New school museum to be open during Kiowa's Fall Fest Sunday

This Sunday is not only Halloween, but it's Kiowa's Fall Fest from 2 to 5 p.m. There's all kinds of fun games, pumpkin carving and decorating contests, and Halloween costume contests. A highlight is...

City of Kiowa water project well over half finished; unexpected news

When the Kiowa City Council opened their October meeting they were in for a few surprises. Councilmember Jason Thayer told his fellow councilmen he might not be there for the next meeting. In fact, he might be moving 1,500 miles away. “Just a...

Another person charged in Vance farm burglary

Charges have been filed against another person in the March 2020 burglary at the Vance farm south of Helena on Beckham Road. Ronna and Roderick Vance learned about a possible break-in from a...

Woods County budget $872,000 lower for this year

The Woods County estimate of needs budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, is about $872,000 less than the previous year. This year the county budgeted $12.6 million. The Health Fund is...

Woods County EMS Board holds first meeting

The first meeting of the new Woods County EMS Board was held Monday afternoon in the county courthouse conference room. The board members were appointed on Oct. 18 by the Woods County Commissioners....

Woods County EMS Board holds first meeting

The first meeting of the new Woods County EMS Board was held Monday afternoon in the county courthouse conference room. The board members were appointed on Oct. 18 by the Woods County Commissioners....

Woods County Excise Board approves annual budgets

This is a busy time of year for the Woods County Excise Board as they approve budgets from various county entities in addition to their regular work. The excise board met Monday afternoon in a...

An arrest warrant led to drug charges for Cherokee woman

A Cherokee woman arrested on a warrant and larceny of merchandise later had drug charges added. According to court records, on Oct. 18 at approximately 8:31 p.m. Cherokee Police Chief Ryan McNeil...

Booster doses now available for Moderna and Janssen Covid-19 vaccines

The Woods County Health Department is now accepting booster dose appointments for all three authorized or approved Covid-19 vaccines in the United States; Pfizer, Moderna and J&J. For those who received Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna Covid-19 vaccines,...

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...

KBI: Man kills self after kidnapping, standoff in Glen Elder

GLEN ELDER, Kan. (AP) — A suspect in a kidnapping died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a long standoff during the weekend, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday. On Saturday, a 78-year-old man reported to Mitchell County...

Woman found dead near car linked to missing Arkansas woman

KANSAS, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a woman's body was found in northeastern Oklahoma near the vehicle and personal items that belonged to an 82-year-old woman who had been reported missing in Arkansas. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation...

Kids with obesity need acceptance from family and friends, not just better diet tips, to succeed at managing their weight

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Amanda Harrist, Oklahoma State University and Laura Hubbs-Tait, Oklahoma State University (THE CONVERSATION) Hundreds of programs over...

Hearing delayed for Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A clemency hearing for Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones scheduled for Tuesday has been delayed for a week while his legal challenge is pending in federal court. The five-member Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board is now...

Seven-day average of Oklahoma virus cases dips below 1,000

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The chief COVID officer for the University of Oklahoma said Tuesday that a decline in coronavirus cases statewide is likely due to more people being vaccinated combined with natural immunity of those previously infected, but...

Alligator crawls out of drain at Alabama apartment complex

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama apartment complex was paid a visit by an unusual guest as children were coming home from school Monday afternoon: an alligator that crawled out of a storm drain. Kenisha Miller and her boyfriend, Anthony Patterson,...

Majority in US concerned about climate: AP-NORC/EPIC poll

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden heads to a vital U.N. climate summit at a time when a majority of Americans regard the deteriorating climate as a problem of high importance to them, an increase from just a few years ago. About 6 out of 10...

Congress plans fixes for US military's AWOL weapons problems

Congress is set to force America's armed services to keep better track of their guns and explosives, imposing new rules in response to an Associated Press investigation that showed firearms stolen from U.S. bases have resurfaced in violent crimes....

PAUL DAVID NUTTER

Memorial services for Paul Nutter will be 3 pm, Saturday, October 30, 2021, at the First Baptist Church. Inurnment will be in the Memorial Hill Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home...

WILLIAM IVAN MURROW

William Ivan Murrow, 59, Haysville, Kansas, passed away Friday, October 15, 2021. He was born September 17, 1962, to Jerold Murrow and Norleen (Polson) Murrow in Houston, Texas. He was preceded in...

LARRY K. BLACK

Larry K. Black, age 84, was born on September 9, 1937, in Salina, Kansas, to Dewey and Inez Black and passed from this life in Kiowa, Kansas, on October 25, 2021. Larry attended Emporia State...

JAMES GRANVILLE WADLEY

Memorial services for James Granville Wadley will be 11 a.m. Saturday, October 30, 2021, at the Marshall Funeral Home Chapel with Searle Wadley officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Alva. James Granville...

CECIL ROSS VICKERY

Cecil Ross, son of Susan Odell (Vance) and Cecil Fay Vickery, was born in Bessemer, Alabama, on May 23, 1964, and passed away on October 23, 2021, in Alva, Oklahoma, at the age of 57 years and 5...

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 2:18 p.m. – Medic needed for a female that had fallen. Wednesday, October 20, 2021 During this day there were three traffic stops, one report of cattle out and one controlled burn. 8:38 a.m. – Report of property damage...

Alfalfa County court filings

According to the affidavits and petitions on file, the following individuals have been charged. An individual is innocent of any charges listed below until proven guilty in a court of law. All information is a matter of public record and may be...

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