Tag: Arkalalah

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 […]

City Commission discusses curbside recycling, four-day sanitation routes

The City Commission of Arkansas City met Sept. 15 to discuss an ongoing plan to introduce curbside recycling to residents. This plan has been in the works for several years and several key components of achieving the goal already are in place. One of the first objectives in the plan […]

Applications invited for city’s new Community Spirit Award Committee

Arkansas City residents are invited to apply now to join a new city committee that will select the annual winner of the Joe B. Avery Community Spirit Award. The City Commission of Arkansas City voted 4-0 on Tuesday night to create the new Community Spirit Award Committee. The first members […]

Kiwanis add scholarships, seek new members after taking on blood drive

The Arkansas City Kiwanis Club is on the hunt for new members. Like many civic groups in Ark City, the Kiwanis are attempting to find members of all ages. The mission of Kiwanis International is to improve the lives of children worldwide. However, each club works in its own community […]

County time capsule includes items from Arkalalah, Etzanoa, Wilson Park

The City of Arkansas City recently donated several items for a countywide time capsule that was dedicated Aug. 4 during the Cowley County Fair in honor of the county’s sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary. The items included (clockwise, from top left): The exciting progress of the Etzanoa Conservancy is represented by an […]

Milling of asphalt, traffic control commences April 25 on North Summit

The North Summit Street improvement project will proceed to its next phase this week, according to Public Works Director Eric Broce. The contractor, Cornejo and Sons LLC, will begin asphalt milling April 25 on Summit Street, working southward in one of the outside lanes from Kansas Avenue to Walnut Avenue. […]

Train Park under way: Hernandez announces restoration, fundraising plans

Big plans are being made for the train engine in Wilson Park. During the April 4 City Commission meeting, City Manager Nick Hernandez provided an update on Wilson Park master plan progress. The train was fenced off to the public recently in an effort to begin removing lead paint that […]

Chamber announces details for Cowley Home and Outdoor Living Festival

The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce and many area businesses are preparing for the upcoming Cowley Home and Outdoor Living Festival. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 25 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 26 in the Agri-Business Building, located at 712 […]

Concrete construction to resume Feb. 27 on North Summit Street

The North Summit Street improvement and water line replacement project is ready to resume for the spring, according to Public Works Director Eric Broce. The contractor, Cornejo and Sons LLC, will resume work Feb. 27 on Summit Street, beginning with the restoration of traffic control from Cedar to Chestnut avenues, […]

City urges citizens to vote in Kansas Hometown Showdown photo contest

Voting opened Feb. 23 in the Kansas Hometown Showdown contest, sponsored by the League of Kansas Municipalities, and citizens are urged to vote at bit.ly/vote-ac-wild-card. The City of Arkansas City is competing in the photo contest for the second straight year, but this year, it will need a little additional […]