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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 848 page 699: Diel and Co. Inc. conveys unto Diel Company Oklahoma LLC. The west half of the northeast quarter of section 18, township 28 north, range 11, WIM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Warranty deed. Book 848 page 699: Die...


Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 During this day there was one traffic stop. 9:47 a.m. – Caller advised that two pit bulls tried to rip off the bumper on his grain truck. He wants to talk to someone about the damage. 4:06 p.m. – Caller advised his son wa...

 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    August 21, 2019

Quiet week for Alfalfa County commissioners

As usual, commissioners in Alfalfa County spent their Monday morning poring over large stacks of purchase orders and warrants for payment; nothing else on the agenda demanded more time. After signing off on each, the three men (Jay Hague, Stan...

 By Trey Lunn    Local    August 21, 2019

Woods County commissioners approve Extension budget

At the Woods County commissioners' regular Monday morning meeting on Aug. 19 commissioners John Smiley, David Hamil and Chairman Randy McMurphy approved budget needs to continue the Oklahoma State University Extension office. The budget can now be...



Jimmie Eugene White, age 84, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2019, at the First Christian Church in...



Graveside services will be Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Alva Municipal Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at Louis Dean Dressler, 59, of Haven, Kansas, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019, at his...



Funeral services for Misty Johnson will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 22, 2019, at the Marshall Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chris Ruwaldt officiating. Interment will be at Memorial Hill Cemetery...



Rusty Joe Dunavant was born in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, on June 25, 1955, the son of Billy Lee Dunavant and Elsie Talley Dunavant, and passed from this life in Oklahoma City on August 15, 2019. Rusty was adopted by Billy and Elsie when he was 5 year...


Swimming pool bond defeated; now what?

The $2.5 million GO bond proposal by the City of Alva to fund an aquatic center was defeated as reported in last week’s Newsgram. Those opposing the bond issue have been remarkably quiet except for... Full story


Couple charged with embezzlement from Cherokee business

A couple was charged with misdemeanor embezzlement from a Cherokee business but a felony charge was added because they allegedly used a company computer to do it. Joe Allen Weve, 58, and Linda Kay Weve, 53, are listed as residing in Hazelton,... Full story

 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 21, 2019

10th Annual Monty Thompson Foundation Golf Outing `best ever'

Aug. 3 was a typical hot summer day, but equally as hot was the enthusiasm to raise money for the Monty Thompson Continuing Education Foundation. The Anthony Golf Course was the setting for the 10th A... Full story


Helena man charged with child abuse, domestic assault

A rural Helena man has been charged with a felony and three misdemeanors in a domestic incident. Matt Douglas Phillips, 43, has been charged with child abuse, a felony, punishable by imprisonment for not more than life, or by a fine of not less than... Full story

 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 21, 2019

Kiowa to host 80th Labor Day celebration – Cake Walk turns 50 years old, 35 years for 5K Run

Labor Day is a federal government holiday for people to rest from their labors, but the majority of people in Kiowa, Kansas, usually don't get much rest that weekend. As they have since 1939, Kiowa's... Full story

 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 21, 2019

Kiowa Council approves resolution to start bond process for city hall renovation

Last week the Newsgram reported on part of the five-hour Aug. 12 meeting of the Kiowa City Council. Trying to reach an agreement for a proposed 2020 tax budget dominated most of the meeting and was covered in that first story. A divided council... Full story

 By Jordan Beech    Sports    August 21, 2019

Women's Soccer: Bison Tabbed to Repeat as Champions

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Bison women's soccer team was picked to repeat as champions of the Great American Conference as voted on by the conference coaches on Tuesday afternoon. Oklahoma Baptist received 34 points and five first-place votes in the...

 By Doug Self    Sports    August 21, 2019

SWOSU Soccer Slated Second in GAC Preseason Poll

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – SWOSU Soccer has been picked to finish second in the Great American Conference in 2019 following a polling of the seven head coaches in the league. The preseason poll was announced on Tuesday afternoon by the conference...


Jury weighing verdict in shooting death of Oklahoma deputy

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — A jury has begun deliberating a verdict in the trial of a man accused of shooting an Oklahoma sheriff's deputy to death. Deliberations began Tuesday in the trial of 47-year-old Nathan LeForce, who is charged with first-degree...


Officials say no misconduct in suicide death of teen inmate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials say an investigation has found no misconduct by employees at the Oklahoma County Jail in the death of a teenage inmate who apparently took his own life. The Oklahoman reports that Annette Jacobi, director of the...


O'Rourke visits Oklahoma sites that were targets of violence

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has paid visits to sites in Tulsa and Oklahoma City that were targeted by violence. The former congressman stopped Monday in Tulsa's Greenwood District where a white mob in 1921...


The Latest: Schmitt withdraws First Amendment motion

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt arguing the First Amendment allows him to withhold some public records in a lawsuit (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has withdrawn a...


FBI investigating University of Kansas research complex

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Federal authorities are conducting an investigation at a research facility on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence. FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton confirmed the FBI and Lawrence police were at the Life Sciences...


Family of slain Kansas inmate files federal lawsuit

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The family of a slain Kansas inmate has filed a federal lawsuit alleging a systemic disregard for the health and safety of prisoners housed at the Meade County jail. A complaint filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Kansas...


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