February 2021 was a month of losses, extreme temperatures


January 14, 2022

Temperance advocate Carrie Nation leaves a trail of destruction in a bar where she swung her hatchet to smash the mirror and the alcohol supply. The mural by Don Gray is displayed on the east side of the Share Annex at Cherokee Strip Museum in Alva.

Looking back at February 2021, we begin with the tragedy of an early morning fire that claimed the lives of two Waynoka residents and two firefighters. As the month winds down, Alva High basketball teams are in the playoffs. It was a month of below zero temperatures causing electrical power grid problems. High interest in the municipal election caused a record number of filings for Alva city offices.

The Feb. 5, 2021, edition of the Alva Review-Courier covered Alva and Waynoka firefighters and emergency personnel lining the highway as a mile-long escort of vehicles brought the bodies of Way...

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