IRS issues scam warning

As part of continuing efforts to protect the senior community, the Internal Revenue Service today issued a warning about the rising threat of impersonation scams. These scams are targeting older adults in Kansas and elsewhere across the country by pretending to be government officials, aiming to steal sensitive personal information and money. By posing as … Read more

Ark City PD announces results of Click It or Ticket effort

The Arkansas City Police Department has successfully concluded its participation in the national Click It or Ticket campaign, an initiative aimed at enforcing Kansas occupant restraint, texting, impaired driving, and other traffic laws. The campaign, which involved overtime saturation patrols, resulted in significant enforcement actions to promote road safety. During the Click It or Ticket … Read more

Ark City named Purple Heart Community

Arkansas City, the first city in Cowley County to be declared a Purple Heart Community, will host a special ceremony to commemorate this honor and celebrate our veterans. Join us in honoring their sacrifices. A reception will follow the ceremony. Date: July 12, 2024 Time: 11 a.m. Location: City Hall, 118 W. Central Ave.

Juneteenth celebrations planned

At the June 4 City Commission meeting, Mayor Jay Warren proudly proclaimed June 19, 2024, as Juneteenth National Independence Day in Arkansas City! Mayor Warren was joined by Robin Henderson from Juneteenth Cowley County. An exciting lineup of Juneteenth celebrations is planned for our community.

Red Cross needs blood donors

As World Blood Donor Day approaches on June 14, the American Red Cross stresses that blood and platelet donors are critically needed right now to combat a drastic shortfall in donations over the last several weeks. With busy seasonal activities and weather always present, it’s vital donors make and keep appointments now to fight any … Read more

Update on wheat crop

Kansas Wheat says Combines started rolling in southern Kansas over the past few days after barely getting started last week. Harvest started earlier than normal because the wheat has matured early and farmers are trying to beat upcoming storms. Overall, yields are better than expected in the area. Although the first quarter of the year … Read more

Scam warning from Big Brothers Big Sisters

Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters Serving Cowley County says it has been brought to our attention that two men in their late 20s wearing orange mesh vests have been making their way across Kansas soliciting donations on behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters. These individuals are not affiliated with any Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters … Read more

Crews busy outlining Common Consumption Area

Ark City city crews were busy this week putting down sidewalk stickers outlining the Common Consumption Area in downtown Arkansas City. Legal patrons now have the option to participate in the CCA. This allows you to enjoy an alcoholic beverage in the designated downtown area. Beverages containing alcoholic liquor (wine, beer, etc.) must be purchased … Read more

Reminder about pet ordinances

As we enter the summer months, the Arkansas City Police Department wants to remind all pet owners of the local pet ordinances. We have recently seen an increase in animal related incidents. 8 of those incidents resulted in injuries. All citizens are reminded that animals can not just run at large and they must all … Read more

Tax collections miss the mark

The State of Kansas ended May with total tax collections at $658.9 million. That is $193.0 million, or 22.7%, below the estimate. Total tax collections are down 23.1% from May 2023. Individual income tax collections were $305.2 million. That is $144.8 million, or 32.2% below the estimate, and down 30.6% from May 2023. Corporate income … Read more