Articles from the August 7, 2019 edition

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Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dead at 88

NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in "Beloved," ''Song of Solomon" and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit of freedom within the bou...


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

Real Estate Transfers Book 848 page 430: Koontz Properties LLC conveys unto Guy Russell Warner. Lot 7, in block 6, in West Side Addition to the Town of Cherokee, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Warranty deed. Book 848 page 435: Mike Cook and Rhonda Cook,...


Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 During this day there were three traffic stops and one civil papers served. 7:23 a.m. – Alarm company advised of an alarm going off at Farmers Exchange Bank. 7:41 a.m. – Caller wanted a welfare check on his cousin. Deputy spo...


Barber County Sheriff's Office logs

July 29, 2019 Barber County Sheriff Office (BASO) responded to a report of a traffic hazard on U.S. Highway 281. BASO responded to a report of cattle out on US281. Medicine Lodge Police Department (MLPD) attempted to make contact with an individual o...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    August 7, 2019

Alfalfa County FY '19-20 estimate of needs approved

The conference room was full Monday morning at the Alfalfa County commissioners meeting. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall (along with administrative assistant Nancy Lambert and county clerk Laneta Unruh), were joined by a gallery full of... Full story


Barber County 4-H and FFA results

The Barber County 2019 Fair Results are listed for 4-H and FFA members. For each grand champion, the entry must have first won a Champion and a blue ribbon. Entries with a State Fair Blue designation will be eligible to exhibit at the Kansas State...


Cherokee School Board fills staffing vacancies

The Cherokee school board met Monday evening, and quickly approved the consent agenda, consisting of fund encumbrances, purchase orders, warrants, and balances; fundraiser requests (in this case, FCCLA sponsor cards and high school cheerleaders' car... Full story


Local students among spring 2019 graduates of Fort Hays State University

Four Barber County students are among the 2,273 who completed an associate, bachelor's or graduate degree at Fort Hays State University in the spring 2019 semester. FSHU does not release degree until transcripts have been verified as having met all...


Open class fair results

The Barber County 2019 Fair Results are listed below in alphabetical order. For each grand champion, the entry must have first won a champion and a blue ribbon. In each class, divided by age group, one Blue, one Red and one White is awarded with rema...


Waynoka School Board hires staff, polishes school calendar

Waynoka Public Schools is ramping up to getting the 2019-20 school year off the ground. The new elementary school principal, Patricia Burrow, spoke first at the Monday evening meeting of the Waynoka Public School Board of Education. Burrow was hired...

 By Trey Lunn    Local    August 7, 2019

Woods County commissioners discuss 2020 Census

Amy Grimsley is now the direct contact for the census at the courthouse, the Woods County commissioners decided at their regular Monday morning meeting Aug. 5. The purpose of assigning Grimsley to that role is to help things run smoothly between...



Memorial graveside services for Chad Hillman will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 11, 2019, at Union Center Cemetery, Dacoma, with Rev. Don Jones officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the...



Memorial services for Joe Reed will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at Marshall Funeral Home Chapel with H.J. Reed officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Marshall...



Graveside services will be Thursday, August 8, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Short Springs Cemetery with Reverend Chris Ruwaldt, Pastor, First Baptist Church, officiating. Wharton Funeral Chapel is in charge of...



Funeral services for Roberta Mosser will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 10, 2019, at the Cedar Grove Wesleyan Church with Doug Rawlings officiating. Interment will be in the Alva Municipal...

 By Marione Martin    Local    August 7, 2019

It's Sheldon Russell's fault

The brownies I was baking Saturday for a church dinner ended up in the trash. It’s all Sheldon Russell’s fault! I’ve been making brownies (from a mix) since I was in my teens. My husband used to say h...

 By Eric Scott    Sports    August 7, 2019

NWOSU cross country releases 2019 slate

ALVA, Okla. – Coming off an historic season in 2018, the Northwestern Oklahoma State University cross country teams look to build the momentum going into the 2019 campaign. On Tuesday, head coach Jill Lancaster and first-year assistant coach Craig B...


Cherokee FCCLA students attend NLC

The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Leadership Conference (NLC) was held June 30-July 4 in Anaheim, California. This year's conference theme encouraged participants to... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    August 7, 2019

New teachers, staff hired for Alva Schools

Monday the Alva Board of Education approved hiring of several certified and non-certified employees for this school year. Alisha Beleele was rehired on a one year contract to teach high school and... Full story


'Judge Parker's Court' presentation Aug. 17 at Sod House Museum

Dr. Aaron Mason of Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) will present “Judge Parker’s Court: Its Impact on the State of Oklahoma,” an overview of Judge Isaac Parker’s federal court for the Western District of Arkansas, at the Sod House M...


Barber County Fair awards senior scholarships

Six outstanding seniors received $500 college scholarships from the Barber County Fair Association. The scholarships were presented by Pake McNally, fairboard president. Garrett Burden is an 11 year 4... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    August 7, 2019

Cherokee man charged with lewd or indecent proposals to a child

A Cherokee man has been charged with making lewd or indecent proposals to a child. Logan Wade Hicks, 20, of Cherokee, has been charged with two felony counts: lewd or indecent proposals to a child under 16 and violation of Oklahoma statute via comput...


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