|ATF Offers Reward in Vacant Church Fire
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Kansas City Field Division, the Wichita Fire Department and the Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Office announced today that ATF is offering a reward of $2,500 for anyone who has information lead...
Upcoming Holiday Closures
In observance of New Year’s Day, City of Wichita facilities will be closed Monday. This includes City Hall, Neighborhood City Halls, Park and Recreation Centers, Watson Park and the Wichita Art Museum.
Wichita Public Library locations will be c...
City Government Holiday Closures
The following Christmas holiday closings will be in effect for City of Wichita offices.
Closed Saturday through Monday are City Hall, Park and Recreation centers, Wichita Public Library locations, Watson Park, Great Plains Nature Center, Neighb...
Police Will Realign Some of the Patrol Beats
The Wichita Police Department will change the patrol beat structure beginning at midnight Thursday December 29th.
The changes include adding one beat to the Patrol South Bureau as well as several small changes to existing beats boundaries to ev...
Stuff the Bus Results
Wichita Transit and its partners raised $2,400 in cash donations and 11 bus loads of items during this year’s annual Stuff the Bus campaign. During the holiday season, a Wichita Transit bus travels around Wichita and surrounding areas collecting toys, ...
City Council Event
Wichita City Council members are scheduled to attend:
A retirement gathering for City of Wichita employees from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday in the 13th floor conference room and from 8 to 10 a.m. on Thursday in the 10th floor training room of C...
Holiday Travel Tip: Early Airport Arrival
Mid-Continent Airport anticipates a busy holiday travel period between Wednesday, Dec. 21 and Saturday, Dec. 31. To ensure a smooth visit to the airport during the holiday season, the airlines encourage passengers whose flights are scheduled to depart ...
500 Letters to Santa to Be Delivered to Post Office
The media are invited to join City staff at 2:30 p.m. today at the Downtown Wichita Post Office, 330 W. 2nd street. They will drop off nearly 500 letters to Santa. Letters from area children were collected Nov. 28-Dec. 14 at Century II Performing Arts ...
Airport Terminal Construction Bids Sought
The City of Wichita and the Wichita Airport Authority have announced the advertisement for construction bids for the new terminal building at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport. The new terminal building is the central component of the $160 million Air Capi...
Blues Rock Star Coming To Wichita
Joe Bonamassa presale tickets on sale Thursday morning.
Blues rock star Joe Bonamassa’s upcoming U.S. tour will include a stop in Wichita. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. tomorrow for the award-winning singer/songwrit...
Good Apple Award
Indian Center recognized by Wichita Public Schools
Wichita Public Schools recently presented the Mid-America All-Indian Center (MAAIC) with a 2011 District-Wide Good Apple Award to recognize its work with America...
Household Travel Survey Results Available
A regional Household Travel Survey was conducted by ETC Institute on behalf of The Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WAMPO). WAMPO is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the greater Wichita metropolitan area. The ...
Council Workshop Focuses on Golf Courses
A Park Board presentation about the future of City of Wichita Golf courses will be presented during the Wichita City Council workshop on Tuesday at City Hall, 455 N. Main.
The workshop, which will follow the regularly scheduled 9 a.m. City Coun...
Library's Spring Children's Events Announced
African-American History Month, Spring Break Events Are Highlights
All events are free. Accommodations for those with special needs are available. Please request at (316) 261-8500 a minimum of 48 hours in advance...
Library's Spring Events For Teens Announced
Crafts, Cupcakes, and Competition Highlight Offerings
All events are free. Accommodations for those with special needs are available. Please request at (316) 261-8500 a minimum of 48 hours in advance of the event...
City Council Event
Wichita City Council members are scheduled to attend a City Council holiday open house from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Monday in the City Council office at City Hall, 455 N. Main.
Spring Library Events For Adults Announced
Schedule Features Academy Award® Shorts, African-American History Month Events
All programs are free. Accommodations for those with special needs are available. Please request at (316) 261-8500 a minimum of 48 ho...
Celtic Woman at Century II
Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 16
Celtic Woman is bringing its “Believe” tour to Wichita. The group will perform live for one performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12 in Convention Hall. Tickets go on sale Fr...
Main Break Repairs Ongoing
City of Wichita officials on Friday said water crews worked overnight to repair numerous water main breaks and they will address others today or next week, depending on the severity of the leaks.
Crews were able to repair water main breaks or l...
Two Sculptures Vandalized in Old Town; Reward Offered
The Wichita Police Department is investigating the vandalism of two downtown Wichita sculptures and the nonprofit Arts Council is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of anyone involved in the vandalism, City of ...
Main Breaks Multiply With Cold Weather
City of Wichita water crews have been working today to repair numerous water main breaks that may be related to increasingly cold weather. Repairs will continue overnight and Friday.
“The cold temperatures may be a contributing factor,” said E...
Seneca and Kellogg Bridge Repair Update
Seneca at Kellogg will open to traffic on Friday. It was closed Nov. 28 for replacement of a girder and installation of concrete for the Kellogg bridge above Seneca.
Seneca will be closed for one day on Thursday, Dec. 15 to allow the removal of...
City Council Meeting, Events Update
Wichita City Council members will hold the weekly Council Agenda Review at 3:30 on Friday in the conference room of the City Council office at City Hall, 455 N. Main.
Also, Council members are scheduled to attend the following upcoming local ev...
Council to Attend Holiday, Local Events
Wichita City Council members are scheduled to attend the following upcoming holiday and local events:
- A Go Wichita holiday social from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on today at 1931 Timberwood, near 21st N & Greenwich.
- The REAP Policy Summ...
A Night With Santa Attracts Thousands
Approximately 4,000 residents attended the City of Wichita’s “A Night with Santa” holiday event on Tuesday evening at the Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center, 225 W. Douglas.
