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Fleeing teen in stolen car hurts 2 in Wichita crash

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a fleeing 17-year-old in a stolen car has injured two people in a Wichita crash. Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Tim Myers said in a news release that the teen pulled into a gas station Sunday...

 

Barber County court filings

Barber County court filingsCivil Filings Alva State Bank and Trust Company vs. Zina McLeod: debt collection. Limited Filings Timothy R. Kimball vs. Dirks Copy Products: other limited. Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital and Physicians Clinic vs. Colby...

 

Whooping cranes make Kansas pit stop while migrating north

STAFFORD, Kan. (AP) — A flock of rare whooping cranes is delighting visitors at a Kansas wildlife refuge during a pit stop there on its northern migration. The Wichita Eagle reports that staff and visitors at the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 During this day there were one traffic stop, three controlled burns and one report of cattle out. 11:44 a.m. – Caller advised his neighbor's dogs were barking at night and he wanted to speak to an officer. 12:55 p.m. – Rep...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    March 27, 2019

Kansas' new Democratic governor vetoes GOP tax relief bill

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' new Democratic governor on Monday vetoed a tax relief bill approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature, arguing it would repeat an infamous fiscal experiment that failed under a GOP predecessor. Top Republicans...

 

Alfalfa County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 843 page 322: Eldora Wood, a widow, conveys unto Owen Joshua Bellamy and Sarah Kay Bellamy the south half of lot 5 in block 21, original town now City of Cherokee, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Warranty deed. Book 843 page...

 

Alfalfa county divorce filings

Divorce Filings Susan A. Mahieu, Helena, vs. Kyle A. Mahieu, Helena: divorce ($262.14)....

 

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...

 

Man pleads guilty to bomb threat made to thwart traffic stop

CARTHAGE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man accused of calling in a bomb threat to a high school to try to get out of a traffic stop has pleaded guilty in the case. Robert Ritter of Carthage in southwestern Missouri entered the plea Monday to a charge of...

 

Ex-Missouri teacher charged with sexual contact with student

MENDON, Mo. (AP) — A former central Missouri teacher has been charged with having sexual contact with a high school senior. KMIZ reports that the charge was filed Monday against 27-year-old Blair Bruner, of Marceline. No attorney is listed for her...

 

Tuesday's election: all the information you need

Voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, April 2, for the General Municipal Elections for the City of Cherokee Ward 4 District and the Town of Goltry. There is also a Board of Education General Election for the Ringwood I00147 School District,...

 

6-year-old child calls 911 to falsely report school shooting

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Police in central Arkansas say a 6-year-old child used a disconnected cellphone to call 911 and falsely report that several people had been shot at an elementary school. The Conway Police Department says officers rushed to...

 

Weary Venezuelans adapt to more nationwide power cuts

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans reacted with despair and resourcefulness on Tuesday as nationwide power cuts closed schools and businesses, paralyzing a nation that was only starting to recover from its worst blackouts earlier this month....

 

Trump takes victory lap; parties start to pivot past Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — An exuberant President Donald Trump took a victory lap on Capitol Hill Tuesday, emboldened by the end of the special counsel's Russia probe, even as Democrats pressed insistently for Robert Mueller's full report and Justice...

 

Senate shuns Green New Deal amid claims of bad faith

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate turned away from the Green New Deal on Tuesday as both parties shunned an opportunity to debate a comprehensive climate change plan offered by Democrats. Republicans in the GOP-controlled Senate forced the vote as they...

 

GOP lawmakers set goal of summer vote for trade deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and House Republicans moved to build congressional support for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade accord on Tuesday with lawmakers selling the plan as offering big benefits for American workers. But prospects...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 27, 2019

Commissioners sign contracts for Mack trucks

Commissioners in Alfalfa County met this past Monday with more of the same; after signing off on the usual previous meeting minutes, payroll warrants, maintenance and operation warrants for payment, and monthly officer reports, the trio took care of...

 

Colorado gets new, more colorful logo

DENVER (AP) — Colorado has a new, more colorful state logo. Gov. Jared Polis unveiled the image, modeled on the design of the state flag, to reporters Tuesday at the state Capitol. It will replace the green snow-topped triangular mountain that...

 
 By Jim Salter    Regional    March 27, 2019

Flooding poses potential risk for 1 million private wells

ST. LOUIS (AP) — More than 1 million private wells that supply drinking water in mostly rural parts of the Midwest could face the risk of contamination from floodwater, posing a health concern that could linger long after the flooding subsides. Maj...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    March 27, 2019

Kiowa's City Hall Building Project rehashed by council and bidders

Kiowa's City Hall was packed with citizens Monday evening for a special meeting. The main agenda item was further discussion on the proposed renovation project of the city hall building project. At the regular March meeting the two bids received...

 
 By Justin Goodno    Local    March 27, 2019

Tractor safety training course

The Hazardous Occupation Training, more commonly known as the tractor safety course, is being offered again this year for youth who intend to operate farm machinery. If you are 14-15 years old (or 13 turning 14 this summer) and plan on driving a...

 
 By Kat Lunn    Local    March 27, 2019

Woods County commissioners approve car show's use of courthouse lawn

The Woods County commissioners had their regularly scheduled meeting Monday after missing their March 18 meeting. The commissioners moved to approve the regular meeting minutes of March 11, 2019. Payroll, warrants, and claims were also approved. Use...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    March 27, 2019

My thoughts of Lynn after 28 years with the newspaper

What did Lynn Martin mean to me? His wife Marione wrote some informative and beautiful articles during his battle with cancer and his passing. The words that struck me the most were “His life mattered,” that she wrote in conclusion of her article...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 27, 2019

Newspapers will continue

People have been asking if we’ll continue to publish the Newsgram, the Alva Review-Courier and the Freedom Call without publisher Lynn Martin. The short answer is yes. For about six months, Lynn...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

Well, we are about halfway through this legislative session. I would like to take time this week to look at the funding picture that exists and the impact all the bills that have made it halfway to getting to the governor’s desk could have on our...

 

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