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Russia to drop out of International Space Station after 2024

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will pull out of the International Space Station after 2024 and focus on building its own orbiting outpost, the country's new space chief said Tuesday amid high tensions between Moscow and the West over the fighting in...

 

Man's 63-month prison term matches longest for Capitol riot

A man who attacked police officers with poles during the riot at the U.S. Capitol was sentenced on Tuesday to more than five years in prison, matching the longest term of imprisonment so far among hundreds of Capitol riot prosecutions. Mark Ponder,...

 

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 real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 881 page 782: Linda Kay Summers conveys unto Kay Summers Revocable Trust. Northeast quarter of section 1, township 25 north, range 9 WIM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Quit claim deed. Book 881 page 791: Larry Cochran and...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff logs

Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:20 a.m. – Report of smoke southwest of the reporting party. Advised her husband was going to go check it out. Advised Fire Chief at Goltry Fire Department. He advised there were no signs of smoke or a fire. 10:39 a.m. ...

 

Deadline to request absentee ballot approaches

Voters in Alfalfa County who want absentee ballots mailed to them for the Aug. 23 Runoff Primary Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Stephanie Jantz said today. Absentee ballots are available to any registered voter, provided...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    July 27, 2022

Alfalfa County officials enact 14-day burn ban

Alfalfa County commissioners had a jam-packed agenda to tackle Monday morning. Mike Roach, Jay Hague and Marvin Woodall began by signing a lease-purchase agreement with Dusty Bittle of Yellowhouse. The lease is for a grader to be used in District 2....

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 27, 2022

Davis said 'Community Garden' is as good as can be with scorching weather

"It's one of the worst years we've had," volunteer Debbie Davis said of Kiowa's community garden. "The heat is the problem." She said they have the automatic watering system going three times per...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 27, 2022

Alfalfa County man arrested on rape charges

An Alfalfa County man has been arrested on charges on first degree rape. Craig Patrick Drouhard, 44, of Goltry, has been charged with two felony counts of rape – first degree (by force or fear)....

 

Kansas primary election next Tuesday, August 2, Barber County's choices

The County Clerk's Office of Barber County Kansas released the following list of positions and candidates for the August 2 Primary Election. UNITED STATES SENATE Democratic: Mike Andra-Wichita, Paul Buskirk-Lawrence, Mark R. Holland-Kansas City,...

 

KDH Daycare kids raise $330 with lemonade stand

The Kiowa District Hospital Daycare "Buffalo Room" age 6-12 kids learned with hands-on experience about being entrepreneurs this week. They had a unique lemonade stand with delicious treats,...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 27, 2022

Kiowa City Council hears about landlord responsibilities, and new meter antennas

The Kiowa City Council July 11 meeting was to start at 7 p.m., but there was no quorum for nearly 15 minutes. Along with Mayor Bill Watson, council members present were: Brian Hill, Janet Robison and B.J. Duvall. Council member Jason Thayer joined...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 27, 2022

South Barber USD 255 receives $97,900 grant from KSDE

A grant from the Kansas State Department of Education has enabled South Barber USD 255 in Kiowa to make the front entrances of their school buildings more secure and hire two state-funded mental health liaisons. The $97,900 grant from KSDE is for...

 

4-H and FFA members attend "The Prequel" and "Big 3"

The Waynoka Senior FFA Judging team and Junior 4-H team attended "The Prequel" July 15 in Fairview. Stetson Nix, Allison Blocker, Whitney Hanks and Addley Hanson were the Champion Junior 4-H Team,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 27, 2022

Woods County Commissioners sign paychecks in routine meeting

The Woods County Commissioners spent much of Monday’s meeting signing paperwork and payroll checks. Chairman Randy McMurphy opened the meeting with David Hamil and John Smiley present. The...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 27, 2022

Excise-Equalization Board keeps same officers

The Woods County Excise-Equalization Board elected officers during their meeting on July 20. Joe Shirley will remain as chairman, and Chris Olson will continue as vice-chairman. The third member of...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 27, 2022

Summer heat crisis for crops and livestock

As I looked for ideas for this column, I came across some information about what the widespread summer heat is doing to U.S. farmers. Obviously, I did not write the following but gathered it from...

 

JIMMIE HOFFMAN

On Saturday, July 16, 2022, Jim Hoffman left his failing, earthly body and went to be with Jesus. This world has lost a great son, brother, husband, father, and most of all – friend. Jimmie D Hoffman was born in Anthony, Kansas, on February 16,...

 

LINDA LOU JOSEPH

Graveside services for Linda Lou Joseph will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2022, in the pavilion at the Alva Municipal Cemetery with Rev. Katie Hill officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Sports    July 27, 2022

Lady Shox go 21-3 and won the Great Bend Bling Battle this summer

The Lady Shox are an age-12-and-under traveling softball team based in Sharon, Kansas, with players from Kiowa, Sharon, Medicine Lodge and Argonia. Their head coach is Megan Inslee of Sharon with...

 

Japanese city alarmed by biting, clawing, attacking monkeys

TOKYO (AP) — People in a southwestern Japanese city have come under attack from monkeys that are trying to snatch babies, biting and clawing at flesh, and sneaking into nursery schools. The attacks — on 58 people since July 8 — are getting so...

 

Polish institute classifies cats as alien invasive species

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A respected Polish scientific institute has classified domestic cats as an "invasive alien species," citing the damage they cause to birds and other wildlife. Some cat lovers have reacted emotionally to this month's decision...

 

Police: California burglar forgot keys inside crime scene

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California burglar returned to the scene of the crime this weekend after he forgot his keys inside a doughnut company's corporate office. The thief stole some petty cash from Johnny Doughnuts' office in the San...

 

DOJ: Warren Buffett's mortgage company redlined in Philly

NEW YORK (AP) — A Pennsylvania mortgage company owned by billionaire businessman Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway discriminated against potential Black and Latino homebuyers in Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware, the Department of Justice...

 

AR-15 style guns have brought in over $1 billion in 10 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gun manufacturers have made more than $1 billion from selling AR-15-style guns over the past decade, and for two companies those revenues have tripled over the past three years, according to a House investigation unveiled Wednesda...

 

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