Westhaven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a long-term care facility in Stillwater, has been closed to visitors since Thursday due to concerns about COVID-19.
Judge Stephen Kistler’s courtroom was filled with family and friends of Christopher Tucker and the late Phyllis Sams as everyone gathered for a sentencing hearing.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Months of behind-the-scenes in-fighting within the state’s dominant political party spilled into the spotlight this month as a disenchanted group of Republicans attempted to do something previously unheard of in Oklahoma — censure two seated U.S. senators from their own party.
The Board of Education for Stillwater Public Schools will hold a special meeting at noon Friday to hear from Superintendent Marc Moore about plans for the upcoming school year.
The Saville Center for Child Advocacy hosted a cookout fundraiser Thursday to go toward paying off the new medical cottage. The cookout had a variety of foods served by employees of the Saville Center, and the Payne County Sheriff’s Office helped host the event located at 606 S. Husband Street.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of reported coronavirus cases in Oklahoma increased by 80% during the week ending July 17 and the seven-day average number number of cases has nearly tripled in the past two weeks, health officials reported.
The Stillwater Arts & Humanities Council along with the City of Stillwater are reimagining the northeast corner of Sixth and Western with public art. This week the team received a grant of $25,000 toward the project.
Alpha Male Plus, a non-prescription supplement marketed for male enhancement, is voluntarily recalling all lots of its fruit gummies after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found they contain tadalafil, an ingredient found in prescription medications used to treat erectile dysfunction. A…
Crazy Days, Stillwater's annual citywide clearance sale kicked off Wednesday as merchants welcomed shoppers into their stores and pulled racks and tables onto the sidewalks. Some shops keep later hours during Crazy Days.
Rep. Ross Ford (R-Broken Arrow), released a statement disapproving of the plea agreement given to a former Stillwater Junior High teacher accused of having sexual relations with a former student and sending explicit messages to another.
The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over as vaccination rates slow and new variants of the virus spread. The Delta variant, which spreads more easily than earlier strains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, has made its way to the U.S. and is causing increased rates of infection across the country.
A man from Cushing has been arrested and booked into the Tulsa County Jail after investigators posed as an underage girl on Facebook and alleged that he sent explicit messages to the “minor.”
Stillwater Medical Center confirmed Monday that its seven-bed Intensive Care Unit is full, with four COVID patients and three non-COVID patients.
Nam Huu Nguyen is charged with three counts of sexual battery after being accused of assaulting two women and a minor while he was an employee at a local nail salon.
Kennedy Arthur, a Payne County 9-year-old, has grown up around cattle for as long as she can remember, and showing cattle has been a tradition in her family.
The Payne County Pride Association has announced its plans to host a pride festival in Stillwater on October 9. The theme for the festival, Pride Uncaged, is reflective of the pandemic’s confining effect on everyone as pride festivals were canceled across the globe last year.
Two Oklahoma organizations are partnering to encourage Oklahomans to move outdoors in honor of Parks and Recreation and Picnic Month by offering a FREE two-night stay at an Oklahoma State Park. Shape Your Future, a program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, has joined with the Oklaho…
Stillwater Public Schools and several other school districts in the area will have additional counseling services for their students thanks to funding from the Oklahoma State Department of Education as part of the School Counselor Corps Grant program.
Payne County youth dreaming of one day seeing their name in lights, or those just looking to learn some new dance moves, will have the opportunity to work with Broadway dancer Robin Campbell in Stillwater Public Library’s (SPL) final summer reading workshops.
Oklahoma State University Police Officer Leah Storm used one of her hobbies to help raise money through open wheeling, an off-road sport of rock crawling involving a variety of vehicles with the primary goal of having fun.
Tragedy struck Morrison after three people were injured and another lost her life in June in Noble County when they were hit head-on by a man later arrested for suspicion of DUI.
Aerosol sunscreens are being pulled from the shelves at retailers nationwide after Johnson & Johnson issued a voluntary recall because internal testing found benzene in some samples of the products.
