Caldwell, KS

Sheriff investigating murder in Braman; One in custody

BRAMAN — The Kay County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a murder that occured in Braman this weekend. Sheriff Steve Kelley said the body of a young adult white male was located in a field south of Bender Road on P Street, east of Braman. “We have one person...
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Blackwell police logs June 30-July 3

The following information is provided by Blackwell police. At 5:51 a.m. inmate Shawn Dewell was released to the county jail. At 12:17 p.m. fire units responded to a report of a grass fire near the fireworks stand, 11900 west Adobe Road between O and P Street. Minors were counseled on fireworks rules.
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Murder under investigation in Braman

BRAMAN, Okla. (KAKE) - Per Kay NewsCow, a murder is being investigated by the Kay County Sheriff’s Department that occurred in Braman, Oklahoma over the holiday weekend. A body of a young white man was discovered in a field south of Bender Road on P Street, east of Braman, says Sheriff Steve Kelley.

Happenings in Wellington in Upcoming Weeks –July/August 2022

Nancy Harrison, Adventure Media Farmer’s Markets, get-togethers around a firepit, and Networking Opportunities are part of what summertime offers.  Mainstreet Market July 21 – September 22 Thursday Night’s 5:30 – 8:30 Friday Firepits at Budweiser [...] This post Happenings in Wellington in Upcoming Weeks –July/August 2022 previously appeared on North Forty News.

Sheriff investigating fatal fire in Braman

BRAMAN — Officials are investigating a fatal fire that occurred in Braman last night. Firefighters from Braman, Blackwell and South Haven, Kan. responded to a fire in the 402 Kimmel last night at 9:08 p.m. Kay County Sheriff Steve Kelley said a female perished in the fire. Kelley said...
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Hoogendoorn to lead 4th of July Parade

The Blackwell Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the annual Fourth of July parade, and this year, the march will be led by U.S. Navy E-4 Seabee John Hoogendoorn. The parade will begin Monday at 10 a.m. Line-up will begin at 9:15 a.m., with the contest for decorated bikes and wagons taking place at 9:30 a.m. At 1 p.m., a free-swimming event will take place at the Blackwell Memorial Pool.

Tonkawa water level reaches critical stage

TONKAWA — The water emergency declared in Tonkawa on June 30 continues as the amount of water in the town’s water basin is reportedly at a critical level. On Thursday officials reported that a severe issue was located at the Chikaskia River, east of Tonkawa after a week of investigating.

Jane is the Wellington Humane Society Pet of the Week

Jane is our Pet of the Week! She was rescued from death row at a kill shelter to be given the second chance that she deserves! She is a mixed large breed weighing 46 pounds. She is a young adult and we like to say she is a mixed breed of cuteness! She has been to events with us and did well with the public and enjoyed the car ride. She also does well in a crate. Stop in to meet Miss Jane soon! Schedule an appointment by filling out the application online or calling: 620-440-4375 or log onto our website here.

Here are some fireworks safety tip…

Sumner Newscow report — Wellington Fire Chief Tim Hay offers the following Fireworks Safety Tips for this Independence Holiday season:. •Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Have a “designated shooter”. •Never give fireworks to small children. •Adults should always supervise the use of fireworks by older children.

Tonkawa Declares Water Emergency

Public Works crews in Tonkawa have been investigating problems with the city’s water system this past week. This afternoon, crews successfully located the source of the water issues. The issue is located at the Chikaskia River, east of Tonkawa, and is severe. Crews are confident that the problem can...

Police Take Street Signs From Backyard and Walked Them to Station

Occurred on May 26, 2021 / Tonkawa, Oklahoma, USA Info from Licensor: The police took me to the side of my house and informed me that I could not have those signs as it was illegal to possess them. I told them I didn’t know that and that a friend had given them to me, but I had no problem giving them to the officers. So I took them into my backyard and ripped the signs out of the ground that had been there for a few years. I took a post-hole digger and buried them 4ft into the ground for yard ornaments. I then handed them to the officers and started recording. They said they wouldn’t fit in the car, so their only option was to walk all the way from my house, down to the police station carrying these huge intersection signs. This happened a while ago; no charges were pressed to my knowledge.

Joe Heller Cartoons, June 30

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