public Works Department. The campaign consists of a mailer in residents’ utility bills, […]

Hope for Today: The sports obsession cannot replace the love of Christ

The ancient people of Israel escaped their Egyptian slave masters for freedom. As they exited Egypt, Moses their leader, often spent time with God, seeking Him for guidance in governing the people. One time, he was alone with God for 40 days. As the time passed, the people began to […]

Ark City police 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 today through Nov. 26. A grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will underwrite overtime traffic enforcement that specifically targets impaired drivers […]

Ark City resident Canas arrested Nov. 19 on suspicion of marijuana sales

The Arkansas City Police Department arrested an Arkansas City man Nov. 19 in connection with a seizure of marijuana Nov. 17 at an apartment complex. Felix Canas, 28, was arrested on suspicion of no drug tax stamp and possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors, as well as felony possession with […]

Direct Primary Care clinic unveils new name: CowleyHealthWoRX

A new concept in health and wellness for Cowley County is set to open its doors in just a few weeks. Cowley HealthWoRX is a Direct Primary Care clinic formed through a partnership between South Central Kansas Medical Center and Revere Healthcare Solutions Inc. (RHS). Located on the medical center […]

Letter to the Editor: F.R. Smith on outdoor testing at Chilocco

To Whom It May Concern: I live a little over a mile north of the proposed chemical testing site (at Chilocco Indian School) and I’d like to share my thoughts. First of all, I actually think that such testing is probably a good idea, as it is being proactive on something […]

Letter to the Editor: Jeff Judd on outdoor testing at Chilocco

After careful consideration of the captioned subject, I conclude that your plan to simulate a chemical attack on the premises of Chilocco Indian School is ill-conceived. The communities of Arkansas City, KS and Newkirk, OK are aligned squarely against this test. We don’t want this in our back yard. If […]

SCKMC has to pay back lab outreach money, posts $1.5 million pretax loss

With one more month remaining in 2017, South Central Kansas Medical Center announced an overall loss thus far, before sales tax, of $1.5 million. Those excess expenses over revenue are due in part to increased costs of doing business, but several projects that were put into place to generate money […]

Sanitation shifts to three-day schedule next week due to Thanksgiving

The City of Arkansas City will shift to a three-day sanitation schedule next week due to the closure of all city offices Nov. 23-24 in observance of Thanksgiving. The Cowley County Landfill also will be closed Nov. 23 in observance of Thanksgiving. All of Monday’s route and part of Tuesday’s […]

Cowley County Public Health Officer Langer addresses Chilocco testing

CHILOCCO — A recent announcement from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has caused an uproar in the communities surrounding the former Chilocco Indian School. The announcement, made last week, was sent as a legal publication to The Newkirk Herald Journal. This publication announced the availability of a draft […]