The indoor-outdoor free event was hosted by Wichita Ma...
City Seeks Input on Federal Programs
Online survey will identify the community’s priorities
The City of Wichita is seeking input regarding spending priorities for diminishing federal funds, which are designated to assist low- to moderate-income resi...
Wichita Public Library Unveils E-Book Site
Best-selling and Classic Titles for All Ages Available 24/7
Beginning today, customers may borrow e-books from the Wichita Public Library. The Wichita Public Library’s service, provided by OverDrive, debuts just ...
Christmas Carolers at Mid-Continent Airport
The sounds of the Christmas season will be heard once again at Mid-Continent Airport. Beginning Wednesday through Dec. 20, several vocal and instrumental groups from area schools and churches will be entertaining travelers at Mid-Continent Airport. Thi...
Kellogg and Seneca Repairs Update
The exit from westbound Kellogg to Seneca and the north frontage road between Seneca and Sycamore will close from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, following the morning rush hour.
The closures are needed to allow the delivery and installation of a...
City Collecting Santa Letters
Children who participate entered into prize drawing
The City of Wichita is teaming up with the North Pole to collect letters for Santa and give away early Christmas presents that include a ride on a Wichita fire ...
Cowtown, Indian Center Holiday Events
Old Cowtown Museum and the Mid-America All-Indian Center officials invite the public to celebrate the holidays with the following family events.
Victorian Christmas Celebration
6-9 pm, Friday-Saturday and Dec. 9-10
Operation Impact Results
The Wichita Police Department announced the results for Operation Impact which was conducted from 7 a.m. last Wednesday morning through midnight Thanksgiving along Rock Road, throughout Sedgwick County.
Officers issued 177 citations which accou...
Weekend Media Briefing Moved to Patrol East Beginning Saturday
Weekend media briefings will now be held at 12 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays at the Patrol East Substation Squad Room, 350 S. Edgemoor. The change goes into effect this Saturday.
There are no changes to the daily media briefings. They will cont...
Holiday Shopping Parking Lot Demonstration
Wichita Police Highlight Common Mistakes
Wichita Police officers and detectives will be out at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of Towne East Mall to identify common mistakes shoppers make during the holiday se...
WPD, Public Works & Utilities Team Up To Reduce Thefts
The Wichita Police and Public Works and Utilities departments are working together to reduce property thefts over the holiday season. Crews will be placing portable message signs, similar to construction zone signs, near east and west Wichita shopping ...
Seneca Traffic and Bridge Repair Update
Southbound Seneca at Kellogg is expected to reopen today after being closed in order to remove loose concrete from a damaged bridge girder. Seneca will remain open over the holiday weekend.
Seneca will close again Nov. 28 through Dec. 9 for the...
Thieves Target Hondas
The Wichita Police Department reports several Honda cars have been stolen over the past few weeks. Hondas are considered one of the top vehicles nationwide that thieves target according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (N.I.C.B.).
City to Host “A Night With Santa”
Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer and City Council members will host the annual “A Night with Santa” holiday event from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center, 225 W. Douglas. The event is free; donations of personal i...
City of Wichita Thanksgiving Closures
In observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday, City of Wichita facilities will be closed Thursday and Friday. This includes City Hall, Neighborhood City Halls, Park and Recreation Centers, Cowtown, CityArts, Watson Park, Mid-America All Indian Center, ...
Holiday Travel Tips
Wichita Airport and Transportation Security Administration officials have scheduled a news conference regarding holiday travel tips for 2 p.m. on Friday at Mid-Continent Airport, 2299 Airport Road.
The news conference will be held in the second...
Water Service Restoration Imminent
Temporary water service is anticipated to be restored to businesses near 21st Street and Woodlawn by late afternoon, following damage to a 24-inch water main yesterday. A temporary repair has been made by City water utility crews, working together with...
Council Meeting Next Tuesday
The Wichita City Council has scheduled a meeting for consent agenda items and a workshop at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22 in the first floor board room at City Hall, 455 N. Main.
The workshop will focus on stormwater regulations.
City Refinances Bonds, Saves Millions
The City of Wichita has refinanced some outstanding debt over the past three months to capture nearly $16.2 million in interest savings, officials announced on Tuesday.
”These pro-active refinancing steps have resulted in substantial savings ov...
Water Main Break Impacts Water Service
21st and Woodlawn Area Affected
Wichita Public Works and Utilities are shutting down water service in the area around 21st street and Woodlawn. Crews from a private company drilled into a water pipe earlier this ...
Ribbon Cutting Today for Harry and Rock Road Improvements
A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. today at the southwest corner of Harry and Rock Road. Attendees should park to the west and south of the Cherry Creek Bank of America; bank parking is limited to customers only.
The $6 million pr...
Closures for Veterans Day
In observance of the Veterans Day Holiday, City of Wichita facilities will be closed Friday. This includes City Hall, Park Recreation Centers, Neighborhood City Halls, CityArts, Wichita Art Museum, Great Plains Nature Center, Watson Park, Old Cowtown M...
Eth-Noh-Tec Performing at Library
The Big Read – Wichita Concludes With Celebration of Asian Storytelling
The Wichita Public Library presents internationally-acclaimed storytellers Eth-Noh-Tec at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13 in the ...
Bridge Inspections Rescheduled
Bridge inspections on the Little Arkansas River scheduled to begin today were postponed due to recent heavy rains that kept the river level elevated after the Central Avenue dam was lowered.
On Wednesday and Thursday, inspectors will begin with...
Meridian Traffic Enforcement Results
Wichita Police Department officials on Friday announced that there were 56 citations issued during the traffic-enforcement collaboration Operation Impact, which was conducted from 7 a.m. on Wednesday through 7 a.m. on Thursday along Meridian across Sed...
