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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's Office log

Monday, May 22, 2017 1:39 a.m. Reporting party (RP) was having pain on her right side of her body. Paged medic. No transport. 10:07 a.m. Controlled burn at the Great Salt Plains Refuge. 12:49 p.m. Controlled burn 3 miles south of Carmen on County...

 

Barber County Sheriff's Log

May 22, 2017 Deputy Paasch investigated a theft on southwest Crazyhorse Road. Medicine Lodge ambulance transported patient from west Fowler to Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital. Undersheriff Brewer also responded. Deputy Paasch did a welfare check on...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 31, 2017

Two arrested for marijuana after traffic stop

A traffic stop for speeding resulted in the arrest of two brothers on marijuana possession. According to court records, on May 19 about 9:40 p.m. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Darrin Lancaster was sitting in his vehicle along U.S. Highway 64 about...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 31, 2017

Three arrested in Kiowa, meth and related paraphernalia found

Kiowa Police Chief Steve Johnson said that three people were arrested on drug-related charges at a residence at 214 S. Fourth in Kiowa, Kansas, Sunday evening. After executing a search warrant, the Kiowa Police Department (KPD) with assistance of...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 31, 2017

Auditor says `overall good year' for KDH

The Kiowa District Hospital Board held their annual meeting the evening of Thursday, May 25, at Kiowa's Community Building. The meeting was lightly attended by district patrons. Presenting the hospital/manor audit for 2016, auditor Matt Morris of...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 31, 2017

Fire destroys tractor, baler Monday near Alva

Plumes of dark smoke drifted over Alva Memorial Day afternoon. The Alva Fire Department was called to U.S. Highway 281 South and Greer Road at 2:23 p.m. for a tractor on fire. They arrived at 2:36...

 

DAVID GREGORY SMART

Memorial services for David Gregory Smart, 53, of Alva, are pending with Marshall Funeral Chapel....

 

GLENN ARLEN RICKE

Glenn Arlen Ricke, 78, of Medicine Lodge, Kansas, died Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas. He was born in Anthony, Kansas, on November 11, 1938, the son of Theodore H....

 

RAMONA OPAL (BAKER) HERREN

Ramona Opal (Baker) Herren was born on June 2, 1916, to Louisa (Whitworth) Baker and Ralph Baker in Enid, Oklahoma. She was born two months early at a time when premature babies had a very low chance...

 

RANDY BURKE EVANS

Randy Burke Evans, age 57, passed away on the morning of May 23 after a courageous five-month-long battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his mother, Ella Evans; his brothers Larry (Becky)...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    May 31, 2017

Lynn Says

Adapted from WikiHow Probably most of us have seen the KFOR "Pay it Forward" feature on OKC television. We have quite a few similar acts occurring frequently in Alva. I'm sure you've noticed in the...

 

Diesselhorst inks first recruiting class

ALVA, Okla. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State women's basketball team has announced the signing of eight players to head coach Tasha Diesselhorst's first ever recruiting class as a Ranger. Diesselhorst addressed the undersized issue she and her...

 

GOP leader says talks delaying debate on concealed guns bill

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas legislative leader says negotiations between the National Rifle Association and the University of Kansas Health System are delaying debate on a bill aimed at keeping concealed guns out of public hospitals. Senate...

 

3 Mile Island owner threatens to close ill-fated plant

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Cheap natural gas could do what the worst commercial nuclear power accident in U.S. history could not: put Three Mile Island out of business. Three Mile Island's owner, Exelon Corp., announced Tuesday that the plant that was...

 

West Virginia justice blasts ruling on gas royalties

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A justice on West Virginia's highest court has issued a blistering rebuke to the other four jurists who ruled that natural gas companies can deduct post-production costs from the royalties paid to landowners for mineral...

 

AP WAS THERE: Three Mile Island nuclear power plant accident

EDITOR'S NOTE: On March 28, 1979, the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant south of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, suffered a partial meltdown that instilled fear in hundreds of thousands of nearby residents and changed the way Americans viewed the...

 

Officials in Nevada see dry cheatgrass as a wildfire danger

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — A wet winter has produced a bumper crop of cheatgrass that fire officials in northern Nevada expect will dry out and become prime fuel for the smallest of sparks during a hot, dry wildfire season ahead. Battalion Chief...

 

BLM to hold Wyoming oil and gas lease sale in September

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management is offering 140 parcels totaling about 118,000 acres in Wyoming for its next oil and gas lease sale. The sale includes parcels located in Big Horn, Campbell, Converse, Crook, Fremont, Goshen,...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    May 31, 2017

Kansas lawmakers take new run at tax plan, debate schools

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators decided Tuesday to take another run at passing an income tax hike to fix the state budget while they also considered a plan for increasing spending on the state's public schools. House and Senate negotiators...

 
 By James Nord    Regional    May 31, 2017

'Pink slime' defamation trial set to start in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Jury selection starts Wednesday in a more than $1 billion defamation case over ABC news reports on a South Dakota meat producer's lean, finely textured beef product, which critics have dubbed "pink slime." The trial in...

 

Report: Quarter of Kansas wheat in poor, very poor condition

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The latest government update shows a quarter of the winter wheat crop in Kansas is in poor to very poor condition. The National Agricultural Statistics Service on Tuesday reported that 30 percent of the state's wheat is rated...

 

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