Tag: Kansas Avenue

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 […]

Sanitation shifts to three-day schedule next week due to Fourth of July

The City of Arkansas City will shift to a three-day sanitation schedule next week due to the closure of all city offices July 3-4 in observance of Independence Day. The Cowley County Landfill also will be closed July 4 for Independence Day. All of Monday’s route and part of Tuesday’s […]

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 […]

Free meals offered to children this summer with USD 470 Sally’s Spot bus

The Arkansas City Public School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program again this year. The program, sponsored by USD 470 and administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will help to ensure that children receive the healthy meals they need not only to function, but also to […]

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 […]

Ark City Greenhouses plans special for being named sixth-best in Kansas

Ark City Greenhouses recently was named the sixth-best greenhouse in Kansas by bestthingsks.com. During the Memorial Day weekend, the greenhouse will offer a special — buy two, get one free on most plants. The greenhouse, which is owned by Joelyn Squires and located at 836 E. Kansas Ave., has been […]

Milling of asphalt, traffic control commences April 25 on North Summit

The North Summit Street improvement project will proceed to its next phase this week, according to Public Works Director Eric Broce. The contractor, Cornejo and Sons LLC, will begin asphalt milling April 25 on Summit Street, working southward in one of the outside lanes from Kansas Avenue to Walnut Avenue. […]

Concrete construction to resume Feb. 27 on North Summit Street

The North Summit Street improvement and water line replacement project is ready to resume for the spring, according to Public Works Director Eric Broce. The contractor, Cornejo and Sons LLC, will resume work Feb. 27 on Summit Street, beginning with the restoration of traffic control from Cedar to Chestnut avenues, […]

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 […]

Christmas weekend services announced by three community churches

Several local churches have announced extended Christmas services this weekend. First Southern Baptist Church will be host to a candlelight service Dec. 23. The service will begin at 6 p.m. at the church, located at 138 E. Kansas Ave. The next day, Northside Baptist Church, located at 500 N. Fifth […]