“Fall Back On Sound Advice”
Change Clocks and Smoke Alarm Batteries This Weekend
The Wichita Fire Department (WFD) encourages residents to use Daylight-Saving time this weekend as an opportunity to test their home smoke alarms and replace t...
Bridge Inspections To Lower Arkansas River
The Little Arkansas River will be lowered in early November, to permit bridge inspections at Central, Murdock, Bitting, 13th, 18th, 21st, 25th, 29th, and 37th streets.
It will take one day for the river level to be lowered, two to three days fo...
Big Read Author Tim O'Brien Visits Wichita
Free Event Thursday Night Highlight of Community One-Book Program
Author Tim O'Brien will talk about his book, "The Things They Carried," at a public event at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Wichita St...
Joint City-County Meeting on City7
Today’s joint meeting between the Wichita City Council and the Sedgwick County Board of County Commissioners will be televised on Cox cable Channel 7.
The joint meeting is scheduled to for 11 a.m. in the first floor boardroom at City Hall, 455 ...
Online Survey On Douglas Avenue Plan
The public is invited to weigh-in on the recommendations for Douglas Avenue by participating in an online survey at: www.wichita.gov. Click on Douglas Avenue Plan Online Survey under the header City Spotlight.
Survey responses will be used to f...
City Manager Review Board
The City Manager Review Board will meet at 3 p.m. today in the first floor board room at City Hall, 455 N. Main.
The review board serves to further enhance the level of trust between the Wichita Police Department and the community. Members, app...
Ribbon-Cutting: Harry-Greenwich Improvements
A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at the southwest corner of Greenwich and Harry, to celebrate the completion of two intersecting arterial reconstruction projects. Council Member Pete Meitzner and other City of Wichita off...
Douglas Plan Open House Thursday
A public open house regarding a plan for Douglas Avenue in downtown Wichita is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Bank of America Center, 100 N. Broadway.
An initiative of the Project Downtown master plan, the public open house will dis...
Clean Up & Canoe on the Little Arkansas
The Clean Up and Canoe on the Little Arkansas River is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Volunteers should meet at 12th & Bitting Street bridge for check-in, gloves and bags.
Canoeist and kayakers should bring their own boats. Addi...
Melodrama Returns to Cowtown
Local group presenting five shows in Empire House
Old Cowtown Museum is bringing back one of its most popular attractions – classic melodrama theater. Performances of “Trapped in a Villain's Web or Weave me Loan”...
Kansas Fire Chiefs’ Conference
WFD to host four-day information, education event at Marriott
The Wichita Fire Department will host fire chiefs from across the state during the 95th annual Kansas State Association of Fire Chief’s Conference Thu...
Nomar’s Fall Open House to Focus on Health
Saturday event scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m.
The Nomar International Market Plaza is holding a fall open house with a focus on individual and family health from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday on the plaza located at 21st &...
Maize Road and 21st Street Median Test
Tubular traffic markers will be installed this week on Maize Road, to simulate a median that would prevent left turns into two drives immediately north of 21st Street. The markers will be left in place for at least 30 days, to see how traffic flows are...
Mayor, Council to Attend NLC Conference
National League of Cities convenes in Phoenix
Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer and five members of the Wichita City Council will travel to Phoenix, Az., next month for the 2011 Congress of Cities & Exposition.
Disaster Exercise to be held Thursday at Mid-Continent Airport
Every three years the Wichita Airport Authority conducts an FAA mandated full scale disaster exercise. This year the exercise will begin at 9:00 a.m. Thursday. The location of the exercise will be north of highway K42, east of the approach end of Runwa...
WFD Smoke Alarm Campaign Begins Today
Wichita Fire Department (WFD) officials today will begin installing smoke alarms or replacing batteries in a limited number of homes that do not have a working smoke alarm. From today through Oct. 28, WFD officials will provide more than 300 smoke alar...
Improvements to Restrict West Kellogg Traffic
Beginning Monday, Westbound Kellogg at 119th Street West will be restricted to one lane for construction work on the median that divides east and westbound lanes. The left turn lane for eastbound Kellogg traffic will also be closed, preventing left tur...
“The Things They Carried” Open House
A Hands-on, Interactive Experience
The Wichita Park and Recreation Department is hosting “The Things They Carried,” an interactive exhibit of personal items and equipment carried by combat soldiers, from 1 to 4 p...
Ribbon Cutting Friday for North Woodland Park
A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate park improvements is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Friday at North Woodland Park, 841 W. 21st St. Scheduled attendees included Wichita City Council Member Janet Miller and other community leaders.
The park impr...
Delta Will End Memphis Service, Upgrade Atlanta
Delta Air Lines is cutting its nonstop service from Wichita to Memphis, effective Jan. 4.
Delta currently offers one daily nonstop flight between the two cities. Memphis is ranked Wichita’s 43rd top destination and is primarily a connecting hub...
Council to Attend Kansas 150 Festival, LKM
Wichita City Council members are scheduled to attend several weekend activities associated with the Kansas 150 Festival and the League of Kansas Municipalities conference.
The 2011 LKM Annual Conference will be held Saturday through Monday at t...
“Project Smoke Alarm” Aims to Save Lives
New WFD Public Safety Initiative
The Wichita Fire Department (WFD) today launched Project Smoke Alarm, a new public safety initiative designed to reduce fire fatalities by providing 300 free smoke alarms and 500 ...
Wichita Fire Department News Briefing Today
Wichita Fire Chief Ronald D. Blackwell will unveil a new public safety initiative at 11:30 a.m. today at the Wichita Fire Regional Training Center, 4780 E. 31st south. The media briefing will also include a live burn demonstration at the training groun...
First Honor Flight Arrival Changed
An Honor Flight carrying World War II veterans who departed from Wichita Mid-Continent Airport on Tuesday will return this evening at 6:30 p.m. The flight was originally scheduled to arrive about an hour later.
