Articles from the August 9, 2017 edition

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Alfalfa County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 815, Page 437: LaToya Rachelle Hunter and Kyle Hunter; convey unto Austin Schmidt. Lots 11-13, in Block 29 in Helena. Warranty Deed. Book 815, Page 439: Joseph L. Melbergen III, president of Johnston Enterprises, Inc.;...

 

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, August 1, 2017 9:23 a.m. Reporting party (RP) advised there were men fighting in her front yard and needed the police. 9:50 a.m. Woods County advised of a residential fire alarm going off on Beckham Road. RP would like Aline Fire Department...

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office log

July 31, 2017 Deputy Paasch investigated a theft on U.S. Highway 281. August 2, 2017 Medicine Lodge ambulance transported patient from Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital to the helipad. James Michael Rodgers, Medicine Lodge, hit a deer west of...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    August 9, 2017

Alva Schools hire 16 people

The Alva Board of Education had a lot of hiring to do in order to be ready for school sessions, which begin in two weeks. The biggest surprise was an abrupt resignation by AHS/AMS vocal director Bryce Lewis. She received a sudden offer from a school...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 9, 2017

Cleo Springs woman in fatal rollover accident

A rollover wreck took the life of a Cleo Springs woman Saturday. Kelli June Sinnett, 41, of Cleo Springs was pronounced dead at the scene from head and trunk internal injuries. The wreck occurred at an unknown time on U.S. Highway 412, three-tenths...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    August 9, 2017

Freedom Red Bluff Classic Run to be held Aug. 19

The new coach at Freedom Schools, Michael Schnatz, has scheduled a 5 K run and a fun run to be held on Aug. 19 in Freedom. Registration is from 6:30 a.m. to 7:15 a.m., and the events begin at 7:30 a.m. at the rodeo grounds. There are 11 age groups... Full story

 

Open House

Freedom Public Schools open house will be held on Aug. 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Students will be able to meet their teachers. Dr. Jan will perform sports physicals free to students. Food, fun and friends....

 

Kinzie joins Integris Waynoka Family Clinic

Elizabeth Kinzie, M.D., has joined the Integris team of physicians. She will begin seeing patients at Integris Waynoka Family Clinic on Sept. 13. Kinzie graduated from Michigan State University in 1984 and began her career in the U.S. Army, serving...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 9, 2017

Cherokee woman charged for possession of illegal pills

A Cherokee woman is facing a felony drug charge after being arrested with pills in her possession. Rebecca Nicole Staggs, 32, of Cherokee was charged Aug. 2 with possession of controlled dangerous substances. This felony crime is punishable by...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 9, 2017

Seven Kansas utility crews help restore power to devastated Kiowa

Kiowa, Kansas, City Administrator Lou Leone couldn't say enough positive things about city employees, out-of-town crews and the people of Kiowa and their reaction to the worst storm Kiowa has ever seen in longtime residents' memories. As is evident...

 
 By Leslie Nation    Local    August 9, 2017

Waynoka board prepares for new school year

WAYNOKA — The Waynoka school board met on Aug. 7 to discuss several items on their agenda as the new school year approaches. In attendance were Lori Adair, Scott Cline, Travis George, Rick George, Andy Ferguson, Garret Gum, Clint Olson and Michael...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    August 9, 2017

Commissioners call special meeting for Aug. 9

The Woods County commissioners expressed pleasure that all the county offices had their monthly reports in on time. Those included the assessor's office, county clerk, court clerk, health department, treasurer's office, election board and sheriff's...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    August 9, 2017

County schools up and down in valuation

Last week, the Woods County Excise Board heard from Assessor Renetta Benson that taxable valuation for Woods County was down $1.3 million. Different parts of the county were affected in far greater...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    August 9, 2017

Lynn Says

An atheist was walking through the woods. “What majestic trees! What powerful rivers! What beautiful animals!” he said to himself. As he was walking alongside the river, he heard a rustling in...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 9, 2017

Meandering

It was the usual busy Monday afternoon at the newspaper when someone told me a man from OG&E was on the line saying he had a cutoff notice for our address. I knew I’d paid last month’s bill, and...

 

BENJAMIN STEINMETZ

Benjamin Steinmetz, 94, longtime resident of Kiowa, Kansas, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 5, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital. He was born February 19, 1923, in Kulm, North Dakota, to Solomon and Katherine (Gebhardt) Steinmetz. Ben attended...

 

BILL FAUCETT

Bill Faucett was born on June 10, 1929, in Geary, Oklahoma, the son of Fred A. and Loraine Ash Faucett and passed away peacefully on July 29, 2017, at 6:15 a.m. at Share in Alva. He was preceded in...

 

DREW ALAN LONGHURST

Funeral services for Drew Alan Longhurst will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at the Alva Wesleyan Church with Pastor John Smith officiating. Interment will be in the Union Center...

 

LA VONNA FAYE GRIBBLE

Graveside memorial services for La Vonna Faye Gribble will be 10 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017, at the Alva Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Alva. La Vonna Faye...

 

LINWOOD PAUL

Funeral services for Linwood Paul will be held on Friday, August 11, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at Wharton Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Alva Municipal Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    August 9, 2017

Sen. Pederson tours JCCC and BJCC

Sen. Roland Pederson made his first-ever tour of the James Crabtree Correctional Center last week. He later continued on over to Bill Johnson Correctional Center. Regarding Crabtree, he said, "I...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 9, 2017

Kiowa District Hospital welcomes new doctor

Kiowa, Kansas, has a new doctor. KDH CEO Margaret Grismer made the official announcement. He is Dr. John Chiaffitelli, DO, and he'll go by "Dr. C." A board-certified internal medicine physician, Dr....

 

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