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Officials warns of 'dangerous' moment; schools weigh masks

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Kansas health officials warned of a "dangerous moment" as one school district reimposed masks and another eased up on them during a meeting so contentious that the audience was removed. In the Manhattan-Ogden district, the...

 

Kansas high court to be asked to review prison dentist case

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay will ask the Kansas Supreme court to review a decision that overturned the conviction of a former prison dentist for having sexual relations with a female inmate. The Kansas Court of A...

 

Arrest made in fatal New Year's weekend Wichita stabbing

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An arrest has been made in the fatal stabbing of a man over the New Year's weekend in Wichita. Bryce Marc Johnston, 27, of Bel Aire, was booked early Monday into the Sedgwick County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder in...

 

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...

 

Alfalfa County sheriff logs

Tuesday, December 28, 2021 During this day there was one traffic stop and one report of cattle out. 6:43 a.m. – Report of an accidental activation of an alarm at Great Salt Plains Health Center. 8:26 a.m. – Caller advised a neighbor has taken a...

 

Barber County court filings

Civil Filings Donald and Barbara Lonker Living Trust vs. Triple S. Resources LLC: other real property. Limited Filings Country Place LLC vs. Samantha Grace Crowley: debt collection. Crown Asset Management LLC vs. Roberta Martin: debt collection. Jeff...

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 147 page 1: DMG Roadworks LLC unto Arizona Iron Supply, Inc. The west half of the southwest quarter of section 32, township 30 south, range 14 west of the 6th PM. Warranty deed. Book 147 page 3: Morgan E. Gottsponer and...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    January 5, 2022

80-foot cross to be raised at Kiowa

"What inspired you?" the Newsgram asked Kiowa businessman Roger Simpson about the 80-foot cross he's made and is about to erect on his property. The massive white cross will welcome motorists to...

 

Absentee ballot applications available for 2022 elections

Voters interested in voting by absentee ballot during the 2022 election year can request absentee ballots now using the State Election Board’s OK Voter Portal at oklahoma.gov/elections/ovp or download and print an application from the State...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    January 5, 2022

Alfalfa County officials extend burn ban another two weeks

Alfalfa County Commissioner Mike Roach called his first meeting to order as chairman of the board of commissioners Tuesday morning. He, along with the other two commissioners, Jay Hague and Marvin...

 
 By Justin Goodno    Local    January 5, 2022

Barber County Cattlemen's Association offering scholarships

The Barber County Cattlemen’s Association will once again be offering scholarships to local high school seniors and college age youth. Scholarships will be a minimum of $500 each and are available to any Barber County resident, individual...

 

South Barber High School's 2021-2022 2nd quarter honor roll

Superintendent's Honor Roll 7th Grade—Garin Cantrell, Joshua Mackinney, Austin Swonger 8th Grade—Danielle Mackinney 9th Grade—Reagan Grieve 10th Grade—Briggs Jewell 12th Grade—Avery Grieve, Gatlin Jewell, Claire Pollock Principal's Honor...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    January 5, 2022

Kiowa's Museum Annex receives a treasure of a train

A train, tenacity and the belief that "People have got to keep active. They need to keep working at something and they need to like what they are doing." Those are the words of Burlington farmer...

 

Records: Wrong Wright brothers plate flew through approval

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The backward Wright Flyer that was at the center of an embarrassing license plate mistake in Ohio last year flew through the approval process with little to no discussion, records show. Designers at the Ohio Department of Publ...

 

Woods County commissioners hold executive session

The Woods County commissioners held an executive session Monday to discuss job duties and pay for Ethan Feidler. When they returned to regular open session, the commissioners approved a $40,000 for...

 

Family stranded in Virginia: 'It's not getting any better'

By 1 p.m. Tuesday, morale was plummeting for Jennifer Travis, her husband and their 12-year-old daughter. They were down to half a bottle of water and no snacks. Their last meal had been at a Denny's at 7 p.m. Monday. They hadn't slept and were...

 

A much better gift than candy

bMy uncle Arley brought home a foreigner as his wife. She was born in the U.S. but she seemed like a foreigner to me and my siblings. Aunt Eileen had dark brown eyes, a slightly louder voice than we...

 

ALTA LORETTA 'PAT' LYON

Funeral services for Alta Loretta "Pat" Lyon will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at the Marshall Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chris Ruwaldt, pastor of the Alva First Baptist Church officiating...

 

CDC posts rationale for shorter isolation, quarantine

NEW YORK (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday explained the scientific rationale for shortening its COVID-19 isolation and quarantine recommendations, and clarified that the guidance applies to kids as well as adults....

 

BETTY LOU SCHMIDT

It is with great sadness that the family of Betty Lou Schmidt, 69, of Sharon, Kansas, announces her passing from earthly life on December 29, 2021. Betty died peacefully at Ascension Via Christi St. Frances in Wichita, Kansas, while surrounded by her...

 

BETTY LOU SCHMIDT

It is with great sadness that the family of Betty Lou Schmidt, 69, of Sharon, Kansas, announces her passing from earthly life on December 29, 2021. Betty died peacefully at Ascension Via Christi St. F...

 

Jan. 6 panel seeks interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection on Tuesday requested an interview with Fox News personality Sean Hannity, one of former President Donald Trump's closest allies in the media, as the committee...

 

JERRY LEE WILLIAMS

Jerry Lee Williams, son of the late Fannie Bell Baker and Peck Williams, was born June 9, 1939, in Clinton, Oklahoma, and passed away, December 29, 2021, at home in Marion, Kentucky, at the age of 82 years, 6 months and 19 days. On December 26,...

 

JOYCE LEE JOHNSON MATTESON

Joyce Lee Johnson Matteson was born May 29, 1936, at home in Belva, Oklahoma, to Silas and Marvel Leona Dwyer Johnson Sale. She went to be with her Heavenly Savior on January 2, 2022, at her home north of Quinlan, Oklahoma. On April 5, 1953, Joyce...

 

LINDA LOU CUSHENBERY

Linda Lou Cushenbery was born to Robert John Failes Jr. and Esther Bernice Coulter Failes on September 2, 1941, in Cherokee, Oklahoma. She was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother,...

 

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