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Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Monday, November 7, 2022 8:20 a.m. – Report of vandalism to vehicle in Jet at 6th Street and Walnut. 11:19 a.m. – Welfare check needed at Chaparral apartments. All as okay. 6:03 p.m. – Caller advised his grandson threatened him and pulled a...

 

Alfalfa County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 886 page 83: Constance Jean Mitchel; Cathy Leamon Hickman and Stevens Leroy Hickman; Christa Leamon Hughes and Warren Dean Hughes; the Wanda Jean Leamon Revocable Trust, convey unto Constance Jena Mitchel.. All of the surfa...

 

Quiet meeting for Alfalfa County commissioners

Monday's wet snow wasn't enough to stop the Alfalfa County commissioners from holding their meeting. Mike Roach, Jay Hague and Marvin Woodall met at their regularly scheduled time and began knocking out the usual paperwork. The men signed...

 

Cherokee FCCLA attends District Leadership Conference

Fifty three members of the Cherokee FCCLA Chapter attended the North-1 District Leadership Conference held in on Oct. 19. At the conference, Hope Jordan and Davin Budy were installed as district...

 

Kansas refuses to increase Legislature's power over agencies

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas voters have narrowly rejected a proposal to curb the power of the governor and other officials to regulate businesses and set environmental and public health rules, rebuking the state's Republican-controlled Legislature...

 

Prosecutor: Witness told police UVA suspect targeted victims

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A witness who saw a University of Virginia student open fire onboard a bus returning from a field trip told police the gunman targeted specific victims — many of them football players — shooting one as he slept, a...

 
 By Breya Beck    Local    November 16, 2022

Smith is the 2022-2023 Waynoka FFA chapter vice president

Makinze Smith is a junior in high school and is currently serving as the 2022-2023 Waynoka FFA Chapter Vice President. She is the daughter of Matthew and Savannah Smith. Smith has been in FFA for four years. She started out in 4-H raising, judging...

 
 By ERIC OLSON    Sports    November 16, 2022

Big 12 teams enter final stretch knowing there are no gimmes

With two weeks left in the regular season, six teams remain alive for the second spot in the Big 12 championship game and others are still trying to become bowl-eligible. Based on how the season has played out so far, it's likely many of these final...

 

GOP Sen. Scott mounts long-shot bid to unseat McConnell

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Sen. Rick Scott said Tuesday that he will mount a long-shot bid to unseat Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, opening the latest front in an intraparty battle between allies of McConnell and former President Donald T...

 

AP source: Russian missiles cross into Poland during strike

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia pounded Ukraine's energy facilities Tuesday with its biggest barrage of missiles yet, striking targets across the country and causing widespread blackouts. A senior U.S. intelligence official said missiles crossed into...

 

Police: Knife used in deadly attack targeting Idaho students

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Four University of Idaho students found dead in an off-campus home were targeted, and the killer or killers used a knife or other "edged weapon" in the attack, police said Tuesday. The Moscow Police Department made the...

 

McCarthy wins nomination for House speaker, but grind ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leader Kevin McCarthy won the nomination Tuesday for House speaker, clearing a first step with majority support from his colleagues, but he now faces a weeks-long slog to quell right-flank objections before a final vote...

 

Trump prepares to launch 3rd campaign for the White House

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is preparing to launch his third campaign for the White House on Tuesday, looking to move on from disappointing midterm defeats and defy history amid signs that his grip on the Republican Party...

 

Judge drops 4 of 11 counts against Harvey Weinstein at trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The judge at the Los Angeles trial of Harvey Weinstein dropped four of the 11 sexual assault charges against the movie mogul Tuesday after prosecutors said they would not proceed with the counts involving one of his accusers....

 

World Population hits 8 billion, creating many challenge

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The world's population will likely hit an estimated 8 billion people on Tuesday, according to a United Nations projection, with much of the growth coming from developing nations in Africa. Among them is Nigeria, where resource...

 

US wholesale inflation eases to 8%, 4th straight slowdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prices at the wholesale level rose 8% in October from a year ago, the fourth straight decline and the latest sign that inflation pressures in the United States are easing from painfully high levels. The annual figure is down from...

 

Virginia students were prepared for shooting, not aftermath

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Students huddled inside laboratory closets and darkened dorm rooms across the University of Virginia while others moved far away from library windows and barricaded the doors of its stately academic buildings after an...

 

Families reunited following Russian retreat in Ukraine

TSENTRALNE, Ukraine (AP) — Relatives embraced in the middle of the road. They squeezed hands and choked back tears. Others sobbed outside their homes. All had yearned for this same moment — to be reunited with their loved ones after Russian...

 

Waynoka, Timberlake reach quarterfinals

Both Waynoka and Timberlake won the first round of Class C state playoffs Friday. The Waynoka Railroaders shut out Ryan 46-0. Waynoka will move into the quarterfinals with a game against the...

 

Alfalfa County man charged with assault of wife

A woman from Cherokee asked law enforcement for help because her husband was “acting strange.” According to court records, on Nov. 2 about 3:50 p.m. Cherokee Police Sgt. Tristan Hall was...

 

Woods County commissioners surplus a pickup

The agenda was short for the Woods County Commissioners meeting Monday, Nov. 14. Two of the three commissioners were present. David Hamil conducted the meeting with John Smiley also present. Randy...

 

Timberlake School celebrates Veterans Day

Timberlake Student Council held a Veterans Day Assembly to honor all veterans. To kick off the assembly, Timberlake fifth- and sixth-grade girls sang the "Pledge of Allegiance Song," and Amiah Ross...

 

South Barber FFA hosts Stand and Deliver workshop

Kansas FFA members converged on the Kiowa Community Building this past Monday, Nov. 7. They were in town to take part in the speech writing and public speaking workshop being hosted by the South...

 

Bryan purchases lot at 7th and Main in Kiowa for Electric Vehicle Charging Station

By mid-2023, Kiowa, Kansas will have an electric vehicle charging station. Kiowa's City Council held a special meeting last week to hear Jeff Bryan of Bryan Chevrolet unveil his idea. He told the council that GM contacted him about putting an...

 
 By Breya Beck    Local    November 16, 2022

Smith is the 2022-2023 Waynoka FFA chapter vice president

Makinze Smith is a junior in high school and is currently serving as the 2022-2023 Waynoka FFA Chapter Vice President. She is the daughter of Matthew and Savannah Smith. Smith has been in FFA for...

 

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