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SCKMC Sales Tax numbers finalized at canvass

The official results of the vote concerning a one-cent sales tax to cover South Central Kansas Medical Center’s bond debt have been posted. While the voters remained split 4 to 1 in favor of the tax, approximately 50 votes were added during the June 2 canvass to the preliminary totals […]

Achenbach recounts recent Kansas Honor Flight

An Arkansas City man recently took part in an Kansas Honor Flight, which allowed him to travel for free to see war monuments in Washington, D.C. “Some people would start to applaud (when the veterans appeared) and you’re embarrassed because it’s been 60 or 65 years since you were over […]

Chief: Fire-EMS ‘best profession in the world’

The Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department, located at 115 South D St., is one of the quietest buildings in Arkansas City. The heaviest traffic near to the building comes from the adjacent BNSF Railroad. However, the structure also is prone to bursts of activity and noise. Fire-EMS staff have a response […]

Hydrant flushing proceeds at A Street, Fifth Avenue

The City of Arkansas City is continuing its annual fire hydrant flushing program, with work proceeding in east-central Arkansas City starting this week. The Environmental Services Division will begin flushing Section 5 — which includes all fire hydrants in the area of A Street and Fifth Avenue, north to Kansas […]

Citizens warned about heat-related illness this week

The third week of June is expected to be quite hot, with temperatures topping out in the high 90s. Heat indexes are estimated to hover between 100 and 105 degrees. When it becomes this hot, Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department employees warn against possible heat-related illness. Firefighter-Paramedic Brandy Rice shared the […]

Girls donate lemonade stand sales to CCHS

Two area girls kept busy June 10 by manning a lemonade stand in their aunt’s front yard. The sisters have sold lemonade for the past three years, but this is the first year they decided to donate the money they raise to a cause in Cowley County. Delaney and Addison […]

Parents urged to monitor children’s internet usage

Children of all ages have potentially increased access to the internet during the summer months. With that increased access comes increased vulnerability, especially if parents are not involved in their child’s internet activities. Approximately 7.5 million Facebook users in the U.S. are younger than 13 — a violation of the […]

Woman arrested for mistreatment of dependent adult, criminal use of card

A Burden woman was arrested June 7 by the Arkansas City Police Department in connection with the mistreatment of elders and the theft of nine firearms. Mary Elizabeth English, 38, was arrested on suspicion of felony theft, possession of drug-use paraphernalia and six counts of criminal use of a financial […]

Area clinics providing after-hours care

New medical services have been added recently to both the Ark City Clinic and South Central Kansas Clinic (SCKC). The additional services are intended to fill a gap in health care options for area residents. In May, Ark City Clinic started an urgent care walk-in clinic, which is available from […]

Scholarship in honor of Jim, Verna Zang to be offered this fall

Cowley College President Dennis Rittle and his wife, Christy, have made their final contribution to establish an endowed scholarship that will begin being offered this fall for a full-time student majoring in an educational field of study. The scholarship honors Christy Rittle’s parents, Jim and Verna Zang, for their tireless […]