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 By Dylan Hurst    Local    January 21, 2022

Burlington Family and Consumer Science spring project

Every spring Mrs. Elliott's Family and Consumer Science (FACS) class learns to make quilts. Mrs. Elliot said she used to teach the students how to read clothing patterns and make their own clothes...

 

Burlington Robotics stays busy during down time

The Burlington robotics team is currently in the midst of a chess tournament. After winning the BEST Robotics competition in the fall, they competed at Regionals in December. They placed 8th out of 25 teams from eight states in the region. Now,...

 

Alfalfa County renews contract with City of Cherokee for regional airport

The Alfalfa County commissioners heard from Cherokee City Manager Mike Jones at Tuesday's meeting. Jones asked Mike Roach, Jay Hague and Marvin Woodall to continue and renew their contract between the City and County. In 2019, officials in Alfalfa Co...

 

Cows and bulls are targeted by cattle thieves in Barber County, Kansas

Starting in October 2021, ranchers in Barber County, Kansas, and beyond started noticing cows were missing from their fields with a cow/calf operation. The theft of primarily black Angus cows, bulls and a few calves was still ongoing in December....

 

Three members of Kiowa City Council sworn in for another four-year term

Mayor Bill Watson called the Jan.10 regular monthly meeting of Kiowa's City Council to order with all but one member present including: Janet Robison, President Brian Hill, Jason Thayer and Tom Wells. B.J. Duvall was absent. City Administrator Sam De...

 

Kiowa City Council sees more than doubled tax revenue

Mayor Bill Watson called the Jan.10 regular monthly meeting of Kiowa's City Council to order with all but one member present including: Janet Robison, President Brian Hill, Jason Thayer and Tom Wells. B.J. Duvall was absent. City Administrator Sam...

 

Bryan to start `Raised Bed Garden' that can supply produce for grocery store, restaurants

“It pained me to watch how hard people (volunteers) worked last summer in the Community Garden by the old hospital that we just tore down and how much work that was,” Kiowa resident and businessman Jeff Bryan said who is leading the charge to...

 

Semi load of cattle overturns on blacktop between Kiowa and Burlington

Monday about 1:25 p.m., a semi loaded with cattle overturned east of Kiowa at Bluestem Road or 1.4 miles south of Chieftain Road. Kansas Highway Patrol Charley Brattin worked the wreck and was assisted by numerous law enforcement agencies from...

 

Free at-home Covid tests, if you're insured

This week’s column is aimed at giving you information on topics currently in the news. People in the U.S. can now get free at home Covid-19 tests, according to a news release from the Oklahoma...

 

Aline-Cleo's Burchardt, Cosper, Cunningham inducted into National Honor Society

Aline-Cleo welcomed three new inductees – senior Hannah Burchardt, junior Asheli Cosper and sophomore Myah Cunningham – into the National Honor Society in a ceremony held in the high school...

 

Cosper named Aline-Cleo December Student of the Month

Ashlei Cosper, junior at Aline-Cleo, has been chosen as December Student of the Month. Cosper feels her school is unique because all the teachers and administrators are very supportive of the...

 

Alva Masonic Lodge to host remembrance of St. John the Evangelist

On Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. members of the Masonic Lodge #105 AF and AM will host an open lodge at the Alva Masonic Lodge building located at 1022 Noble St. in Alva, in remembrance of St. John the Evangelist. All lodges of AF and AM Masonic orders are...

 

Little Red Hens hold first meeting of 2022 at Cancun

The Little Red Hens met on Jan. 4 at Cancun Restaurant for their first meeting of 2022. Items discussed from the agenda were virtual meetings, girls night in (an event for high school aged students), 2022 goals for the group, including a garage sale,...

 

Menus for week of Jan. 17–21

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday—No school Tuesday—Breakfast taco, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Wednesday—Waffles with toppings, syrup, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Thursday—Cinnamon toast, scrambled eggs, cereal, fruit, juice, milk...

 

Alva Regional Airport busier than expected

The Alva Regional Airport is having some difficulty keeping enough part-time help to cover weekends and other responsibilities. City Business Manager Angelica Brady suggested the Alva Airport Commission discuss hiring a full time employee instead. Co...

 

Northwest Technology Center board members recognized

January has been designated as School Board Recognition Month by the Oklahoma State School Board Association. This is an opportunity for local schools and communities to honor Oklahoma's more than...

 

Coffeetime

Andy is a typical early riser. Meaning he is usually up, dressed and sitting at the desk in his office by around seven every morning. This causes him to see the sun begin to filter cautiously thru...

 

Letter to the Editor

I am one of the first to get the flu cure because it was Feb. 1, 1994. National TV says no one can say anything about medicine unless they are a doctor but one company advertised a flu cure on TV for three months prior to the Covid arrival. The ad...

 

The Coffee House Philosopher

Joe Budney’s social life was something of a mystery to me during the later ‘60s. He was a dependable regular at mixed university functions, but I rarely saw him on a date with any particular girl. His popular humor had an earthy flavor that...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 16, 2022

Dual exhausts

While driving past the show building, I noticed that several cars had dual exhausts. When I was a kid any car with dual exhausts immediately had possibilities to be fast. The ultimate was a car with...

 

2022 Homecoming theme submissions, parade marshal nominations sought for Nov. 3-5 event

The annual contest to select a homecoming theme and parade marshal for the 2022 Alva/Northwestern Oklahoma State University Homecoming has begun and is open to the public. Deadline for submitting...

 

The Coffee House Philosopher

Joe Budney’s social life was something of a mystery to me during the later ‘60s. He was a dependable regular at mixed university functions, but I rarely saw him on a date with any particular girl. His popular humor had an earthy flavor that...

 

Scholarships, swimming pool items on Alva City Council agenda

NWOSU scholarships and the swimming pool project are on the agenda for the Alva City Council meeting Tuesday. Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, the meeting will be held on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall....

 

Alva man charged with unauthorized use of vehicle

A felony arrest warrant has been issued for an Alva man after his ex-girlfriend said he borrowed her pickup and refused to return it. Court records show on Dec. 28, 2021, Alva Police Officer Timothy Clapp was contacted by Woods County Dispatch...

 

Making connections: Rail network brings new business to county

Parents everywhere can attest that pregnancy causes significant changes, but not all can say it spurred to life a business that would net almost $2 million in sales in under ten years. Yet, for Jeff... Full story

 

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