Tag: KanPak

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 […]

City Commission annexes, rezones property for new KanPak warehouse

The City Commission of Arkansas City approved two items during its Oct. 3 meeting that will allow KanPak to move forward with a multi-million-dollar distribution warehouse facility in Goff Industrial Park. Both items were recommended last month by the Arkansas City Planning Commission. The first action the commissioners took annexed […]

Jurkovich elected mayor, Welch vice mayor; Oestmann honored for service

The City Commission of Arkansas City did some restructuring during its Sept. 19 meeting as Commissioner Dan Jurkovich was voted in as the new mayor. Jurkovich had several members of his family, as well as players on the volleyball team he coaches, in attendance. “Thank you to my family and […]

City Commission discusses curbside recycling, four-day sanitation routes

The City Commission of Arkansas City met Sept. 15 to discuss an ongoing plan to introduce curbside recycling to residents. This plan has been in the works for several years and several key components of achieving the goal already are in place. One of the first objectives in the plan […]

TSL offering ancestry DNA holiday special, in addition to other services

One Arkansas City business is offering an ancestry DNA screening special for the upcoming holiday season. Testing Services Limited (TSL) is a homegrown company owned by Linda Boswell. Boswell, a former nurse of 25 years, opened the business in 2014. Testing Services Limited is located at 1423 S. Summit St. […]

Three local churches planning back-to-school events with free supplies

Several local churches are giving back to the community in the next two weeks by helping to provide for students who will start school this month. This weekend, First United Methodist Church will give away shoe vouchers, in cooperation with Walmart. In order to apply, parents must go through the […]

$17.5M in Industrial Revenue Bonds approved for new KanPak facility

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted unanimously July 11 to authorize the issuance of taxable Industrial Revenue Bonds (IRBs) for KanPak LLC. The bonds would be used to finance the acquisition, construction and equipping of a new 200,000-square-foot distribution facility, to be located in Goff Industrial Park. The bonds […]

Chamber, CVB announce 2017 fireworks a go, with money left for 2018

The Fourth of July fireworks are back on for 2017, thanks to the efforts of the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce, the Arkansas City Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), and the City of Arkansas City, as well as the generosity of Ark City. “The business community and individuals of […]

Hernandez quizzes audience members on financial facts during luncheon

City Manager Nick Hernandez provided an interactive presentation to more than 50 Arkansas City business people and residents on Jan. 19. The “State of the City” presentation took place at Cowley College’s Wright Room during a luncheon organized by the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce. Hernandez focused mainly on […]

Chili cook-off event Nov. 12 to benefit Golden State Foods Foundation

KanPak and Golden State Foods have announced an upcoming chili cook-off, which will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12 at John and Rhonda Jordan’s Chestnut Avenue Venue, located at 3120 E. Chestnut Ave. The event is open to the public and tickets can be purchased at the […]