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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...

 

Alfalfa County divorce filings

Divorce Filings David Kent Taugner, Carmen, and Wanda Jean Taugner, Tulaip, Washington, have filed for divorce ($252.14)....

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office log

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 4:41 a.m. Reporting party (RP) advised an individual was threatening him and was scared he was waiting for him back at his home. Officer advised everything at the house was secure but it did to appear to be damaged on the...

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office log

December 18, 2017 Medicine Lodge ambulance transported patient from south Seminary Lake City to Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital. Medicine Lodge ambulance transported patient from Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita....

 

South Barber Honor Roll

South Barber grades 7-12 2nd quarter honor roll Superintendent's Honor Roll 8th Grade—Avery Grieve, Claire Pollock 9th Grade—Nora Gugelmeyer Principal's Honor Roll 7th Grade—Easton Rector 9th Grade—Chloe Blunk, Sterling Rector 10th...

 

Timberlake agriculture teacher selected for professional development scholarship

Ashley Gaff, agricultural educator at Timberlake High School in Helena, is one of a select group of agriculture teachers nationwide who received the 2017 Teachers Turn the Key professional development scholarship from the National Association of...

 

Lynn Says

Today as I peruse the national news headlines, they are mainly good news. For example, The Business Insider says the holidays were a “big win” for struggling retailers as sales soared. A couple da...

 

MILDRED PARIS JOHNSON

Funeral services for Mildred Paris Johnson will be 2 p.m. Thursday, December 28, 2018, at the Alva First United Methodist Church with Pastor Carol Cook Moore and Ray Paris officiating. Interment will...

 

HADLEY BEATRICE STRATTON

Celebration of Life services for Hadley Beatrice Stratton will be 4 p.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017, at the Women's Building at the Woods County Fairgrounds. Hadley Beatrice Stratton, daughter of...

 

Class on advance health care planning

With the start of the New Year, many people make resolutions. One resolution might be to get paperwork in order. This could include advance health care planning. What do you know about advance health care planning in Kansas? This program introduces...

 

Kiowa City Council highlights of December meetings

At a special meeting Dec. 18, Kiowa's City Council approved their amended budget. City Administrator Lou Leone said the budgeted amount was $1.25 million and increased to $1.6 million. This increase was due to the summer storms and numerous outage,...

 

Body cam footage released in officer-involved shooting and death of Barber County man Steven Myers

For the second time in December of 2017, the Barber County Courthouse courtroom in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, was packed Friday, Dec. 22. This was the second hearing regarding the death of Steven Myers, age 42. Myers died Oct. 6 in an officer-involved...

 

Meet the new Waynoka Public Schools superintendent

"We like the small town feel," Scott Cline says of Waynoka. "It's a good community and a good school. It's made this transition an easy one for us." Cline was welcomed as superintendent of Waynoka...

 

WILMA 'JEANNE' HEPNER

Wilma "Jeanne" Hepner, 84-year-old Freedom resident, died Monday, December 25, 2017, in Woodward, surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 29, 2017, at the...

 

Cities sue Defense Dept. over gun-check system failures

NEW YORK (AP) — Three large U.S. cities filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Defense, arguing that many service members who are disqualified from gun ownership weren't reported to the national background check system. New York...

 

Syria rebels, opposition reject Russia-proposed talks

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels and opposition groups on Tuesday rejected Russia's proposed peace talks, accusing Moscow of failing to pressure its ally, President Bashar Assad, to end the conflict. In a series of statements, 40 rebel groups,...

 

In break with tradition, Trump doesn't host a state dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump couldn't stop talking about the red carpets, military parades and fancy dinners that were lavished upon him during state visits on his recent tour of Asia. "Magnificent," he declared at one point on the...

 

What to expect for your personal finances in 2018

No one wants to be caught off-guard when it comes to their finances. So The Associated Press asked several experts to share their opinion on what will happen with some key issues in 2018 that will directly impact your personal financial well-being. H...

 

Old copper mine is one of many sites in West needing cleanup

CUBA, N.M. (AP) — For decades, yellow- and white-tinged piles of waste from a defunct copper mine have covered the mountainside at the edge of the quintessential New Mexico village of Cuba — out of sight, out of mind and not nasty enough to warra...

 

Oil, gas drilling picks up in western Colorado in 2017

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Figures show oil and gas drilling activity in western Colorado is at its highest pace in several years, with no signs of slowing down in 2018. The Daily Sentinel reports Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission...

 

Oak Ridge Lab creates microscopic fidget spinner toy

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) — Kids across the world emptied their stockings Christmas morning to a host of treats and trinkets, undoubtedly including the newly popular fidget spinner: a simple gadget made of flat plastic spinning on a ball bearing....

 

Woman stunned to find electric bill listed as $284 billion

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman says she went online to check her electric bill and was stunned at the amount — more than $284 billion. The Erie Times-News reports that Mary Horomanski said her eyes "just about popped out" of her head when...

 

Feral hog poison field tests in Texas, Alabama in 2018

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Feral swine do more than $1.5 billion a year in damage around the country, and scientists are taking what could be a big step toward controlling them. They are field-testing poison baits made from a preservative that's used to...

 

What households need to know about the tax bill's impact

In a Dec. 21 story, the Associated Press reported that the threshold for deducting unreimbursed medical expenses was going to rise to 10 percent of adjusted gross income in 2020. The threshold will revert to the current 10 percent threshold in 2020...

 

California preps for pot-infused fare, from wine to tacos

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The sauvignon blanc boasts brassy, citrus notes, but with one whiff, it's apparent this is no normal Sonoma County wine. It's infused with THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that provides the high. Move over, pot...

 

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