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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...

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Dec. 10: Tracia Vogt, Rustin Cook Dec. 11: Lucas Russell, Gaylen Winn Dec. 12: Willie Williams, Cara Bradt, Troy Reinhart, Janet Blevins Dec. 13: Andra Smith Dec. 14: Laremy Kamas Dec. 16: Tawny Province, Chris Hull Dec. 17: Susan...

 

Arkansas man gets 2 years in prison for virus relief fraud

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former Walmart manager has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for fraudulently seeking more than $8 million in small business loans intended for coronavirus relief in Oklahoma. Tulsa authorities said Benjamin...

 

Divorce Filings

Carol Peffly, Cherokee, vs. Dustin Peffly, Amorita: divorce ($262.14)....

 

Oklahoma governor, Choctaw Nation agree to hunting compact

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and the Choctaw Nation agreed to a one-year extension of a hunting and fishing compact that was set to expire at the end of the year, Stitt's office announced on Tuesday. Under the agreement signed by...

 
 By CLIFF BRUNT    Sports    December 9, 2020

'Full warning': Older basketball coaches at work in pandemic

Rick Barnes thought he was in the clear early in his bout with COVID-19. The Tennessee coach should have known better, given his texts with Tom Izzo, his Michigan State counterpart who also went through it. About a week into his quarantine, Barnes...

 

Body of runaway 13-year-old boy found in Arkansas River

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The body of a 13-year-old boy who ran away from a home for troubled youth in Tulsa was found Tuesday in the Arkansas River, authorities said. The body of Rylan Harris was found about noon Tuesday in the river near downtown...

 

Rolling average of new Oklahoma virus cases dips below 3,000

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health on Tuesday reported nearly 2,300 new coronavirus cases while the trend of newly reported cases per day declined below 3,000 and the daily number of deaths rose. There were 2,297 new...

 

Oklahoma governor rescinds anti-masker's board appointment

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Monday rescinded his appointment to the State Board of Education of an Enid woman who led an anti-mask crusade in the northwest Oklahoma City. Stitt said in a statement he rescinded the appointment...

 

Jenks Public Schools apologizes after students pack stadium

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Jenks Public Schools issued an apology after its football fans received widespread criticism for not wearing masks or following social distancing recommendations during a state championship game on Saturday. A photo the...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 During this day were two controlled burns. 3:35 a.m. – A commercial business alarm went off in the 100 block of Main Street. 6:26 p.m. – Medic needed at James Crabtree Correctional Center. Medic took patient to Bass...

 

Alfalfa County signs updated Covid-19 policy into effect

In Alfalfa County, commissioners Jay Hague and Stan Tucker were without fellow commissioner Marvin Woodall, but Nate Ross subbed in his place. Also joining the meeting was Alfalfa County OSU...

 

Kiowa's new city administrator, Sam Demel, shares his story

Raised on a farm east of Hoisington, Kansas, Sam Demel is familiar with rural Kansas. His life travels have taken him to South Africa while in the Peace Corps and a tour around Europe. However he earn...

 

Praying for Porsha

Porsha Binning, an 18-year-old senior at South Barber High School, came down with a serious health issue and was taken to the Kiowa District Hospital ER Saturday morning. By Sunday morning the Barber...

 

Convicted felon with hunting privileges suspended is arrested while guiding deer hunters

A Cherokee man is facing charges after he was seen going on a hunting trip with others. Court records show on Nov. 22 at 5:51 a.m., Oklahoma Game Warden Supervisor Ben Bickerstaff received a text message from a concerned citizen. The text message...

 

Alva School Board hires new pre-K teacher

Alva School Board members voted to offer a temporary contract to Riley Beeler as a pre-K teacher. Beeler will be finishing out the school year in place of Megan Schulze, who is moving with her...

 

Free movie: `The Grinch' 2018; vendor show, Christmas Cash drawing, lighted parade

For December the weather prediction for Saturday looks quite mild. Go find some holiday cheer at Christmas in Kiowa. A variety of fun is happening from 1 to 4 p.m. downtown. The Lighted Christmas Para...

 

Wilson shines as No. 5 Kansas beats No. 8 Creighton, 73-72

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Jalen Wilson remained composed when he needed to hit the go-ahead 3-pointer for Kansas in the closing seconds. He was equally stoic watching No. 8 Creighton try to match him. The redshirt freshman calmly hit the go-ahead...

 

Fourth minor earthquake in 2 weeks felt in Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An earthquake rattled Wichita on Tuesday — the fourth earthquake in the area in the last two weeks. The earthquake had an estimated magnitude of 3.0, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It struck Tuesday morning in east Wichita...

 

E. F. WISE

Private funeral services for E.F. Wise will be 10 a.m. Thursday, December 10, 2020, with Pastor Todd Finley and Scott Ware officiating. Public graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, December 10,...

 

Wichita man who stole vehicle with 3 kids inside sentenced

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man who stole a van with young children inside was sentenced Tuesday to nearly four years in prison. Jason Barajas, 32, pleaded guilty in October to theft and aggravated endangering a child. He was sentenced Tuesday...

 

Burlington Basketball Homecoming

Burlington Elks held their Basketball Homecoming this past week....

 

Timberlake versus Buffalo

Timberlake beat Buffalo Saturday afternoon, 38-12, sending them to the state championship game, Saturday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m. on Northwestern Oklahoma State University's field. They enter the game...

 

Wichita bar owners seek return to pre-pandemic rules

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Bar owners in Kansas' largest city are challenging rules designed to slow the spread of COVID-19, hoping to use the courts to overturn a mask mandate, limits on public gatherings and an 11 p.m. closing time for bars and...

 

Conference showdowns produce wave of Top 25 matchups

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The value in conference vs. conference showdowns has never been greater with teams struggling to find opponents amid the pandemic and numerous non-league games having already been scrapped. This season, they are also produce...

 

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