Tag: Nick Hernandez

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 […]

SCKMC scaling back lab outreach program with $1.1M revenue in 2017

In a Sept. 19 update to the City Commission of Arkansas City, South Central Kansas Medical Center officials reported the hospital would be scaling back its laboratory outreach program. “That’s probably not something we’re going to do going forward,” said SKCMC chief executive officer Virgil Watson. To date in 2017, […]

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 […]

Commissioners name four unsafe structures, hear passenger rail update

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted 4-0 on Sept. 5 to declare several structures in Arkansas City as unsafe and dangerous. The structures all are in a state of disrepair. Many need work to the foundation or roof, or mold removal. Six structures — located at 215 North B St., 306 North […]

Commission briefed on RISE Cowley, Pathways to a Healthy Kansas grant

Tom Langer, City-Cowley County Health Department administrator and public health officer, appeared Aug. 15 before the City Commission of Arkansas City to talk about RISE Cowley. Cowley County, through the RISE Cowley health coalition, was one of eight Kansas communities recently selected as a grantee of Pathways to a Healthy […]

Alcohol consumption area moved to tennis courts for this year’s PrairieFest

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted 3-0 on Aug. 1 to approve an ordinance allowing the consumption of alcohol at PrairieFest this year. While consumption also has been allowed in years past, there will be a change in where it can occur this year. In years past, beer was […]

City Commission approves purchase of swift water, ice rescue equipment

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted unanimously July 18 to approve the purchase of several pieces of rescue equipment for the Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department. The equipment includes an Inmar inflatable rescue boat, a trailer with which to transport it, a Marsars ice rescue sled and two Mustang ice […]

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 […]

$17.5M in Industrial Revenue Bonds approved for new KanPak facility

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted unanimously July 11 to authorize the issuance of taxable Industrial Revenue Bonds (IRBs) for KanPak LLC. The bonds would be used to finance the acquisition, construction and equipping of a new 200,000-square-foot distribution facility, to be located in Goff Industrial Park. The bonds […]