Tag: Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum

Candidate Q&A: Kanyon Gingher — City Commission of Arkansas City

Name: Kanyon Gingher Position you are running for: City Commission, City of Arkansas City Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Three children How long have you lived in Arkansas City? Over 20 years. Have you served on any boards previously? I have served on several boards. Why did you choose […]

Fifteen of 19 candidates in three local election races attend Oct. 10 forum

Candidates running in the three local elections this fall gathered Oct. 10 to participate in a public forum. This forum, held at the Arkansas City Senior Citizens Center, featured a question-and-answer session for each of the three groups of candidates. The first session was set aside for Cowley College Board […]

Candidate Q&A: Karen Welch — City Commission of Arkansas City

Name: Karen Welch Position you are running for: City Commission Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Married to Gary Welch; one daughter, Brooke Istas; and one son, Patrick Baird. How long have you lived in Arkansas City? I am a lifelong resident of the Arkansas City/Cowley County area. Have you […]

Candidate Q&A: Tim Perry — City Commission of Arkansas City

Name: Hola, Aloha, greetings My name is Timothy A. Perry Position you are running for: I’m running for city council in the Ark City area. Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): N/a How long have you lived in Arkansas City? I have lived in Ark City for 18 years and this isn’t the […]

Candidate Q&A: Jay Warren — City Commission of Arkansas City

Name: Jay Warren Position you are running for: City Commission of Arkansas City Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Wife, Nancy. Son, Chris, who works in management at the Kellogg plant in Kansas City. He has three children, Ashlyn, Jocelyn and Gavin. Daughter, Dru, who is a teacher and school […]

Cowley College Golden Tigers program to hold fall enrollment Aug. 22

The Cowley College Golden Tigers, a popular program for men and women aged 50 or older, will hold fall enrollment from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 22 in the Earle N. Wright Community Room inside the Brown Center on the college’s main campus in Arkansas City. There is a $5 […]

Ark City chapter of Soroptimist International celebrates 70 years in 2017

The local Soroptimist International chapter in Arkansas City is celebrating its 70th year of existence as a club. On April 28, 1947, Soroptimist of Ark City’s installation meeting was held at the Osage Hotel, where 25 charter members celebrated a new civic club in Ark City. The local club wished […]

Commission decreases external funding, adds COLA in new draft budget

The City Commission of Arkansas City asked city staff during a budget work session July 14 to generate a new proposed 2018 budget that it will consider July 18. Specifically, the commissioners proposed reducing Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum’s requested $100,000 to $75,000 and the Arkansas City Area Chamber 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 […]

Etzanoa digs continue with help of sixth-graders, Wichita State students

Storm clouds gathered late Tuesday afternoon in Arkansas City as archaeology students searched for more artifacts from the ancient American Indian town of Etzanoa. But the director of the dig, Wichita State University anthropology and archaeology professor Don Blakeslee, was anything but gloomy. In fact, he was quite pleased. “We’ve […]