The public and media are encourag...
Harry Street Bridge Reopens Following Fire
The Harry Street bridge over the Arkansas River has reopened this afternoon after an inspection by Professional Engineering Consultants, or PEC, a local engineering firm.
The bridge was closed this morning following a fire on the west riverbank...
Kansas 150 Festival Saturday
Parking available at multiple sites
The Kansas 150 Festival will be taking place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in downtown Wichita on Saturday. The statewide 150th birthday celebration is expected to bring thousands of loc...
Parade, Concert Celebrate Kansas Sesquicentennial
Get ready to light the candles! The Kansas 150 Festival celebrating the Sunflower State’s sesquicentennial takes place in downtown Wichita, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011.
The festival starts with the “Kansas Sunflower Parade” along Main St. onto Dougl...
34rd Annual County Fair on Saturday
Bring the family and plan on spending the day at the 34th Annual County Fair scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday at Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd.
The fair will feature entertainment around every corner of Cowtown’s grou...
Fire Prevention Week
“Focus On Fire Safety: Protect Your Family From Fire”
The 2011 Fire Prevention Week will be observed October 7-15 in the City of Wichita. This year’s theme is “Focus on Fire Safety: Protect your Family From Fire....
Next Council Meeting Oct. 11
The Wichita City Council’s next regular meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at City Hall, 455 N. Main.
Also, the City Council will hold its Council Agenda Review for the Oct. 18 meeting at 2 p.m. on Oct. 11 in the Council Confer...
Online Survey About Douglas Design
Anyone with an interest in the future design of Douglas Avenue in downtown Wichita is invited to participate in an online survey at www.wichita.gov. Click on Douglas Design Online Survey under the header City Spotlight.
Survey responses will be...
Bicycle Master Plan Meeting Today
City of Wichita officials are asking residents to help identify ways to make getting around on a bicycle safer and more convenient. To encourage public input, City officials are hosting an open house from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. today on the first floor at C...
Two Honor Flights Scheduled Next Week
Two Honor Flights will depart Wichita Mid-Continent Airport next week carrying 200 World War II Veterans to Washington, DC, where they will visit the World War II memorial and other historical sites.
The first Honor Flight will depart Wichita a...
Second ZUMBA Party in the Park
The Wichita Park and Recreation Department is hosting its second Zumba Party in the Park from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday in Central Riverside Park, 720 Nims. More than 200 residents participated in the previous Zumba event in June.
Barrage Returns to Century II
Local high school students to join group on stage
Barrage is returning to Wichita on Oct. 11 and 12 for two performances that will include youth string musicians from two area high schools. Performances begin at ...
City Seeks Public Input on Water & Sewer Rates
Cost-of-service info to be presented at DAB and Saturday breakfast meetings
Public Works & Utilities officials will present results of the Water & Sewer Cost of Service Analysis during the District Adviso...
Indian Center to Host American Indian Youth Artist
Solo exhibit features local teen inspired by Blackbear Bosin’s work
The Mid-America All-Indian Center is proud to introduce the community to Kineu Rutledge. Paintings and drawings by the 18-year-old artist will b...
Downtown Plan Wins Award
Project Downtown, the 20-year, community-driven master plan for revitalizing Wichita’s core area, has been awarded the Pioneer Award by the Kansas Chapter of the American Planning Association, City of Wichita officials announced on Wednesday.
‘Through Our Eyes’
CityArts exhibit features work by visually impaired artists
CityArts and Envision are co-presenting "Through Our Eyes," an exhibit of works created by visually impaired youth and adults in the Wichita a...
Book and Art Sale
Indian Center pairs sale with Autumn Powwow
Donations are being sought for the Autumn Benefit Powwow which will feature a Book and Art sale for the first time. The Powwow will take place Saturday, Oct. 22 at the ...
Public Library Conducting Online Survey
Library’s Computer, Internet Users Asked for Opinions on Service
The Wichita Public Library is conducting an online survey through Oct. 16, 2011, to find out how customers use the Library’s computers and Internet...
Memorial Skate Event, Fundraiser Saturday
The third annual Ryan Woodward Memorial Skate event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 at Ryan Woodward Memorial Skate Park inside Edgemoor Park, 5815 E. 9th Street. The event will include three levels of competition; beginners up...
Courtesy Crew Volunteers to Celebrate 5th Anniversary
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport Courtesy Crew volunteers will celebrate their fifth anniversary on Tuesday by handing out treats to airport guests and attending a recognition luncheon.
The invitation-only luncheon is scheduled for noon at Go Wich...
Wichita to Host DUI Seminar
The sixth annual DUI conference for Kansas Prosecutors and Law Enforcement Officers will be held from 8:30am to 4:45pm on Monday and Tuesday at the Marriott, Old Town, 820 East Second Street North.
“DUI: A Kaleidoscopic Perspective” will focus ...
2011 Wichita HoT Annual Fire School
Three Day Training Event Kicks off Sept. 16
The Wichita Fire Department is hosting the fifth annual Wichita Hands on Training or HoT event. It kicks off tomorrow evening at the Wichita Fire Department Regional Tr...
Wichita Play Day Scheduled For Saturday
Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer has proclaimed Saturday as “Wichita Play Day” to celebrate the importance of family fun and taking time to play. The third annual Wichita Play Day is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. at O.J. Watson Park, 3022 S. McLean Boulevard. Th...
Online Surplus Auction
The City of Wichita is holding an internet-only auction of surplus vehicles and equipment. The online auction closes at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22. Items include dump truck, backhoe, trolleys, minivans, trucks, etc.
Inspection times are sche...
Governor to Recognize Downtown Walking Trails
Gov. Sam Brownback will recognize Wichita’s historic downtown walking trails on Thursday at the Kansas State Fair.
