Creekstone Farms Premium Beef receives STAR Award for November

The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce presented Creekstone Farms Premium Beef with the November STAR Award on Nov. 29. Creekstone was honored for its ongoing delivery of excellent products with an international presence, as well as its willingness to collaborate with the city’s businesses, civic groups, and nonprofits and […]

Arkalalah Big Parade lineup announced

The 2017 Arkalalah Big Parade lineup is: Color Guard — American Legion Sons of the American Legion American Legion Riders Arkansas City Police Department Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department Grand Marshal — Tony Tapia Arkansas City High School Marching Band Arkansas City High School Cheerleaders Queen Alalah LXXXVI Visiting Queens Little […]

Firefighters Fill the Boot on Labor Day for Muscular Dystrophy Association

The Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department is teaming up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) for the annual Fill the Boot Campaign on Labor Day. Local firefighters will fill their boots with donations from Arkansas City residents from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and […]

Fire-EMS department sees improved response times, dispatcher relations

The Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department has seen a marked improvement in its statistics year over year, according to a recently produced incident report. In particular, ACFD’s response times have been cut by 25 percent. These response times affect both funding levels and the insurance rates of city residents. The main […]

City Commission approves purchase of swift water, ice rescue equipment

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted unanimously July 18 to approve the purchase of several pieces of rescue equipment for the Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department. The equipment includes an Inmar inflatable rescue boat, a trailer with which to transport it, a Marsars ice rescue sled and two Mustang ice […]

ACMS seventh-graders tour city departments for Public Service Week

Several Arkansas City Middle School students were given the opportunity to see Arkansas City from an entirely new perspective this week. Twelve seventh-graders spent time visiting several of the City of Arkansas City’s departments — six on May 8 and six on May 9. Each day, the teens were split […]

Venegas charged with second-degree murder in death of Garrett Misora

Salvador Venegas Jr., 29, of Arkansas City, has been charged with second-degree murder following an accident that left him severely injured and killed Garrett Misora last November. Misora was a Cowley College student from Winfield who will be remembered with an honorary degree from the college. Venegas, who is confined […]

Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department seeks paramedics to fill shortage

The Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department is looking for a few good recruits. Due to attrition, ACFD has been understaffed for more than six months. Right now, the most pressing need is for more paramedics. “We’re having trouble finding paramedics,” said Fire Chief Bobby Wolfe. “It’s a problem not unique to […]

City commissioners purchase protective equipment for fire-EMS department

The City Commission of Arkansas City approved the purchase of protective equipment for the Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department on March 7/Tuesday night. Fire Chief Bobby Wolfe said much of the current equipment used by the fire-EMS department is reaching its maximum life expectancy. The protective suits used by the department […]