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Giles Quits

Chad Giles has announced that he is resigning from the city commission. Giles, who has been on the commission since 2011, cited work and family as two of the primary reasons he was stepping down. In an emailed press release, …Read More

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Schlitz To Run

Michelle Schiltz has announced that she plans to run for the Kansas House of Representative seat that is currently held by Kasha Kelley of Arkansas City. Schiltz is a Democrat, a small business owner, and a well-known community leader. She …Read More

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Ark City Sales Tax Increase Approved

The votes are now in, and we know this morning that the 1-percent sales tax increase that has been earmarked to help the financially ailing local hospital, has passed… by a wide margin too! The votes were 1,885 ‘yes’ and …Read More

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Bland Stepping Down From Chamber Position

The CEO of the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce is calling it quits. Sydney Bland, according to the Ark City Traveler, has accepted a job as executive director for the chamber in Glenpool, Oklahoma. Her last day at the …Read More