In recognizing the trails, which feature signs promoting Kansas history, Brownback will give the ...
The Big Read – Wichita Announces October Events
Community Celebrates Tim O'Brien's "The Things They Carried"
The Big Read – Wichita returns for a fourth year with a celebration of Tim O'Brien's "The Things They Carried," a fictional explora...
Arts & Culture Lecture Series
Leadership building topic of fifth lecture this Saturday
The City of Wichita will host a lecture on “Building New Leadership” from 11 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Sept. Sept. 17 in Century II Mary Jane Teall Theater, 2...
Tyler Perry’s Newest Play Hits Wichita
Tickets on sale now for one night only show
“Tyler Perry’s The Haves and The Have Nots” is coming to Century II Concert Hall for one night only on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Tickets are on sale now for $43.50. They may be...
Mayor, Council Urge “Moment of Remembrance” at Noon Sunday
Mayor Carl Brewer and the Wichita City Council have joined the U.S. Senate in urging a unified public response to a “Moment of Remembrance” at 12 noon Sunday, Sept. 11.
In a proclamation issued Friday, the Mayor and Council called upon all Wich...
Grotto Rain Garden Ribbon Cutting
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at 10 am today for the Grotto Rain Garden, located on the River Bike Path behind the Westar Energy Building, 777 W. Central. The Wichita Park & Recreation Department designed and installed the rain garden which wi...
Grotto Rain Garden Ribbon Cutting Tomorrow
Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer and other community leaders will participate in a ribbon-cutting at 10 am tomorrow for the Grotto Rain Garden. It’s located on the River Bike Path behind the Westar Energy Building, 777 W. Central. The newly-installed rain gar...
City Council to Attend Reception Tonight
The Wichita City Council will be attending a reception for Public Works & Utilities Director Alan King and his wife Karen from 5pm – 6:30pm this evening at the Petroleum Club, 100 N. Broadway. King started his new position with the City of Wichita ...
New Transit Fares Start Tuesday
Increases will address budget deficit
On Tuesday, Wichita Transit fares will increase as part of several budget-reduction measures. Fares for single rides will rise 50 cents to $1.75; disabled riders who have a ...
City Seeks Public Input for Bicycle Master Plan
The City of Wichita is creating a new Bicycle Master Plan. As a first step, the City is asking Wichita residents to help identify ways to make bicycling safer, easier, and more convenient. Today, the City launched an online survey that asks residents w...
City of Wichita Closures for Labor Day
In observance of Labor Day, City of Wichita facilities will be closed Monday, Sept. 5. This includes City Hall, Park and Recreation facilities, the Animal Shelter, Great Plains Nature Center, Wichita Ice Center, Old Cowtown Museum and the Wichita Art M...
Public Can Weigh In On Plan for Douglas
A public open house regarding a plan for Douglas Avenue in downtown Wichita is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview, 400 W. Douglas.
An initiative of the Project Downtown master plan, the public open house wil...
St. Francis Improvements Will Close 2nd Street
Emporia to Santa Fe will shut down
A public information meeting regarding the reconstruction of St. Francis, from Douglas to Second Street, is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Wichita Transit Maintenance...
Riverside Tennis Center Open House Saturday
Residents are invited to attend an open house from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Ralph Wulz Riverside Tennis Center, 551 Nims. Outdoor courts were recently resurfaced and new lighting for nighttime play was recently installed.
Saturday’s events ...
Wichita Fire Department Hosts Medals Day
The Wichita Fire Department hosted its first Medals Day ceremony this evening at the Regional Training Center, 4780 E. 31st. The event was held to recognize and thank firefighters for acts of heroism, community service and years of service. Wichita’s B...
WFD Medal's Day Award Ceremony
Wichita City Council members will attend the Wichita Fire Department’s Medal's Day Award Ceremony scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Regional Training Center, 4780 E. 31st.
Medal’s Day is an employee recognition event for Wichita firefi...
Improvements to Close North Tyler Road
No through traffic between 21st and 29th will speed project completion.
A public information meeting regarding upcoming improvements along Tyler Road is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Resort Lifestyle Communi...
Equus Beds ASR Ribbon Cutting Postponed
The ribbon cutting for the City of Wichita’s Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) program scheduled for Sept. 6 has been postponed to a future date.
“The weather has not cooperated in enabling the contractor to fully prove out the facility,” expl...
Fall Library Events for Adults Announced
The Big Read, Hispanic Heritage, Western Days and Technology Classes Fill Schedule
All programs are free. Accommodations for those with special needs are available. Please request at (316) 261-8500 a minimum of 4...
Street Improvements Affect Two High Schools
Work affecting traffic at Northwest and Kapaun-Mt. Carmel.
Work is nearing completion on several street projects near Northwest High and Kapaun-Mt. Carmel schools and traffic will be affected for the first few da...
Airport to Hold Contractors’ Forum Thursday
Media are encouraged to attend an education forum for airport contractors scheduled from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Airport Hilton, 2098 S. Airport Road.
The education forum is designed for prime contractors, emerging and disadvantaged ...
Wichita Water Utilities Advisory Committee
Wichita City Council members will attend the Wichita Water Utilities Advisory Committee scheduled to meet from 3 to 5 p.m. today in the first floor Boardroom at City Hall, 455 N. Main.
The committee is charged with assisting the Public Works &a...
Wichita Flight Festival Media Day
The media are invited to attend the Wichita Flight Festival Media Day on Friday. Reporters and photographers should arrive by 11:45 a.m. at the Midwest Corporate Aviation front entrance, 3512 N. Webb Rd. to be taken as a group to the Colonel James Jaba...
Second Golf Course Meeting Tonight
The second public meeting regarding the future of City of Wichita golf courses is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. today at Boston Recreation Center, 6655 E. Zimmerly.
