Articles from the November 22, 2023 edition

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Kansas oil refinery agrees to $23 million in penalties for violating federal air pollution law

COFFEYVILLE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas refinery has agreed to pay more than $23 million for violating the federal Clean Air Act and breaching a 2012 settlement for earlier pollution problems, the U.S. Justice Department and Environmental Protection...

 

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 894 page 1: The Board of Trustees of the Oklahoma Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Inc, convey unto First United Methodist Church of Cherokee. All of lot 3, and the north 10 feet of lot 4, in block 1, in...

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 149 page 282: Debi K. Rucker conveys unto Chad Hansen. Lot 31 in block 3 in Cook, Standiford & CO’s Third Addition to the City of Medicine Lodge. Warranty deed. Book 149 page 283: B & N Rentals, LLC, conveys unto Jessica...

 

Candidate filing begins for Board of Education

Candidate filing for the Board of Education begins Monday, Dec. 4 for nine Alfalfa County school districts. Those who wish to file for a Board of Education office must submit a Declaration of Candidacy to the Alfalfa County Election Board Monday,...

 

Alfalfa County commissioners declare several items surplus

At Monday's Alfalfa County commissioner meeting, Nate Ross, Mike Roach, and Garret Johnson took care of their usual orders of business, approving the previous meeting minutes, M&O payment warrants, and blanket purchase orders. After that, County...

 

Aline-Cleo Schools honor community veterans

Veterans Day at Aline-Cleo High School honored 11 community veterans. The flags were carried in by Hayden Dungan and Isaac Ramariz as Reveille (Military Trumpet Wake Up Call) played. The Pledge of...

 

Rotens celebrate 65th anniversary

Dempsey and Linda Roten of Capron will be celebrating 65 years of marriage. Dempsey and Linda were married on November 25, 1958, in Enid, Oklahoma. Their married years have taken them from Enid to...

 

LAWRENE STONE BUCK

Lawrene Stone Buck of Cherokee, Oklahoma, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2023, after a short illness. She was born in Cherokee on February 12, 1936, the only daughter and second of four children...

 

PHILLIP E. RICKER SR.

Phillip E. Ricker Sr. passed away November 10, 2023, at Patterson Health Center, Anthony, Kansas, surrounded by family who will dearly miss his larger-than-life presence and humor. A memorial service...

 

Area teams advance in football playoffs

Two teams in the Newsgram area are in the final four of Class C football championships. Both teams will be playing on Friday at Alex High School. The Waynoka Railroaders defeated Thackerville 64-54...

 

2023 Barber County Cattlemen's Trade Show and Social

The 17th Annual Barber County Cattlemen’s Trade Show and Social will be held on Saturday evening, Dec. 2, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Parish Hall in Sharon, Kansas. The trade show and social hour will open at 5 p.m. with meal at 6 p.m. Concluding the...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Monday, November 13, 2023 During this day were seven traffic stops. 10:05 a.m. – Report of a ginger-colored dog running around Maple and Central in Carmen. 6:11 p.m. – Bass Hospital reported a possible sexual assault case. Deputy en route. 8:26...

 

Freedom school board approves $800 stipend for full-time staff

In a regular meeting Monday that lasted a (potentially record-breaking) whole six minutes, the Freedom Board of Education approved a one-time stipend of $800 for full-time support and full-time certified staff and administration. Members present...

 

Kiowa City Council gets good audit, gives employees insurance reimbursement

Mayor Bill Watson opened Kiowa City Council’s Nov. 13 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer. All members were present, including Janet Robison, B.J. Duvall, President Brian Hill, Jason Thayer and Tom Wells. City Administrator Sam...

 

South Barber Veterans Day, `We honor you'

What's an unmade twin bed doing sitting in the middle of the gymnasium floor at a Veterans Day program? Well, it happened at South Barber's Veteran Day program for the community in Kiowa. Grade 7-12 P...

 

Big 12 goes into final weekend with title game matchup still undetermined

The Big 12 goes into the final weekend of the regular season with its championship game matchup still undetermined. Seventh-ranked Texas would get in with a win over Texas Tech on Friday night. Three teams are a game behind the one-loss Longhorns in...

 

Federal judge grants injunction banning 'Kansas Two-Step' Highway Patrol tactic

The Kansas Highway Patrol must stop using a tactic known as the "Kansas Two-Step" to detain out-of-state drivers long enough to find a reason to search their vehicles for illegal drugs, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Kathryn H....

 

Kansas officials blame 5-week disruption of court system on 'sophisticated foreign cyberattack'

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Cybercriminals hacked into the Kansas court system, stole sensitive data and threatened to post it on the dark web in a ransomware attack that has hobbled access to records for more than five weeks, officials said Tuesday. The...

 

The journey of Minnesota's Rutt the moose is tracked by a herd of fans

A herd of followers are tracking a moose on the loose in southern Minnesota, hoping the majestic animal's journey ends safely after it was spotted Tuesday 140 miles (225 km) northwest of Minneapolis. Fans have been tracking the young male moose for...

 

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