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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, June 22, 2021 12:21 a.m. – Alarm company advised of an alarm going off in Goltry. 7:51 a.m. – Report of a reckless driver on OK-8. 8:40 a.m. – Report of three dogs running loose in Aline. Advised they had killed a cat and were being...

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office log

June 14, 2021 Barber County Sheriff's Office (BASO) performed VIN inspection. BASO responded to request to speak to officer at Horizons. Kiowa (Kansas) Police Department (KWPD) performed VIN inspection. Medicine Lodge (Kansas) Police Department...

 
 By Meagan Henry    Local    June 30, 2021

Hardtner residents rally to carry on some 4th of July traditions

The Hardtner community would like to extend an invitation for families to join us for many of the traditional 4th of July festivities we've all enjoyed and cherished over the years. Many local volunteers have rallied together to keep these...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    June 30, 2021

Alfalfa County commissioners hire local pest control company

Monday's Alfalfa County commissioner meeting was brief. Marvin Woodall, Jay Hague and Mike Roach didn't have a long agenda and started with signing the usual documents. They approved payroll warrants,...

 

Annual 5th of July celebration in Carmen

The annual Carmen 5th of July celebration will be held on Monday July 5th at the Carmen Park. The Carmen Park offers lots of room for families to social distance and have a great night of entertainment. Entrance is by donation. The bloodmobile will...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 30, 2021

'Dalton just loved life!'

Dalton Black may have had muscular dystrophy (MD) since he was a little boy, diagnosed at age 6, but people saw his winning smile and personality before they realized his disability. He succumbed to...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    June 30, 2021

Freedom School Board calls special election for Sept. 14

The Freedom school board held a special meeting Monday morning, June 21. Members present were Phillip Kirkpatrick, Russell Reed, and Robert Babcock. Others present were Freida Burgess and Superintendent Bryant Weber. The board approved calling and...

 

Murray-Cunningham announce engagement

Robert and Jan Murray would like to announce the marriage of their daughter, Ashley Murray, to Drew Cunningham, son of Rick and Janet Cunningham. The couple will unite in marriage on September 25,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 30, 2021

Three charged in conspiracy to bring contraband into JCCC

Three individuals are charged with felonies involving a conspiracy to take contraband drugs and cellphones into James Crabtree Correctional Center (JCCC) in Helena. Court records show on Feb. 26,...

 

South Barber FFA member Porsha Binning earns Kansas State FFA Degree

Porsha Binning of the South Barber FFA Chapter was recently awarded the State FFA Degree during the June 2-4 virtual 93rd Kansas FFA Convention. The state degree is the highest honor the Kansas FFA...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 30, 2021

South Barber School Board anticipates reduced mill levy

“Lower property tax is a good thing,” South Barber Superintendent Dr. Mylo Miller said about the anticipated “at least two mill decrease” as he works on the 2021-2022 Tax Budget for USD 255. Dr. Miller and the board discussed the possible red...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 30, 2021

Senior citizens ask Woods County commissioners to replace roof

The Woods County Senior Citizens’ Building in Alva needs a new roof. Monty Lohmann from the senior citizens’ board told the Woods County commissioners Monday that every time someone goes onto the...

 

KIERSTEN KUBICEK

There will be a visitation and a Celebration of Life for Kiersten Kubicek Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Visitation will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Marshall Funeral Home and the Celebration of...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 30, 2021

Return to normalcy (or normality)

First, let me clarify journalism categories a bit as some readers may be confused. This column is a “personal column” in journalism lingo. It falls in the category of op-ed (opinion-editorial)....

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 30, 2021

KDH gets significant lower interest rate on new hospital loan

It was a full agenda for the Kiowa District Hospital Board at their June 22 meeting. President Pat Myers called the meeting to order with all members present including: Jeff Miller, Jim Parker, Chantae Simpson and Marcia Cantrell. CEO/CFO Janell...

 

Term-limited Oklahoma lawmaker to run for state treasurer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A term-limited Republican state House member from Cordell said Tuesday he plans to run for Oklahoma state treasurer. Rep. Todd Russ, 60, is a longtime banker who is finishing his sixth term in the House, where he represents...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    June 30, 2021

Kansas audit says COVID top cause of death; GOP suspicious

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — COVID-19 was the leading cause of death in Kansas during the last four months of 2020, a legislative audit said Tuesday, prompting Republican lawmakers to call for more investigation of the numbers based on unsubstantiated...

 

Governor: Kansas will keep providing extra COVID food aid

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly and her top welfare official moved Tuesday to keep thousands of families from losing extra food aid because Kansas is no longer under a state of emergency for the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement that...

 

Clemency is rare Kansas; advocates hope for change

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas trails most states in how frequently clemency is applied for and granted, but advocates are hoping that will change under Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the eight she issued last week...

 

Airline adds nonstop service from Wichita to Florida

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Allegiant Airlines is adding a new nonstop route from Wichita to Florida. KSNW reports that the airline announced Tuesday that flights from Eisenhower National Airport to St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport will...

 

Man ticketed in suburban Chicago dog park for tree treatment

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A man who said he sprayed trees in a suburban Chicago park to protect them after an anxious dog chewed off the bark has been ticketed by authorities. Asher Thomas is accused of "altering flora" in a Naperville dog park. The...

 

Facebook message leads to warrant in years-old rape claim

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — While she pleaded for prosecutors to take up her college rape complaint, Shannon Keeler studied in Spain, won a national championship in lacrosse, earned a bachelor's degree and fell in love. All the while, she gathered evidence...

 

GOP donor funds South Dakota National Guard troops in Texas

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said Tuesday she will use a donation from a Republican donor to fund a deployment of up to 50 South Dakota National Guard troops to the U.S. border with Mexico. Noem joined a growing list of...

 

Supreme Court leaves CDC eviction moratorium in place

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving a pandemic-inspired nationwide ban on evictions in place, over the votes of four objecting conservative justices. The court on Tuesday rejected a plea by landlords to end the Centers for Disease...

 

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