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    Flood Waters Being Watched

    The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a flood warning for Arkansas City through Tuesday afternoon. At 8 p.m. Sunday, the river stood at 9.3 feet. Flood stage is 11 feet. The forecast calls for the river to rise ...Read More
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    New Director For Cherokee Strip Museum

    It’s official… The Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum Board of Directors has made Sandy Randel its permanent director, according to the Ark City Traveler. The hiring was effective immediately following Friday’s meeting. Randel has been serving as interim museum director ...Read More
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    Prairie Chicken Protection Debated

    A move is underway to remove federal protections for the lesser prairie chicken. According to the Topeka Capital-Journal, state House members voted 229-190 to approve an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would prohibit listing the lesser prairie ...Read More
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    Kansas May Make Big Tax Changes

    In Topeka, a proposal to address the state’s money problems by raising the sales tax and eliminating some income tax deductions cleared a Kansas House panel on Wednesday. The proposal would raise the state sales tax to 6.85 percent from ...Read More
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    Keep An Eye On The Sky

    The National Weather Service in Wichita has put out the warning for some strong to severe thunderstorms across the area on Friday afternoon and into Friday night. Forecasters say the storms could develop Friday in western Kansas on the dryline ...Read More
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    Ark City Hears Of Harassment

    The City Commission of Arkansas City, according to the Traveler, heard a complaint from a local contractor about permit enforcement. The complaint was brought to their attention by Mell Kuhn, owner of Kuhn Mechanical, who said his workers had been ...Read More
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    Craigslist Prank In Ark City

    The Ark City News reports today that the seniors at Arkansas City High School think the building will be unnecessary after the class of 2015 graduates next Saturday. According to the paper, the seniors, as part of a senior prank, ...Read More