Tag: National Night Out

RISE Cowley kickoff events planned next week on National Night Out

RISE Cowley is pairing with the Arkansas City and Winfield police departments to host kickoff events for the Pathways to a Healthy Kansas grant program. RISE Cowley and the Arkansas City Police Department will be hosts to the National Night Out kickoff party on Oct. 2 at Wilson Park, starting […]

Police department still seeking donations for National Night Out events

The Arkansas City Police Department is preparing for its upcoming National Night Out festivities. Many activities are planned for both the kickoff party on Oct. 2 and the neighborhood block parties on Oct. 3. However, funds are becoming an issue for ACPD, which has a small budget to make these […]

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 […]

Police plan Neighborhood Watch program reboot during National Night Out

The Arkansas City Police Department has begun efforts to re-establish Neighborhood Watch chapters across the city. There currently are no formal Neighborhood Watch groups in existence in Ark City, although the program was thriving many years ago. ACPD is attempting to jumpstart the program back to life in conjunction with its […]

Neighborhood Watch program relaunch to kick off with Sept. 13 meeting

Next Wednesday, Arkansas City Police Department officers will host a Neighborhood Watch informational meeting. ACPD officers have worked diligently for the last several months to restructure Arkansas City’s Neighborhood Watch program after seeing a rise in residential and automobile burglaries. “(Neighborhood Watch) is something I saw that dwindled away to […]

National Night Out kickoff party set for second straight year at Wilson Park

Arkansas City residents are encouraged to clear their calendars and head out to Wilson Park at 5 p.m. Oct. 2 for the Arkansas City Police Department’s annual National Night Out kickoff party. “We have many things planned this year and cannot wait to see you all,” ACPD School Resource Officer […]

Final movie in series features free admission July 21 to Paris Park Pool

The 2017 Outdoor Friday Family Movie Series will conclude its summer season July 21 in Arkansas City with an animated film at Paris Park Pool, 600 W. Fifth Ave. The aquatic-themed “swim-in” movie night will kick off at 7 p.m. with free admission to the pool. Any admission prior to […]

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 […]

Outdoor Friday Movie Series begins home stretch June 23

The 2017 Outdoor Friday Family Movie Series will enter its home stretch June 23 in Arkansas City with an animated film at the Wilson Park rotunda, located at 701 N. Summit St. “The Lego Batman Movie,” which was just released in stores last week, will kick off the weekend at […]

Mixed bag: Ward reports higher crime in 2016, but some positives as well

The Arkansas City Police Department experienced some growing pains in 2016. During an Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce-led Noon Networking Luncheon on June 15, Police Chief Dan Ward shared 2016 crime statistics with those in attendance. “Crime went up,” Ward said. “Our number-one problem in this community is methamphetamine.” […]