Park and Recreation Department staffers will make presentations on the performance an...
Mayor Health Update
Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer will hold a media briefing to provide an update on his health at 10:30 am today, in the City Council Office at City Hall, 455 N. Main. Mayor Brewer was admitted to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis this past Tuesday after ex...
Monday’s Golf Course Meeting Relocated
The second public meeting regarding the future of City of Wichita golf courses is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Monday at Boston Recreation Center, 6655 E. Zimmerly.
Park and Recreation Department staffers will make presentations on the performanc...
Library's Fall Children's Events Announced
Celebrations Include Hispanic Heritage, Kansas Reads to Preschoolers
All events are free. Accommodations for those with special needs are available. Please request at (316) 261-8500 a minimum of 48 hours in advan...
Library's Fall Events for Teens Announced
Parties and Crafts Sure to Interest Ages 12-17
All events are free and for teens ages 12-17 unless otherwise noted. Accommodations for those with special needs are available. Please request at (316) 261-8500 at l...
Mayor Brewer Hospitalized
Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer has been hospitalized after experiencing chest pains on Tuesday, City of Wichita officials said.
Brewer, 54, is undergoing a routine medical evaluation at Via Christi Hospital at St. Francis. After experiencing chest p...
Future of City Golf Courses Discussed Tonight
Two public meetings regarding the future of City of Wichita golf courses are scheduled for August. The first meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. today at MacDonald Golf Course, 840 N. Yale; the second is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15 at LW ...
Delano Bike Plan Ribbon-Cutting
A ribbon-cutting highlighting the completed first phase of a bicycle parking plan in Delano is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Delano Clock Tower (corner of Douglas and Sycamore).
The completed first phase includes bicycle racks instal...
Online Survey About Douglas Design
Anyone with an interest in the future design of Douglas Avenue is invited to participate in an online survey at www.wichita.gov – click on Douglas Design District Online Survey under City Spotlight.
The questions asked in the online survey were...
Airport to Hold Contractors’ Forum Thursday
The Wichita Airport Authority has scheduled an education forum for airport contractors from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2011 at the Airport Hilton, 2098 S. Airport Road.
Prime contractors, emerging and disadvantaged business enterpr...
Public Meetings on City Golf Courses
Two public meetings regarding the future of City of Wichita golf courses are scheduled for August. The first meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at MacDonald Golf Course, 840 N. Yale; the second is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15...
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport Receives Perfect Inspection
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport has received its ninth consecutive discrepancy-free Certification and Safety inspection from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This is one of the highest consecutive zero discrepancy records in the FAA Central Reg...
Frontier Airlines Adds Bigger Planes at ICT
Beginning August 15, Frontier Airlines will serve the Wichita-Denver route with the larger, Embraer 190 aircraft. This aircraft is configured with 99 seats and offers stretch seating in the front rows, providing an additional five inches of leg room to...
Dog Days of Summer Event at College Hill Pool
Local dog owners are invited to the annual Dog Days of Summer event Monday, Aug. 15, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the College Hill Pool, 304 S. Circle Drive, sponsored by the Kansas Humane Society and the City of Wichita Park and Recreation Department. ...
City Storm Damage Response
Wichita Public Works & Utilities and Wichita Park & Recreation crews continue to work to address damage caused by Wednesday night’s thunderstorm. There have been numerous reports of broken limbs and storm debris in the roads. City Crews plan to...
Wichita Flight Festival
Air show to include world-class performers and ‘fun’ activities
The City of Wichita is pleased to present the 2011 Wichita Flight Festival Aug. 20-21 at Colonel James Jabara Airport, 3512 N. Webb Road. The theme ...
2011 Wichita Flight Festival Details to be Announced
The media is invited to attend a news conference at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at Jabara Airport Hangar 1 to learn more about the 2011 Wichita Flight Festival. Jabara Airport is located at 3512 N. Webb Road. The Wichita Flight Festival is scheduled for Aug. 20...
Court Phone System Goes Live Monday
New system to provide 24/7 information to customers
City of Wichita Municipal Court customers will be able to access the new Interactive Voice Response (IVR) phone system starting Monday. It’s designed to improve...
City Requesting Limited Water Use
Reduce water usage through Friday morning
City of Wichita officials are asking residents and business owners to postpone watering lawns and washing cars through Friday morning. The temporary request comes after a...
Airport Air Conditioning System Failure
The Wichita Mid-Continent Airport terminal building has experienced a major cooling system failure, leaving the system operating at approximately 50% capacity. Maintenance crews and contractors have been working around-the-clock to mitigate effects and...
City/County Community Development Services
Due to the current economic climate, the Wichita City Council and Sedgwick County Commission directed staff members recently to consider ways to right-size operations, improve efficiencies, and become more sustainable in the future. A task team of city...
Tuesday’s City Council Meeting
Tuesday’s City Council Workshop has been canceled and the Council’s Consent Agenda meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers on the first floor of City Hall, 455 N. Main.
For more information about items on the Consent Agenda, ple...
Public Can Weigh in on Douglas Design
A public open house regarding the future design of Douglas Avenue improvements is schedule for 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Century II Mary Jane Teall Theater, 225 W. Douglas.
An initiative of the Project Downtown master plan, the open house w...
Complete Streets Meeting Tonight
A public forum on the “Complete Streets” concept is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at the Kansas University School of Medicine-Wichita, 1010 N. Kansas. The forum will explore a new vision for urban street design in Wichita and features nation...
Chemicals Released at Aquifer Storage and Recovery Site
An inadvertent chemical release occurred earlier today at the City of Wichita’s Aquifer Storage and Recovery water treatment plant between Sedgwick and Bentley.
The low quantities of chemicals, which were released in the nearby Little Arkansas...
