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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 Sheriff Logs

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 2:05 p.m. – Report of a possible controlled burn out of control on County Road 750 and Major Road. Wednesday, April 15, 2020 8:37 a.m. – Kiowa Police Department requested a deputy to assist with a parental custody issue...

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office logs

April 6, 2020 Barber County Sheriff’s office (BASO) responded to multiple reports of cattle out on River Road. BASO responded to an incident on US-281. BASO responded to a report of cattle out on Hackberry Road. Medicine Lodge Police Department...

 

GALE GENE BAILEY

Gale Gene Bailey, son of John K. Bailey and Helen I. Johnson, was born in Alva, Oklahoma, on November 5, 1937. He passed away at the Laurel Manor Long Term Care Facility on April 14, 2020, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the age of 82 years, 5...

 

Oklahoma State Parks Soundscapes album released on digital platforms

OKLAHOMA CITY — Whether it is water rushing through the Alabaster Caverns, tree frogs calling in the forests of Beavers Bend or birds singing at Greenleaf, each of the Oklahoma State Parks has distinctive, memorable sounds. On an Earth Day (April...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 22, 2020

Alfalfa County turns protocol in policy

Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall were present for their weekly Monday meeting. They did what they always do: signed off on the stacks of paperwork awaiting them. They approved the minutes...

 

Barber County plants community gardens

While everything is different this year, both Medicine Lodge, Kansas, and Kiowa, Kansas, are working to plant community gardens under a guide developed by Purdue University. This year the gardens will have additional rules on working and harvesting t...

 

Situation update: COVID-19

The Oklahoma State Department of Health report shows Oklahoma City leads the state in number of COVID-19 cases with 443, Tulsa has 275, Norman 187 and Bartlesville 164. In this area of northwest Oklahoma Enid has nine cases with one death and five... Full story

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 22, 2020

Jerry Holt retires after 58 years in education, 40 of those at South Barber

"It was lots of work and lots of satisfaction," Jerry Holt said of his 58-year teaching career. Forty of those years were at South Barber High School in Kiowa, Kansas. Earning his education degree at...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 22, 2020

Kiowa City Council extends the Stay-at-Home Order to coincide with Kansas Governor

At a special meeting Sunday evening Kiowa's City Council voted to extend the Stay-at-Home order until May 11, the date of the next regular council meeting. City Administrator Rusty Varnado said if...

 

Kiowas Covid Masquerade Parade

"We're in this Together" is the theme of this COVID-19 pandemic. Kiowa had a Parade this past Saturday using the Covid-19 theme. Everyone practiced social distancing while still getting away from the...

 

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will host virtual commencement ceremony on May 9

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will conduct a virtual commencement ceremony on May 9 via Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram and the university website, nwosu.edu. Because of the restrictions COVID-19 has placed on social...

 

Sen. Pederson to host series of blood drives for OBI

OKLAHOMA CITY – The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a shortage of blood supplies across the nation and in Oklahoma. To combat this shortage, State Sen. Roland Pederson, R-Burlington, has partnered with the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) to host...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 22, 2020

Seniors discuss how COVID-19 capsized the end of their senior year

“You know how grandparents have told kids they had to walk to school in the snow both ways? This will be the story we tell our kids and grandkids,” South Barber senior Takira Blick said. She was, of course, referring to the Class of 2020 who had...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 22, 2020

South Barber plans outdoor graduation in COVID-19 world

With some creativity, South Barber School USD#255 has overcome the dilemma of depriving their 2020 high school graduates of a graduation ceremony, despite restrictions with COVID-19. The SB Class of 2020 will have a Graduation Ceremony and Parade...

 

Distance learning underway with a heart in Waynoka

The Waynoka school board held its regular meeting Monday, April 13, in the usual Waynoka School Board room, but then board member Rick George moved that the meeting reconvene in the school's new library/media center in the main building. Present...

 

Voters should apply early for absentee ballots

Voters in Woods County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the June 30, 2020 Primary Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn said today. Although the county election board can accept applications for...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

It’s been a difficult month having to miss many of the normal gatherings that are part of our lives here in northwest Oklahoma, including church and chamber gatherings. I’m thankful, however, that we’ve seen fewer cases of COVID-19 than many...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 22, 2020

Did writing about mistakes jinx us?

Perhaps it wasn’t a good idea to write about mistakes in last week’s column. Tuesday evening as we prepared to print the Newsgram containing that column, a staff member discovered a very bad...

 

Senate Review: Billions of dollars depend on an accurate census

While our state and nation continue to focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important that we do not forget about the United States Census. I’ve returned my census form, and I hope...

 
 By Ronald Blum    Sports    April 22, 2020

AP source: A-Rod retains JP Morgan in bid for New York Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez, once again, wants to be like Derek Jeter. A-Rod and fiancee Jennifer Lopez have retained J.P. Morgan to represent them in raising capital for a possible bid for the New York Mets. The move was first reported by...

 
 By David Skretta    Sports    April 22, 2020

Chiefs strike gold with Mahomes after QB draft troubles

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — BEST FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICK: Patrick Mahomes. Good luck finding a more recent "best first-round pick" than the No. 10 overall choice in 2017. After a learning season behind Alex Smith, the QB from Texas Tech led the Chiefs...

 

3 takeaways from AP review of small-business loan program

Small businesses have, like much of the U.S. economy, been walloped by the coronavirus. In response, Congress created the Paycheck Protection Program to infuse small businesses — which typically have less access to quick cash and credit — with...

 

4 Kansas City men charged in deaths of 3 Oklahoma men

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Four Kansas City have been charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of three Oklahoma men during a violent weekend in Kansas City in July 2017. Jackson County prosecutors announced Tuesday that Rashidi Crosdale, 36, Ty...

 

Wichita officer will not face charges in fatal shooting

A Wichita police officer who fatally shot a man during an attempted arrest in January 2019 will not face charges, Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett said Tuesday. Bennett said the officer who shot Geoffrey Morris fired in self-defense...

 

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