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City Of Nowata Hosting 4th Of July Fish Fry Fundraiser

Nowata is inviting families out for a fish fry and fireworks for Fourth of July!. The fish fry is from noon until 2 p.m. at Jack Gordon Park. You can buy fish, fries, slaw, hushpuppies and a drink, all for $10. There will also be other food options including pulled...
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Miami police investigating rape incident

MIAMI, Okla. – The Miami Police Department is investigating the rape of a juvenile girl, Miami Police Chief Thomas Anderson confirmed Friday. Anderson said detectives are investigating the allegations and declined to comment on the investigation other than to say no suspect is in custody. Anyone with information is...
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New Museum opens in Southeast Kansas

PARSONS, Kans. — The “Parsons Historical Society Museum” unveiled its newest addition. Today the museum held a ribbon cutting for the “Farm Heritage Museum” that sits at 19th and grand. All the pieces of farm equipment on display were donated and the display cases were...

Miami Man pleads guilty to multiple drug and firearms violations

A man arrested three times since 2019 for methamphetamine and firearms violations pleaded guilty Monday in federal court, announced U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. 50-year-old Richard Alan Stewart of Miami pleaded guilty to three counts of Felon in Possession of Firearms and Ammunition; three counts of Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute; Carrying a Firearm During and in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime; Carrying, Using, and Brandishing a Firearm During and in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime; and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime.

Rising COVID cases are forcing Kansas to move inmates between prisons

TOPEKA, Kan. — COVID cases are spiking so much in a Kansas prison that inmates are being transferred to other facilities. Corrections records confirmed 55 positive cases at the El Dorado men’s prison as of June 26, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections. El Dorado has a minimum and medium unit in Oswego, and the corrections department said people from Oswego were being transferred. There are 14 positive cases among staff.

Okie Hillbilly Handfishin' Tournament Coming Up

A handfishing tournament is to be held next weekend. The 3rd Annual Okie Hillbilly Handfishin’ Tournament will be July 9th in downtown Nowata from 2-8. there will be vendors, plenty of food and even a handfishing tank where the public is invited to give a hand as it were and try to muscle in a big catfish.

Nowata July 4th Festivities Will Go On As Planned

The Nowata Chamber of Commerce has announced that their July 4th celebration will go on as planned on Monday. A shortage of fireworks had some concerned that they may have to make alterations to this year's festivities. The Nowata Fire Department will continue with their planned fundraiser at noon at...

Saporito new president of PSU Alumni Association Board

Angie Saporito is the new president of the PSU Alumni Association Board of Directors. She took over that volunteer position as of today. Saporito is the administrator of Mercy Hospital Columbus. She has worked there 16 years, wearing many hats and helping the medical team serve thousands of patients. She...

LCC introduces 2 new scholarships

PARSONS, Kans. — Labette Community College is about to make it easier for some students to attend school. They are implementing two new scholarship opportunities for incoming freshmen. The first is called the Cardinal Pathway Scholarship and is for students from the bordering states of Kansas. It’s a renewable scholarship that will pay tuition up […]

Carpino, Thompson win at Independence

Cali Carpino and Mallory Thompson came away with wins in the SEK Junior Golf Tournament, June 23 in Independence. Cali was the top medalist in the girls 9-11 age division shooting 34 over six holes. Mallory won the girls 15 and over age division. Easton Long placed third in the boys 11-12 division. Cole Atkinson was fifth and Tanner Thompson was sixth in the boys 9-10 division. The team was in…