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Alfalfa County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 814, Page 476: Between Douglas Lee McMurtrey and Dawn Michelle McMurtrey; and Tyler Rice and Megan Rice. A tract of land located in the NW/4 of S6-T26N-R11W. Quitclaim Deed. Book 814, Page 492: Renn F. Ferrell, Trustee of...

 

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, July 4, 2017 6:05 a.m. Reporting party (RP) advised a calf was out north of town by the four-way. Left message with possible owner. 2:39 p.m. Woods County advised of a controlled burn on County Road 500 and Ellis. 8:15 p.m. RP called and...

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office log

July 3, 2017 Kiowa ambulance transported patient from Kiowa Hospital to St. Francis in Wichita. Medicine Lodge Rural Fire Department responded to a grass fore on Gerlane Road. Undersheriff Brewer and Deputy Suchy also responded. Kiowa Fire...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    July 12, 2017

Mayor Parker talks of one mowing agency for Alva

The Alva Regional Airport Authority met Monday night at the airport terminal. One of the agenda items permitted board members to bring up any questions or ideas. Board member Kelly Parker, (also Alva's mayor) suggested an idea of creating a new city...

 

Allen-Yandell announce engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Dwaine Allen of Byron, Oklahoma, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Allen, to Codey Yandell, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Yandell of Fairfax, Oklahoma. They have chosen July...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    July 12, 2017

The Alva Arena Authority continues

The Alva Arena Authority met at noon on July 11 at the Graceful Arts annex. Of the hour-and-ten-minute meeting, only about three minutes was in open session, with the remainder in executive session. The open session treasurer's report by Todd Holder...

 

Cherokee school board adds student handbook policies

The Cherokee Board of Education met for its regular meeting on the night of July 10 to discuss the upcoming bond election, new semester testing policies, and changes to the student handbook, among other items. Board members in attendence were Amber...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 12, 2017

Anthony teen dies in single-vehicle crash

Although an official report was not yet available Tuesday from the Harper County, Kansas, Sheriff's Office, a spokesman from there confirmed that Anthony teen Tanner Asper died in a single-vehicle accident late Sunday night. The KAKE news channel in...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 12, 2017

Allen appointed to KDH board, new doctor expected, software approved

The Kiowa District Hospital (KDH) board of directors covered a wide variety of business at their June 29 meeting, from gaining a new board member to discussion that a new doctor awaits getting his Kansas license. Following executive session, the...

 

Lee-Cunningham announce engagement

Rick and Janet Cunningham of Alva are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Tanner, to Erin Lee, daughter of Tony and Kimber Lee of Hugo, Oklahoma. Tanner's grandparents are Vera Straw of...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 12, 2017

Cherokee man charged with making threats

A Cherokee man is facing eight misdemeanor charges in Alfalfa County after several people reported he was making threats to kill them. In three separate filings, James Craig “Chopper” Patterson, 45, of Cherokee has been charged with three counts...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 12, 2017

South Barber School Board reorganizes for new school year

At the South Barber Board of Education meeting Monday night, the board members took care of all the required reorganizational items for the 2017-18 school year. The board left all their offices and appointments the same as last year: Steve Allen,...

 

Election board rents Professional Building space

The Woods County commissioners met for a regular meeting on July 10 at 10 a.m. Chairman Randy McMurphy, David Hamil, John Smiley, Grant Gibson and Stephanie Lambert were in attendance. Roll call was taken and the minutes of the last regular meeting...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    July 12, 2017

Lynn Says

I heard two conversations about Alva this week that hold lessons for all of us. One was about the emergency room at Share Medical Center and the other was about the Alva Regional Airport. The first...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 12, 2017

Trish Brewer brings years of office experience to her new role as Kiowa city clerk

Working in an office and greeting the public is just second nature to Trish Brewer, who is the new Kiowa, Kansas, city clerk. She is the wife of Barber County Undersheriff Dusty Brewer. Married 14...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    July 12, 2017

BJCC Chaplain Culbreath seeks to establish Victory Bible College relationship

Michael Culbreath, chaplain at the Bill Johnson Correctional Center (BJCC), is working with Victory Bible College to bring more faith-based lessons and courses to offenders at the prison. The...

 

Cadaver dogs used, dirt sifted in search for 4 missing men

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police used cadaver dogs, a backhoe and other construction equipment Tuesday to help search a sprawling farm for four missing men believed to be victims of foul play. A prosecutor, meanwhile, described a man who was held on an...

 

FBI: Explosion not being called act of domestic terrorism

BIXBY, Okla. (AP) — Federal authorities said Tuesday that they are no longer investigating a pipe bomb explosion that damaged a northeast Oklahoma Air Force recruiting station as a possible act of domestic terrorism, adding that the blast could be...

 

Ghoulish online game urges young people to end their lives

DALLAS (AP) — The family of a Texas teen who hanged himself says their son was involved in a ghoulish online game that calls on participants to complete a series of tasks before taking their own lives, and some schools are warning parents about...

 
 By Alan Fram    Regional    July 12, 2017

New GOP health bill likely keeping Obama tax boosts on rich

WASHINGTON (AP) — A revised Senate Republican health care bill will likely retain a pair of tax boosts President Barack Obama imposed on wealthier Americans that have helped finance his law's expansion of coverage, a leading Senate Republican said...

 

Monkey troupe vexes Florida park, goes viral on social media

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — There's an upswing in monkey business in and around a state park in Florida, where bands of non-native rhesus macaques live along a river that's popular with kayakers and tourists. Officials have closed two walking...

 

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