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Kansas first state to vote on abortion since Roe's demise

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas on Tuesday was holding the nation's first test of voter feelings about the recent Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, with people throughout the state deciding whether to allow their conservative Legislature...

 

US House Speaker Pelosi arrives in Taiwan, defying Beijing

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan late Tuesday, becoming the highest-ranking American official in 25 years to visit the self-ruled island claimed by China, which quickly announced that it would conduct...

 
 By JIM VERTUNO    Regional    August 3, 2022

Sandy Hook dad says Alex Jones made his life a 'living hell'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The father of a 6-year-old killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting testified Tuesday that conspiracy theorist Alex Jones made his life a "living hell" by pushing claims that the murders were a hoax. In more than an...

 
 By CLIFF BRUNT    Sports    August 3, 2022

Oklahoma QB Dillon Gabriel builds connections with new team

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — New Oklahoma quarterback Dillon Gabriel has taken significant steps to help create bonds on a team with many new pieces. Gabriel, a transfer from Central Florida who took part in spring practice, was busy showing his teammates...

 

'Guard cat' credited with preventing would-be robbery

BELDEN, Miss (AP) — A Mississippi man said his pet cat helped prevent a robbery at his home, and he credits the calico with possibly saving his life. Bandit, a 20-pound (9.1-kilogram) cat, lives with her retired owner Fred Everitt in the Tupelo sub...

 

All eyes on ex-Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens in Senate primary

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens hoped to complete a stunning political comeback Tuesday as voters narrowed the field for a pivotal spot in the U.S. Senate. Republican Sen. Roy Blunt's announcement last year that he would not...

 

Arizona GOP primary tests power of Trump's election lies

PHOENIX (AP) — The Republican Party's embrace of Donald Trump's election lies will be tested Tuesday as voters in Arizona choose between candidates who say they wouldn't have certified the results of the 2020 campaign and those who argue it's time...

 

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 869: Kathryn Jayden Morrison conveys unto Kathryn Jayden Morrison, trustee of the Kathryn Jayden Morrison Revocable Living Trust. Northwest quarter of section 1, township 23 north, range 10, WIM, Alfalfa County,...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Monday, July 25, 2022 During this day there was one report of cattle out. 9:46 a.m. – Medic needed for a male with abnormal EKG. Medic took the patient to Bass Hospital in Enid. 2:45 p.m. – Report of a non-injury accident at 2nd Street and Grand...

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 147 page 403: Ford Holding Company, Inc., convey unto GPH Inc. the east half of the southeast quarter of section 22, township 32 south, range 15 West of the 6th PM, Barber County, Kansas. Warranty deed. Book 147 page 406:...

 

Request an emergency ballot for the runoff primary election

Registered voters who become physically incapacitated after 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, and cannot make it to the polls, still have an opportunity to cast their ballot. Alfalfa County Election Board Secretary Stephanie Jantz said that state law permits...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 3, 2022

On the street where you live

As a child I remember learning left and right in relation to hands and to putting on shoes. East and west were related to the sun rising and setting, but north and south were more difficult. Finally I...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

You never know what tomorrow will bring nor what changes can be made in a moment of time. Nothing puts that into clearer perspective than the sight of a huge fire approaching your home. That's what the people in the Mooreland area experienced last...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 3, 2022

Alva School Board hears plans for improving student literacy

During the Alva Board of Education meeting Monday, Washington Early Childhood Center Principal Shane Feely talked about ongoing implementation of the strategic plan. He spoke specifically about...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 3, 2022

Barber County Fair Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Quilt winners comment

Two longtime quilters who are members of the Scrap Pack Guild entered their keepsakes in the Barber County Kansas Fair that were selected as overall Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion. They...

 

JEWEL EILEEN CONNER

Jewel Eileen Conner was born, July 21, 1955, in Wichita, Kansas, and passed away, Monday, August 1, 2022, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Funeral arrangements have not been made at this time, but will be announced at a later date. Online condolences may...

 

CHARLES CLIFFORD "CHUCK" POLF

Graveside services for Charles Clifford "Chuck" Polf were held at 10 a.m., Monday, August 1, 2022, at the Waynoka Municipal Cemetery with Reverend Ron Pingelton officiating. The arrangements were...

 

BETTY LOU HIGBIE

Funeral services for Betty Higbie were held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 30, 2022, at the Marshall Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Paul Kirk officiating. Burial followed at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 3, 2022

Tax Roll Corrections Board approves change to 2021 taxes

The Woods County Tax Roll Correction Board meets as needed when corrections are required to previously assessed valuations. Commissioner Randy McMurphy and Assessor Renetta Benson were present for...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 3, 2022

Princess and Junior Princess crowned at Barber County Rodeo

Riding into the arena at the Barber County Rodeo Friday night, the princess candidates were as adorable as the colors of their western attire were bright and pretty. Competing in the BCRR Princess...

 

Cherokee FCCLA returns from San Diego with multiple national winners

The 77th FCCLA National Leadership Conference was back in full force, after two years of virtual and hybrid conferences. Cherokee FCCLA claimed its spot among the best of the best in competitive...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 3, 2022

Road crossing, contract renewal on Woods County agenda

The Woods County commissioners meeting was brief Monday morning with a short agenda. Commissioner David Hamil was absent. After approving minutes of the last meeting, the commissioners voted to approv...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 3, 2022

KDH approves revenue neutral tax levy for 2023 at July board meeting

The Kiowa District Hospital Board of Directors approved a revenue neutral tax levy for the 2023 budget at their July 27 regular board meeting. The 2023 tax levy is set at 35.40. That makes the projected value of a mil at $24,610.85. The tax levy for...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 3, 2022

Clean-up Kiowa group and city ready to continue, city has offer for property owners

The City of Kiowa and a group of private individuals who donated started a "Clean-up Kiowa" initiative last year. You might remember they tore down the old hospital on Drumm Street, and left the lot...

 

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