Tag: U.S. 77

Weekend holiday events include play, Santa Run, carriages, films, concert

There are many entertaining holiday events planned this weekend in Arkansas City, starting with the Cherokee Strip Players’ interactive play “Trouble in Tumbleweed.” The production, which debuted Nov. 30, will have its final showings at 7 p.m. Dec. 1-2 at Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum, located south of Arkansas City […]

SCKMC Board of Trustees approves purchase of Winfield Medical Arts

In what was dubbed a “monumental achievement for South Central Kansas Medical Center,” the hospital’s board of trustees voted to move forward with the purchase of Winfield Medical Arts (WMA). A resolution, which was approved by the six present board members, was approved unanimously in a special meeting of the […]

Three South Summit Street bridge lanes closed Aug. 25; pilot car planned

The South Summit Street bridge across the Arkansas River will be partially closed Aug. 25 for a practice exercise related to river flooding procedures. The partial closure will occur from 8 a.m. to around noon for this exercise. Both northbound lanes will be closed, as well as one southbound lane. […]

East Madison Avenue bridge closed through Aug. 3 for tree removal

The East Madison Avenue bridge across the Walnut River will be closed through Aug. 3 for tree removal between the bridge and Crestwood Drive. The closure will occur from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The road will be reopened each night, then closed again the following morning. Access […]

KLINK construction project, road closures begin June 26 on South Summit

Lane and intersection closures will begin June 26 on South Summit Street as part of the ongoing KLINK resurfacing project, said Public Works Director Eric Broce. The contractor, Cornejo and Sons LLC, will commence construction work from the U.S. 77 bypass and West Tyler Avenue south to the Arkansas River […]

City’s annual hydrant flushing program begins this week in Sections 1, 2

The City of Arkansas City is continuing its annual fire hydrant flushing program, with work proceeding all across southern Arkansas City starting this week. The Environmental Services Division will begin flushing Sections 1 and 2 — which contain a total of 181 fire hydrants along and south of Washington Avenue, […]

Back Road Dining restaurant tour in Cowley County kicks off May 6

The fun dining promotion, “Back Road Dining in Cowley County,” is kicking off for the second summer in a row May 6. Once again, the Cowley County Economic Development Partnership (Cowley First) has teamed up with five restaurants in Cowley County to offer a chance to win a $25 dining […]

Milling of asphalt, traffic control commences April 25 on North Summit

The North Summit Street improvement project will proceed to its next phase this week, according to Public Works Director Eric Broce. The contractor, Cornejo and Sons LLC, will begin asphalt milling April 25 on Summit Street, working southward in one of the outside lanes from Kansas Avenue to Walnut Avenue. […]

Venegas charged with second-degree murder in death of Garrett Misora

Salvador Venegas Jr., 29, of Arkansas City, has been charged with second-degree murder following an accident that left him severely injured and killed Garrett Misora last November. Misora was a Cowley College student from Winfield who will be remembered with an honorary degree from the college. Venegas, who is confined […]

Kansas House recognizes Etzanoa Conservancy with resolution April 5

TOPEKA — The Kansas House of Representatives on April 5 recognized recent archaeological research pointing to Arkansas City as the site of the huge ancestral Wichita Indian settlement of Etzanoa. House members applauded after approving a resolution read by Anita Judd-Jenkins, the Republican representative from Ark City. Standing behind her […]