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Gottlob raising funds to recreate legendary 1970 Daytona run in new ‘Vette

Hometown racing fanatic and mechanic Cliff Gottlob is attempting to break back into the racing circuit. He is well-known in car circles for setting records in the ’70s, but has been away from racing for quite some time. “I’m closer than I know,” he said. Gottlob worked well past dark […]

Jurkovich elected mayor, Welch vice mayor; Oestmann honored for service

The City Commission of Arkansas City did some restructuring during its Sept. 19 meeting as Commissioner Dan Jurkovich was voted in as the new mayor. Jurkovich had several members of his family, as well as players on the volleyball team he coaches, in attendance. “Thank you to my family and […]

Arkansas City native Chris Salcedo prepares for first MMA fight

An Arkansas City man is set to make his mixed martial arts (MMA) debut later this month. Rumble Between the Rivers, an MMA event in Arkansas City, will be Chris Salcedo’s entry into the sport. The 28-year-old has been preparing for the event since he signed up for the fight […]

Lineup, schedule of events announced for 42nd annual Last Run Car Show

The countdown to the 42nd annual Last Run Car Show is nearing its end. The car show is put each year on by the Ark City Tumbleweeds car club. “Ark City Tumbleweeds membership is made up of individuals from many different walks of life with a common interest in cars […]

Alcohol consumption area moved to tennis courts for this year’s PrairieFest

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted 3-0 on Aug. 1 to approve an ordinance allowing the consumption of alcohol at PrairieFest this year. While consumption also has been allowed in years past, there will be a change in where it can occur this year. In years past, beer was […]

Enrollment assistance offered all week in Ark City on special USD 470 bus

Parents of students returning to Ark City public schools can enroll now via PowerSchool online. Those needing assistance can stop by one of the Arkansas City Public School District’s mobile sites this week. A mobile enrollment bus will make stops around town July 18-22. The bus is equipped with computers, […]

Commission decreases external funding, adds COLA in new draft budget

The City Commission of Arkansas City asked city staff during a budget work session July 14 to generate a new proposed 2018 budget that it will consider July 18. Specifically, the commissioners proposed reducing Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum’s requested $100,000 to $75,000 and the Arkansas City Area Chamber of […]

After long journey, Lions Club dedicates statue it adopted, restored in park

The local chapters of Lions Clubs International are celebrating their centennial anniversary this year. As part of this celebration, the Early Bird Lions Club decided last year to adopt the lion statue in Paris Park, a feature of the park that had become almost unrecognizable in recent years due to […]

South Central Kansas Medical Center Relay for Life team exceeds goal

The South Central Kansas Medical Center Relay for Life team completed its 2017 fundraising campaign June 7 by donating $624 during “bank night.” Those funds, combined with the hospital’s original pledge, pushed the team over its $1,000 fundraising goal. “The staff really stepped up this year for the American Cancer […]

Commission OKs new Valley Road water line; two other projects planned

Red water issues soon might be largely a thing of the past in Arkansas City, thanks to a trio of upcoming water line replacement projects, including one that was approved unanimously during Tuesday night’s City Commission meeting. By taking advantage of using a contractor that already is in Ark City […]