Tag: USD 470

Arkansas City High School earns award at national education conference

During an awards ceremony at the conclusion of the 10th annual Focus on Freshmen conference, Arkansas City High School was awarded a silver medal in front of several hundred educators from across the country. The award was presented by Olympic gold medalist Dain Blanton and given in recognition of the […]

Total mill levy for residents to increase by 3.5 mills in 2018; city, college flat

The four government entities that tax Arkansas City residents have announced their estimated mill levies for the 2018 fiscal year. The four entities that assess property taxes are the Arkansas City Public School District, the City of Arkansas City, Cowley College and Cowley County. In 2018, the overall mill levy will […]

Snake Dance, scrimmages planned during Pawpalooza event Aug. 25

Arkansas City High School students will take part in the annual Snake Dance during Pawpalooza on Aug. 25 at the high school. The Snake Dance has been held downtown in recent years, but this year it is officially moving back to ACHS, located at 1200 W. Radio Lane. This student […]

Stinemetze kicks off 46th year of sharing his love of science, math, pranks

Local teacher David Stinemetze just began his 46th year of teaching in the Arkansas City Public School District. Stinemetze, a 1967 Arkansas City High School graduate, has taught both math and science during his tenure. This year, he is teaching chemistry and honors biology. He’s also previously taught calculus, physics […]

Sandra Sue Woodworth

Sandra Sue “Susie” Woodworth, 78, of Arkansas City, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, at South Central Kansas Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church in Arkansas City. Committal services will follow at 3 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton. The […]

Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce gives STAR Award to Walmart

Members of the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Board overwhelmingly chose Ark City’s Walmart Supercenter as the July recipient of the chamber’s STAR Award. The STAR (Small Trade Achievement Recognition) Award is given monthly to one of more than 300 chamber member businesses in the area. It is […]

Fidget spinners in classrooms: Useful treatment, obnoxious fad … or both?

Fidget spinners seem to be everywhere — at the supermarket, online, at the gas station and, of course, attached to the hands of a number of youths right here in Arkansas City. The general populace seems entranced by the colorful, spinning metallic objects. Companies who manufacture fidget spinners claim they […]

Ark City chapter of Soroptimist International celebrates 70 years in 2017

The local Soroptimist International chapter in Arkansas City is celebrating its 70th year of existence as a club. On April 28, 1947, Soroptimist of Ark City’s installation meeting was held at the Osage Hotel, where 25 charter members celebrated a new civic club in Ark City. The local club wished […]

Cowley County receives $100,000 Blue Cross grant, access to $400,000

Cowley County is one of eight Kansas communities recently selected as a grantee in the largest community grant program ever funded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas. The Pathways to a Healthy Kansas program provides community coalitions such as RISE Cowley — formerly known as the Cowley County […]

Enrollment assistance offered all week in Ark City on special USD 470 bus

Parents of students returning to Ark City public schools can enroll now via PowerSchool online. Those needing assistance can stop by one of the Arkansas City Public School District’s mobile sites this week. A mobile enrollment bus will make stops around town July 18-22. The bus is equipped with computers, […]