The Driver’s License Office located on the first floor of the Historic Courthouse in El Dorado will be closed June 10th through June 14th due to staffing issues. The office will reopen June 15th. The State Driver’s License Offices are unaffected by this closure. For Driver’s License services during this closure please visit a State Driver’s License Office. The State Driver’s License Office in Butler County is located at 640 N Andover Rd, Andover, KS, 67002, and can be reached by phone at 316-733-0106. For more information regarding State Driver’s License services and locations please visit www.ksrevenue.org/dovlicenses.html.
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The Ark City Area Chamber of Commerce is reminding people about the Children’s Literacy Kit Drive. Donate your books and educational toys to foster childhood literacy. There are two drop off times and locations. One is Thursday June 10th from 2pm until 4pm at 801 Goff Industrial Park in Ark City. The other is Friday June 11th from 11am until 2pm at 106 South Summit Street in Ark City.
From the Cowley County Sheriff’s Office: As a reminder… Catalytic converter thefts are on the rise. Every vehicle manufactured after 1974 has a catalytic converter. Certain vehicles are more prone to CAT theft; currently Toyota Prius vehicles and pick-up trucks are the most frequently targeted. Currently, in Cowley County the Ford F250’s are being targeted. A skilled thief can steal your catalytic converter in less than 5 minutes. The average cost to replace a catalytic converter is nearly $4000. The average theft deterrent enhancement is about $150. By etching your Catalytic converter, it may reduce your chances of theft because the thief may think twice before stealing a piece of identifiable property. In addition, etching your Catalytic converter can assist law enforcement with making owner identification thereby helping with prosecution of thieves in our community.
Kansas Division of Emergency Management says, ATTENTION KANSANS! The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. Entities eligible for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund include restaurants, Food stands, food trucks, food carts, Caterers, Bars, saloons, lounges, taverns; Snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars; Additional entities if onsite food or beverage sales are at least 33% of gross receipts (e.g. bakeries, brewpubs, tasting rooms, taprooms, breweries and/or microbreweries, wineries and distilleries, inns). For more information visit: www.sba.gov/funding…/loans/covid-19-relief-options
Are you a local construction trades business owner? Do you struggle to find employees? Would you like to learn about opportunities to hire interns or receive continuing education? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this is the dinner meeting for you. Come learn of how a partnership with Cowley College can help answers your needs. Cowley College has announced a construction trades forum, with Cowley College Workforce and Community Education and Sumner County Economic Development. The forum is on June 16th at 6pm, at the Sumner County Economic Development Office in Wellington. You should RSVP by June 11th to email@example.com.
The Arkansas City Police Department responded to and investigated a pair of injury accidents Friday on Summit Street. The Arkansas City Fire-EMS and Police departments first responded about 10:09 a.m. to a reported injury accident at the intersection of Adams Avenue and South Summit Street They found that a red Ford F-150 pickup truck had struck a building in the 100 block of West Adams Avenue. Both of the truck’s occupants were injured. At about 4:30 p.m. crews responded to a minor-injury accident at the intersection of Birch Avenue and North Summit Street. They found two vehicles blocking the southbound lanes of Summit Street, a green 2006 Toyota Camry and a white 2016 Nissan Altima. Further investigation determined that the juvenile driver of the Camry had failed to stop at the stop sign on Birch Avenue and was struck by the Altima. She was cited in connection for disobeying a traffic control device and no driver’s license.
The Arkansas City Police Department arrested a Puerto Rico man Saturday night on suspicion of drug and theft charges following a vehicle stop for impairment. Junior Modesto Bealey Viven, 28, of San Juan, Puerto Rico, was arrested on suspicion of one felony count each of interference with a law enforcement officer, possession of methamphetamine and theft, as well as one misdemeanor count each of driving under the influence (second offense), driving with a suspended driver’s license (third or subsequent offense), no proof of insurance, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful transport of alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage.
Kansas State University will be getting a new leader. President Richard Myers has announced his plans for retirement. Myers has been the university’s president since 2016.
From the city of Winfield: The City, in partnership with the Lions Club, has improved the Lions Club Park at 13th Ave. and Bliss St. The updated park highlights include street improvements, ADA parking, all weather turf surfacing, a face-to-face child/parent swing, lighting, walking loop, and updated landscaping and picnic seating. Albright Park at 15th Ave. and John St. is undergoing transformational change with the addition of a championship caliber pickleball complex, new restroom/gathering place, new playground, walking loop. The Aquatic Center and Cherry Street Park are both set to see new splashpads! The splashpads are set to open this summer.
The Southwestern College theatre department and the Winfield Arts and Humanities Council are cooperating to offer summer camps for youth. According to Allyson Moon, director of the Summer Theatre Festival at Southwestern College, one of the offerings this summer will be “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” Two camps are being offered for performers in the June 19 production: Story Theatre Camp is geared for kindergarten through third grade students. The camp will focus on creative dramatics and traditional rehearsal techniques. Youth Theatre Camp is for fourth through eighth graders. During this camp, participants will develop their acting skills while being exposed to all aspects of technical theatre. Both camps will be two weeks long, from June 7 to 11 and June 14 to 18, from 10 a.m. to noon.