Tag: Dan Jurkovich

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 […]

Alcohol consumption area moved to tennis courts for this year’s PrairieFest

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted 3-0 on Aug. 1 to approve an ordinance allowing the consumption of alcohol at PrairieFest this year. While consumption also has been allowed in years past, there will be a change in where it can occur this year. In years past, beer was […]

Financial Freedom: Declare your financial Independence Day from debt

We’re drawing close to the Fourth of July, when we celebrate the freedoms we enjoy in this country. The U.S. Constitution grants us many of these liberties, but we have to earn others — such as our financial freedom. What steps can you take to achieve the financial independence you […]

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 […]

Financial Freedom: Smart investing can keep you moving toward your goals

It’s Kentucky Derby time again. Even if you’re not much of a horse racing fan, you might appreciate all of the Derby’s pageantry — mint juleps, women’s beautiful hats, the singing of “My Old Kentucky Home” and so on. But if you look beyond the hoopla, you’ll realize just how […]

Howertons receive Good Neighbor Award; ACPD wins AAA Platinum Award

Arkansas City residents Josh and Paisley Howerton were honored at Tuesday night’s City Commission meeting. The Howertons, along with their two young daughters, have been spending time this year in local parks, picking up trash and disposing of it properly. The award given to the family is the Good Neighbor […]

Financial Freedom: Can you free yourself of investment-related taxes?

Tax Freedom Day generally falls around this time each year. This year, it was April 23. This is the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay off its total tax bill for the year, according to calculations made by the Tax Foundation. So you […]

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 […]

SCKMC reports profit in February after hospital census nearly doubles

South Central Kansas Medical Center is finally showing profit. “Right now, we’re in the black,” Chief Financial Officer Holly Harper said during Thursday morning’s meeting of the SCKMC Board of Trustees. “That’s exciting!” Last month saw $150,569 of profit, compared to a loss of $344,813 in February 2016. In addition […]