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 By Doug Self    Sports    March 20, 2019

Lady Bulldogs claim regional championship, advance to Elite Eight

HAYS, Kan. – A dominating performance from start-to-finish has earned SWOSU Women's Basketball a spot in the Elite Eight after the Lady Bulldogs defeated Fort Hays State 88-77 to win the Central Regional Championship on Monday night at Gross...

 

Tech rolls past Spring Hill for third straight win

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas Tech (7-3) made quick work of Spring Hill College (2-8) today, winning 7-0 for their third straight win. NEXT UP The Golden Suns play their final Spring Break game Thursday at the University of Montevallo. The match...

 

Peyton Mills Named GAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference announced the league's seventh weekly awards for the 2019 softball season. Harding Peyton Mills and Ouachita's Macy Wilson shared the Player honor while the Tigers' Marissa Butler and Henderson...

 
 By David Salley    Sports    March 20, 2019

Sorensen Earns GAC Pitcher of the Week Honors

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — After picking up two wins in a series victory over Northwestern Oklahoma State, Michelle Sorensen was named Great American Conference Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced Monday. Sorensen was dominant in the second...

 
 By Nick Bushart    Sports    March 20, 2019

Steen and Matros Sweep GAC Players of the Week

RUSSELVILLE, Ark. – Tiger Baseball sweeps Great American Conference Player of the Week honors as Louis Steen and Brandon Matros are recognized for their weekend performances. The Tigers won the series this past weekend against Southwestern...

 

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...

 

SAU Track & Field's Williams named GAC's Women's Field Athlete of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Following the first weekend of Outdoor Track & Field competition after last week's announcement of the Great American Conference's Preseason Coaches Polls, the league announced its first weekly honorees of 2019 and earning her...

 

Alfalfa County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 842 page 270: Janet Lee Castle Roper, grantor, conveys unto Janet Lee Castle Roper, Trustee of the Janet Lee Castle Roper Revocable Trust, dated August 7, 2018, the E/2 N/2 NW/4 and the E/2 N/2 S/2 NE/4 of section 23, towns...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 During this day there were four traffic stops and two reports of cattle out. 9:15 a.m. – Report of a fire alarm at residence. Advised it was set off accidentally. 12:37 p.m. – Report from a semi that accidentally turned...

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office log

March 11, 2019 Kiowa EMS responded to a call on Holmes Street. Sheriff Small participated in a funeral escort. Medicine Lodge EMS responded to a call on Hibbard Avenue. Deputy Miller assisted Medicine Lodge Police Department in a noise disturbance...

 

Alfalfa County commissioners dispose of long list of equipment

The Alfalfa County commissioners, at their regular Monday morning meeting March 17, signed a huge stack of M&O warrants for payment and blanket purchase orders and approved a District 3 road crossing permit that carried a fee of $4,000. Changes to...

 

Kiowa Police Department weekly report

Kiowa Police Chief Nate Houston released the following weekly report: Officer Peterson was accepted into the DARE school taking place July 2019 in Oklahoma City. This will be a two week class and certification. March 11, 2019 • EMS assist ...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    March 20, 2019

Bradshaw resigns from Burlington to return to family farm and vo-ag position at Elgin

• Burlington School Board holds March meeting • Lady Elks earn Distinguished Academic Award • The team makes 6th straight appearance in the state quarterfinals. By Yvonne Miller In his 16th year as the FFA chapter advisor and vo-ag teacher at...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    March 20, 2019

Kiowa City Council hears public comments, sets burn dates and bi-annual trash days

There were many issues discussed at the regular March 11 meeting of the Kiowa City Council. The discussion of bids that were opened for the city hall building renovation project were in an article that ran in the Newsgram last week. The bids were muc...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 20, 2019

A life filled with learning and teaching others

My husband Lynn left this earth Tuesday night, March 12. It was the end of a difficult journey that began a little over eight months ago with a diagnosis of Stage IV esophageal cancer. Surgery and rad...

 

US appeals court affirms Oklahoma inmate's death sentence

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court has affirmed the death sentence of an Oklahoma man convicted of beating his girlfriend with a hammer, then then setting a fire that killed her and her infant daughter. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of...

 

Nowata County sheriff, staff resign over jail safety issues

NOWATA, Okla. (AP) — Nowata County's sheriff and undersheriff, and more than half of their deputies have resigned over safety issues at the county jail. Sheriff Terry Barnett announced the resignations during a news conference Monday. She detailed...

 

OETA Foundation backs attorney general's review

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The president and CEO of the OETA Foundation says the nonprofit fundraising group welcomes a full review of its finances and business operations by the Oklahoma attorney general's office. The statement by Daphne Dowdy released...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

We just finished Week 6 of this legislative session, which is referred to as deadline week. This is the week when all legislation that originates in the House has to been passed by the full House of Representatives to stay alive this session. We...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    March 20, 2019

Twitter flap forces Kansas governor to drop court nominee

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Posts on a Kansas judge's Twitter feed that included vulgar language and criticism of President Donald Trump prompted Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly to withdraw his nomination Tuesday for the state's second-highest court and...

 

Lawrence to consider lowering fines for marijuana possession

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence officials are considering a plan to slash the city's penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana, which can currently add up to hundreds of dollars. The City Commission on Tuesday evening was set to discuss a...

 

Ex-priest's medical licenses become inactive in 2 states

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas City priest who was defrocked last year following an investigation into allegations of child sexual abuse no longer has valid licenses to practice medicine in Kansas and Missouri, according to registration...

 

Ex-president of Kansas credit union admits embezzlement

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a former president of a credit union in Topeka has pleaded guilty to embezzlement. The U.S. attorney's office said in a news release that 52-year-old Connie Marie Kent of Topeka pleaded guilty Tuesday to one...

 

Former Kansas lawyer admits stealing from clients' estate

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former lawyer has admitted stealing from a bankruptcy estate of a couple he once represented. The U.S. attorney's office said in a news release that 69-year-old Christopher O'Brien of Wichita pleaded guilty Monday to one...

 

Kansas woman gets life sentence for killing ex-boyfriend

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 50 years for killing the father of her child whose body was found inside a burning house near Lawrence. The Lawrence Journal-World reports...

 

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