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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... Full story

 

House COVID oversight panel demands documents from 4 states

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The head of a congressional coronavirus oversight panel on Wednesday demanded Tennessee's Gov. Bill Lee and three other Republican governors provide documents showing how their states are combating the pandemic. "I am writin...

 

Marriage License Filings

Joseph Tyler Najera and Lillian Pearl Ingraham, Helena: marriage license ($50). Jeremy Scott McElfresh and Brittany Kay Conway, both of Aline: marriage license ($50)....

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Monday, July 20, 2020 During this day there were two traffic stops. 8:03 a.m. – Alarm company advised of a residential alarm going off on Dewey Road. Everything was okay. 4:26 p.m. – Welfare check needed for a neighbor whose door had been open...

 

Barber County court filings

Civil Filings Tiffany Marie Bodemann vs. Billie J. Enz, Trustee: other. Limited Filings Midland Funding LLC vs. Robert Wilson: debt collection. O.K. Cooperative Grain and Mercantile Co. vs. Christopher Day: debt collection. O.K. Cooperative Grain...

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 145 page 272: Michael D. Harris, a single person, conveys unto Margie L. Blaine. Lots 44 and 46 on the sest side of Cherry Street in Swank and Gobeille’s Addition to the City of Medicine Lodge. Warranty deed. Book 145 pag...

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office logs

July 13, 2020 BASO investigated an abandoned vehicle on Pleasant Hills Road. MLPD responded to a citizen complaint on East Kansas. BASO performed a VIN inspection. BASO responded to a 911 call on S.E. Walstead. KWPD responded to request to speak to...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 29, 2020

Alfalfa County now has three positive coronavirus cases

According to the Oklahoma State Health Department (OSHD) advisory released Tuesday, Alfalfa County now has had three positive cases of COVID-19. The two new cases are in the Helena zip code. The older case in Jet has recovered. Woods County has 15... Full story

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    July 29, 2020

Alfalfa County to go out for bid on arena drag groomer

Heavy rain was pouring down Monday morning as the Alfalfa County commissioners held their weekly meeting. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall kicked things off by signing the usual documents – previous meeting minutes, maintenance and...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 29, 2020

Burlington Superintendent rolls out reopening plan to school board

Burlington teachers report to school Monday, Aug. 10, with classes beginning Thursday, Aug. 13, for students. Superintendent Dr. Stacey Croft unveiled her reopening plan to the Board of Education, which they approved at a two-hour special meeting...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 29, 2020

'It just felt right'

New medical doctor Bryce Galbraith, D.O. has opened his office in Alva. Normally, this occasion would call for a reception to help him become acquainted with the community, but concern about... Full story

 

Correction

Last week the Newsgram featured pictures from Hardtner’s Fourth of July Parade. The Wenzel brothers, Stanley and David, from Kiowa who have a repair business had their car entered in the parade as they usually do at area parades. The female...

 

Cherokee FCCLA members attend Virtual National Leadership Conference

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) held its first-ever Virtual National Leadership Conference since the organization was founded in 1945. Instead of gathering in-person and...

 

Kansas Primary next Tuesday, Aug. 4

The Kansas Primary Election is next Tuesday, Aug. 4. Polls will be open at 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Polling places are the Barber County Annex and Kiowa Community Building. The positions and candidates follow: UNITED STATES SENATE Democratic: Barbara Bollier... Full story

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 29, 2020

KDH accepts architect plans for new therapy addition

By Zoom technology, the Kiowa District Hospital Board of Directors held a brief special meeting July 17. The purpose of the meeting was to accept the plan of the architect Ryan Craft of LK Architecture in Wichita for a new therapy addition. The...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 29, 2020

Enid man dies following wreck near Nash

A man injured last month in a wreck near Nash died Monday. Michael David Owens, 45, of Enid, was pronounced dead at OU Medical at 6:35 p.m. July 27. Owens was injured in a June 28 one-vehicle crash on US-64, two-tenths of a mile east of County Road...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 29, 2020

Passenger injured after jumping from pickup

One person was injured after jumping from a moving vehicle in western Woods County Sunday. The incident occurred at 12:08 a.m. July 26 on County Road 150, three-tenths of a mile north of Johnston Road. The location is five miles east and four miles...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 29, 2020

Cherokee man faces additional embezzlement charge

When charges against James Ray Reneau III were filed in Alfalfa County District Court on Oct. 1, 2019, law enforcement officers had been unable to locate one individual involved. In that case, Reneau was charged with embezzlement and felony value...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 29, 2020

Car stolen in Cherokee recovered in Kansas

A car reported stolen in Cherokee turned up in El Dorado, Kansas, the same day. According to police, the location was turned in by one of the men accused of taking it. Court records show on July 21 at about 10:45 a.m. Cherokee Police Chief Ryan...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 29, 2020

South Barber School starting 2020-21 year in brick and mortar

Once again the hallways at South Barber Schools in Kiowa, Kansas, will have the laughter and chatter of students, teachers and staff. Superintendent Dr. Mylo Miller said the 2020-21 year will start for students August 19. The school will function...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    July 29, 2020

Waynoka School Board approves "Return to Learn" school reopening plan

Students will return to Waynoka Schools on Aug. 12, according to the new school calendar approved Wednesday at the school's Board of Education meeting. The calendar is generally the same as last year, but it includes four special days on which...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 29, 2020

Woods County commissioners approve E-911 contracts

The Woods County commissioners approved several E-911 contracts during the regular meeting Monday morning. Commissioners present were David Hamil, Randy McMurphy and John Smiley. The contract for Woods County E-911 services for the City of Alva is re...

 

LONNIE ALONZO GILBERT BECKWITH

Memorial services will be held at the Alfalfa County Fairgrounds in Cherokee, Oklahoma, Wednesday, September 12, 2020, at noon. Please bring a covered dish and come as you are. Online condolences may...

 

ROBERT 'BOB' LEWIS HAYS

Robert "Bob" Lewis Hays was born on October 23, 1933, to Clyde Verner Hays and Pearle Ellen Terry Hays in rural Enid, Oklahoma, and passed from this life on July 11, 2020, in Kiowa, Kansas. Bob...

 

TRACY ALAN MARCUS SR.

Tracy Alan Marcus Sr. was born on December 14, 1955, in Alva, Oklahoma, to Eugene Marcus and Gloria (Jones) Marcus. He passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 18, 2020. Tracy graduated from Alva...

 

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