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Judge deems Oklahoma train crossing law unconstitutional

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Oklahoma has ruled in favor of a railroad that challenged a state law that bans stopped trains from blocking streets for more than 10 minutes. BNSF Railway Co. sued Oklahoma last year after police officers...

 

Peppered chub proposed by agency as endangered species

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A proposal by the U.S, Fish and Wildlife Service published Tuesday would list a small fish known as the peppered chub as an endangered species and designate parts of rivers in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and New Mexico as its...

 

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 Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 During this day there were two traffic stops. 12:13 p.m. – Medic needed for a lady who fell at Dollar General. No transport needed. 12:53 p.m. – A call came in about a child that was dropped off at the Goltry Co-op...

 

Barber County court filings

Limited Civil Filings Cash Link USA vs. Anthony Young: debt collection. Kiowa District Hospital vs. Jason Duncan: debt collection. Kiowa District Hospital vs. Anthony W. Shirley: debt collection. Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital vs. Brad Hamilton:...

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 145 page 454: Kent J. Kissing and Darcy L. Killing, husband and wife, convey unto Kelly D. Stewart and Jennifer L. Stewart: East half of section 20, township 34 south, range 10 west of the 6th PM, Barber County, Kansas....

 

Commissioners in Alfalfa County meet briefly

Alfalfa County commissioners Jay Hague and Stan Tucker were without Marvin Woodall this week, but their to-do list wasn't very long, and they were able to get through it quickly. (Nate Ross joined the men at the conference table, however.) There...

 

Oklahoma coronavirus hospitalizations reach 1,637

Coronavirus numbers continue to rise across the U.S. In Oklahoma, a record 1,637 are currently hospitalized according to the Oklahoma State Health Department (OSHD) on Tuesday. There are 30,318 active cases in the state. The OSDH shows Alfalfa...

 

South Barber School dismissing early

South Barber School dismissing at 1p.m. Wednesday due to weather forecast...

 

'Finding Carlos' coming to Rialto Theatre

“Finding Carlos,” a holiday hip-hop movie filmed in Oklahoma, will premiere on Dec. 4 and screen throughout the month of December online at deadCenter Film’s virtual cinema and in movie theaters committed to Covid-19 safety precautions...

 

Kiowa Hospital Foundation receives $330,000 from Ben Steinmetz Foundation

The somewhat new Benjamin Steinmetz Charitable Foundation presented $330,000 to the Friends of the Kiowa Hospital and Manor Foundation recently. This was announced at the November meeting of the Kiowa...

 

Indians RHP Hill undergoes wrist surgery after car accident

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians rookie reliever Cam Hill underwent surgery on his right wrist after being involved in a car accident in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Hill shared details of the incident on his Instagram account, saying he was "very blessed to only...

 

KDH construction going well, insurance costs increase, Steinmetz gift announced

Kiowa District Hospital held their monthly meeting Nov. 24 with all members present: President Pat Myers, Chantae Simpson, Jim Parker and Jeff Miller (via phone) along with CEO/CFO Janell Goodno. Also present were Business Office Manager Tara Girty,...

 

KSHSAA ruling means `no spectators' for events December 1 – January 28

COVID-19 is continuously playing havoc with American's lives and school extracurricular activities are no exception. The Kansas High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) Board of Directors met Nov. 24 with all 78 members attending in a virtual...

 

Nursing homes see worst spike in new Covid cases since last spring as community spread increases across U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and assisted living communities across the country that provide care to approximately five...

 

LANNY LEROY CORR

Lanny Leroy Corr, son of Lawrence Leroy and Anna Mary (Miller) Corr, was born May 24, 1943, in Alva, Oklahoma. He departed this life on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at his home in Seiling, Oklahoma,...

 

A 2020-style Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving at my daughter Marisa’s house was a little different this year. As the grandchildren grow older, they develop other commitments. Jolie lives in Connecticut where she’d have to...

 

LAVON MARIAN WIERSIG

Funeral services for Lavon Marian Wiersig will be 2 p.m. Thursday, December 3, 2020, at the Zion Lutheran Church with pastor Timothy Roggow officiating. Interment will be in the Zion Lutheran...

 

Oklahoma governor declares day of prayer as virus surges

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — As the coronavirus surges in Oklahoma, nearing 200,000 total cases on Tuesday, Gov. Kevin Stitt declared Thursday a day of prayer and fasting in the state. "I believe we must continue to ask God to heal those who are sick,...

 

LYLE GENE ARNDT

Private family graveside services for Lyle Arndt will be Friday, December 4, 2020, at the Alva Municipal Cemetery with Pastor Brady Marston officiating. Interment is under the direction of Marshall...

 
 By CLIFF BRUNT    Sports    December 2, 2020

Oklahoma coach Riley taps Stoops to help with depleted staff

Former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops is helping coach the Sooners again — at least for now — because of coronavirus issues. The Sooners had to postpone last Saturday's game against West Virginia and temporarily paused organized team activities due...

 

ROSE (DARR) ELMORE

Rose (Darr) Elmore, 85, of Pratt, Kansas, and former Alva, Oklahoma, resident, died Monday, November 30, 2020, in her home at Parkwood Village, Pratt, Kansas. She was born on April 23, 1935, in...

 

VERNA ROSE (WEDEL) UNRUH

Graveside service for Verna Rose (Wedel) Unruh, 98, of Ringwood, Oklahoma, were held on Friday, November 27, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Cedar Cemetery near Fairview, Oklahoma. Arrangements by Lanman Funeral...

 

Kansas official replaced by man he allegedly tried to frame

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A disgraced politician in Kansas will be replaced on a county commission by the man he and two other Republican officials allegedly tried to frame in order to hide their roles in a smear campaign against a Democratic mayoral...

 

Expected staffing shortages could hit rural hospitals hard

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — Anticipated staffing shortages amid surging coronavirus cases could hit rural hospitals especially hard because smaller communities have more limited options for finding providers to cover for sick workers, medical...

 

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