Tag: C Street

Commissioners name four unsafe structures, hear passenger rail update

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted 4-0 on Sept. 5 to declare several structures in Arkansas City as unsafe and dangerous. The structures all are in a state of disrepair. Many need work to the foundation or roof, or mold removal. Six structures — located at 215 North B St., 306 North […]

Sanitation shifts to three-day schedule next week due to Fourth of July

The City of Arkansas City will shift to a three-day sanitation schedule next week due to the closure of all city offices July 3-4 in observance of Independence Day. The Cowley County Landfill also will be closed July 4 for Independence Day. All of Monday’s route and part of Tuesday’s […]

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 […]

Midnight fire on North C Street claims garage, damages nearby home

A structure fire broke out around midnight Feb. 8 in the 1100 block of North C Street. It reportedly started in a garage and spread to a neighboring house. The garage appeared to be a total loss. No official word was available regarding the state of the home, but the […]

Pair of police campaigns help to prevent thefts at home, in vehicles

There were two car thefts last week in Arkansas City, according to the Arkansas City Police Department (ACPD). “I received a request to research the stolen car situation from the weekend. I found that an Ark City resident reported the theft of a 2003 Saturn Ion from the 800 block […]

Arkansas City police arrest armed Sotelo after eight-hour standoff Dec. 20

The Arkansas City Police Department arrested a barricaded suspect after an eight-hour standoff late Dec. 19 into early Dec. 20. Adrian Sotelo, 29, of Arkansas City, was arrested on two counts of aggravated assault and one count of criminal possession of a firearm. He was transported to and booked into […]

Six Wilson Park benches to be painted by winners as part of service project

The Arkansas City Beautification and Tree Advisory Board voted 3-0 last month to approve an Arkansas City High School senior’s service project contest. ACHS student Hannah McNulty asked the board for permission to paint six benches in Wilson Park as part of her project for a senior leadership class at […]

Arkansas City man arrested on suspicion of aggravated robbery at gunpoint

An Arkansas City man was arrested Oct. 5 by the Arkansas City Police Department in connection with an armed robbery that occurred Oct. 1. John Douglas Wooten, 29, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated robbery and theft. He was transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail in Winfield […]

Arkansas, Walnut rivers crest, but flooding continues in Cowley

Heavy rains have resulted in widespread area flooding, some of which has affected travel and local events. Flood warnings continue until Sept. 14 for the Arkansas River and the Walnut River at Arkansas City, according to the National Weather Service. The Arkansas River reached its crest of about 19 feet […]

District court judgment signed; Revenue Department allows tax

The City of Arkansas City was notified Tuesday afternoon by the Kansas Department of Revenue that implementation of the one-cent, 10-year SCKMC Sales Tax, approved by Arkansas City voters by an 4-to-1 margin on May 24, may proceed as scheduled Oct. 1. The decision came after Cowley County District Court […]