Tag: L.G. Pike Construction

Christmas in the City to kick off with Merry Monday, tree lighting

The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas in the City event will kick off with Merry Monday on Nov. 20 in downtown Arkansas City. Live music will begin and food vendors will open at 4 p.m. The festivities will continue until 7:30 p.m. Food vendors include Ark City […]

Hundreds turn out to sound the whistle, ring the bell at train re-dedication

More than 250 people gathered Oct. 24 at Wilson Park to witness the official unveiling of the newly renovated train engine. “Welcome to the Wilson Park train re-dedication and Arkalalah kickoff,” said Commissioner Duane Oestmann, greeting them. “This is what everyone in the Arkansas City area has been anxious to […]

Scholars, donors pack Wright Room for Cowley scholarship reception

Cowley College’s Earle N. Wright Community Room played host Oct. 3 to a record turnout of individuals attending the Cowley College Foundation’s annual scholarship reception. The event, now in its seventh year, brings together scholarship recipients with the community members, donors and alumni who donated money to the foundation in […]

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. […]

Turney, Biggs newest Rotarians; club hears Alzheimer’s, child care efforts

Sarah McNay, events coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association Central and Western Kansas Chapter, addressed the Arkansas City Rotary Club on May 8. She discussed the disease, explained the association’s purpose and urged club members to support the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 30 in Cowley County. Sarah Griggs, club […]

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 […]

Wilson Park train’s paint removal to commence

City Manager Nick Hernandez shared an update on the Wilson Park train restoration project at the end of a City Commission of Arkansas City meeting April 18. The train has been closed off from the public for several weeks, in preparation for the lead abatement process. Mayor Duane Oestmann asked […]

Local police, fire-EMS personnel treated to lunch April 6 by CVB, Walmart

Arkansas City police officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, paramedics and support staff were honored April 6 at an appreciation luncheon sponsored by the Arkansas City Convention and Visitors Bureau. The event was underwritten by Walmart, L.G. Pike Construction and First Baptist Church. Lunch was prepared and served by members of […]

Train Park under way: Hernandez announces restoration, fundraising plans

Big plans are being made for the train engine in Wilson Park. During the April 4 City Commission meeting, City Manager Nick Hernandez provided an update on Wilson Park master plan progress. The train was fenced off to the public recently in an effort to begin removing lead paint that […]

Ground broken on 16th Habitat for Humanity house in Arkansas City

The Leyva family and a group of Arkansas City Habitat for Humanity volunteers on Aug. 28 celebrated the groundbreaking of a new Habitat house for the Leyvas. It will be the 16th house built by local Habitat for Humanity volunteers, who will work side by side with Leyva family members. […]