Tag: National Night Out

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.” […]

Pre-registration ends May 19 for 12th annual Sgt. Jerry Mills Fishing Derby

Pre-registration ends May 19 for the 12th annual Sgt. Jerry Mills Jr. Fishing Derby, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 3 at Veterans Memorial Lake. Those who pre-register this week at the Arkansas City Recreation Center office, located at 225 E. Fifth Ave., will guarantee a […]

Outdoor Movie Series resumes May 12 with Star Wars doubleheader

The 2017 Outdoor Friday Family Movie Series will resume May 12 in Arkansas City with a Star Wars doubleheader at the Wilson Park rotunda, 701 N. Summit St. The recent blockbuster hit, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” will play at 7 p.m., preceded by another showing of the Wilson […]

Ark City students invited to submit essays in Optimist scholarship contest

The Optimists of Arkansas City have announced a call for entries in the Optimist International Essay Contest. A local winner will receive a $500 scholarship. The Optimist International Essay Contest gives young people the opportunity to express their views on a central topic, develop writing skills and compete for multiple […]