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Alfalfa County court filings

Small Claim Filing Ronald Schmidt, Helena, vs. Oklahoma Tax Commission, Oklahoma City: lost title. ($68) Wildlife Filings Cooper Redding, Helena, has been cited for hunting with aid of a motor vehicle ($489) Cooper Redding, Helena, has been cited...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office log

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 None Wednesday, April 22, 2020 4:26 p.m. – Welfare check needed in Jet. Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:20 p.m. – Caller advised of some juveniles going in and out of an abandoned house in Goltry. Deputy went to check it out....

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office logs

April 13, 2020 Medicine Lodge Police Department (MLPD) investigated suspicious vehicle on North Walnut. Kiowa Police Department (KWPD) did VIN check at Bryan’s Chevrolet. Barber County Sheriff's Office (BASO) investigated criminal damage to...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 29, 2020

Alfalfa County to go out on six-month bids

For the first time in quite a while, the Alfalfa County commissioners didn't have much paperwork to sign during their Monday meeting. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall signed a few maintenance and operation payment warrants, along with...

 

Food support in Barber County

Prior to COVID-19, the Mobile Food Pantry, a truck that used to deliver fresh produce, dairy products and other food and grocery products directly to distribution sites where people need food, has been active in Barber County, Kansas, and is...

 

Freedom school board, administration grapple with end-of-year plans

At the Freedom Board of Education's regular meeting April 13, the board and Superintendent Bryant Weber talked about end-of-year activities and graduation. Weber said the plans are to post the senior PowerPoint, pictures, and the recorded...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 29, 2020

Woods County commissioners sign disaster assistance agreement

The Woods County commissioners met Monday morning and took care of several items. One of those was approving the disaster assistance agreement for major disasters between the State of Oklahoma and Woods County. Emergency Manager Ethan Feidler...

 

Galen Gwynn Hughbanks

Galen Gwynn Hughbanks, age 88 of Anthony, Kansas, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2020. He was born on November 19, 1931, the third child of James Frank and Vivian Esther (Hunt) Hughbanks of rural...

 

Nelda Jean Schupbach Ott

Nelda Jean Schupbach Ott was born February 12, 1924, the daughter of Sam and Rose (Frieden) Schupbach and slipped into the loving arms of her Savior April 24, 2020. For the health and safety of...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments: The key to a smart reopening: personal responsibility

I know the governor announced a three-phase plan last week to reopen Oklahoma churches and businesses, and sports and entertainment venues. We need to get our economy restarted but also be smart in doing so. I think the most important part of making...

 

Senate Review: Three-phase opening begins

The governor released a three-phase plan on Wednesday to reopen the state, which will have an immediate impact on businesses across District 19. The plan is based on the scientific modeling from...

 

Broncos, Raiders, Chargers add speed to try to catch Chiefs

With their blazing speed on offense, the Kansas City Chiefs ran away from their AFC West brethren en route to their first Super Bowl title in half a century. So, explosiveness was a common theme on the draft boards of rival general managers John...

 

Continental Resources Changes its Annual Shareholders Meeting to a Virtual Format

OKLAHOMA CITY, April 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CLR) ("Continental" or the "Company") today announced that, due to the public health and safety concerns related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and recommendatio...

 

Ex-principal sentenced to jail for not reporting child abuse

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former Omaha Public Schools principal who failed to immediately report to authorities inappropriate behavior by a teacher was sentenced Monday to two weeks in jail. Douglas County District Judge Thomas Otepka also imposed a...

 

Kids have a right to a basic education, according to a new legal milestone

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Kristine Bowman, Michigan State University (THE CONVERSATION) A federal appeals court has found that children have a constitutional...

 

Kansas reports 4 more coronavirus death, 163 new cases

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas recorded four more coronavirus deaths Tuesday as Gov. Laura Kelly prepares to make an announcement on how to lift the state's stay-at-home order. The latest deaths brought the total to 124. State health officials also...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    April 29, 2020

Inmate freed from Oklahoma prison tests positive for virus

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is testing inmates for the coronavirus at least a week before releasing them after a man was released then his test result came back positive hours later. Department spokesman Justin Wolf...

 

Central Kansas town mayor says tornado sirens unreliable

NICKERSON, Kan. (AP) — In the heart of Kansas and tornado country, officials in the town of Nickerson say they're faced with the danger of an unreliable tornado siren system. The sirens didn't sound when the town last had a tornado threat last year...

 

Hurricane-force winds, hail likely in Southern Plains states

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Massive hail, hurricane-force winds and a few tornadoes were possible Tuesday in parts of the Southern Plains, forecasters said. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, said widespread severe thunderstorms were...

 

Democrat voter turnout up after switch to mail-in primary

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Turnout is on the upswing since the Democratic party in Kansas switched from a presidential caucus to an all-mail primary. With several days of voting left to go, the party already had processed 138,430 ballots as of Monday...

 

Trump to sign order keeping meat processing plants open

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday meant to stave off a shortage of chicken, pork and other meat on American supermarket shelves because of the coronavirus. The order will use the Defense Production Act...

 

2020 GOP convention host city accepts grant amid virus fears

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina city slated to host the Republican National Convention voted Monday to accept a federal grant for security-related costs, despite concerns the event may not proceed as planned amid the coronavirus...

 

Oprah to headline Facebook, Instagram graduation event

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah will be the commencement speaker and Awkwafina, Jennifer Garner, Lil Nas X and Simone Biles will offer words of wisdom to the Class of 2020 in a multi-hour graduation streaming event on Facebook and Instagram on May 15. The...

 

Prince Harry records message for Thomas the Tank Engine

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry has recorded a special message to celebrate the 75th anniversary of children's favorite Thomas the Tank Engine. The Duke of Sussex introduces a new program called "Thomas and Friends: The Royal Engine," which has a...

 

Belgians urged to double down on fries, do national duty

BRUSSELS (AP) — In a country that claims to be the real birthplace of the finger food that Americans have the temerity to call french fries, rescuing the potato industry might easily be a matter of Belgian national pride. So while a coronavirus...

 

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