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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 obtai...

 

Church organization in Kansas, Oklahoma pays medical debts

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Medical debts totaling more than $5.2 million owed by more than 3,200 families in Kansas and Oklahoma have been paid through a project of the United Church of Christ Kansas-Oklahoma Conference, church officials said Tuesday. "A... Full story

 

Alfalfa County real estate

Book 864 page 374: Roger E. Smith conveys unto Warren and Rita Kirkendall: 21 and 22, in Block 39, of the First Addition to the Town of Aline, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Quit claim deed. Book 864 page 376: Roger E. Smith conveys unto Warren and Rita...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 During this day there were three traffic stops. 9:52 a.m. – Report of vandalism on County Road (CR) 630 and Bryan Road. 3:27 p.m. – Report of a male with a cut finger who has passed out. 7:49 p.m. – Medic needed for...

 

Alfalfa County apportions CARES Act reimbursement proceeds

Commissioners in Alfalfa County were grateful for an easy agenda Monday morning as the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaches. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall started with business as usual, approving previous meeting minutes, payroll...

 

Alva man sentenced to 87 months in federal prison for interstate murder-for-hire plot

OKLAHOMA CITY – Vernon Wayne Brock, 71, of Alva, has been sentenced this week to serve 87 months in federal prison and pay a $30,000 fine for hiring an individual to commit murder on the defendant’s behalf, announced U.S. Attorney Timothy J....

 

Coronavirus cases, hospitalizations continue to rise

According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), 2,736 more positive cases of the coronavirus were added on Tuesday, Nov. 24, for a total of 180,610. There were 15 new deaths for a total of 1,664. The state currently shows 33,260 active...

 

Demel to begin as Kiowa's City Administrator Dec. 14

Kiowa's City Council held a special meeting Monday night and immediately entered executive session. After moving back in to open session, they took action. The meeting took under 30 minutes. Mayor Bill Watson said he appointed Sam Demel as the new...

 

Medicine Lodge woman and two others die in head-on collision

Three people died in a head-on collision last Thursday at 7:05 p.m. on Highway 160 at mile marker 242.8, which is about two and a half miles west of Attica, Kansas, in Harper County. One of those people who died was Medicine Lodge woman Connie S....

 

Waynoka man charged with murder

A Waynoka resident has been charged with first degree murder in a homicide that occurred over the weekend. Online court records show Keith Calistus Melton, 31, of Waynoka, was charged Monday with the felony murder charge. District Attorney’s...

 

EVELYN IRONS

Evelyn Marie Irons, 88, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 23, 2020. Evelyn was born in Kansas on June 7, 1932. She was an only child to Lillian Viola Jones and Samuel James Hada. Evelyn loved growing up on the farm. After graduation she met...

 

Woods County employees given extra holiday

Woods County Commissioner John Smiley suggested Monday that county employees be given the remainder of the week off with pay. Since it’s already a short week with the Thanksgiving holiday, Smiley thought it would be beneficial in slowing the...

 

Oklahoma City extends, 2 other cities adopt mask mandate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday extended a city-wide mask mandate and two other cities have adopted a mask requirement in efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the state. Oklahoma City Council members voted to...

 

JOHNNY JONES CUTRIGHT

Johnny Jones Cutright was born on December 10, 1956, in Hardtner, Kansas, to Joe W. Cutright and Peggy Dorine Jones Cutright and passed from this life on November 22, 2020, in Enid, Oklahoma. Johnny...

 

Oklahoma City police kill boy, 15, during robbery attempt

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City officers fatally shot a 15-year-old boy who had tried to rob a convenience store at gunpoint, police said. Five officers opened fire on Stavian Rodriguez after he crawled out a drive-thru window of the store...

 

Assessing the Thanksgiving risk

What are your plans for Thanksgiving? When my daughter asked a month ago if I wanted to go to her house for Thanksgiving, I said, “I’d like to.” We both realized a lot depended on the health of...

 

Mask resistance softens in Kansas as coronavirus cases soar

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — Resistance to masks appears to be weakening in Kansas as the coronavirus surges, straining the capacity of the state's hospitals. Gov. Laura Kelly's latest effort to require face coverings takes effect Wednesday, although Ka...

 

Cherokee versus Balko-Forgan

Cherokee's took on the Balko-Forgan football team this past Friday night....

 

Missing Wichita man found fatally shot in jeep

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A missing man who was believed to be in danger has been found fatally shot in his jeep, police said. Authorities are investigating the death of Jeremy Cook as a homicide after finding his body Monday in Wichita. Police had...

 

One man's mission: Save the turkey with a school for fowl

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Frank Reese agrees with Benjamin Franklin that turkeys are not only interesting, they are special. For several decades, he made it his life's mission to save the non-commercialized bird. At his farm in Lindsborg, he wants...

 

Extended unemployment benefits ending next month in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal program that had extended unemployment benefits for an extra 13 weeks in Kansas will stop next month just as new COVID-19 restrictions could lead to more furloughs and layoffs. The U.S. Department of Labor informed...

 

Burlington School still monitoring for Covid, has homecoming queen and king

Burlington School Board President Terry Graham called the monthly meeting to order the morning of Nov. 16 at 8 a.m. All board members were present except Robert Hill. Attending were April Kisling, T.J. Rockenbach and Aaron Smith. Superintendent Dr....

 

KSHSAA meets to determine if school's winter extra-curriculars will move forward

The status of winter sports and other extra-curricular activities in Kansas public schools hung in the balance Tuesday afternoon. South Barber grade 7-12 Principal Brent Shaffer planned to be on a phone call with the Kansas High School Activities...

 

Report cites need for economic diversity in Lawrence

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A new report commissioned by the city of Lawrence cites a need for the community to diversify its economy or risk becoming too expensive for many people. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the city in June hired Ernst &...

 

Video shows Florida man rescue puppy from alligator

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — A 74-year-old man leaped into a Florida pond and wrestled open the jaws of an alligator that lunged from the water to attack his 3-month-old puppy. The rescue last month was captured on video by cameras placed in the area to...

 

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