Forum Offers a New Vision for Urban Street Design
A public forum on the “Complete Streets” concept is scheduled for July 21 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Kansas University School of Medicine-Wichita, 1010 N. Kansas.
The forum will explore a new vision for urban street design in Wichita and f...
Arts & Culture Lecture Series
Philanthropic Trends Topic of Thursday Lecture
The City of Wichita will host a lecture on “Philanthropic Trends” from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 14 in Century II Mary Jane Teall Theater, 225 W. Douglas. Nat...
REAP Awards Funding under Kansas Affordable Airfares Program
At its regular monthly meeting of July 11, the Regional Economic Area Partnership (REAP) took action to assure and enhance affordable airfares in Kansas by approving public funding in support of airline service from Wichita and Garden City.
The Big Read Returns to Wichita in Fall
Area to Read and Celebrate "The Things They Carried"
For the fourth straight year, the Wichita Public Library will host The Big Read. The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts...
Proposed Budget to be Released Friday
City of Wichita Finance Department officials will provide copies of the 2012-13 Proposed Budget to journalists during a 10:30 a.m. news briefing on Friday.
The briefing will be held in fourth floor conference room at City Hall, 455 N. Main. Sch...
Big Read Press Conference
Mayor Carl Brewer is scheduled to attend a news briefing at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at Wichita Public Library, 223 S. Main.
In the third floor auditorium, Mayor Brewer will announce Wichita’s participation in The Big Read, a national literacy prog...
New Terminal Wins Global Design Award
The new Wichita Mid-Continent Airport terminal has won an international award for excellence in design. The new terminal, scheduled to open in 2015, won the “Gold Award in the Unbuilt Category” from International Interior Design Association (IIDA), a p...
Storm Goes Home
O.J. Watson Park pony returns home, still recovering
Storm, the 4-year-old pony who has been recovering from an attack by two pit bulls earlier this month, was released today from Blair Doon Vet Hospital and retu...
North Arkansas Avenue Closing Tuesday
Storm water drainage improvement requires two-week detour.
Arkansas Avenue will be closed to through traffic north of 37th Street North beginning Tuesday. The closure is required for construction of three storm w...
WFD Fireworks Alert
Avoid “Sky Lantern,” caution on sidewalks and streets
The Wichita Fire Department (WFD) is urging all residents in the City of Wichita and surrounding communities to not purchase a fireworks product called “Sky ...
City Pools Open July 4th
Special Holiday Hours
Wichita Park and Recreation Department swimming pools will be open 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, July 4. However the College Hill Pool will be open 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. City pools are usuall...
Celebrate America at Cowtown
Fourth of July-themed activities planned all day Saturday
Old Cowtown Museum is the place to be this Saturday for the ultimate Fourth of July party. “Celebrate America” festivities will take place from 9:30 a.m. ...
Budget News Briefing Wednesday
City Manager Robert Layton is scheduled to hold a news briefing on the 2012-13 Proposed Budget at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at City Hall, 455 N. Main.
The news briefing will be held in the conference room of the City Manager’s Office on the 13th flo...
Televised Budget Meeting Wednesday
Proposed 2012-13 Budget for DABs and Residents
City Manager Robert Layton will discuss the 2012-13 Proposed Budget with District Advisory Boards members and residents at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in the Council Chamber...
Caution: It’s Fourth of July, Fireworks Season
Mayor Carl Brewer and Wichita Fire Department officials are urging residents to take precautions when shooting fireworks during the 4th of July holiday. Hot and dry weather conditions can increase the risk of grass and structural fires. Conditions are...
Midtown Plan Meeting Canceled
Tonight’s public meeting scheduled to discuss the Midtown Stormwater, Transportation and Streetscape project has been canceled.
The meeting was scheduled from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Horace Mann Dual Language Magnet School, 1243 N. Market.
4th of July Briefing
Mayor Carl Brewer will hold a 4th of July Safety reminder at the Public Safety Briefing Friday, June 24, at 10:00 AM. Mayor Carl Brewer and Wichita Fire Department officials will provide safety tips for residents who plan to use fireworks during the 4t...
Chris Cherches Award
Nominations sought for Beautification Projects
Nominations are being accepted now through Aug. 15 for the Chris Cherches Award sponsored by the Design Council. The award, named after Wichita’s longtime City Mana...
Arts & Culture Lecture Series
Funding Capacity topic of third lecture this Saturday
The City of Wichita will host a lecture on “Funding Capacity” from 11 a.m.-noon on Saturday, June 25 in Room 101AB inside Century II, 225 W. Douglas. Funding ...
Arson is to Blame for Downtown Building Fire
A fire at 246 N. Emporia on Thursday night was intentionally set, fire officials said during a Public Safety News Briefing on Thursday. Officials from the Wichita Fire Department, the Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacc...
Public Works & Utilities Director Named
City Manager Robert Layton announced today that Alan King has been appointed Director of Public Works & Utilities, the City of Wichita’s largest department. King, whose public works and local government career spans 33 years, is currently Public Wo...
ZUMBA Party in the Park
Second Event Planned For Fall
The Wichita Park and Recreation Department is planning a second ZUMBA Party in the Park event after a large turnout at the opening ZUMBA event on Saturday. More than 200 residents pa...
Law Enforcement Recruit Class Graduation
The graduation for the 2011 Spring Recruit Class of the Wichita Police Department is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Central Community Church, at 6100 W. Maple.
The graduating class includes 21 Wichita Police Officers and five Sedgwick County S...
Canceled: CII Gun & Knife Show
The Metcalf Gun & Knife Show has been canceled by the promoter, Warren Metcalf Productions, Inc.
The show was scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at Century II Expo Hall. No advance tickets were sold for the event.
