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Alfalfa County emergency management submits EMPG application

Routine items of business (minutes from the previous meeting, payroll warrants, blanket purchase orders, and maintenance and operation warrants for payment) were the first to be approved and checked off the agenda during the Alfalfa County...

 

Seat up for election on Burlington School Board

Burlington School Board President Terry Graham called the October meeting to order with all members present including: Robert Hill, April Kisling, T.J. Rockenbach and Aaron Smith. Also present were: Superintendent Dr. Stacey Croft, Principal Tim...

 

Cherokee FFA competes in regional contests

Cherokee FFA Greenhand members competed at the Alva Regional Contest on Oct. 15. After a written quiz over FFA history, ten participants were chosen based on test scores for the oral portion of the...

 

Cherokee FFA competes in various state fair events

The Cherokee FFA chapter was very involved in both the Oklahoma State Fair and Tulsa State Fair, which ran through Oct. 5. For most, this was a first time experience in many of the competitions.... Full story

 

Cherokee FFA shooting sports members advance to state finals

Cherokee FFA members Treavor Green, Kacie Eshelman, Slade Hague and Jade Jantzen advanced to the State FFA Sporting Clays Competition, which will be held on No. 12 in Arcadia. The senior team placed...

 

Area student named national winner of diversified agricultural production award

Blake Failes from Cherokee was selected as a national finalist for the National FFA Proficiency Award in Diversified Agricultural Production. Failes, a member of the Cherokee FFA chapter, became eligible for the national award after being selected...

 

Kansas municipal election Tuesday, Nov. 5

Kansas voters go to the polls for a municipal election Tuesday, Nov. 5. In Kiowa, five men filed to fill three seats on the city council. They are: BJ Duvall, Brian Hill, Russ Molz, Perry Sciara and Kevin Wise. The Newsgram had the candidates answer...

 

Freedom Museum to host Halloween event: 'Night at the Museum'

Freedom community members are invited to attend the “Night at the Museum,” a Halloween party, Wednesday, Oct 30. This event is free of charge for those who wish to attend, and partygoers will have the opportunity to win a chimenea as a door...

 

Kristi Molz and Cindy Molz Yandell critically injured in pedestrian/Jeep accident on Kauai, Hawaii

Friday, Oct. 25, word quickly spread in Kiowa, Kansas, that Kristi Molz of Kiowa and her sister-in-law Cindy Molz Yandell of the Dallas, Texas, area were both critically injured in a pedestrian/Jeep accident on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. An articl...

 

Kiowa City Council hires new city administrator

Kiowa's city council held four special executive session meetings Oct. 15–21 in their search for a new city administrator. At the end of their meeting Monday night (Oct. 21), upon return to open session, the council extended an offer to candidate...

 

Kiowa's new City Administrator Rusty Varnado is a veteran

Visiting with Kiowa's new city administrator Rusty Varnado in his office finds a veteran who comes with 16 years in the U.S. Army as an artillery officer. He retired from his military service in...

 

Open House at Helena Historical Society

The Helena Historical Society hosted an open house during Helena’s Oktoberfest celebration. As part of the open house, a dessert contest and auction were held to benefit the museum. In the youth division Autumn May won 1st place with her Wow cake,...

 

Woods County commissioners accept building bid, approve agreement with Alva Arena

The Woods County commissioners had a lengthy agenda for the Monday, Oct. 28, meeting. Several guests attended to provide information. Commissioners David Hamil, John Smiley and Randy McMurphy were...

 

Woods County tax roll corrections approved

The Woods County Tax Roll Corrections Board met Monday, Oct. 28, to handle changes to properties listed on the tax roll. Present were Commissioner Randy McMurphy, Assessor Renetta Benson and Excise Board Chairman Bob Seivert along with County Clerk S...

 

MARTHA ELAINE EVANS

Funeral services for Martha Elaine Evans will be Friday, November 1, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Alva First Christian Church with Reverend Drew Kirtley, pastor of Alva First Christian Church, and Reverend...

 

WILDENA PROBST

Wildena Georgia Probst died on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, in Protection, Kansas. She was 80 years old. Wildena "Dena" was born on July 13, 1939, in Kremlin, Oklahoma, to George and Wilma (French)...

 

LOLA SMITH

Services for Lola Smith, 89, will be Saturday, November 2, 2019, at the Assembly of God Church in Alva, Oklahoma. Wharton Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.whartonfuneralchapel.com....

 

Sheldon Russell and other authors

Fans of Woods County author Sheldon Russell fans will have the opportunity to visit with him at a book signing this week during the First Friday Art Walk in Alva. He will have his latest book, “A...

 

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 obtai...

 

Marriage License Filings

Christopher Allen Benton, Cherokee, vs. Kristi Louise Ley, Woodward: marriage license with certificate. ($5)...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 On this day there were three traffic stops. 10:45 a.m. Call about a theft of copper wire at a Sandridge site. 01:34 p.m. Report of a man with a skateboard causing traffic issues on 5th Street in Cherokee. 02:07 p.m. Report...

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office logs

October 21, 2019 Medicine Lodge Police Department (MLPD) and Barber County Sheriff's office (BASO) responded to an EMS call on 1st Avenue. MLPD responded to a report of a child in need of care on Goodview Street. BASO performed a VIN inspection....

 

Compete in the Bedlam Blood Battle

It’s football season and the Bedlam Blood Battle is on! Blood donors can now receive Bedlam-themed T-shirts, featuring your favorite coaches. Healthy adults, age 16 and older, can make a life-saving difference for their fellow Oklahomans by giving...

 

High School Football: Medicine Lodge loses to Caldwell 34-48

The high school football teams from Medicine Lodge and Caldwell faced off Friday, Oct. 25. Caldwell beat Medicine Lodge 34-48. Medicine Lodge players put in the following performances: Passing Josh Bowman – 21 completions, 34 attempts, 232 yards,...

 

Kiowa's Fall Fest 3rd Annual Meat Cookoff

At Sunday gusty winds blowing smoke from charcoal and propane grills only added to the anticipation of when the crowd could sample the succulent meats cooking inside. The three that won the judges'...

 

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