Tag: Charles Tweedy

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 […]

Commission briefed on RISE Cowley, Pathways to a Healthy Kansas grant

Tom Langer, City-Cowley County Health Department administrator and public health officer, appeared Aug. 15 before the City Commission of Arkansas City to talk about RISE Cowley. Cowley County, through the RISE Cowley health coalition, was one of eight Kansas communities recently selected as a grantee of Pathways to a Healthy […]

Commission approves second water line replacement east of Walnut River

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted unanimously July 25 to move forward on a water line replacement project that should complete the elimination of most red and yellow water issues east of the Walnut River. Residents who will be affected by the newest water line project live south of […]

Commission tables ordinance that licenses tree trimmers for second time

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted for the second time June 20 to table an ordinance that would alter Arkansas City Municipal Code to require tree trimmers to have a license. This ordinance had been tabled once before for further examination. It first was discussed June 6. The commissioners […]

10th annual Fly-In and Car Show planned June 17 at Strother Field

The 10th annual Melvin Current Wings and Wheels Strother Field Fly-In and Classic Car Show is just around the corner. On June 17, individuals of all ages are welcomed to attend for free from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at Strother Field, with breakfast […]

Late filings flurry leads to crowded races for Cowley College, school board

A flurry of late filings May 30-31 made the local college board of trustees and school board races more competitive, as the filing deadline passed at noon June 1. There are six candidates for three available seats in both the USD 470 Board of Education and City Commission of Arkansas […]

V.J. Wilkins Foundation announces $500K Challenge Grant for Wilson Park

The V.J. Wilkins Memorial Foundation has generously announced a $500,000 Challenge Grant toward the advancement of the Wilson Park Master Plan. The grant is contingent on matching funds, but could result in up to $1 million being invested to kick off the plan if the full $500,000 can be matched. […]

Election filings begin for city commission, school board, college trustees

Local election season is just around the corner. In Arkansas City, there are three governing bodies that each will need to fill at least two seats in this fall’s elections. The deadline to file for candidacy is noon June 1. Three city commissioners — Charles Tweedy III, Jay Warren and […]

Outdoor Movie Series resumes May 12 with Star Wars doubleheader

The 2017 Outdoor Friday Family Movie Series will resume May 12 in Arkansas City with a Star Wars doubleheader at the Wilson Park rotunda, 701 N. Summit St. The recent blockbuster hit, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” will play at 7 p.m., preceded by another showing of the Wilson […]

Wilson Park train’s paint removal to commence

City Manager Nick Hernandez shared an update on the Wilson Park train restoration project at the end of a City Commission of Arkansas City meeting April 18. The train has been closed off from the public for several weeks, in preparation for the lead abatement process. Mayor Duane Oestmann asked […]