Upcoming events at Burlington School

Jan 23-25 – Cherokee Strip Tournament, Enid Jan 28 – HS basketball at Kremlin, 6:30 p.m. Jan 30 – HS basketball at DCLA, 6:30 p.m. Jan 31 – Valentines Dance, semi-formal, 8-10 p.m. Feb 1 – HS basketball vs Balko at Woodward, 4 p.m. Feb 4...

Trailblazing Tateyn

Tateyn R. Rieger is the 18-year-old son of Brad and Robbie Rieger. Rieger was born in Enid, Oklahoma, on September 21, 2001. He has two older siblings, Tanner and Tiffany. Rieger is involved in FFA,...

Team Dakota

The whole community and surrounding area is coming together to support Burlington student Dakota Smith. He was diagnosed with anaplastic large cell lymphoma, stage 4, in December. Smith is a...

Burlington Superintendent's Honor Roll

Burlington Junior High School students who made first semester Superintendent's Honor Roll were Ranee Russell, Mylie Sims, and Logan Stewart. Burlington High School students who qualified for the...

Principal's Honor Roll at Burlington

Students who met the requirements for first semester Principal's Honor Roll at Burlington High School are Stanley Klippenstein, Karlie Heatherman, Kayla Highfill, Weston Allen, Aaron Peffly, Preston...

All-Tournament Team

The Burlington Elks and Lady Elks both competed in the Cherokee Invitational Tournament championship games. Although neither teams got the outcome they wanted, the Elks and Lady Elks had four players...

Senate Review

The Capitol has been busy the last few weeks as legislators have been finalizing bill language and preparing to file their legislation by the deadline, which was Jan. 16. The final count tallied 840 Senate bills and 19 Senate joint resolutions...

Random Thoughts: A unique football game – part 1

With the Super Bowl fast approaching, perhaps the time is right to look at a unique football game that constitutes an interesting anomaly in the evolution of the most popular sport in the United...

Letter to Editor

I recently attended Eldon Easterly's funeral service. Upon arrival, I observed two firemen in the chapel clad in their beautiful uniforms. I had forgotten the 91-year-old we were putting to rest was a volunteer fireman. Many of the family members...

Loneliness

Loneliness: Such a sad word, and one that adds almost $7 billion a year to the cost of Medicare. According to AARP Magazine, symptoms include physical illness, depression and dementia. “Retirement...

Man charged with threatening to kill President Trump

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has been charged with threatening on social media to kill President Donald Trump. Aaron McDowell, of Salina, was charged Thursday in federal court in Wichita with one count of threatening the President of the...

Police in Wichita explore use of genetic genealogy databases

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police in Wichita are looking into using genetic genealogy databases to help solve cold murder and rape cases. Capt. Jeff Weible said the department isn't ready to decide whether it will use the technique, which has...

Kansas lawmakers discuss labeling for meat alternatives

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers are considering a bill that would prohibit producers of meat alternatives from using certain meat-related terms, such as jerky or burger, in their marketing. The bill contains 22 terms that producers of...

Woman found dead in southeast Kansas possibly hit by vehicle

OPOLIS, Kan. (AP) — A woman whose body was found Wednesday in southeast Kansas might have been hit by a vehicle, authorities said Friday. The woman was identified Friday as Brandi S. Moore, 35, of Pittsburg. Her body was found in Opolis, an...

GOP Kansas Rep. Watkins changes voter registration 2nd time

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A freshman Kansas congressman has changed his voter registration for the second time in six weeks after coming under investigation for potentially violating state election laws for previously listing a UPS Inc. store as his...

Trooper shoots, wounds suspect during Kansas pursuit

MATFIELD GREEN, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper has shot and critically wounded an armed man amid a confrontation after his vehicle became disabled during a pursuit. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says in a news...

Snowplow kills 2 walking along highway in Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A snowplow struck and killed two pedestrians in Kansas before sunrise Friday after a winter storm coated parts of the Midwest with snow. The collision involving a Riley County plow truck happened shortly after 5 a.m.,...

Oklahoma unemployment rate steady; slowdown projected

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's unemployment rate held steady last month at 3.4% and the state's economic slowdown is projected to continue in 2020, state officials reported Friday. Oklahoma's 3.4% seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains...

Oklahoma lawmakers to mull rules limiting 4-day school weeks

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature will consider new rules that would raise the student performance standards for schools to operate on a four-day work week. The Oklahoma State Board of Education voted Thursday in favor of adopting the...

Editor of Oklahoma journalism nonprofit announces retirement

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The executive editor of the nonprofit journalism corporation Oklahoma Watch announced on Friday his plan to retire later this year. David Fritze thanked his staff and donors in an email to supporters. "Oklahoma Watch has made...

NFL's Saints fight to shield emails in Catholic abuse crisis

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area's Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain...

How the 49ers and the Chiefs match up in the Super Bowl

It has been a while since a Super Bowl has appeared to be such a toss-up. This one between the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers and the AFC champ Kansas City Chiefs is a difficult game to judge. The 49ers (15-3) have gone from the No. 2 pick in the...

Thunder play the Hawks on 3-game win streak

Atlanta Hawks (11-34, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (26-19, seventh in the Western Conference) Oklahoma City; Friday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Oklahoma City is looking to build upon its three-game win streak with a...

Trump, a late convert to cause, attends anti-abortion rally

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump vowed to stand with anti-abortion activists Friday as he became the first sitting president to speak at the March for Life, an annual gathering that is one of the movement's highest profile and most...

GOP shows little desire for witnesses ahead of critical vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in the Senate appear unmoved by the Democratic push for witnesses in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial despite persistent appeals from Rep. Adam Schiff and the other House prosecutors. Over three days of...

At least 18 dead, hundreds hurt as quake hits eastern Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A 6.8-magnitude earthquake rocked a sparsely-populated part of eastern Turkey on Friday, killing at least 18 people, injuring more than 500 and leaving some 30 trapped in the wreckage of toppled buildings, Turkish officials...

LAURA JEAN BARKER

Memorial services for Laura Jean Barker will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 25, 2020, at the College Hill Church of Christ, Alva, with Jay Tyree officiating. She was cremated at her request under the...

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