"Soul of the Community" at Library
Report Shows Why Wichitans "Love Where They Live"
What makes Wichitans passionate about and loyal to their community? That's the question posed by
Public Hearing on Transit Fares, Service
Budget proposes raising fares, ending Saturday service
Wichita Transit will hold a public hearing on proposed fare and service changes at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 455 N. Main.
Resurfacing of Rock Road Begins Tuesday
Patch repairs will be followed by application of new asphalt surface.
Street patching work is scheduled to begin Tuesday on Rock Road, from Central to Mockingbird Street (north of Kellogg). The process will take up to two weeks. The patching o...
119th Street West Closes June 20-24
When street reopens, traffic will be northbound-only until late summer.
Construction of a large drainage structure will require the closure of 119th Street West between Pawnee and Kellogg to all but local traffic...
Investigation Update on the YMCA Hidden Camera
On Friday Lt. Randy Reynolds will be attending the Public Safety Briefing at 10:00 am in the 5th floor Briefing Room. Lt. Reynolds will give the current status on the investigation involving a hidden camera found at a local Wichita YMCA.
13th Street Improvements Underway
Reconstruction from Hydraulic to Oliver starts with relocation of utility lines
Work to improve East 13th street began this week with the relocation of utility lines in preparation for reconstructing the corrido...
ZUMBA Party in the Park
Central Riverside will host hot dance-craze event
A ZUMBA event is coming to Central Riverside Park. Wichita Park and Recreation is hosting ZUMBA Party in the Park from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Central R...
Jehovah’s Witnesses Conventions
Parking spaces set aside for library patrons during convention
The Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses will host two conventions on June 17-19 and July 1-3 that are expected to bring 3,000 to 4,000 visi...
Televised Budget Meeting
Proposed 2012-13 Budget for DABs and Residents
City Manager Robert Layton will discuss the 2012-13 Proposed Budget with District Advisory Boards members an residents at 6 p.m. on June 29 in the Council Chambers o...
Dogs Attack Pony at O.J. Watson Park
The Wichita Police Department is investigating two dogs mauling a City-owned pony early Saturday morning at O.J Watson Park.
The 4-year-old pony, Storm, is recovering from serious injuries to his throat and stomach after two unattended pit bull...
Mayor's Youth Council
Wichita City Council members are scheduled to attend the Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC) meeting 6 p.m. today at City Hall, 455 N. Main.
The MYC meets regularly in the first-floor Boardroom at City Hall.
MYC is the product of a partnership ...
Lincoln Street Bridge Closes for Reconstruction
Project includes new dam, with boat and fish passage.
The Lincoln Street Bridge will close to traffic on Monday. The bridge, located over the Arkansas River south of downtown, will remain closed until late 2012. ...
Public Hearing on Transit Fares, Service
Budget proposes raising fares, ending Saturday service
Wichita Transit will hold a public hearing on proposed fare and service changes at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 23rd in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 455...
City to Celebrate ‘Playful City’ Honor
Wichita Park and Recreation Department will celebrate Wichita’s national recognition as a Playful City, USA winner with four weekend outdoor activity events in June and July. The first outdoor activity event, known as SaturPlay, is scheduled from 10 a....
Delta Air Lines Announces Service Changes
Beginning Thursday, Delta Air Lines will add a fourth daily nonstop flight from Wichita to Minneapolis. Delta’s expanded service to Minneapolis provides more options for convenient connecting service to 135 destinations worldwide. At Wichita, the servi...
Two Perish in West-side House Fire
A 75-year-old man and his 51-year-old son died from injuries suffered during a fire in their home early Tuesday morning, the third and fourth Wichita fire deaths this year.
At 1:19 a.m., 13 units from the Wichita Fire Department (WFD) responded...
Acoustic Arts in the Park
Free Entertainment for Music Lovers
The public is invited to attend Acoustic Arts in the Park, a series of free concerts held the 2nd and 4th Saturday of June, July, and August. The Kansas Acoustic Arts Associat...
New Guidelines for Homeless Assistance Funds
Applications Currently Being Accepted – New Income Guidelines
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced new income guidelines to be applied to all federal assistance programs. The new guidel...
District II Advisory Board
Change in Meeting Time
The District II Advisory Board meeting start time has changed. Meetings will now start at 6:30 p.m. The meeting takes place at Fire Station #20, 2225 S. Greenwich. Contact Antione Sherfield...
‘The Music Man’ Joins Riverfest
Special discount, reserved parking offered to MTW patrons
For the first time ever, Music Theatre of Wichita (MTW) and the Wichita River Festival are teaming up to infuse downtown with activity as they both celebr...
Sister Cities Event on Monday
Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer is scheduled to participate in a Sister Cities video conference that will highlight the 13-day tour of Tlalnepantla bicyclists and promote cultural exchange through school-to-school communication.
The video conference...
DUI Check Lane Results
Wichita Police Officers conducted a DUI check lane from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday in the area of 9200 E. Kellogg.
During the check lane, 762 vehicles and 53 commercial vehicles were checked. Following is a breakdown of total citations:
Council Riverfest Activities
Wichita City Council members will attend several activities related to the opening of Riverfest including the:
- City Council and Mayors Youth Council reception from 5 to 6 p.m. in the first floor Board Room at City Hall;
- Sundown ...
More Riverfront Improvements Coming Friday
Ribbon-cutting event will set up annual River Festival
Wichita’s latest riverfront development project will be celebrated 2 p.m. on Friday, when Mayor Carl Brewer leads a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the riverbank ...
Sister Cities Cyclists Tour Update
Bicyclists traveling from Tlalnepantla, Mexico to Wichita – to support the Sister Cities program – are scheduled to arrive in Mulvane between 2 and 3 p.m. today, then cycle to Wichita for a City Hall welcome between 6 and 7 p.m.