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Falletti, Smith, Schwartz win offices; Judd-Jenkins ahead by 140

Republicans David Falletti, Christopher Smith and Larry Schwartz all won their respective primaries in unofficial voting results Aug. 2, while Anita Judd-Jenkins had a narrow 140-vote lead in the Kansas House District 80 Republican primary. There are no Democratic challengers in the three county races, making Tuesday night’s contests winner-take-all. […]

Area educators attend three-day archaeology workshop

Cowley County area elementary school and middle school teachers attended a three-day archaeology education workshop last week at Cowley College. Kansas public archaeologist Virginia Wulfkuhle, the state coordinator for Project Archaeology, conducted the workshop. She was assisted by Gail Lundeen, a retired teacher and representative of the Project Archaeology Missouri […]

City Commission to consider combining boards, SCKMC loan request

The City Commission of Arkansas City will consider a second reading of an ordinance that would combine the Board of Zoning Appeals with the Planning Commission. It will be the third time this item has come before the City Commission. The first time, the commissioners sent it back to the […]

Beautification Board talks downtown flowers, bats in parks

Downtown flowerpots became a hot topic during the July 28 meeting of the Arkansas City Beautification and Tree Advisory Board. Due to large cuts in the 2016 budget, the Parks and Facilities Division experienced a cut of about $266,000, which meant horticulturalist Katie Coble had a drastically reduced budget with […]

Early voting ends Aug. 1; primary polls open at 7 a.m. Aug. 2

Election polls will open at 7 a.m. Aug. 2 for the 2016 primary and will close at 7 p.m. Early voting ends at noon Aug. 1. The primary voting will include the following races for citizens of Arkansas City: Cowley County Sheriff’s Office Cowley County Attorney’s Office 19th Judicial District […]

Angels in the Attic in need of many different pantry donations

Angels in the Attic is looking for donations for its pantry. The locally based nonprofit organization, located at 109 S. Summit St., offers a wide range of help for those in need. It currently is running low on several items in its pantry, including: bread canned fruits canned meat canned […]

Vacant house’s roof, interior damaged in fire July 28

The Arkansas City and Winfield fire-EMS departments responded to a house fire at 10:19 p.m. July 28 in the 1500 block of West Colorado Avenue. When they arrived at the scene, firefighters found a vacant house with flames coming through the roof. The structure was a single-story home owned by […]

Yard of the Season announced for July 29

The recipient of the Yard of the Season Award for this week is this home at 618 South D St., which is owned by Gary and Caroline Bruce. The weekly award is given by the Arkansas City Beautification and Tree Advisory Board to a yard that, through a combination of […]