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Kansas college football player shot and killed in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY. (AP) — A football player at Fort Hays State University in Kansas was shot and killed outside a bar in Oklahoma City on New Year's Day, police said. Daniel Howard, 22, died and four other people were injured in the shooting at Sunset...

 

Florida sheriff: Burglars call 911 to get help moving stuff

POINCIANA, Fla. (AP) — Two people in Florida were arrested after one of them made a 911 call to get help with moving their belongings from a home they were burglarizing, authorities said. Deputies responded to a home Saturday after a 911 call was m...

 

Idaho slayings suspect agrees to extradition to face charges

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A criminology graduate student accused of the November slayings of four University of Idaho students agreed Tuesday to be extradited from Pennsylvania, where he was arrested last week, to face charges in Idaho. Bryan...

 

Inmates allege Texas to use unsafe drugs for executions

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas plans to use expired and unsafe drugs to carry out executions early this year in violation of state law, three death row inmates allege in a lawsuit. Prison officials deny the claim and say the state's supply of execution... Full story

 

McCarthy fails in marathon votes for speaker, House adjourns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unable to elect Republican leader Kevin McCarthy as the new House speaker Tuesday, the Republicans adjourned for the day in disarray as the party tries to regroup from his a historic defeat after a long, messy start for the new...

 

NFL balances emotions, tight schedule after Hamlin shock

The NFL pushed ahead Tuesday with a difficult balancing act, navigating players' emotions after Buffalo safety Damar Hamlin's shocking cardiac arrest with a tight playoff schedule and emphasizing Hamlin's health was its main focus. The league...

 

Drone advances in Ukraine could bring dawn of killer robots

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Drone advances in Ukraine have accelerated a long-anticipated technology trend that could soon bring the world's first fully autonomous fighting robots to the battlefield, inaugurating a new age of warfare. The longer the war...

 

Wall Street slips in 2023 open after ending dismal year

Stocks gave up an early gain and ended lower Tuesday, a lackluster first trading day of 2023 for Wall Street just days after it closed the books on its worst year since 2008. The S&P 500 shed a 1% gain and finished 0.4% lower. The Dow Jones...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Monday, December 26, 2022 During this day was one traffic stop. 5:40 a.m. – Caller advised their neighbor was playing loud music. 10:42 a.m. – Caller advised their neighbor was playing loud music. 12:32 p.m. – Caller advised of a chicken coop...

 

Alfalfa County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 887 page 669: Jeanne Ann Ginder, Bo James Ginger and Terry Graham, as trustees of Trust A of the Jame Mark Ginder Trust No. 1, convey unto Chad L. Budy and Danielle F. Budy and G. Dwight Wessels and Kathie R. Wessels, as...

 

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...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    January 4, 2023

Austin Swonger wins local, district and State of Kansas VFW Patriot's Pen contest

It all started in the 8th grade classroom of South Barber teacher Danielle Jewell. Austin Swonger was one of her students who wrote an essay for the local VFW Patriot's Pen contest. Austin probably...

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 148 page 70: Michael Scott Mathews and Becky Kay Mathews convey unto Johnson Kansas Farms LLC. The west half of the northeast quarter and the east half of the northwest quarter of section 27, township 33 south, range 10...

 

New commissioners learn the ropes at Jan. 3 meeting

Two new commissioners were sworn in at Tuesday's Alfalfa County commissioners meeting at the Cherokee courthouse. Garret Johnson replaced Jay Hague as District 1 commissioner and Nate Ross replaced Marvin Woodall as District 3 commissioner. Mike...

 
 By Breya Beck    Local    January 4, 2023

Sagelyn Budy receives American FFA Degree

Sagelyn Budy, a Waynoka FFA alumni member, received her American FFA Degree, the gold standard. The gold standard is the highest degree achievable in the National FFA Organization; the American FFA...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    January 4, 2023

KDH and Manor still battling Covid, new employees, insurance increase, staff openings

On Dec. 28, the Kiowa District Hospital Board of Directors met for their final meeting of the year with Vice-President Jeff Miller calling the meeting to order due to the absence of president Pat Myers. Board member Chantae Simpson was also absent....

 

Woman stopped for expired tag facing drug charges

A Cherokee woman is facing several charges in Alfalfa County after being stopped for an expired tag. Court records show on Dec. 27 about 12:56 p.m. Cherokee Police Sgt. Tristan Hall observed a white...

 

What I've been reading recently

It’s been awhile since I wrote about reading books. I’ve had some comments from people who say they like hearing about new books or authors so I decided to focus on that this week. Currently...

 

Timothy Bodenschatz

Funeral services for Timothy Bodenschatz will be 10 a.m. Saturday, January 7, 2023, at the Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Timothy Roggow officiating. Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Alva. There...

 

MICHAEL LYNN PFLEIDER

Graveside Services for Michael Lynn Pfleider will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at Waynoka Municipal Cemetery with Pastor Thure Tolson officiating under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home...

 

ADA JANETTE SEEVERS

Funeral services for Janette Seevers will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at the Bible Baptist Church with Pastor John Clapp officiating. Burial will follow in the Alva Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Alva....

 

Oklahoma AG announces 4 new opioid settlements worth $226M

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma entered settlement agreements with three major pharmacy chains and an opioid manufacturer totaling more than $226 million, Attorney General John O'Connor announced Wednesday. Including the new settlements with...

 
 By CLIFF BRUNT    Sports    January 4, 2023

Thunder blow out Celtics 150-117 without Gilgeous-Alexander

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City's top scorer was out, so everybody pitched in to make things work. Josh Giddey scored a season-high 25 points and the short-handed Oklahoma City Thunder blew out the NBA-leading Boston Celtics 150-117 on Tuesday n...

 

Tribe asks to take over former boarding school in Kansas

FAIRWAY, Kan. (AP) — The Shawnee Tribe is asking to take over ownership of a historical site in Kansas that might contain unmarked graves of Native American students. The tribe released an architectural survey Tuesday that found the three...

 

Rats! NYC mayor ticketed for rodents at his property again

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams vowed Wednesday to fight his own City Hall — again — after he was ticketed for rats at his Brooklyn townhouse. A city health department inspector had issued two new summonses last month, just one d...

 

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