Tag: Kanyon Gingher

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 […]

Humphrey exits race for City Commission

City Commission of Arkansas City candidate Richard Humphrey is moving out of state later this year. As a result, he has announced he will not be able to perform the obligations of office should he be elected this fall. “I will not be living in Ark City, or Kansas, by […]

Late filings flurry leads to crowded races for Cowley College, school board

A flurry of late filings May 30-31 made the local college board of trustees and school board races more competitive, as the filing deadline passed at noon June 1. There are six candidates for three available seats in both the USD 470 Board of Education and City Commission of Arkansas […]

Two downtown Arkansas City faces enter race for college board of trustees

The candidate field for the Cowley College Board of Trustees has expanded once more. Local residents Darrin Green and Jonathan Hansen have both thrown their hats into the ring, joining two incumbents and two other citizens. Both men work at downtown Arkansas City businesses — Green is the owner of […]

Two more file for Cowley College board; one each for school board, city

Incumbent Ned Graham has entered the race for the four available Cowley College Board of Trustees positions. Newcomer Michael Bergagnini, who serves as the mayor of Parkerfield, also has filed for the college board. These two joined incumbent Brian Sanderholm and former county commissioner Gary Wilson this week. Meanwhile, in the […]

Niles files for election to school board; Gingher aims for City Commission

Lance Niles filed May 16 to run for a seat on the USD 470 Board of Education. So far, he is the only person who has filed to run for any of the three available school board seats. Former Cowley County commissioner Gary Wilson and incumbent Brian Sanderholm remain the […]

Many local resources available this holiday season for those in need

Locals who have fallen into hard times have many resources available to them for assistance this holiday season. Angels in the Attic Angels in the Attic, a locally formed nonprofit organization, provides a multitude of services to those who require assistance. From clothes to food, the organization works to provide […]

North Pole, Kansas, officially opens to public Nov. 26 at Scott’s Auto Body

North Pole, Kansas, is set to open to the public officially on Nov. 26, but organizer Kanyon Gingher held a private event last week to kick off the holiday village’s eighth season. It is a Christmas wonderland that includes more than 300 houses and many Christmas trees. This year, there […]

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 […]

Cherokee Strip Museum board returns artifacts

Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum board members voted Tuesday to return items to a Ponca City, Okla., woman who said she lent them to the museum several years ago. Carrol Engelking took to Facebook last week, seeking help from the community in trying to get her family’s heirlooms back. “This […]