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Last weekend was rain filled giving us a total of 1.18 inches in the Stillwater area, which included the seven-day period via Mesonet. There were mostly cloudy skies with early morning temperatures holding fairly steady around just freezing temperatures without any sustained freeze in Stillwater.

Payne County Bank is not that new of an establishment in the city of Perkins, Oklahoma as it was first incorporated in 1898. In the last several years it has continued with its tradition of not only taking great care of its customers, but its employees as well. Payne County bank is a 100 per…

With bouts of warm weather, in between blizzards, I’m struggling to be patient. I realize it’s a little early, as it’s only January, but my cabin fever is in full swing, so I decided to do some spring cleaning.

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How does the saying go? “If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute!” Will Rogers may have been stretching it a little concerning our fluctuating weather, but this is Oklahoma and it is only mid-winter.

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Although the late Sgt. William R. Breese wasn’t there Saturday, those involved in the first-ever Veteran Stand Down know he would have appreciated the event.

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Stillwater’s delegation to the 57th Oklahoma Legislature have received committee assignments for the upcoming session, which convenes Feb. 4.

A wreck between a car and a compact Kubota tractor temporarily cut off southbound traffic Friday on U.S. Highway 177 south of Stillwater, around 3 p.m. Unofficial dispatch traffic reported that one person may have been pinned and a call for a helicopter was made, but soon canceled. According…

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Having front paws that turned upward instead of down, Milo, a 5-week-old hound puppy, was surrendered to an animal rescue organization. Three weeks later, Milo arrived at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. Dr. Erik Clary, associate professor of small animal su…

The Stillwater Public Schools Board of Education approved the schematic design and a $9.79 million budget for phase one of the Stillwater Junior High School renovation and expansion project at Tuesday night’s regular monthly board meeting.

The Stillwater Ag Boosters group will have its fundraiser 6 p.m. Saturday at the Payne County Expo Center. The cost is $5 for smoked ribs, ham, green beans, potatoes and dessert. There will also be an auction. Booster club president Tawni Hooten answers our questions.

Can you name the country where Mt. Kosciuszko is located? What about the name of Iceland’s largest city?

Can you name the country where Mt. Kosciuszko is located? What about the name of Iceland’s largest city?

The Stillwater Public Schools Board of Education approved the schematic design and a $9.79 million budget for phase one of the Stillwater Junior High School renovation and expansion project at Tuesday night’s regular monthly board meeting.

The late Jim Bellatti was known for his commitment to community. Whether in the role as publisher of the Stillwater News Press and owner of KSPI radio, while donating time and energy to activities like civil defense or by helping service organizations like the YMCA, Bellatti and his family h…

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The Payne County Sheriff’s Office was getting so many questions about the payment for health care of a paralyzed inmate, administrators wanted to clarify the reason Payne County was on the hook for James Jenkins’ medical bills.

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Payne County commissioners approved a request by Bobby Wintle, owner of District Bicycles and organizer of the Land Run 100 gravel race, to use the Courthouse lawn for the Seventh annual race scheduled for March 14-16. Also appearing with Wintle to make the request was Sally Turner, Event Ma…

The Stillwater Chamber of Commerce has announced Scott Petty as its Citizen of the Year. Petty, the Executive Director of the Stillwater Medical Center Foundation, is also co-owner of real estate management companies Orange State Properties and LISCO.

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Oklahoma State University is preparing to welcome dockless electric scooters back to its campus beginning on Jan. 22 after banning them in October. OSU Sr. Vice-president for Administration and Finance Joe Weaver cited concerns about safety due to their speed and problems with users parking …

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Generations of Oklahoma State University students have rolled into Shortcakes Diner, 219 N. Main St., for breakfast after the bars closed, and untold thousands of shift workers have slid into the signature orange booths for their middle-of-the-night lunch breaks over the past few decades.

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Payne County Facilities Authority listened to a presentation Monday on the use of excess sales tax funds to pay for medical treatment for Inmate X, and potential repayment by the Hallett fund, a/k/a the Medical Expense Liability Fund. The three county commissioners also serve as the trustees…

The last two weeks have played havoc with my mojo. I’m off kilter, on the scales and in the brain. I’m blaming forgetfulness and weight gain on the massive amounts of sugar intake over the holidays.

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Equine athletes – those beautiful horses who compete in races, rodeos and other events – can suffer any number of medical issues. One common affliction that causes lameness in these animals is bone spavin, or degenerative joint disease. Arising from various factors, bone spavin destroys the …

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January’s flower is the carnation. In the cut flower industry, it probably takes a back seat only to the rose. Long-stemmed, cutting carnations are hybrids from Dianthus caryophyllus – an old world flower native to the limestone regions of Southern Europe. The genus’ origin speaks of its Med…

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Thinking about quitting tobacco in the new year? The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline, a program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, provides FREE resources to Oklahomans who are thinking about quitting tobacco, currently quitting tobacco, former tobacco users wanting to stay tobacco-free an…

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PAWNEE – The impact of the federal government’s shutdown, which entered its 21st day on Saturday and is affecting an estimated 800,000 workers, is being felt locally by the people who provide services to Native American tribal members. Many of the affected workers have relationships with the…

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Video games have become a part of modern culture ever since the early days of arcades. There have been movies made that began as video games, and even movies where video games become a way of life for those characters, and in many ways, video games have become a way of life in the real world.

Payne County Youth Services is an organization that helps many people every day with a number of services. The organization’s annual An Evening to Remember Event is set to take place on Jan. 25 at the OSU Student Union Ballroom. Executive Director for Payne Count Youth Services Janet Fultz p…

Stillwater’s state-level legislative delegation met a nearly packed house Thursday at the Stillwater Public Library’s annual Meet Your Legislators reception. The event is co-sponsored by the Library Board and the Stillwater League of Women Voters, which staffs and moderates the event.

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Jennifer Denton, 37, has been sentenced to a total of 30 years in prison after entering a guilty plea in connection with the death of her blind and diabetic husband Wade Denton and the couple’s two dogs, a Great Pyrenees named Daniel and a hound dog named Duke.

A bench warrant has been issued for a 19-year-old Shawnee man accused of assault and battery on a Stillwater Police officer. According to an affidavit filed in Payne County District Court, Dylan Daniel Alvarez was originally arrested at 1020 E. Virginia Ave. at 10:15 p.m. on Jan. 3.

Near the beginning of “Vice,” Dick Cheney showcases his power toward the entire Cabinet as he bypasses the President in a direct order toward the Secretary of Defense.

Residents have the opportunity to hear from and meet their elected representatives from the state, county and local levels 5 p.m. Thursday at the Stillwater Public Library.

Residents have the opportunity to hear from and meet their elected representatives from the state, county and local levels 5 p.m. Thursday at the Stillwater Public Library.

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The USDA announced Tuesday a plan to fund SNAP benefits through February, and possibly March, but Sec. of Agriculture Sonny Perdue also used the opportunity to spur Congress into an appropriations bill that would end the government shutdown. SNAP benefits are used to provided nutrition to lo…

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