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Freedom Schools closed Tuesday due to threat

Freedom Public Schools were closed Tuesday, Sept. 17, due to an unspecified threat. “The sheriff's office did receive a report of a threat to Freedom Schools. We are conducting an investigation, and two people have been detained at this time,... Full story

Kiowa City Hall renovation bond bid approved

The Kiowa City Council held their monthly meeting Sept. 9. All members were present as Mayor Bill Watson opened the meeting with the Flag Salute and had Councilmember R.L. Simpson give a prayer. Present were councilmembers Russ Molz, Brent Shaffer,... Full story

Retro Bill inspires and empowers South Barber students for 2nd year

He still has the Elvis pompadour, the energy of the Energizer Bunny and the words to motivate kids and adults to be their best. Retro Bill has been a spokesman for the Drug Abuse Resistance Education...

KDH finances in the black at end of July

The Kiowa District Hospital personnel are putting the final touches on their 6th Annual Jeans and Gems fundraising dinner and auction this Saturday night, Sept. 21. The event is at Kiowa's Community Building starting at 5:30 p.m. With the theme... Full story

Halle Littrell named Aline-Cleo Student of the Month

Seventh grader Halle Littrell has been chosen the September Student of the Month at Aline-Cleo High School. "Never give anything less than your best" is Hallie's school philosophy. Her mom is her... Full story

Gibson elected Cherokee School Board vice president

The first order of business at the Cherokee Board of Education meeting Sept. 10 was to elect Desiree Gibson as the board's new vice president. Gibson replaces T.J. Allison, who passed away earlier this year. Present were board members Desiree... Full story

Alva updating medical marijuana ordinance

The crowd for this month’s Alva City Council meeting was about half the size of the August group. The room was set up with plenty of extra chairs just in case. Although the speakers last month...

Commissioners take an even closer look at switching health insurance providers

Blane Wood with insurance provider OPEH&W, along with Ross Naylor, was back to Alfalfa County to answer additional questions about the differences in what they offer as compared to that of the county’s current provider, HealthChoice. Wood met...

Suspect arrested in Garden City restaurant owner's death

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — Garden City police say a 31-year-old suspect is facing a possible first-degree murder charge after a restaurant owner was killed. Police said in a news release Tuesday that Marcus William Roady was arrested in the death...

Jurors deadlock in trial of priest accused of molestation

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas jury was unable to reach a verdict in the trial of a Kansas priest who was suspended from the ministry after he was accused of inappropriately touching a young girl on two occasions. A Wyandotte County jury...

University of Kansas ending science, math teaching programs

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas plans to close its Center for STEM Learning and a program designed to attract math and science teachers. Program director Steven Case said Friday that the center and the UKanTeach program will close...

Shawnee Mission district adopts LGBTQ protections

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A Johnson County school district has voted to add LGBTQ protections to its nondiscrimination policy. The Shawnee Mission school board voted unanimously Monday night to adopt the LGBTQ language. It joins nearby districts...

Surgeon banned from operating room at Wichita VA hospital

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A surgeon accused of mishandling surgeries in Missouri is banned from the operating room of the Wichita Veteran Affairs hospital while his work is being reviewed. The Kansas City Star reports Veteran Affair's banned...

Study recommends improvements to Tulsa-area levee system

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has proposed a $160 million plan to shore up levees around Oklahoma's second largest city that have been weakened by periodic flooding. The Corps released a feasibility study Monday that...

Hundreds of Oklahoma inmates may be released under new law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — New criminal justice guidelines will likely make hundreds of Oklahoma inmates eligible for accelerated release from prison, according to the executive director of the state Pardon and Parole Board. The board's staff is...

2 students arrested for "hoax" threats to Oklahoma school

YUKON, Okla. (AP) — Two students have been arrested for what police say were hoax threats on social media to a suburban Oklahoma City school district. Yukon Public Schools Superintendent Jason Simeroth and Police Chief John Corn said at a news...

Oklahoma judge accused of not filing income tax returns

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma County district judge has been indicted on four counts of failing to file state income tax returns. Court records indicate the misdemeanor charges were filed Tuesday against 43-year-old Kendra Coleman of Oklahoma...

Oklahoma governor appoints Kane to state Supreme Court seat

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has appointed Osage County District Judge John Kane to a vacant seat on the state Supreme Court. Stitt announced the appointment on Tuesday, choosing from among three applicants submitted by the...

Golf: Wonder Boys finish 2nd in NSU Classic

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – After carding a round of 67 and 68 in the first day of the NSU Classic, Francois Jacobs led the Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys to a second-place finish in their first tournament of the fall season at the 21st annual NSU Golf Classic...

Soccer: RSU's Ponce Named GAC Defensive Player of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Rogers State junior defender Jaime Ponce has been named the Great American Conference Defensive Player of the Week, announced the league office Tuesday afternoon. Ponce helped the Hillcats to a 2-0-0 week, which included a...

Soccer: RSU's Simpson Named GAC Offensive Player of the Week For Second-Straight Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Rogers State senior Jake Simpson has been named the Great American Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the second-straight week to begin the 2019 season, announced the league office Tuesday afternoon. Simpson helped...

THOMAS JAY MITCHELL

Thomas Jay Mitchell, 66 years old, passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019, at the St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. He was born to Thomas William and Mary Beth (Bachtold) Mitchell on November 10,...

LOUIS DEAN DRESSLER

Graveside services for Louis Dean Dressler will be Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Alva Municipal Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.wigginsfuneralhomes.com. Contributions may be sent to Wiggins Funeral Homes, PO Box 410,...

AMY SMITH

Services for Amy Smith are pending with Wharton Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.whartonfuneralchapel.com. Amy Sue was born on August 5, 1961, in Denver, Colorado, to Shirley...

Divorce filings

Cassandra Lee Srader, Aline, vs. Michael Wayne Srader, Cleo Springs: divorce...

Marriage license filings

Clayton Walker Kolb, Cherokee, vs. Makala Hunter Boswel, Cherokee: marriage license with certificate ($5). Jimmy Glenn Hendrix, Helena, vs. Karen Lynn Hammer, Tulsa: marriage license ($50). Tony Brazille Jr, Helena, vs. Danielle Nouget Lane,...

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