Burlington Elks new gym is almost ready ... still hard hat area but not for long

It's been years in the waiting, but Burlington Public School in northwest Oklahoma finally has a spacious new gymnasium that's about ready to see action. It appears third time was a charm when the...

Wakita woman seriously injured in rollover

A woman from Wakita was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash in Grant County on Sunday. Oletta A. Helms, 62, of Wakita, was transported by Medford EMS to Integris Bass Baptist Medical Center in Enid where she was admitted in serious condition...

Burlington School Board renews administrative contracts

Gerrett Spears was named superintendent at Burlington's Board of Education meeting last month. At the Feb. 12 meeting, the board approved Spears' contract as presented. The board also renewed Elementary Principal Stan Pedersen's contract for the...

South Barber School Board hires Madison Hofen as K-12 band and vocal director

It was a three-hour meeting for the South Barber School Board on Feb. 13. First thing, the board entered executive session. In increments of 20 minutes, the board spent an hour and 20 minutes in executive session to discuss non-elected personnel....

Waynoka FFA holds activities for FFA Week

On Sunday, Feb. 4, the Waynoka FFA started off FFA Week by attending church at New-Song with many members of the chapter. After church, members prepared for the week by decorating the school halls in...

Free seminar on livestock grazing is Feb. 28

Are you making the most of your livestock grazing opportunities? “If Grazing Isn’t the Answer, You’re Asking the Wrong Questions” will be presented in Alva on Feb. 28. The speaker is Logan Pribbeno of the Wine Glass Ranch, Inc. in Nebraska....

Jacoby Gould is Aline-Cleo Student of the Month

Jacoby Gould, freshman, has been selected as the February Student of the Month at Aline-Cleo High School. His philosophy is to prosper and flourish in my environment. He considers Aline-Cleo High...

HB 3191 on water metering for large industrial wells passes out of committee

At the Capitol, we are still in the process of hearing bills in various committees. All bills are reviewed by the floor leadership team and then assigned to a committee. The committee must hear and pass the bill before it comes to the House Floor....

Silent brain changes precede Alzheimer's. Researchers have new clues about which come first

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alzheimer's quietly ravages the brain long before symptoms appear and now scientists have new clues about the dominolike sequence of those changes — a potential window to one day intervene. A large study in China tracked...

Kansas school district to make changes after LGBTQ dispute

AMERICUS, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas school district plans to offer anti-discrimination training to staff and teachers in response to complaints about how an eighth-grade student was treated after she said she was a lesbian. North Lyon County officials...

Oklahoma police are investigating a nonbinary teen's death after a fight in a high school bathroom

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma are investigating the death of a 16-year-old student who died a day after an altercation in a high school bathroom that may have been prompted by bullying over gender identity. Neither police nor school...

2 adults are charged with murder in the deadly shooting at Kansas City's Super Bowl celebration

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two men have been charged with murder in last week's shooting that killed one person and injured 22 others after the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl parade, Missouri prosecutors said Tuesday. Dominic Miller and Lyndell Mays...

Republican dissenters sink a GOP 'flat' tax plan in Kansas by upholding the governor's veto

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Republican plan to cut taxes in Kansas died Tuesday in the GOP-controlled Legislature when enough members concluded that it would favor wealthy taxpayers too much and upheld the Democratic governor's veto. The vote in the...

Election officials in the US face daunting challenges in 2024. And Congress isn't coming to help

WASHINGTON (AP) — With election season already underway, some state election officials are expressing frustration that Congress has yet to allocate federal money they have come to rely on to help cover the costs of securing their systems from...

Alabama hospital puts pause on IVF in wake of ruling saying frozen embryos are children

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A large Alabama hospital has paused in vitro fertilization treatments Wednesday as health care providers weigh the impact of a state court ruling that frozen embryos are the legal equivalent of children. The University of...

An online dump of Chinese hacking documents offers a rare window into pervasive state surveillance

Chinese police are investigating an unauthorized and highly unusual online dump of documents from a private security contractor linked to the nation's top policing agency and other parts of its government — a trove that catalogs apparent hacking...

LaJEANA LOUISE WILLIAMS

Memorial graveside services for LaJeana Williams will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 24, 2024, at the Waynoka Municipal Cemetery with Pastor Thure Tolsen officiating. Cremation arrangements are...

GERTRUDE FERN JOB

Gertrude Fern Terrill was born in Alva to parents Kenneth and Ruby Terrill, where she lived until she was five when the family moved to the family farm northwest of Buffalo. Fern attended and...

EILEEN REIMAN

Eileen Joy (Peil) Reiman was born on June 22, 1948, in Woodward, Oklahoma, the first child of Gottfried Fred and Rosa Pauline (Schafer) Peil. Eileen was born and raised in Woodward and attended the...

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 149 page 456: Betty Jo Mitchell conveys unto Marsha Ann Hoagland. The north 16.25 feet of lot 90 and all of lot 89 and the south 22.5 feet of lot 88 and the north half of lot 57, all in Orchard Park Addition, to the City...

Alfalfa County Sheriff logs

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 During this day were four traffic stops. 4:56 a.m. – Alarm company advised of a fire alarm going off at Great Salt Plains Health Clinic. All was okay. 8:16 p.m. – Medic needed in the 400 block of Corn for a male...

Real Estate Transfers

Alfalfa County real estate transactions Book 895 page 662: Brady J. Sidwell convey unto Camp David Country Retreat LLC. A tract of land situated in the northeast quarter of section 34, township 24 north, range 9, WIM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Quit...

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