From the East Central Electric Cooperative, up on Facebook: They say they understand your concern about your next bill. The recent cold temperatures likely increased your electric usage. Fortunately, your rates have not increased! They have long-term contracts with our power suppliers, which ensures stable rates for members. Contact them to discuss bill concerns and/or payment options.
Archives for March 2021
The Cowley County Historical Society and Museum is making plans to reopen soon. Starting April 10th, the museum will be open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 until 4 p.m, according to ctnewsonline.com. Masks are required to enter. It’ll remain closed during the week. Groups tours can be arranged by calling 620-221-4811.
The Arkansas City Police Department has added a new social media platform, Nextdoor, to its outreach efforts. Nextdoor is an app that was created to help public agencies to reach their citizens and for neighborhoods to communicate with each other – and starting today, the Arkansas City Police Department will be using Nextdoor to help make Arkansas City neighborhoods stronger and safer. ACPD plans to share important news and emergency notifications that are relevant to residents’ neighborhood on this social media platform. Nextdoor is free to use. To register, you must only provide a valid street address. This platform also allows ACPD to text alerts to citizens that chose to include their cell phone number in their profiles.
The City of Arkansas City will shift to a four-day sanitation schedule this week due to the closure of all City offices April 2 for Good Friday, a City “floating holiday.” The F Street Limb Disposal and Compost Site will be closed on April 2-3 and will reopen April 5. However, the joint Recycling Operations Center in Strother Field will maintain normal hours April 2-3. All of Wednesday’s route and part of Thursday’s route will be collected Wednesday, March 31. The part of Thursday’s route to be collected Wednesday is from Birch Avenue north to Kansas Avenue and from Sixth Street west to 15th Street. The remainder of Thursday’s route and Friday’s entire route will be collected Thursday, April 1. All refuse should be placed at normal pickup locations by 6 a.m. on the scheduled day of pickup. There will be no return pickups.
The BisonBison Film Festival (BBFF) has been searching for a permanent home venue for its annual event. After taking 2020 and 2021 off due to COVID-19, the popular film festival will return in April of 2022 at its new location, the Burford Theatre in Arkansas City, Kansas. Spanning six states, the BBFF showcases films from students attending accredited colleges, universities, and technical schools in Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas
From USD 470 – Arkansas City Public Schools: With the return of in-person learning five days per week, there will be an adjustment to the meal pick-up time for remote learners. Starting this week, students who learn remotely may pick up their meals each Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the middle school (NW entrance).
A road closure to be aware of in Winfield today. E. 12th Ave will be closed between Loomis and Fuller while repairs are made to repair a water line beginning this morning at around 8 a.m.
As of today, Kansans over the age of 16 will be eligible to receive a COVID 19 vaccine. The state moves to Phase 5 of its vaccine distribution plan today.
Winfield police say seven people were arrested on suspicion of various drug charges on Thursday after a search warrant executed at a Winfield home turned up evidence of drugs drug paraphernalia. Police executed the search warrant on Thursday of last week, at a home in the 1100 block of East 6th Avenue.
The Cowley County Sheriff’s office is investigating a fatal accident that happened on Friday. The sheriff’s office says deputies were dispatched to a one-car accident on K-15 Highway near 232nd Road south of Dexter. A black Chevy Tahoe was traveling northbound when it left the roadway and rolled, coming to rest in the east ditch. Two people were declared dead at the scene. They were the driver, 46 year old Tracy Carr of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a passenger, identified as 41 year old Lindsey Nightengale of Wichita, Kansas. Another passenger was transported to South Central Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.