Myriad activities at Pack the Park Saturday

Alva Police Department hosted Pack the Park Saturday afternoon into the evening. They had water bouncy houses, food trucks, train rides, petting zoo, photo booths, games, coloring contest, rock wall... Full story

Swimming pool bond election set for Aug. 13

In a special meeting Tuesday, June 10, the Alva City Council approved a resolution calling for a $2.5 million bond issue election. That resolution, which contains the wording that will be on the... Full story

Fire department seeks to bill for services, equipment use

Budgets for next year will highlight Alva city meetings Monday evening. A new item is a resolution to allow the fire department to bill for hourly rates and materials used when responding to incidents. The city council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the...

Golf tournament on Alva tourism agenda

Only one funding request is scheduled for the Alva Tourism Tax Committee meeting in June. The committee will meet Wednesday, Jun. 19, at 5:30 p.m. in the city council chambers at City Hall. The Nescatunga Golf Tournament is requesting tourism tax...

Firearms Training Simulator open house slated at NWTC, Alva Campus

Several months ago, Ti Training Use of Force Training Simulation equipment was installed at the Northwest Technology Center, Alva Campus. This equipment is being used to train law enforcement officers throughout the state to safely handle...

Northwestern to offer juniors tuition-free concurrent courses

As part of a one-year pilot program, Northwestern Oklahoma State University will offer qualified high school juniors tuition free enrollment in up to six credit hours. Northwestern will waive up to three credit hours of tuition for the fall 2019...

Happy Father's Day to fathers everywhere

If you have been on the outs with your father, or son and daughter, consider this a great day to make amends. Let's all have a blessed day with our families. A little free food will also help. One...

Get ready to fight Medicare fraud

Over the last 25 years, we’ve witnessed amazing advances in science and medicine. What was once thought impossible is now being accomplished. Genetic testing is one example. With a small sample of saliva, your risk for certain diseases can be...

A super dad

People will celebrate Father's Day this weekend. They will spend about $15 billion to show their great love for their father who has sacrificed so much (we know of some exceptions). Comic book heroes...

Garden City's Big Pool loses $1,000 of water every day

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — Officials in a western Kansas city are sweating over a nearly century-old swimming pool that leaks about 200,000 gallons of water every day. The water loss at Big Pool is excessive, even for a pool that holds around 2...

2 Kansas men 'collateral damage' in gun control dispute

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The unregistered gun silencers, each stamped "Made in Kansas, were arranged in a display case at a military surplus store in a rural Kansas town. Beside them was a copy of a Kansas gun law signed a year earlier by then-Gov....

3 suspects in custody in fatal shooting of Oklahoma man

CACHE, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says three suspects are in custody following the fatal shooting of a man at a southwestern Oklahoma apartment building. Investigators say 26-year-old Nathan Morrow was shot and killed...

Topeka gears up after flooding moves music festival

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka is gearing up for a major music festival that had to be moved there because of flooding. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the 24th annual Kicker Country Stampede will be held from June 20-22 at Heartland...

Regents mull boosting homegrown enrollment at Kansas schools

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The percentage of Kansas high school graduates who attend state universities has fallen in recent years, and the schools are considering how to stop that decline and make up lost revenue. In 2010, 55% of Kansas high school...

Nebraska woman sentenced to prison for fatal Kansas crash

HOLTON, Kan. (AP) — A Nebraska woman has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for a November 2017 head-on crash in northeastern Kansas that killed four members of a Sabetha family who were returning home from a state championship...

Man sentenced to nearly 18 years for Topeka shooting death

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man has been sentenced to nearly 18 years in prison for the July shooting death of another man. The Capital-Journal reports that 33-year-old Tony Lee Foster was sentenced Friday. A Shawnee County jury found him guilty...

Legacy of teacher walkouts could be more political activism

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Betty Collins was born and raised in Tulsa, but the eighth grade history teacher hadn't been to the state Capitol in Oklahoma City until last spring, when she educators throughout the state walked off the job to protest for...

Oklahoma authorities say body found days after home fire

CLEVELAND, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a body has been found in a home that burned more than a week ago. The OSBI says in a news release that human remains were found Thursday inside the home that burned June 6 in...

Interim director appointed for Department of Corrections

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Gov. J. Kevin Stitt has appointed former Oklahoma Department of Corrections’ Chief of Operations Scott Crow as interim director of the state’s second-largest agency. Crow has been with the agency since April 1996,...

2020 race brings free college back to the national stage

After receding from the national stage, the free college movement is resurfacing as a central rallying point for Democrats as they set their sights on the White House. At least 18 of the party's 23 presidential contenders have come out in support...

Buttigieg: 'Why not' start a first family in White House?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) wants to start a family with his husband, Chasten, and says that could happen if he's in the White House. "I don't see why not," the South Bend, Indiana, mayor...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's misfires on Iran, trade and that wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — In President Donald Trump's reckoning, an Iran tamed by him no longer cries "death to America," the border wall with Mexico is proceeding apace, the estate tax has been lifted off the backs of farmers, the remains of U.S....

DAVID L. BINDRUM

Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Alva Wesleyan Church with Reverend John Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Vistitaion with family...

CAROLYN SUE McPHERSON

Carolyn Sue McPherson, 77, was called home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 12, 2019, after a lengthy battle and strong fight with ovarian cancer. She was born January 9, 1942, in Alva,...

Divorce filings

Caitlin Ramea Edmeade, Waynoka, vs. Daniel Alex Edmeade, Woodward: dissolution of marriage...

Marriage license filings

Anthony Patrick Robinson and Tabitha Ann Justice, both of Alva: marriage license ( no counseling)...

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