This Afternoon
Cloudy skies expected with a high of 55
6:50am   8:04pm
Partly cloudy skies with a low of 34
6:50am   8:04pm
Daytime highs approaching 62 under mainly sunny skies
6:48am   8:05pm

Here's What's Happening


Representatives of Cowley County Emergency Communications will be contacting local businesses, government offices, and academic facilities over the next seven to 10 days to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the new Emergency Notification System known as Cowley Alerts. Emergency Communications personnel will... Read More.

Tax Issue Could Be Settled, But Delays Now Probable

We told you yesterday morning, of some questions and conflicts surrounding sales taxes in Arkansas City. It now appears that Ark City may be able to keep both sales taxes after all. The taxes were added to try to keep South Central Kansas Medical... Read More.

No More Printed Calendars For USD 465

Change is taking place with regard to the USD 465 district calendar… from printed to digital form. In fact, there will no longer be a printed district calendar at all. The reasons are many, but mainly due to the cost of producing the printed... Read More.


The recipient of the Yard of the Season Award for this week is a home at 1723 N. Eighth Street… owned by Gary and Nancy Taylor. The weekly award is given by the Arkansas City Beautification and Tree Advisory Board to a yard that,... Read More.

Winfield Man Killed By Train

A Winfield man is dead after being hit by train. It happened Wednesday night, when the train engineer says a white male climbed onto the tracks north of the West 14th Avenue crossing around 10:30. According to police who are conducting the investigation, the... Read More.

Enroll Now For Pre-K Classes

Enrollment for the USD 470’s Pre-K Program is well underway but it’s not too late to register your four year old. Parents may call 620-441-2075 to start the process. This free Pre-K program offers half-day classes, Monday through Thursday, within the neighborhood elementary schools.... Read More.

Ark City Purchases New Trailer

The City Commission of Arkansas City on Wednesday, voted in favor of the purchase of a used 2007 Freightliner semitrailer by a unanimous 3-0 vote. City manager Nick Hernandez said that $50,000 had been approved for a replacement vehicle. The new... Read More.