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Mayor Jurkovich reflects on background, coaching, reasons for running

Mayor Dan Jurkovich might not be an Ark Citian by birth, but his dedication to his adopted town is evident from his time on the City Commission of Arkansas City. His business acumen has served him well while dealing with the tough financial issues that the city has experienced in recent […]

Lind shares his depression experience as part of Suicide Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a nationally recognized effort to bring awareness to suicide and depression. Arkansas City native Nate Lind recently spoke at Harvard University regarding suicide and the increase in suicide rates among men. “Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for people (younger than) 44. […]

Creekstone purchased this week by Japanese trading house for $170M

Creekstone Farms Premium Beef has been purchased by Japanese trading house Marubeni Corp., according to Cattlenetwork.com. The deal reportedly is worth approximately $170 million, including liabilities. Japan-based Marubeni also owns an Australian feedlot. Creekstone Farms processes about 1,400 cattle per day and recently added pork products to its offerings. No […]

Cowley County Humane Society Pets of Week: Astrid, Claus, Donner, Duke

Astrid is a 9-month-old female Australian cattle dog who loves being around people. She has a docile personality and can get along with other dogs. Astrid needs some training and a loving home. Being at the shelter appears to make her nervous.   Mrs. Claus is an 8-year-old female boxer-shepherd […]

Tucker the dog found after 17-day absence, numerous social media posts

A local Arkansas City resident can rest more easily now, thanks to a reunion with her four-legged friend, Tucker. Tucker is a Blue Heeler Australian shepherd that went missing Dec. 3 His owner, Kylee Scobee, used social media to let the community know that her dog was missing. “We have […]

Variety of Veterans Day events offered this week at schools, downtown

There are several Veterans Day events taking place this year, starting Nov. 9. The C-4 Elementary School Veterans Day program will begin with a reception at 2 p.m. Families are welcome to attend the program. Dustin Schuetz, Josh Hawkins and Joe Hutto, all of whom have served the country, will […]