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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 logs

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 8:02 a.m. – Caller reported a vehicle that had been in the parking lot for a few days; wanted to speak to an officer. 3:44 p.m. – Report of stolen property. 6:11 p.m. – Caller reported a male wasn’t feeding his cats or...

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office logs

May 18, 2020 Barber County Sheriff’s office (BASO) responded to a request to speak to an officer on Reutlinger Road. BASO responded to a vehicle fire on US-281. BASO responded to cattle out on Gyp Hill Road. Medicine Lodge Police Department (MLPD)...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 3, 2020

Alva Schools to continue with art building remodel

Art instructor Greg McClure spoke to the Alva Board of Education during their meeting Monday. Plans for the remodeling of the art building were projected on a screen, and McClure described how the...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 3, 2020

Barber County Candidate Filings for Fall Election

June 1 was the filing deadline for the 2020 election. The Primary Election is August 4 and the General Election is November 3. Barber County Election Deputy Amy Sill provided the following list of candidates who filed by this Monday, June 1 for...

 

Widow of Myers killed with bean bag round awarded $3.5 million

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – Kansas officials will pay $3.5 million to the family of a man who was killed in 2017 with a homemade beanbag round fired by a Barber County undersheriff at close range. "This...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    June 3, 2020

Cherokee School Board awards $760,000 building bonds to First Banker's

The Cherokee Public Schools Board of Education held a special meeting Thursday, May 28, to take the next step in the building bonds issuance process, and to discuss Middle School and High School Principal Jeremy Hickman's contract. Present were...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 3, 2020

`Best audit' for KDH; board members Walz-Allen and Simpson retain seats at annual meeting

In this world that still adheres to COVID-19 restrictions (though they're getting less stringent), the Kiowa District Hospital held their annual meeting in the lobby of the KDH Rural Health Clinic Tuesday, May 26. Board members and others...

 

New South Barber FFA officer team elected and members receive Kansas State FFA Degree

The newly elected team was announced a couple of weeks ago during the virtual chapter banquet/awards presentation. South Barber FFA seniors Takira Blick, Kutter Jewell and junior Allie Hoch were...

 

The byproducts have got the beef

The beef industry provides us with more than just the food we eat every day. Most of the items we enjoy incorporate a beef byproduct. To understand the impact the beef industry has on us, we must...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    June 3, 2020

Waynoka School Board sets Kristin Harris hearing for July 14

The Waynoka school board met Friday, May 29, for a special meeting to vote on two related agenda items. • Discussion and vote to set a date, time and place for a hearing, upon receipt of the recommendation for the non-renewal or dismissal of...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 3, 2020

Woods County Courthouse doors to remain locked

Access to the Woods County Courthouse in Alva is still limited. Monday morning the Woods County Commissioners agreed they would make no changes to their policy. They also agreed that each county officer could make their own rules regarding access to...

 

DANNY GENE LOHMANN

For the health and safety of the family and friends, a celebration of life service for Danny Lohmann will be conducted at a later date. There will be a private family graveside service for the family...

 

JO MELISSA McDERMOTT

Jo Melissa McDermott, daughter of B.D. and Arleen Thorne, was born July 18, 1960, in Primghar, Iowa, and WALKED home to Jesus on April 21, 2020. The family moved to Bentonville, Arkansas, in 1964,...

 

KIRK JAY HUNGERFORD

Kirk Jay Hungerford was born in Enid, Oklahoma, on April 26, 1959, to parents Ken and Marilyn Hungerford of Helena, Oklahoma. Kirk became the youngest of five boys, who included his older brothers Kim, Kip, Craig and Chris. Kirk was later blessed...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments 167 laws passed

The second session of the 57th Oklahoma Legislature is a wrap. With the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down the Capitol and much of the state for about a month and a half, we ended up passing considerably fewer bills than during a normal session. We...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 3, 2020

No purpose and no meaning behind destruction

When I’ve talked with local people about the demonstrations in the Oklahoma metro areas, everyone seems to feel the same way. We respect the peaceful demonstrators and the reasons behind their...

 

Senate Review: Health care, education bills passed at end of legislature's second session

As of May 29, we have officially concluded the Second Session of the 57th Legislature. This session was historic – after the COVID-19 pandemic quickly spread across the state, we were flexible and...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    June 3, 2020

It's back to business as usual in Alfalfa County as facilities reopen

It was a big day Monday at the Alfalfa County courthouse, as commissioners decided to unlock the doors to the public after being closed since March. (This includes the fairgrounds in Cherokee.) Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall chose to go...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 3, 2020

Bradshaw returns to Burlington as surprise graduation speaker

It ended up being a beautiful evening for an outdoor graduation with Burlington High School's six seniors walking across the stage – especially since they weren't sure this spring if they could...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 3, 2020

Burlington reemploys staff and approves school calendar for 2020-21 school year

Burlington School Board President Terry Graham called the May meeting to order with the following members present: Robert Hill, April Kisling and Aaron Smith. T. J. Rockenbach was absent. Superintendent Dr. Stacey Croft was also present as was...

 
 By David Skretta    Sports    June 3, 2020

Will open seats be familiar sight in sports as virus fades?

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Empty seats have been the norm the past few years at the University of Kansas, where a succession of football coaches has failed to turn around the flailing fortunes of the Jayhawks. Now, all those open seats — and short...

 

PCI EIM Enterprise Cloud Platform Selected by Avista Corporation to Join CAISO's Western Energy Imbalance Market (WEIM)

NORMAN, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 2, 2020-- PCI is pleased to announce that Avista Corporation (Avista) will deploy the PCI EIM Enterprise Platform to facilitate its participation in the Western Energy Imbalance Market (WEIM). Avista previously...

 

Kansas no longer shields people from evictions, foreclosures

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly is no longer shielding renters and homeowners who are financially strapped because of the coronavirus pandemic from being evicted or having lenders foreclose on their mortgages. Kelly allowed an...

 

Family of Bartlesville man shot by police files lawsuit

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The family of a man shot and killed by a Bartlesville police officer in 2019 filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city and two of its officers. The estate of Thomas Gay filed the suit Monday in federal court in Tulsa,...

 

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