Tag: DARE Camp

DARE Camp pairs summer fun with serious scenarios to set kids straight

Ark City Police Department officers and staff spent several days this week at DARE Camp, teaching middle schoolers about drugs, alcohol and bullying. School Resource Officer Chase Hobart, who is assigned to Arkansas City Middle School, was among the officers on hand to educate the students. Serious discussion topics were […]

Kiwanis add scholarships, seek new members after taking on blood drive

The Arkansas City Kiwanis Club is on the hunt for new members. Like many civic groups in Ark City, the Kiwanis are attempting to find members of all ages. The mission of Kiwanis International is to improve the lives of children worldwide. However, each club works in its own community […]

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 […]

Pre-registration ends May 19 for 12th annual Sgt. Jerry Mills Fishing Derby

Pre-registration ends May 19 for the 12th annual Sgt. Jerry Mills Jr. Fishing Derby, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 3 at Veterans Memorial Lake. Those who pre-register this week at the Arkansas City Recreation Center office, located at 225 E. Fifth Ave., will guarantee a […]

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 […]

Ark City students invited to submit essays in Optimist scholarship contest

The Optimists of Arkansas City have announced a call for entries in the Optimist International Essay Contest. A local winner will receive a $500 scholarship. The Optimist International Essay Contest gives young people the opportunity to express their views on a central topic, develop writing skills and compete for multiple […]

Arkansas City students predict all but one race correctly in Kids Voting

Arkansas City students elected Republican Donald Trump to the presidency in mock voting on Election Day, correctly predicting across all grade levels what some analysts have called the biggest upset in presidential election history. The voting was part of the sixth mock general election sponsored by the Optimists of Arkansas […]

Public, students invited to Kids Voting Kansas forum Oct. 19 at ACMS

Eight local candidates for the Cowley County Commission and Kansas Legislature will attend a Kids Voting Kansas forum Oct. 19. The forum, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Arkansas City Middle School auditorium, 400 E. Kansas Ave. It is sponsored by […]

Optimists hard at work planning for Last Run, Arkalalah, Kids Voting

The Optimists of Arkansas City, well known for the pork burgers they provide during the Last Run Car Show and Arkalalah, do much more than serve food to people at those two events. “We have a lot of fun,” said Optimists President Tommy Aguinaga. This week, the Optimists will prepare […]

Last week’s DARE Camp averaged 74 campers per day

The 2016 DARE Camp was a huge success, according to Arkansas City Police Department school resource officers Chase Hobart and Brian McGee. The camp saw an increase in campers this year, with the average daily number of 74. Throughout the week, campers were part of a scenario in which they […]