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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.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — State leaders have started distributing a promising COVID-19 treatment drug to hospitals across the state.

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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.

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Monday afternoon, Stillwater Police Officers arrested a man accused of demanding money from OnCue on Perkins Road.

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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.

A two-vehicle wreck sent three people to the Stillwater Medical Center Monday afternoon.

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…

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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.

A former StillwaterJr. High teacher accused of sending inappropriate messages to a former student will be back in court this week. 

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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.

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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.

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A Yale woman was charged with three different crimes stemming from an incident in September.

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.

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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…


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…

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. 

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Tuesday morning, the courthouse will be packed due to a jury trial and several additional court cases.

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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.

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