Usually when I take pen in hand and prepare a column for your consideration, it is a matter of just letting the words flow into a finished product – not so today. I worked on an inspiration for awhile, and that’s what it was, work.
Stillwater Public Schools has an avenue for getting kids back in the classroom sooner and back on the playing field with the adoption of revised safety protocols.
OKLAHOMA CITY — State leaders have started distributing a promising COVID-19 treatment drug to hospitals across the state.
Stillwater Public Schools has called for a special meeting of the Board of Education that could further determine protocol on in-person classroom instruction and extracurricular activities.
Dewey Clapp, a U.S. Army veteran and American Legion member who has been a fixture at the Payne County Commission’s weekly meetings since 2010, returned Monday to his volunteer duty leading the flag salute for the County Commissioners.
The Payne County Budget Board approved the distribution of $20,138 of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funds to individual county offices and departments at Monday’s regular monthly meeting.
About 200 parents and students protested outside the Stillwater Pubic Schools administration building Monday, after the district announced it would be canceling sports competitions for the week due to the high rate of COVID-19 infections spreading through Payne County.
With the dearth of live music that has come due to the coronavirus pandemic, there comes opportunities to find other avenues for live performances to the Stillwater community.
Stillwater student-athletes protested SPS administration's decision to cancel athletic events by showing up in-person Monday to the district's administration building.
Westhaven Nursing and Rehabilitation continues to grapple with an outbreak of COVID-19 that has to date infected 34 of its 54 residents. It also reports that 14 staff members have tested positive for the virus.
Students in Stillwater Public Schools will continue distance learning for at least another week, based on new COVID-19 infections reported in Payne County.
Shape Your Future, a program of the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Trust, is debuting new educational messaging with the “The Power of One,” a campaign highlighting how incorporating small, healthy habits into your daily routine adds up to a healthier lifestyle over time. “The Power of One” pro…
After returning to Oklahoma after the moose, black bear, and oppressive heat of the north (yes, you read that correctly), writer was ready to get down to more fall birding. Being armed with enough knowledge on what to expect in the South and when, the weather had to be just right. After seei…
I truly LOVE Our Town! That fact certainly is no surprise to anyone who knows me. In fact, you could easily say I have a passion for promoting our little piece of planet Earth we live on in north central Oklahoma! Kind of a self-appointed good-will ambassador?
For centuries there have been few people on the earth who loved, appreciated and respected nature more than the people of Japan. The Shinto religion, Japan’s oldest religion and one of two major religions in Japan today, is basically a combination of ancestor and nature worship. The apprecia…
American Airlines has announced it will not be suspending commercial service to Stillwater Regional Airport after all and Stillwater’s leaders and business community were happy to get the news.
Stillwater Public Schools is wrestling with how to provide as close to a natural experience for its students it can amid COVID-19 infection rates that have put Stillwater on the national radar. An important part of that experience is athletics and extracurricular activities.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Claims for unemployment benefits in Oklahoma are declining after reaching record levels during the coronavirus pandemic, the state Employment Security Commission reported Thursday.
Their specific stories may vary, but many of the people calling for Stillwater Public Schools to get kids back in classrooms say neither students nor parents are doing well under the district’s current distance learning program.
Stillwater Medical CEO Denise Webber is pragmatic but hopeful in the face of COVID-19 spikes in Payne County.
The Stillwater Board of Education is under pressure from parents to get their kids back in the classroom as quickly as possible. About 50 protesters gathered outside the Board of Education building Tuesday to express their objections to the distance learning program their children were throw…
Some faculty at Oklahoma State are critical of the university's response to COVID-19, calling for more input and worried that the OSU dashboard's weekly reports are too seldom.
The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Board of Directors passed two resolutions encouraging the adoption of policies and laws to curb obesity in Oklahoma and to protect Oklahomans from the dangers of tobacco.
Gardeners may have noticed a bit of a slowdown in their vegetable production now that we’re nearing the end of summer. Some gardeners may be ready to hang up the trowel for the season. However, those who want to keep the fresh taste of summer around for a few more months still have time to g…
OKLAHOMA CITY — Dr. Jared Taylor is blunt and clear-spoken about his assessment of COVID-19, but his take is distinctly nonpartisan.
COVID-19 has been tough on everyone, but kids have been feeling the pressure as much as adults as their schools shift to distance learning.
Emergency responders are heading to the scene of a three-vehicle accident in the outside northbound land of U.S. 177 near 68th Street, also known as Mehan Road.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Public schools statewide are slated to receive rapid COVID-19 tests by the end of year, state Department of Health officials announced today.
This Week's Circulars
Linda Kay Gray, age 77, of Stillwater, died Sunday, September 13, 2020. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 21, 2020 at the Strode Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Fairlawn Cemetery.
Agnes E. Skoch, age 95, of Stillwater, died Friday, September 11, 2020. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 18, 2020 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Strode Funeral Home and Cremation.
- BREAKING: Protest forms outside SPS administration building after sports cancellation
- In the Red: Stillwater continues distance learning as infections climb
- Four injured in Monday wreck
- Updated: SPS activities canceled this week; athletes respond after protest
- Waiting game: Westhaven residents and families holding on amid COVID-19 outbreak
- School board could vote on new school protocols for in-person classes and sports in Thursday meeting
- Federal contract saves Cushing corrections jobs
- Man charged after child suffers minor injuries
- SPD arrests suspect believed to be involved in armed robbery
- Parents and student athletes protest SPS sports cancellation