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Access to Northwestern – Woodward affected by road construction project

Construction began Aug. 6 in Woodward on 34th Street between Oklahoma Avenue and Hanks Trail. The first area of construction work involves the bridge area north of Downs. Ultimately, 34th Street will be widened to three lanes. Access to the...

 

Freedom birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To Aug. 16: Wanda Reed, Mika Scates Aug. 17: Mason Collins Aug. 18: Jane Adair, Miranda Hodgson, Cole Howland Aug. 19: Rod Bradt Aug. 20: Tabitha Bradt, Judy DeVine, Adam Powers, Justice Bradt Aug. 21: Jim Shreeve, Paige Hughes,...

 

Corrections

An error was made in the Woods County court filings in the Aug. 2 edition of the Freedom Call. The information should have read: Mariah Lynn Luddington, Freedom, 20, has been charged with driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, Aug. 12, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger This week is the 81st Freedom Rodeo on Aug. 16, 17 and 18. Saturday at 11 a.m. is the Old Cowhand Reunion. Gary Gerloff is the Honored...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    August 16, 2018

Pioneer Cellular representative answers questions at Freedom town meeting

The Town of Freedom kicked off their regularly scheduled monthly meeting with scheduled guest Les Hackney taking the floor. Hackney, upset about a letter he received in regards to cleaning up his corner lot, also voiced concern over problems with the...

 

Gary Gerloff chosen as the 2018 Honored Old Cowhand

With a life centered on farming and ranching, Gary Gerloff certainly qualifies as the 2018 Honored Old Cowhand at Freedom. It seems like all his many careers and pursuits have been tied to the land....

 
 By Jordan Beech    Sports    August 16, 2018

Bison Men's Cross Country Picked Third

SHAWNEE – Oklahoma Baptist was picked to finish third in the Great American Conference preseason coaches' poll. The results of the poll were released Wednesday afternoon. The Bison cross country team, under the direction of first-year head coach...

 

Eagles picked 3rd in preseason Heartland men's XC poll

WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2018) – Oklahoma Christian finished third in the Heartland Conference's preseason men's cross country poll, released Wednesday. The Eagles finished third in last season's Heartland Conference Championship race in Wichita, Kan....

 

Harding Men's Cross Country Picked First in GAC Preseason Poll

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — Following a vote of the Great American Conference's men's cross country head coaches, Harding, the 2017 GAC champions, will enter 2018 as the preseason favorite, the conference office announced on Wednesday. A year ago, the...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    August 16, 2018

Storms blamed for deaths in Kansas, damage roads in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A strong storm system moving across the central Plains left a father and son dead in Kansas, damaged roads in Oklahoma and led to several water rescues in both states. Montgomery County, Kansas, Sheriff Bobby Dierks said...

 

Oklahoma City says electric scooter company needs permits

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Council has given an electric scooter company one week to obtain permits for a scooter rental service that has led to lawsuits and cease-and-desist orders in other cities. Council members had ordered...

 

Oklahoma agency urges judge to not block new marijuana law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Health Department has warned a judge that the public will be harmed if the state can't implement key rules on medical marijuana. The agency on Tuesday listed eight potential dangers to the public if the new rules...

 

Oklahoma school reopens after transgender student threatened

ACHILLE, Okla. (AP) — Officials have reopened a rural Oklahoma school system after an investigation into comments authorities deemed threatening to a transgender student. Achille (A'-chil-ee) Public Schools, near the Texas border, reopened...

 

Oklahoma City observing 60th anniversary of sit-in

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City is observing the 60th anniversary of a youth sit-in that local historians say deserves more recognition in the collective memory of the national civil rights moment. Oklahoma History Center staffer Bruce Fisher...

 

Pro-casino group raises $1M in July for Arkansas proposal

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An organization working to legalize casinos in Arkansas says it raised more than $1 million last month from two American Indian tribes in neighboring Oklahoma. Driving Arkansas Forward reported Wednesday that it spent...

 

Moderates are key to defeating Kobach in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — With Kris Kobach as the Republican nominee for governor, Kansas Democrats may have the candidate they want. Kobach, who serves as secretary of state, has earned a national reputation for his tough views on illegal immigration,...

 

Board member of lacrosse team admits to sexual misconduct

PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) — A board member of a Kansas City-area lacrosse team who offered to be a "sex coach" for a female player has pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct. Platte County prosecutors say 61-year-old James McEnerney, 61, of Overland...

 

Kansas family's insurance didn't pay for broken sculpture

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — An Overland Park, Kansas, official admits he was mistaken about who paid for a $132,000 sculpture at the city's community center that was damaged by a young boy. City spokesman Sean Reilly said in July that the insurance...

 

Kansas nurses sue to overturn midwife law

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Two nurse midwives are trying to overturn a Kansas law prohibiting them from practicing without physician oversight after they lost the ability to deliver babies at a hospital. Kara Winkler and Julie Gorenc have filed a...

 

Juvenile facility guard placed on leave after teen injured

OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — Officials say a guard at a northeast Kansas juvenile detention facility has been placed on leave after a teen was injured so severely that his mother said he required emergency brain surgery. Franklin County juvenile services...

 

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