Tag: Arkalalah Festival

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 […]

Letter: Kiwanis Club thanks Arklalalah-goers for support of Pancake Feed

For over 75 years now, the Arkansas City Kiwanis Club has been serving pancakes at Arkalalah. The event has become a tradition in the club. Generations of Kiwanis members have helped, served and enjoyed the fun of flipping Flapjacks for the people of Arkansas City. The event has become a […]

He’s Gr-r-reat! Tapia named Arkalalah grand marshal in time for birthday

One of the hardest workers in preparing for Arkalalah each year received an early birthday present Oct. 23. Tony Tapia was named the grand marshal of the 86th Arkalalah Festival, following a meeting of the Arkalalah Executive Committee and the various public services that make the annual celebration possible. Tapia, […]

Wilson Park train re-dedication, Arkalalah kickoff, free film planned Oct. 24

The City of Arkansas City will be host to a special Arkalalah kickoff event that features a train unveiling and re-dedication Oct. 24 at Wilson Park. The first step in the Wilson Park Master Plan, the restoration of the park’s famous train engine, has been occurring under a covered structure […]

Beautification board making final preparations for Oct. 14 Fall Cleanup Day

The Arkansas City Beautification and Tree Advisory Board is preparing for Fall Cleanup Week. This effort to tidy up streets, homes and businesses in Arkansas City is scheduled for two weeks before Arkalalah, running from Oct. 9 to Oct. 13. During that week, sanitation crews will pick up extra loads […]

Pre-registration ends May 19 for 12th annual Sgt. Jerry Mills Fishing Derby

Pre-registration ends May 19 for the 12th annual Sgt. Jerry Mills Jr. Fishing Derby, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 3 at Veterans Memorial Lake. Those who pre-register this week at the Arkansas City Recreation Center office, located at 225 E. Fifth Ave., will guarantee a […]

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. […]

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, […]

Ark City students invited to submit essays in Optimist scholarship contest

The Optimists of Arkansas City have announced a call for entries in the Optimist International Essay Contest. A local winner will receive a $500 scholarship. The Optimist International Essay Contest gives young people the opportunity to express their views on a central topic, develop writing skills and compete for multiple […]

Summit Street construction pauses for winter; water lines done by Christmas

The North Summit Street road improvement and water line replacement project is beginning to wind down for the winter, according to Public Works Director Eric Broce. With the onset of colder weather, further concrete pouring must wait until spring. The contractor already has pulled back most of the traffic control […]