Tag: Arkansas City

KanPak starts new 200,000-square-foot warehouse, distribution facility

KanPak U.S., a leading supplier of beverages and desserts using aseptic processing technology, recently announced the development of a new 200,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility in Goff Industrial Park in north Arkansas City. The state-of-the-art facility is expected to open in the third quarter of 2018. The new $10.3 million […]

Fuentes named December Student of the Month at Cowley College

Despite working 40 hours a week and taking 23 credit-hours this semester at Cowley College, Edgar Fuentes somehow manages to find time to be an involved student at the main campus in Arkansas City and maintain a 4.0 grade-point average. The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) president and Student Ambassador was […]

Belindo puts ‘RN’ in Santa Run; Brandt named SCKMC employee of month

South Central Kansas Medical Center staff and family joined together recently to compete in the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas in the City Santa Run. The 5K run took place on Dec. 2 through downtown Ark City, and ended with hot chocolate and Christmas cookies for all of […]

Applied Voice students take part in voice recital; Vespers set for Dec. 10

Cowley College students who enrolled in Applied Voice lessons finished off the semester by performing in a voice recital Dec. 7 at First Presbyterian Church in Arkansas City. Half of the Applied Voice students were featured in a recital at Cowley College’s Student Showcase earlier in the week and the other half […]

Ark City resident Ayala arrested Dec. 8 for aggravated assault with pistol

The Arkansas City Police Department arrested an Arkansas City man early Dec. 8 after he allegedly threatened a female with a handgun. Jose DeJesus Ayala, 37, was arrested on suspicion of felony aggravated assault, as well as disorderly conduct and violation of a protective order, both of which are misdemeanors. […]

Arkansas City driver cited for inattentive driving Dec. 6 after striking child

The Arkansas City Police Department cited an Arkansas City driver Dec. 6 after she struck a 4-year-old child with her vehicle, causing injury. Ginda Alexander, 28, was cited for inattentive driving. She was driving a black 2004 Ford SUV. The Arkansas City Fire-EMS and Police departments responded at 3:30 p.m. […]

Thanks to Red Kettle, many giving opportunities abound in holiday season

Arkansas City residents have many options for charitable giving year-round. However, there are even more to choose from around Christmas time. One notable addition in December is the Salvation Army Red Kettle program. This year, bell ringers can be found in the usual places, such as Walmart and Dillons, as […]

Commission recognizes volunteers, witnesses promotions, receives award

The City Commission of Arkansas City recognized several people during its Dec. 5 commission meeting. The first was Robert Courtland, a Winfield resident who owns property in Arkansas City. He was given a Good Neighbor Recognition Award by the city. Courtland has been involved heavily in citizen cleanup efforts in […]

Unruh muses on transition to bookstore ownership from training large cats

The colorful adventures found in Holly Unruh’s life weren’t always on the pages of the books in her bookstore. She is the owner of McDonald’s Used Books, located at 322 S. Summit St. in downtown Arkansas City. But 20 years ago, Unruh had a much different job — she helped […]

Arkansas City Rotary Club provides $3,000 grant to middle school library

The Arkansas City Rotary Club recently wrote a grant to purchase $3,000 in STEAM literature for the Arkansas City Middle School library. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Rotary President Dennis Rittle said the overall goal of the project is to advance career awareness in the STEAM […]