Tag: KanPak

Angels in the Attic giving back to community through holiday initiatives

Angels in the Attic, a homegrown 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, has created several options for those looking to help the less fortunate this holiday season. “There are children right here in Arkansas City who won’t have much of a holiday without some help,” said Christine Tanner, Angels in the Attic board […]

Planning Commission approves first step toward Compass Point housing

Planning Commission approves first step toward Compass Point housing

The Arkansas City Planning Commission voted 4-0 on Nov. 14 to approve a preliminary plat of Compass Point Addition, a new housing subdivision. If the project moves forward, it could result in 54 new homes, targeted to moderate-income families, being constructed west of MeadowWalk Apartments and south of Skyline Road […]

Arkalalah Big Parade lineup announced

The 2017 Arkalalah Big Parade lineup is: Color Guard — American Legion Sons of the American Legion American Legion Riders Arkansas City Police Department Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department Grand Marshal — Tony Tapia Arkansas City High School Marching Band Arkansas City High School Cheerleaders Queen Alalah LXXXVI Visiting Queens Little […]

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 […]