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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...

 

Marriage Filings

James Ray Reneau III, Cherokee, and April May Green, Wellington, Kansas: marriage license ($50)....

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:48 p.m. – Caller advised her employee was bitten by a dog. 4:09 p.m. – Caller advised of a pit bull running loose. Caller caught the dog and took him to the vet. 9:05 p.m. – Report of a black Dodge pickup being driven...

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office logs

April 27, 2020 Barber County Sheriff’s Office (BASO) investigated an accident on US-281 and College Hill. Medicine Lodge Police Department (MLPD) responded to a dog call on Main Street. Kiowa Police Department (KWPD) did a welfare check on North...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    May 13, 2020

Alfalfa County to hold special COVID-19 meeting this Friday

There wasn't much doing at the Alfalfa County commissioner meeting this week. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall spent the majority of their time giving signatures to the usual orders of...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    May 13, 2020

$600,000 carryover predicted for Freedom Schools

At the Freedom Public Schools regular meeting of the board of education, Superintendent Bryant Weber told the board he expects a $600,000 carryover into the next school year. He also talked about graduation plans. Vice President Phillip Kirkpatrick...

 

Hills celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Rodger Hill will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, May 24. Rodger Hill and Jan Schwerdtfeger were married at the Capron United Methodist Church, Capron, Oklahoma, on...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 13, 2020

Kiowa District Hospital receives federal stimulus money and funds from KHA during COVID-19

The regular monthly meeting of the Kiowa District Hospital Board of Directors was held April 28 with members in their homes via Zoom online meeting software. All members were present as President Pat Myers called the meeting to order including: Jeff...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    May 13, 2020

Waynoka School Board hears plans for wrapping up school year

As Waynoka Public Schools began wrapping up the school year, beloved coach Brett Pitts and wife Laura, who taught kindergarten, have resigned for family reasons. “We're losing a very good asset,” said Waynoka Junior High/High School Principal...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 13, 2020

Woods County signs contract with Harper County for E911 services

The Woods County commissioners approved a contract for E911 services with Harper County during their meeting Monday morning. The new contract may require some budget adjustments, but Commissioner Randy McMurphy said that will be handled on the next...

 

Bobby Lee Huff

Bobby Lee Huff, 90, passed away on May 2, 2020. Bobby was born in Cherokee, Oklahoma. He was a photographer and attended OMA....

 

Gary Leroy Winchell

Gary Leroy Winchell was born October 15, 1938 to Charles and Clovis Winchell in Wellington, Kansas, and passed from this life on May 7, 2020. He has one older brother, Paul Winchell. Gary had a happy...

 

Joanne Alice Price

Memorial graveside services for Joanne Alice Price will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17, 2020, at the Forgan Cemetery in Forgan, Oklahoma. Cremation was under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of...

 

Senate Review: Senate and House agree on creative 2021 budget

After a series of unprecedented events over the last few months, the Senate and House have agreed to a Fiscal Year 2021 budget that protects core services to the fullest extent possible amid the...

 
 By Doug Ferguson    Sports    May 13, 2020

TV special on 'Tiger Slam' to air after Woods' charity match

Golf Channel was going to wait until a few hours after the Masters was over to show the latest project from its Golf Films unit called "Tiger Slam." But it wasn't going to wait until November. The timing turned out to be even better. The one-hour...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 13, 2020

Hey government, please stop trying to run our lives

The people of America DO NOT NEED ANOTHER STIMULUS PACKAGE! Americans need to go back to work and get our economy thriving again as President Trump had it before the nasty COVID-19 pandemic that originated in China. By staying at or very close to...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 13, 2020

100s line up as some Oklahoma casinos reopen despite virus

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Hundreds of people stood in line Tuesday waiting to enter a casino in central Oklahoma that has been allowed to reopen with social distancing restrictions and sanitation safeguards in place to protect against a resurgence of th...

 

Suspect arrested in Wichita woman's homicide

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 27-year-old Wichita man is facing a possible charge of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a woman over the weekend. Isaac Pankratz was arrested Sunday during investigation into the death of Sarah Phillips, 36, at a...

 
 By Judith Ridner    Regional    May 13, 2020

The dirty history of soap

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Judith Ridner, Mississippi State University (THE CONVERSATION) "Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds."...

 

Wife: Prison guard who survived leukemia dies of COVID-19

LANSING, Kan. (AP) — A coronavirus outbreak that has sickened hundreds of people at the largest prison in Kansas has claimed the life of an employee — the first staff member at the facility to be killed by the virus, the state Corrections...

 

Tulsa's Southern Hills to host 2030 PGA Championship

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will host the 2030 PGA Championship. The PGA of America made the announcement Tuesday in a news release. Southern Hills was originally awarded a record fifth PGA Championship in...

 
 By Lee McIntyre    Regional    May 13, 2020

Everyday ethics: Is it OK to feed stray cats during the coronavirus crisis?

Lee McIntyre Boston University (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Lee McIntyre, Boston University (THE CONVERSATION) A lot of people are facing ethical decisions about...

 

Court throws out lawsuit on inmate safety at Kansas prisons

Belle Plaine, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas court has thrown out a lawsuit filed by a civil rights rights group seeking the immediate release of prisoners who have preexisting medical conditions that make them vulnerable to the new coronavirus. Leavenworth...

 

Late slump on Wall Street leaves stock market broadly lower

An afternoon slump on Wall Street gained momentum in the last hour of trading, leaving stocks broadly lower and erasing some of the market's gains from last week. The S&P 500 lost 2.1% Tuesday. The weakness came as investors debate whether the...

 

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Thousands of new coronavirus infections are being reported daily, many of them job-related, even as President Donald Trump urges people to return to work. There are plenty of new infections outside the workplace, including in nursing homes, and among...

 

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