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Biden to visit Tulsa for 100th anniversary of race massacre

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — President Joe Biden will visit Tulsa next week to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1921 massacre that claimed up to hundreds of lives in the city. The White House said Tuesday that Biden will visit Tulsa on June 1. His...

 

Oklahoma City police pursuit ends in crash, woman killed

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A woman died after the car she was driving was struck by a stolen pickup truck being pursed by Oklahoma City police. The truck, reported stolen Monday, was tracked by the owner using his telephone, relaying its location to...

 

Carolina Tiger Rescue takes in big cats from Tiger King Park

PITTSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina big cat sanctuary will temporarily care for four animals seized from the private zoo in Oklahoma featured in Netflix's "Tiger King." Carolina Tiger Rescue said in a statement Tuesday that it worked with the...

 

100 years after Tulsa Race Massacre, the damage remains

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — On a recent Sunday, Ernestine Alpha Gibbs returned to Vernon African Methodist Episcopal Church. Not her body. She had left this Earth 18 years ago, at age 100. But on this day, three generations of her family brought...

 

100 years after the Tulsa Race Massacre, lessons from my grandfather

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) When Viola Fletcher, 107, appeared before Congress in May 2021, she called for the nation to officially acknowledge... Full story

 

Kansas City board considers legal action on police funding

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The state-controlled board that oversees Kansas City's police department has voted to initiate legal action over city leaders' decision to change how some of the department's budget gets spent. The Kansas City Board of...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    May 26, 2021

Deputy: Student says Kansas lawmaker kicked him in testicles

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A high school student told a sheriff's deputy that a Kansas House member kicked him in the testicles while the lawmaker was working as a substitute teacher in his hometown last month, according to the deputy's written...

 

Brothers' death sentences for Wichita murders reviewed again

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two brothers who were sentenced to die in 2002 for four killings known as "the Wichita massacre" are back before the Kansas Supreme Court seeking to have their sentences commuted to life in prison. The court heard arguments...

 

Board fight at Exxon intensifies spotlight on climate change

NEW YORK (AP) — ExxonMobil is facing a major challenge from a group of investors in one of the biggest fights a corporate boardroom has endured over its stance on climate change, an issue of rising urgency for many shareholders. The investor group...

 

Floyd family meets Biden as Congress weighs police bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The anniversary of George Floyd's death was supposed to be a milestone moment, a time to mark passage of legislation to "root out systemic racism" in the criminal justice system, in the words of President Joe Biden. Instead,...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 During this day there were three traffic stops. 7:30 a.m. – Report of two stray dogs at 6th Street and Grand. 7:37 a.m. – Caller advised of harassment and wanted an officer. 7:45 a.m. – Welfare check needed on a male...

 

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 divorce filings

Divorce Filings Sheryl Lynn Padlo Gahr, Carmen vs. Leonard Edward Gahr, Carmen: divorce ($272.14)....

 

Alfalfa County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 870 page 608: Ronald Alan Severin, a single person, unto Brian Jay Severin and Cindy Sue Severin. The north half of the east half of the southeast quarter of section 2, township 23 north, range 9, WIM, Alfalfa County,...

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 146 page 146: Michael Cannella and Brianna Cannella, husband and wife, unto John Lyle Coleman. Lot 34, except the east 10 feet, and all of lot 33, in “Block D”, in Hammond’s Addition to the City of Medicine Lodge. War...

 

Barber County court records

Civil Filings Crowdis Water Well Service LLC vs. Gerald Stricker: debt collection. Limited Filings Kiowa District Hospital vs. Cheryl L. Czerniak: debt collection. Kiowa District Hospital vs. Joshua D. Keller: debt collection. Kiowa District...

 

Barber County divorce filings

Domestic Filings Kathryn Gutierrez vs. Saul Gutierrez: marriage dissolution/divorce....

 

Voter registration deadline approaches

June 18 is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the July 13 Special Election for the Town of Helena OG&E 25-year franchise, Alfalfa County Election Board Secretary Kelly Stein said today. Stein said that...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    May 26, 2021

Alfalfa County assessor talks Skeleton Creek money

The Alfalfa County commissioners heard an update on the Skeleton Creek valuation from the county assessor at their weekly meeting Monday. Skeleton Creek is the wind energy project located in Major, Alfalfa, and Garfield Counties that combines wind...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 26, 2021

Woods County settles BCE-Mach tax protest

Woods County Assessor Renetta Benson had good news and bad news for the county Tax Roll Corrections Board Monday, May 24. The special meeting was called to finalize tax settlements that have been...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 26, 2021

Woods County commissioners purchase land from Farmers Co-op

The routine of Monday morning meetings at the courthouse was interrupted May 24 when someone fell just down the hallway from the Woods County Commissioners’ office. The Tax Roll Corrections Board me...

 

Senate Review

We’re officially winding down the 2021 legislative session, and with it, we’ve concluded work on the final versions of some very important policy bills that have been in progress throughout the last few months. One of these is Senate Bill 131, wh...

 
 By Rep. Carl Newton    Local    May 26, 2021

Carl's Capitol Comments

I gave some details of the state budget in my column last week. This week, I’ll give some additional information of the $8.8 billion the Legislature will appropriate for Fiscal Year 2022, which starts in July. During the pandemic we set aside...

 
 By Mike Miller    Local    May 26, 2021

A Memorial Day message

(Memorial Day address presented by the author in Barber County, Kansas) We need to remember so history does not repeat itself. Understanding what veterans experienced is very difficult. Sharing compassion, respect and honor is our way of showing our...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 26, 2021

Maybe it's time for a new cellphone

I have a perfectly good cellphone, but the company announced they’re going to stop providing updates after four years. Other vendors limit updates to three years so I suppose I should feel...

 

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