Payne County Extension will be hosting a “Cash Flow and Forage” workshop. This workshop will talk about how livestock risk protection (LRP) and pasture rangeland, and forage (PRF) coverages can protect both. LRP and PRF are both subsidized insurance products sold by private insurance agents …
Most of the testing performed by the Oklahoma State Department of Health is now being done at the new public health lab facility in Stillwater, PHL Science Director Dr. Jared Taylor said Thursday in a press briefing.
Thursday night is the community's chance to turn out and support a piece of Oklahoma history while enjoying dessert. The Cherokee Home and Community Education group is hosting an ice cream social fundraiser Thursday to support the operation and maintenance of Cottonwood Community Center.
Stillwater’s Altrusa International chapter has resumed its back to school Backpack Buddies giveaway after taking a year off in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Just because Pfizer wants to offer COVID-19 vaccine boosters doesn't mean people will be lining up anytime soon -- U.S. and international health authorities say that for now, the fully vaccinated seem well protected.
NEW YORK (AP) — Overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 last year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government reported Wednesday.
Project Heart, Stillwater’s senior lunch program, was set to open its dining room this coming Monday after having it closed for more than a year. But that much-anticipated re-opening has been delayed until next month.
With long-awaited proposals for new business development beginning to flow, city staff is looking at ways to encourage growth while protecting the City of Stillwater’s financial stability.
The Oxford House Pioneer Lane lies off the corner of Washington Street and appears to be like any other house in the neighborhood. There’s a well-maintained lawn, a spacious driveway and a porch that welcomes all who visit.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Public school teachers in Oklahoma could have their teaching licenses suspended for teaching certain concepts about race and racism under new rules approved Monday by the State Board of Education.
A severe storm with intense rain, lightning and high winds moved across the state Saturday, causing widespread power outages and property damage.
Through the tireless efforts of countless volunteers, Our Daily Bread Food & Resource Center provides a wide variety of services to the entirety of Payne County. And those volunteers are always on the task of providing as many services to their clients as possible. That effort has recent…
In the not-too-distant future department stores may disappear in this country due, in part to online shopping. However, in some countries large department stores have never been particularly popular. In France and probably other European countries, boutiques have for many years been much mor…
Payne County rare birds for the week include the Tree Swallow at Lake Carl Blackwell on June 30 and an adult and juvenile Cave Swallow on Bethel Rd. July 4.
If you have observed damage happening in your trees or shrubs and see that the leaves have been eaten or are turning brown, there’s a good possibility you’re dealing with bagworms. They are commonly found on juniper and arborvitae species, which seems to be some of their favorite plants, tho…
State health officials provided an update Friday on Oklahoma’s situation as COVID-19 case counts creep up and the more easily transmitted Delta variant becomes the predominant form of the virus.
The Payne County Board of Commissioners stepped into its role as the Payne County Facilities Authority for a special meeting June 14, but delayed transacting any business after questions arose over whether enough trustees were present to establish a quorum.
This Week's Circulars
Frances "Betty" King, 95, passed away July 19, 2021. Services are currently pending under the direction of Strode Funeral Home and Cremation.
Carl Ray Baldwin, 67, of Stillwater, Oklahoma passed peacefully July 19, 2021. A memorial service to celebrate his life is set for 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 30, 2021 at the Strode Funeral Home Chapel.
Death Notice - Abraham Lincoln Linzy, Jr. passed July 15, 2021. Service is Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Tishomingo, Oklahoma. Final Resting Place: Fairlawn Cemetery, Stillwater, Oklahoma
- Stillwater Medical Center reports full ICU as COVID numbers rise
- Stillwater Board of Education to hear back to school plan
- Cook leaves Pawnee for Bartlesville assistant coaching job
- Delta variant driving new COVID infections Oklahoma State Health Department says
- State Rep. speaks out on plea deal for former Stillwater teacher
- OFF THE RIM: Might be time to break up the Big 12
- Former 5-star recruit commits to Cowboys
- Payne County Pride announces date, theme for 2021 festival
- Thursday benefit dinner in Morrison raises $95,000 so far for victims of deadly crash
- Stillwater’s Gudgel outlasts Gotcher at OGA Senior State Amateur Championship