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Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To July 11; Destanee Bolar July 12: Priscilla Dees July 13: Donnie Darr, Landry Clay Flock July 14: Rocky Hodgson, Chastin Ferguson July 15: Austin Ferguson July 16: Kyla Scates, Vera Ferguson July 17: Daniel Welty, Jenny Nixon, Megan...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To July 12: Mr. & Mrs. Jim Beagley July 22: Mr. & Mrs. Jerrod Reed July 25: Mr. & Mrs. Kent Bilyeu, Mr. & Mrs. Dustin Rankin, Mr. & Mrs. Corby Bradt July 26: Mr. & Mrs. Merle Nickelson July 27: Mr. & Mrs. Dwight Hughes July 28: Mr....

 

Rodeo Queen Kickoff is Saturday

The big Freedom rodeo is fast approaching. The 2019 Freedom Rodeo Queen Kickoff will be held Saturday, July 13, at the Town Park. Everybody is invited for the meal at 6 p.m. and the trophy auction at 7 p.m. The meal is provided but those attending...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    July 11, 2019

Supt. Miller to leave Freedom Schools on July 19

At Monday's noon board of education meeting, the Freedom school board and Superintendent James Miller agreed to revise his contract to expire on July 19. Miller's contract would have run until 2021, but the agreement included a lump sum payment of a... Full story

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, July 7, at the Freedom United Methodist Church, the order of services was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Invocation by Pastor Todd Call to Worship: Psalm 112 led by Debra Brown Opening Hymn: “Tell Me The Stories of Jesus” led by Debra...

 

Oklahoma men charged with hate crime in beating of black man

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — Two white men have been charged with a hate crime in the beating of a black man outside of a central Oklahoma music venue last month. Court records show Brandon Wayne Killian, 28, and Devan Nathaniel Johnson, 24, were charged...

 

Son faces murder complaints in parents' deaths in Oklahoma

STROUD, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says murder complaints have been filed against a 39-year-old man in the slayings of his parents in their central Oklahoma home. Authorities say two counts of first-degree murder were...

 

Oklahoma favored to win 5th straight Big 12 title

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma is the favorite to win another Big 12 football title, according to the conference's preseason media poll released Wednesday. The Sooners have won the league the last four years and 12 Big 12 championships overall....

 
 By Sean Murphy    Regional    July 11, 2019

Oklahoma governor, tribes clash over casino gaming revenue

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Leaders with Oklahoma's powerful Native American tribes are voicing frustration with the state's Republican governor after they say he caught them off guard with plans to force renegotiations for a bigger piece of the billions...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    July 11, 2019

Kansas Supreme Court justice targeted by right to retire

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas Supreme Court justice whose votes for abortion rights and against the death penalty made him a political target plans to retire in three months, allowing Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly to name a replacement before the Repu...

 

Drivers get surprise windfall from broken toll machine

MULVANE, Kan. (AP) — Some drivers got a surprise windfall when a malfunctioning toll machine spat out coins instead of accepting money near a Kansas casino. The Wichita Eagle reports that Kansas Turnpike Authority spokeswoman Rachel Bell says the...

 

Woman charged with dragging deputy while fleeing stop

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A woman has been charged with dragging a Kansas sheriff's deputy while fleeing after being stopped. KFDI reports that 45-year-old Melissa Heinzman was arrested Tuesday night. She is charged with aggravated battery of a law...

 

Man killed in hit-and-run crash on Kansas highway

NORTON, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been killed in a hit-and-run crash on a Kansas highway. The Kansas Highway Patrol says 22-year-old Tyler Kuhn, of Norton, was struck Tuesday night while walking across U.S. 36 in Norton County. He was...

 

Woman who shot gun over 'ridiculous' DMV wait is charged

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 34-year-old Missouri woman is charged with first-degree making a terrorist threat and unlawful use of a weapon after firing a gun outside a Department of Motor Vehicles office, apparently because she was upset about the...

 

Kansas AG gives governor until Friday to drop welfare plan

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas's top prosecutor is threatening to go to court if Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly doesn't drop a policy that allows some adults without children to receive welfare even if they don't meet work requirements. Republican...

 

Former US Rep. Huelskamp resigns as leader of think tank

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Former western Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp has resigned as the leader of an Illinois-based group that dismisses climate change and promotes free-market policies. The Heartland Institute announced Huelskamp's departure...

 

The handshake: Mr. K-State still going strong at 89

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Everyone should shake hands with Ernie Barrett once in their life. Seriously. If you haven't met him before, you're missing out. The 89-year old former Kansas State basketball player, athletic director and fundraiser who...

 
 By ANDY MARSO    Regional    July 11, 2019

Kansas patients can now win big in doctor malpractices suits

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Brenda Lundeen went in for routine surgery to relieve heavy periods. What the Overland Park mom and grade school teacher got was a nightmare, as a medical mistake caused 194-degree water to pour through a hole in her...

 

Wichita State lands $33M contract for Army missile program

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita State University's aviation research program has landed a $33 million contract for the Army's high-speed missile program. The Wichita Eagle reports that the three-year contract calls for the National Institute for...

 
 By Eric Wiley    Regional    July 11, 2019

Salina doctor delivers his 10,000th baby

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Walking into a hospital at three in the morning, getting off an elevator and knowing that a patient is ready to deliver her baby will never get old to Dr. Merle J. "Boo" Hodges. "It's just you, the patient and their child. You...

 

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