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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 real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 823 page 789: Max Choate and Wanda Choate, husband and wife, grantors, convey unto Mike Jones and Shiella Jones, husband and wife, grantees: lot 8 of block 31 int the Original Town of Helena, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma....

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 2:43 p.m. Deputy had a traffic stop at Coal Road and County Road 550. 3:56 p.m. Cattle out on Latimer Road. 3:58 p.m. Vehicle accident with injury on State Highway 11 east of Burlington. Paged medic and Burlington Fire...

 

Barber County real estate

Book 143 page 256: Brandon T. Farney and Marianna L. Farney, husband and wife, grantors, convey unto John Richard Buckle and Rebecca Susan Buckle, husband and wife, grantees: lots 4, 5 and 6 in block 174 in the Town Company’s addition to the city...

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office log

April 2, 2018 Medicine Lodge ambulance transported patient from Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital to Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita. Deputy Woods investigated damage to property at the Christian Church in Kiowa. April 3, 2018 Medicine Lodge...

 
 By Brian Thomas    Local    April 11, 2018

Coffee with the Chief

Alva Police Chief Ben Orcutt held the first “Coffee with the Chief” this Tuesday morning at 7 a.m. in the City Council Chambers. This was the “first of many,” Chief Orcutt said. Every second Tuesday of the month the chief and Assistant Chief...

 

Kansas postal worker charged with embezzlement

Donya Swayden, 34, Medicine Lodge, Kansas, is charged with three counts of embezzlement from the U.S. Postal Service and three counts of making false entries in postal records. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in 2017 in Pratt County, Kansas....

 
 By Brian Thomas    Local    April 11, 2018

Alfalfa Commissioners to meet today to consider instituting burn ban

The Alfalfa County Board of Commissioners met Monday morning for their regular meeting. All commissioners were present, as well as Nancy Lambert, Shana Smallwood-Buchanan and Laneta Unruh. After the call to order, Lambert gave the invocation and the...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 11, 2018

Burlington student charged with assault, hazing

A Burlington High School student is charged with two misdemeanors alleging assault and battery and hazing of a minor student. Deacon Tate Burleson, 18, of Burlington was charged April 2 in Alfalfa...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    April 11, 2018

Lynn Says

(A portion of an article by Paula Span of the New York Times.) Sue Ellen King had circled her retirement date on the calendar: March 8, 2015. She had worked as a critical care nurse and nursing...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    April 11, 2018

Teacher pay raise will impact Alva district $820,000

Superintendent Steve Parkhurst told the Alva School Board Monday night that because the Alva district is "off the state formula," the general fund will have to supply $820,000 to fund the pay...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    April 11, 2018

Election filing dates for county officials

Two of the Woods County commissioners, John Smiley and David Hamil, said at the Monday county commissioner meeting they plan on running for re-election. Later, an inquiry to County Assessor Renetta Benson and County Treasurer David Manning revealed...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    April 11, 2018

Freedom Schools face $105,000 budget increase for pay

Superintendent James Miller told the Freedom Board of Education that the pay raises for teachers and support personnel will impact the general fund of the school district by about $105,000 next year. He said the district carryover will be $830,000...

 

Russell receives Oklahoma Book Award

Woods County author Dr. Sheldon Russell was given the Oklahoma Book Award for fiction at the Oklahoma Center for the Book award ceremony in Oklahoma City on April 7. The award is for his most recent novel, “The Bridge Troll Murders. This is Dr....

 

Cherokee School District concerned about $300,000 pay raise expense

Superintendent Donna Anderson discussed the teacher walkout and pay raise events of the past three weeks with the Cherokee Board of Education Monday night. “I've been asked when I think this walkout will be over, and I don't have the answer to...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

Thousands of teachers flooded the Capitol last week, filling our halls and our offices as they lobbied for more education funding. As hectic as it was, I really enjoyed the conversations I had with teachers both inside and outside of House District...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 11, 2018

Kiowa's 44th Pioneer Days to remember 125th Anniversary of Land Run of 1893

As a Kansas town bordering Oklahoma, Kiowa was one of the starting points of the Cherokee Strip Land Run of 1893. Like other border towns, Kiowa had days of celebrations for the centennial in 1993. It’s hard to fathom that another 25 years has...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 11, 2018

Schubert-Akin finished 2017 Boston Marathon despite fractures in both legs

Let's just say that my sister, Jennifer Schubert-Akin, is determined, pursues and achieves excellence in most all that she does. For example, she's a 1975 graduate of Burlington High School where she...

 

South Barber makes several personnel changes

Vice President Mark Pollock called the April meeting of the South Barber School Board to order in the absence of president of the board Steve Allen. Deb Helfrich was also absent. All other members attended including: Mike Miller, Melissa Simpson,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 11, 2018

Alva woman dies in backing accident

An Alva woman died Tuesday from injuries received when a stock trailer backed over her. Mamie Ellen Hada, 62, was taken to Share Medical Center by Alva EMS where she was pronounced dead from arm, leg, trunk internal and trunk external injuries. The...

 

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