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Arkansas, Walnut rivers crest, but flooding continues in Cowley

Heavy rains have resulted in widespread area flooding, some of which has affected travel and local events. Flood warnings continue until Sept. 14 for the Arkansas River and the Walnut River at Arkansas City, according to the National Weather Service. The Arkansas River reached its crest of about 19 feet […]

Moderate flood on Arkansas; minor flooding on Walnut

The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued flood warnings for the Arkansas River and the Walnut River at Arkansas City from Sept. 9 until late Sept. 12 or Sept. 13. The Arkansas’ stage was 5.7 feet at 9 a.m. Sept. 9. Flood stage is 11 feet. Moderate flooding is […]

Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department receives $48,000 equipment grant

The City Commission of Arkansas City on Sept. 6 approved a $48,356 grant for Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department (ACFD) equipment purchases. The grant, which was awarded through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is part of the 2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. While the monetary award was high, there […]

WNH audiologist McCaslin featured in KSHA Connection spotlight

KSHA Connection, the newsletter of the Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association, recently featured Dr. April McCaslin in its monthly “spotlight.” McCaslin, who lives in Arkansas City and is married to Arkansas City Police Department Capt. Mark McCaslin, has worked as an audiologist for William Newton Hospital in Winfield for the last three […]

City commissioners designate new Chestnut Park recreation area

Beautification and parks have been on the minds of city officials lately, as evidenced by a pair of discussions at a City Commission meeting Sept. 6. The Beautification and Tree Advisory Board held a special meeting Aug. 29 and recommended the designation of a new public recreation area on West […]

Niles recognized Aug. 22 by Rotary as Paul Harris Fellow

Bonnie Niles, left, was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow at the Aug. 22 meeting of the Arkansas City Rotary Club. Paul Harris Fellows donate or raise $1,000 for the Rotary Foundation, which funds charitable projects across the globe. Wayne Hamilton, center, and John Farrar are foundation co-chairs for the […]

Melba Faye Cook

Melba Faye Cook, 87, of Arkansas City, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, at the Presbyterian Manor Health Care Unit. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Parker Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8:00 p.m. […]

Yard of the Season Award announced for Labor Day week

The recipient of the Yard of the Season Award for this week is this home at 1516 N. Ninth St., which is owned by Robert and Kathy Linder. The weekly award is given by the Arkansas City Beautification and Tree Advisory Board to a yard that, through a combination of […]

Ground broken on 16th Habitat for Humanity house in Arkansas City

The Leyva family and a group of Arkansas City Habitat for Humanity volunteers on Aug. 28 celebrated the groundbreaking of a new Habitat house for the Leyvas. It will be the 16th house built by local Habitat for Humanity volunteers, who will work side by side with Leyva family members. […]

Earthquake rocks Arkansas City, but little damage reported after

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake rocked several Plains states around 7 a.m. Sept. 3 and could be felt for more than a minute in Arkansas City. The epicenter of the earthquake was near Pawnee, Okla. “The whole family was in bed upstairs at the cabin,” said Jill Wineinger. “We scooped the kids […]