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Bank open houses, party at farm highlight Christmas events next week

Two local bank open houses and another appearance by Santa Claus highlight a variety of Christmas-themed events next week. Many of these events were announced recently by various local businesses and nonprofit organizations. The week’s fun will kick off with two appearances from 1:30 to 3 p.m. by Santa at […]

M&M Meals for the Soul celebrates Sam’s Club honor during ribbon-cutting

M&M Meals for the Soul celebrated multiple achievements during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 20. “We’ve had some special things happen since we’ve gone in(to) business here,” said owner and executive chef Marilyn Lolar. “Some things that we couldn’t even imagine. (I) know it’s a God thing — I take […]

Wilson Park train re-dedication, Arkalalah kickoff, free film planned Oct. 24

The City of Arkansas City will be host to a special Arkalalah kickoff event that features a train unveiling and re-dedication Oct. 24 at Wilson Park. The first step in the Wilson Park Master Plan, the restoration of the park’s famous train engine, has been occurring under a covered structure […]

More than 100 turn out for Fall Cleanup Day event; 39 properties benefit

The City of Arkansas City’s 2017 Fall Cleanup Day event was a great success, city commissioners learned in a report during their meeting Tuesday night. An estimated 115 to 120 volunteers showed up Saturday morning at the Wilson Park rotunda to pitch in with the grassroots cleanup event. The city […]

Annual hydrant flushing effort proceeds northward June 26 to Sections 4, 5

The City of Arkansas City is continuing its annual fire hydrant flushing program, with work proceeding all across central Arkansas City starting this week. The Environmental Services Division will begin flushing Sections 4 and 5 — which contain a total of 234 fire hydrants between Fifth and Kansas avenues, along […]

After long journey, Lions Club dedicates statue it adopted, restored in park

The local chapters of Lions Clubs International are celebrating their centennial anniversary this year. As part of this celebration, the Early Bird Lions Club decided last year to adopt the lion statue in Paris Park, a feature of the park that had become almost unrecognizable in recent years due to […]

City’s annual hydrant flushing program begins this week in Sections 1, 2

The City of Arkansas City is continuing its annual fire hydrant flushing program, with work proceeding all across southern Arkansas City starting this week. The Environmental Services Division will begin flushing Sections 1 and 2 — which contain a total of 181 fire hydrants along and south of Washington Avenue, […]

Anderson arrested on suspicion of methamphetamine, open container

The Arkansas City Police Department arrested an Arkansas City man May 19 on drug charges after stopping his vehicle in northwest Arkansas City. Kelly Troy Anderson, 51, was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of methamphetamine, as well as misdemeanor counts of driving with a suspended driver’s license, possession of […]

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. […]

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 […]