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Former Kiowa City Administrator Leone removed with two others from Wisconsin job

Lou Leone became administrator for the City of Kiowa (Kansas) in November 2015 and left in July 2019. He reportedly took the job as city administrator in New London, Wisconsin, at the time. It came to the Newsgram's attention a few days ago that...

Boosting your immunity to viruses

Memorial Day in this area was cloudy and overcast with intermittent light rain. Television newscasters said many of the usual Memorial Day ceremonies were canceled this year due to concerns about crowds gathering. The Memorial Day observance at the...

Kiowa City Manager Varnado submits resignation

Kiowa City Administrator Rusty Varnado confirmed to the Newsgram that he did submit his letter of resignation to the council. He said he'll leave Kiowa after the June 8 meeting. Varnado said he is taking the city administrator position in...

Senate Review: Working to resolve unemployment claim problems

While the Senate adjourned on May 15 by passing Senate Concurrent Resolution 12, we allowed ourselves the ability to come back to the Capitol and override any additional vetoes the governor may have...

Carl's Capitol Comments: FY21 budget only 3% less than FY20; misconceptions addressed

The House and Senate both approved by overwhelming majorities a state appropriations’ bill for Fiscal Year 2021 in early May that was reduced only 3% from FY20. This was after the Equalization Board estimated a $1.4 billion, or 17%, decrease in...

No action yet on Woods County Courthouse reopening

Tuesday morning the Woods County commissioners tabled action on the protocol for reopening the courthouse to the public. Randy McMurphy said Judge Mickey Hadwiger is writing up what he wants to happen for the commissioners to consider. They hope to...

Waynoka man leaves surprising gift to research

OKLAHOMA CITY - Gerald Jaquith lived a frugal, unassuming life. A math teacher who'd retired from Ringwood High School, he was still driving the Ford truck he'd bought in 1986 when he died last...

A non-traditional graduation South Barber's Class of 2020 will never forget

"To quote the Grateful Dead from the song "Truckin'," 'what a long strange trip it's been' these last two months," Grade 7-12 Principal Brent Shaffer told the South Barber Class of 2020 graduates and...

South Barber 7-12 4th Quarter Honor Roll

Superintendent's Honor Roll 7th Grade – Reagan Greve 8th Grade – Autumn Drake, Briggs Jewell 10th Grade – Clare Pollock 11th Grade – Nora Gugelmeyer 12th Grade – Adrienne Allison Principal's Honor Roll 7th Grade – Cheyenne Brown, Tyten...

Alfalfa County enjoys large road-crossing permit fee

At last week's meeting, after some time without receiving any permit fees, the commissioners approved a $44,000 road-crossing permit. The item was inadvertently omitted from last week's report on the meeting. This week, commissioners in Alfalfa...

Kansas governor vetoes bill limiting her emergency powers

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Democratic governor on Tuesday vetoed a sweeping coronavirus measure passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature, ratcheting up a partisan dispute over her response to the pandemic and possibly setting up a court...

Buildings consume lots of energy – here's how to design whole communities that give back as much as they take

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Charles F. Kutscher, University of Colorado Boulder (THE CONVERSATION) Although the coronavirus pandemic has dominated recent...

Officer to be disciplined for racist email about virus masks

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma police officer will be disciplined for violating department policy when he responded to an email about coronavirus protective masks that were issued by sending racist images of people with white bags over their...

Hospital begins limited visitation amid Oklahoma reopening

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City-based hospital system on Tuesday began allowing limited visitation to most patients, including those with the coronavirus, as the state continues to reopen. Integris Health said some patients can designate...

The University of Tulsa now enrolling online MBA and M.S. in Cyber Security students for fall 2020

TULSA, Okla., May 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Tulsa (TU), Oklahoma's highest-ranked national university, is now enrolling for its recently launched online MBA and elevating its online Master's in Cyber Security with Noodle Partners,...

Sonar used to search Oklahoma pond for 2 missing children

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Searchers used sonar on Tuesday to examine a Tulsa pond for two young children last seen days ago with their noncustodial mother, who was arrested after being questioned about their disappearance. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol...

Body of missing Oklahoma boy, 9, found in nearby pond

ATOKA, Oklahoma (AP) — The body of a 9-year-old Oklahoma boy who had gone missing was found in a pond near his home, authorities say. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Monday that the body of Triston Weeden had been located. He went missing...

Homicide suspected in death of woman found in OKC home

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A homicide investigation was underway after a woman was found dead inside a burning home in southeastern Oklahoma City, police said Tuesday. The body of 78-year-old Sara Cleveland "had significant injuries that were...

Six Flags Announces Extensive New Safety Measures for Reopening Parks

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 26, 2020-- Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world's largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, today announced that Frontier City in Oklahoma City,...

NHL moves ahead with 24-team playoff format if play resumes

The NHL will abandon the rest of the regular season and go straight into the playoffs with 24 teams instead of 16 — if it is able to resume play. The decision, announced Tuesday by Commissioner Gary Bettman, is no guarantee that games are coming...

Georgia woman, brother OK after turtle strikes car window

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman and her brother were not seriously hurt after a turtle launched through the air and became lodged into the windshield of a car they were in. Latonya Lark told WSAV-TV she was driving in Savannah this month...

Stars to come out to support NYC's The Public Theater

NEW YORK (AP) — Jesse Tyler Ferguson is a star in his own right but even he has had to gulp at the wattage on tap for the upcoming benefit for New York City's fabled Public Theater. Meryl Streep, Antonio Banderas, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Alicia Keys,...

From sock feats to leapfrog, Guinness crowns record holders

Usain Bolt ran the 100 meters in 9.58 seconds. Dr. Vikas Saini recently put on 10 socks in an official time of 9.23. Both have the same title: world record holder. From sock feats to fancy footwork using rolls of toilet paper, records are still...

TRESSA FAY DIRHAM

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Wharton Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.whartonfuneralchapel.com. Tressa Fay, daughter of Betty Fay (Reid) and...

OPAL IRENE FELLERS

Funeral services will be Friday, May 22, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Cherokee First Baptist Church with Pastor Neil Gordon, Town and Country Christian Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Keith...

DELMAR LAVARRE ALLEN

Delmar Lavarre Allen was born on June 22, 1928, on the family farm south of Byron, Oklahoma, to Orville and Ruth (Spry) Allen. He was the fifth of six children. He passed away at his son's home in...

Marriage License Filings

Jordan James Lord, Camolton, Texas, and Taryn Elizabeth Campbell, Jet: marriage license with certificate...

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