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City undertaking major street projects
Since mid-May, Fifth Street just north of Oklahoma Boulevard has been barricaded. Alva City Business Manager Joe Don Dunham said there was a water line break at that corner on May 11. As a result of the break and ongoing issues, the base under the road has been washed away, causing the asphalt to fa
Faulkner receives scholarships to Northwestern
Jacob Faulkner, a graduate of Alva High School, has been awarded two scholarships to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University during the 2018-2019 academic year.
Longdale woman dies in Thursday accident
Macie L. Atchley, 35, was taken from the scene of the accident to Fairview Regional Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol report.
Hitting curb results in injuries to two
Two people were taken to the hospital after a driver lost control of a vehicle that struck a curb. The one-vehicle wreck occurred at12:24 a.m. on Friday, July 13, at 518 Oklahoma Blvd.
Gerloff named Honored Old Cowhand
Katie StrehlGary Gerloff is the Honored Old Cowhand for the 81st Freedom Rodeo. Gerloff has lived in Freedom all his life and graduated from Freedom High School. The Gerloff Ranch is just north of town.You might be interested in:Woods County commissioners handle two quick itemsFreedom School Board m
Woods County commissioners handle two quick items
After hosting a public hearing about the Alva Arena project, the Woods County commissioners convened into their own meeting on Monday, July 16. They approved a gravel purchase arrangement with Jean Sneary in northern Woods County at a price of $1 per yard.
Public hearing by commissioners on arena project
Twenty minutes of the meeting (viewable on the newspaper website) was utilized by Jeff Sabin, an attorney who along with his law firm put the financial predictions together, explaining the TIF district would have an expected life of about 25 years, although it could pay off faster than that.
Reservations being taken for 8th annual Forget Me Not Outdoor Dinner
The event, set for 7-9 p.m. Aug. 10 at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th. The cost is $75 per person or $500 to sponsor a table of eight. Dress for the event is casual. In case of rain, the event will be held at Oklahoma Bible Academy, 5913 W. Chestnut.
Barber County Sheriff's Office log
Riquelle Valaquz, Kiowa, reported a hit-and-run accident on Main Street, Kiowa. Unknown damage, no injuries, investigated by Deputy Woods.
Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Cherokee in Oklahoma
A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Cherokee in Oklahoma. Exact location of event, depth 2.41 km, -98.4561° West, 36.6575° North. The temblor was picked up at 23:19:28 / 11:19 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.
Alva residents arrested for drug possession, child neglect
Court records show on Friday, July 6, Alva Police Officer William Shahan was on patrol when he saw a lot of come and go activity at a house in the 700 block of Maple Street. After watching a silver Nissan drive away from the house, Shahan conducted an investigative traffic stop. He found the vehicle
Kiowa's burn site to be opened at times Friday and Saturday
Since that meeting there’s good news with the burn site, as it’s scheduled to be open temporarily, Kiowa City Administrator Lou Leone confirmed to the Newsgram at noon Tuesday. Out of town at a public information officer course, via phone Leone said the tentative times for the burn site to be opened
2018-2019 Alva Middle School 6th grade supply list
3 packages loose-leaf wide-lined paper (math, ELA, science)
Football coach, teacher hiring on special meeting agenda
The Alva Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting for Monday, July 16, at 11 a.m. in the board room at 418 Flynn St. The board will address several contracts and personnel items.
Freedom School Board meets at noon Monday
The Freedom Board of Education approved contracts for new employees Scott Renken, Jennifer Renken and Sara Bowman. They had previously announced hiring agreements with the trio. Superintendent James Miller asked the board to review his contract. After the meeting, he showed this reporter the differe
City of Kiowa Burn Site Notice
For Kiowa residents ONLY. The burn site will be open only the following days:Friday,July 20th 4:00 pmto 7:00 pmSaturday,July 21st9:00 to NoonOnly tree limbs and brush will be accepted at this time.NO grass clippings will be accepted.A city employee will be on site.
Three resignations at Alva School Board meeting
Most schools in the state are struggling to fill staff positions before the start of school in about a month. Several highly visible teacher positions are still open in Alva, including both Alva Middle School (AMS) and Alva High School (AHS) band and vocal directors. On Monday night, the resignation
Couple charged with child neglect, drug felonies
Cherina Marie Cagwin, 18, and Donnivan Barrows, 21, both face felony charges of child neglect and maintaining a place for keeping/selling a controlled dangerous substance, according to court documents filed in Woods County District Court. The child neglect felony is punishable by imprisonment in DOC
Family first: Schwerdfeger resigns from Alva coaching, admin positions
ALVA, Okla. – Last weekend, shock waves began to ripple across the Alva Goldbug community with word head football coach Taylor Schwerdtfeger had informed the football he had resigned his position as coach and Alva Public Schools athletic director.
Five charged after Father's Day argument
Billy Michael Hood, 44, of Waynoka, has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, a felony. Steven Blair Steffen, 34, of Waynoka, has also been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, a felony. This crime is punishable by imprisonment for up to 10 years in the penitentiary or one year