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City officials urge fireworks safety by citizens

Fireworks are once again legal for sale and discharge within the city limits of Arkansas City. The sale and discharge of fireworks is permitted from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 27 through July 3, as well as from 10 a.m. to midnight July 4. City officials urge citizens again […]

Service dogs deserve awareness, respect

Service dogs are not pets, nor should they be treated as such. Because there are no laws that mandate visible markings or identifying apparel for service dogs, it is important not to assume that a dog accompanying its owner is simply a pet. “A person’s disability may not be easily […]

Hawkins completes run, set to receive dog

Arkansas City native Josh Hawkins has had a big year so far. He recently was honored during an event for area veterans and will receive a service dog in the near future. “I come from a big military family,” he said. “Around 75 to 80 percent of the men have […]

Cook joins Cowley College volleyball coaching staff

An accomplished club volleyball coach, Cassady Cook is bringing her skills and knowledge to Cowley College to serve as an assistant coach for the Lady Tigers. Prior to coaching, Cook played high school volleyball for Palm Beach County (Fla.) and was the 2008 Sun Sentinel Player of the Year. She […]

Godoy signs with NCAA Division I Longwood University

Cowley College men’s tennis player Jorge Godoy recently signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his playing career at NCAA Division I Longwood University in Farmville, Va. Godoy, who was a team captain and the Region VI runner-up at No. 4 singles as a freshman and No. 5 singles […]

Area athletes take part in Tiger Strong Softball Camp

Head coach Jenny Hoyt and assistant coach Haley Strawn recently conducted the Cowley College Tiger Strong Softball Camp on June 21-23 in Arkansas City. The coaches, along with a few current softball players, worked with the 59 area campers. Those aged 10 or younger took part in the clinic in the morning, […]

Hospital board discusses physician recruitment

Physician recruitment continues to be a hot topic at South Central Kansas Medical Center. Staff has been courting two doctors for some time now, with no definite commitment from either. “They both like our community. They want to come here,” SKCMC Chief Executive Officer Virgil Watson said of the pair […]

Koontz rape case continued until July

A rape case filed against an Arkansas City man who was arrested April 1 has been continued until July 25. Frank Edward “Eddie” Koontz, 46, has been in custody at the Cowley County Jail since his arrest, in lieu of $75,000 bond through Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City. […]

Former Ark City country club marks centennial

The facility that now is Great Life Golf & Fitness — once known as the Arkansas City Country Club — is celebrating 100 years of existence. The golf course and clubhouse are located at 8731 East U.S. 166. Nonmembers can enjoy the course for the following prices: Nine-hole cart — […]

SCKMC speaks about health care consultant

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted last week to approve up to $175,000 for Quorum Health Resources, LLC to perform a financial and operations study for South Central Kansas Medical Center. The strategic, financial and operations evaluation is mandated through the construction bonds for the new hospital. “When the […]