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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 […]

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.” […]