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Oklahoma governor grants 60-day reprieve to Richard Glossip

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt granted death row inmate Richard Glossip a 60-day stay of execution on Tuesday while a state appeals court considers his claim of innocence. Stitt signed an executive order delaying Glossip's...

 

Monkey business behind 911 call from California zoo

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Cops usually have a prime suspect. In this case it's a primate suspect. The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office believes it was a little Capuchin monkey that called 911 from a zoo last Saturday night. The call...

 

Boston police boat comes to rescue of stranded groom

BOSTON (AP) — Officers with the Boston Police Department's harbor patrol unit are used to helping boaters in distress, but last weekend Officer Joe Matthews came to the rescue of a groom in danger of missing his own wedding. Patrick Mahoney was sch...

 

US: Drought-stricken states to get less from Colorado River

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For the second year in a row, Arizona and Nevada will face cuts in the amount of water they can draw from the Colorado River as the West endures an extreme drought, federal officials announced Tuesday. The cuts planned for...

 

What's in big Biden bill? Health, climate goals become law

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden arrived at the White House promising to "build back" America, and legislation he's signing Tuesday delivers a slimmer, though not insignificant, version of that once sweeping idea. Approved by the divided...

 

DHS watchdog rebuffs lawmakers on Secret Service testimony

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department's inspector general has refused congressional requests for documents and staff testimony about the erasure of Secret Service communication related to the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol,...

 

Over-the-counter hearing aids expected this fall in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans will be able to buy hearing aids without a prescription later this fall, under a long-awaited rule finalized Tuesday. The Food and Drug Administration said the new regulation cuts red tape by creating a new...

 

Putin blasts US 'hegemony,' predicts end to 'unipolar' world

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of trying to encourage extended hostilities in Ukraine as part of what he described Tuesday as Washington's alleged efforts to maintain its global hegemony. Addressing a...

 

Alfalfa County commissioners sign lease-purchase agreement for graders

Yellowhouse representative Dusty Bittle was at the Alfalfa County courthouse Monday morning to meet commissioners with lease purchase paperwork in hand. After signing the paperwork for the graders to be used in District 3, Mike Roach, Jay Hague, and...

 

Alfalfa County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 882 page 232: Aaron Gottsch and Heather Gottsch convey unto Larry D. Harmon. The northeast quarter of the northwest quarter of the northwest quarter and the north half of the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter of...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff logs

Monday, August 8, 2022 During this day there was one traffic stop. 2:25 p.m. – Welfare check needed at Great Salt Plains. 6:18 p.m. – Welfare check needed in the 1000 block of Grand. Contact was made and everything was okay. 9:07 p.m. – Report...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 17, 2022

New Burlington Superintendent Rousey sets goal to complete bond project

Now settled in to his job as the new superintendent at Burlington Public School, Brent Rousey said he has two goals. One is “to continue the gold standard Burlington is known for.” Hired in June, his other goal is to “complete the ($10.5 M)...

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 147 page 425: Lance Cowins and Dawn Cowins convey unto Red Hill Property LLC. Stolp’s Addition central Ave West, S 80’ of W 115’ lot 17, City of Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas. Quit claim deed. Book 147 page 22...

 

Barber County court record

Limited Civil Filings Midland Credit Management Inc. vs. Noble R. Kimball: debt collection. Midland Credit Management Inc. vs. Emil T. Ashley: debt collection. Clark’s Services LLC vs. Delfred Ashbaker: Landlord/Tenant-unlawful detainer. Citibank...

 

Beware of clicking on internet links

Before the Alva City Council meeting Monday night, Lenny Reed told me he had a news story. He said that his Facebook account has been hacked. Someone took over his account, changed his password and...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

This current drought has caused significant hardship for farmers and ranchers throughout Oklahoma. I know this is a very difficult time for many who rely on agriculture and livestock to make their living. I want to pass along some information I...

 

Election day reminders, tips and laws

Voters will head to the polls on Aug. 23 for the Runoff Primary Election. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Alfalfa County Election Board Secretary, Stephanie Jantz recommends voters with questions about their eligibility or polling place...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 17, 2022

New Burlington Superintendent Rousey sets goal to complete bond project

Now settled in to his job as the new superintendent at Burlington Public School, Brent Rousey said he has two goals. One is "to continue the gold standard Burlington is known for." Hired in June, his...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 17, 2022

'Do the Hustle' at 8th Annual Jeans and Gems Sept. 10 with 'Dueling Pianos'

If you loved watching John Travolta "Do the Hustle" in the disco days of the 1970's, you're going to have fun in Kiowa, Kansas, the Saturday evening of Sept. 10. Even if you weren't a disco duck,...

 

Freedom juniors to join seniors on senior trip this year

The Freedom school board meeting Monday evening had a staccato beginning. Once a quorum was established (of Kyle Rhode, Robert Babcock and Shane Wilson) and the meeting officially opened, the board immediately adjourned to an executive session to...

 

Woods County Senior Citizens roof repair difficult to assess

It has been problematic for the Woods County Commissioners to get an assessment of damage to the roof of the Woods County Senior Citizens building. Roof leaks and some cracks in beams have resulted...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 17, 2022

Lots of discussion, little action at Kiowa City Council August meeting

One of the most discussed topics at the Kiowa City Council Aug. 8 meeting regarded an agenda item of whether to change the city code to allow animals such as chickens to be housed in more yards toward the center of town. As City Administrator Sam Dem...

 

Young Kiowa ladies earn Kansas state titles

Lydia Sciara and Jenna Sheilds of Kiowa, Kansas, earned titles in the Our Diamond Miss Pageant this year in El Dorado, Kansas. Lydia is the new Our Diamond Miss National Young Miss Model. She also wal...

 

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