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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...

 

Marriage Filings

Keyten Walker Kidd, Kellyville, and Jamie Sue Thorp, Helena: marriage license with certificate ($5). Joel David Schmidt, Goltry, and Danielle Blythe Schmidt, Helena: marriage license ($50),... Full story

 

Alfalfa County real estate

Book 859 page 715: James V. Collins and Brenda D. Collins, husband and wife, convey unto Collins Land and Evaluation LLC. The southeast quarter of section 3, township 26, range 11, WIM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Quit claim deed. Book 859 page 771:...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 During this day there were two traffic stops. 1:03 a.m. – Medic needed for male needing oxygen. 7:32 a.m. – Medic needed in the 400 block of 2nd Street. 8:58 a.m. – Advised of a possible hit and a run. 5:10 p.m. – Med... Full story

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office logs

August 17, 2020 Medicine Lodge Police Department (MLPD) responded to request to speak to an officer on Forrest Street. Barber County Sheriff’s Office (BASO) performed a civil standby on NorthStar Road. BASO and Kiowa Police Department (KWPD)...

 

Voters should apply early for absentee ballots

Voters in Woods County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the Nov. 3 General Election and Special School Election for Freedom Public Schools, should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn said today. Although the...

 

Alfalfa County approves resolution for Cares Act and Coronavirus Relief Fund

The Alfalfa County commissioners (Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall) got to work Monday morning and were welcomed by a full gallery in the conference room. Several guests were present to talk about the change in the Kelli KIT purchasing... Full story

 

Alfalfa County moved to orange level Friday

On Friday when the latest county level trends were released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) for COVID-19, Major County moved down one level to yellow while Alfalfa County moved up a level to orange. Green is considered the lowest...

 

Friday night lights are illuminating with COVID-19 restrictions

The Heart of the Plains League (HOPL), of which South Barber USD255 is a member, released their guidelines for football and basketball that are listed in this article. When asked if any members of the public can attend the Chieftains' football...

 

Kiowa Council narrows the field of city administrator candidates

Monday, Kiowa, Kansas, Mayor Bill Watson confirmed to the Newsgram that the city council has narrowed their field of candidates for the city administrator position and are near making an offer. Watson said they had 19 people submit their resume for...

 

KDH selects Hutton construction for Therapy and Wellness Addition at August meeting

After meeting with four contractors earlier in August, the Kiowa District Hospital Board of Directors chose a contractor to build the new Therapy and Wellness Addition at their Aug. 25 monthly meeting. The board eliminated MW Builders of Lenexa who...

 

Cherokee woman's plans disclosed by mail delivery

In smaller towns, mail carriers often look at a person’s name and know where to deliver a letter. That worked against a woman in Cherokee recently. Pieces of mail addressed to a man in Cherokee but with her address were delivered to the man. Court...

 

How about a `Rona Walk' to start Kiowa's Labor Day celebration?

Bring your lawn chairs and head to Progress Park in Kiowa, Kansas, this weekend for a relaxing Labor Day Celebration. Despite COVID-19, the Labor Day Celebration in Kiowa, which has been a tradition since 1939, will not miss a beat. Chamber of...

 

History of a One-Room School exhibit and presentation at Sod House Museum

ALINE — In early September, the Sod House Museum will open a new exhibit, “History of a One-Room School,” exploring the one-room schoolhouses in rural Oklahoma. Schoolhouse desks, books and a washstand, among many other artifacts, will evoke...

 

DORIS JEAN ARMBRUSTER

Doris Jean was born on July 6, 1925, to Margaret and C. B. (Ben) Thomason, on a farm in Alfalfa County near Burlington, Oklahoma. Ben homesteaded there in the Land Run of 1893, and throughout life...

 

EVELYN RUTH WHITTAKER

Evelyn Ruth Whittaker (née Weigand), 96-year-old resident of Woodward and Alva, Oklahoma, passed Saturday, August 29, 2020, at home in Alva, Oklahoma. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on... Full story

 

A refresher on masks

The streets of Alva have been much busier since the arrival of university students. Classes began Aug. 17. Everyone is hopeful those in-person classes can continue, both in public school and higher...

 

Spencer Rattler named starting QB for No. 5 Oklahoma

Spencer Rattler is the next man up in the Oklahoma quarterback factory. Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley named Rattler the starter over Tanner Mordecai on Tuesday heading into the fifth-ranked Sooners' opener Sept. 12 against Missouri State. Rattler, a...

 

Zumwalt named director of Oklahoma unemployment agency

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission on Tuesday announced that interim director Shelley Zumwalt has been named executive director of the agency. The former budget analyst and communications director at the Office of...

 

Kansas man sentenced to 10 years in Oklahoma cold case

VINITA, Okla. (AP) — A Kansas man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in connection with the deaths of two people and the disappearance of two teenage girls more than 20 years ago. Ronnie Busick, 69, was sentenced Monday in Craig County on...

 

Colleges, public schools battle COVID-19 as classes resume

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — University of Kansas athletes must play without fans, Kansas State University is battling four new coronavirus outbreaks and a Topeka-area school district has halted in-person classes just days into the fall semester. Kansas...

 

Oklahoma governor 'not going to mandate' masks statewide

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A mandate to wear masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus will not be imposed statewide in Oklahoma, Gov. Kevin Stitt said Tuesday, despite the White House coronavirus task force's recommendation for such a rule. "We...

 

Attorneys file lawsuit seeking redress for Tulsa massacre

Attorneys for victims and their descendants affected by the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre filed a lawsuit in state court on Tuesday against the City of Tulsa and other defendants seeking reparations for the destruction of the city's once thriving Black...

 

1 man believed drowned as storms flood Oklahoma, Arkansas

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A man is believed to have drowned when his vehicle was swept off an Oklahoma City street during heavy rainfall, authorities said Tuesday. The man's body had not been found Tuesday afternoon, but he is not believed to have...

 

Chamber of Commerce backs freshmen House Dems, marking shift

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has decided to endorse 23 freshmen House Democrats in this fall's elections, a bipartisanship move by an organization that has long leaned strongly toward Republicans. The country's largest business...

 

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