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City Commission, staff talk budget June 5

City commissioners and department heads gathered June 5 at Commissioner Jay Warren’s cabin west of Arkansas City to discuss the 2017 fiscal year budget. The meeting was somewhat lighthearted, as a one-cent, 10-year sales tax dedicated to the payment of construction bonds for South Central Kansas Medical Center (SCKMC) recently […]

Annual hydrant flushing program proceeds June 6

The City of Arkansas City is continuing its annual fire hydrant flushing program, with work proceeding in west-central Arkansas City starting next week. The Environmental Services Division will begin flushing Section 4 — which includes all fire hydrants in the area of First Street and Fifth Avenue, north to Kansas […]

Entire ACCA graduating class plans to attend Cowley College

All five graduates of the Class of 2016 at Ark City Christian Academy (ACCA) plan to continue their education at Cowley College. “It has been awesome over the years to have had so many ACCA graduates attend Cowley,” said Cowley College vice president of institutional advancement Ben Schears. “We are […]

Holzman named second-team All-American

Cowley College sophomore Alex Holzman recently was rewarded for putting together one of the top offensive seasons in the country by being named a NJCAA Division II second-team All-American in softball. Holzman led the Lady Tigers in batting (.516), on-base percentage (.539), slugging percentage (1.013), hits (82), doubles (24), home […]

Abrams to retire from Senate after eight years

Sen. Steve Abrams, R-Arkansas City, has announced his intent not to run for another term in the Kansas Senate. Abrams will complete his current term, but will not seek re-election in November. He served eight years in the Kansas Senate, 14 years on the Kansas State Board of Education and […]

Twins honored at Capitol for charity food efforts

Two young area men were honored June 1 in Topeka for giving back to their community. Christopher and Mitchell Gingher, both of Arkansas City, have been giving back for more than half of their lives. For the last six years, the twin brothers have collected items for the less fortunate […]

Lind hits it big, ditches banks for beard business

An Arkansas City native is enjoying life to the fullest thanks to a series of successful business interests. Nate Lind graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1998 and has gone on to achieve goal after goal. His latest venture is LegendaryBeardCo, an online source for beard oils and vitamins. […]

Police careers offer challenging, rewarding lifestyle

Arkansas City is home to many dedicated public servants, including its police force. “Our officers and department afford citizens many things that sometimes are taken for granted,” said City Manager Nick Hernandez. “They give us peace of mind by their presence, they serve as community role models, they are our […]

Mosquito season now in full swing

The summer season is in full swing and so is mosquito season. Homeowners can control pests in their general vicinity by trimming brush and raising canopies of well-established trees and shrubs, as well as by properly maintaining their yards. It is important to note that the City of Arkansas City […]

Gillette receives Exceptional Service Award for June

South Central Kansas Medical Center’s Exceptional Service Award winner for June is Sarah Gillette, a registered nurse in the medical surgical unit. The Exceptional Service Award is one of the greatest honors available at SCKMC. Those who receive the award have been recognized by patients, family members, and co-workers for […]