Stillwater Public Schools posted on social media that students at Stillwater Junior High had created a “hit list,” but after investigation did not “feel there is a specific or credible threat.”

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A yearlong, really ongoing, effort goes into the culmination of Stillwater's service for Wreaths Across America. Fairlawn Cemetery will host the local event 11 a.m. Saturday. The Fairlawn Cemetery Preservation Society, along with local veterans groups and countless volunteers are inviting th…

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The Board of County Commissioners for Payne County issued a proclamation designating Dec. 9 as “Nicco Wang Day” in honor of the achievements of Nicco Wang, a senior at Stillwater High School.

When I was a boy growing up in Perkins I fished quite a bit in the Cimarron River, catching mostly catfish and carp. I took the catfish home for a nice catfish dinner, but never kept the carp. 

Tuesday Nov. 26, Boomer Lake saw two boisterous males and a female Bufflehead that kept on the move. Seven resting Ruddy Ducks rested comfortably in the main channel, while a male Carolina Wren sang his heart out looking for a female on his territory. Instead, his call was answered by anothe…

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Oklahoma is no stranger to cold and ice. When the temperature drops and leaves a layer of ice on everything, getting from one place to the next can pose a hazard. This is the time of year when public safety is a high priority.

A major winter storm disrupted Thanksgiving travel last week and will have a variety of impacts for some time.  The latest snow and cold hampers an already difficult crop harvest.  Though frozen conditions may increase access to muddy fields, deep snow in some areas will add additional delay…

I’ve repeatedly asked them to take their fighting outside of the office. My co-workers have managed to ruin a keyboard, spill multiple cups of coffee and have destroyed more pieces of paper than a shredder.

In October, a special ceremony in Norman, posthumously honored Col Milton W. Johnson, who was among 11 veterans inducted into the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame.

Starting this week, the public may notice Stillwater Police officers wearing new gear. Officers are testing and evaluating new external vest carriers that have attachments for a variety of pouches that allow officers to move equipment from their belts to the carriers.

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The resignation of Stillwater Junior High principal John Fields was the only item on the special meeting agenda for the Stillwater Board of Educations on Friday.

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It has been a year filled with delays for staff in the offices of Payne County’s Assessor and Treasurer and all of it has led to an unusual delay in getting property tax statements mailed.

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A decades-old tradition is breaking in a new location this year, and some people may have had difficulty in finding where it now takes place. For the first time, the annual Oklahoma State University poinsettia sale is being held at the new Greenhouse Learning Center.

What is it: Students throughout Stillwater schools have entered a national competition in Visual Arts, Photography, Literature, Music Composition, Dance Choreograpy, Film and Video Production. The event will celebrate their work and announce those who have won local competitions and who qual…

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The filing period for the upcoming municipal and school board elections ended at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The period to contest an individual’s candidacy ends at 5 p.m. on Friday.

 The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts is set to host the 2019 Combothon, a combination of OSU jazz combos that is free and open to the public. Dr. Tommy Poole, Assistant Professor and Music Director of OSU Jazz Studies answered questions about what people can expect from the performance.

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The following people had filed declarations of candidacy for municipal office and school board seats in Payne County by the end of the business day Tuesday.

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Developers will tell you that land suitable for building is hard to come by within Stillwater’s city limits. KMR Development is moving forward with plans to market lots for new homes in the northeast part of town by rezoning a long, narrow strip of land located east of Perkins Road and south…

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The Payne County Commissioners have issued a proclamation declaring Wreaths Across America Day on Dec. 14 at Fairlawn Cemetery in Stillwater. Publicity Director Gladeen Allred told the County Commissioners on Monday that a remembrance ceremony will start at 11 a.m. followed by wreath laying …

Have a hilarious holiday story? A tear-jerking Christmas tale? Share it with the community at the Stillwater Public Library's second StorySLAM on Friday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. The live storytelling competition takes place downtown at the Modella Art Gallery. The guiding theme for storytellers i…

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It all started with a pair of pants. Actually, it all started with Hepz Apparel founder Krista Thomason’s desire to help others. But those pants have formed the basis for a company with a mission to provide fair wages to marginalized individuals, a company that wants to help them break the c…

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In 2018, Heidi Gilbert, RN, approached the Stillwater Medical Foundation for funds to bring the Department of Defense’s “Stop the Bleed” program to Stillwater. The basis of the program is an hour-long class to learn how to control bleeding, saving lives during a traumatic event. The Foundati…

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Property owners in Payne County might have to scramble to pay their property taxes before the end of the year. It’s a situation that could have a larger impact on taxpayers who itemize their tax returns and deduct property taxes.

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YALE – As the holiday season begins, a Stillwater family is grieving the loss of a grandfather and a daughter and the critical injury of a mother following a deadly collision that occurred on Wednesday afternoon near Yale.

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The Stillwater Community Singers are gearing up for their annual Christmas performance, which is set to take place Dec. 19 at the Stillwater Community Center. The group's director, Judy White, answered questions about what people can expect from this year's performance. 

A preliminary hearing is scheduled Monday for a Stillwater teenager facing murder charges. Coryon Thomas, 17, is being charged as an adult after being accused of shooting at killing Mandrale Henry, 27, in a domestic incident the early morning hours of Nov. 10.

Multiple agencies have responded to the scene of a police chase that resulted in a fatality collision near Yale. Beau Simmons/Stillwater News Press

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The City of Stillwater and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation are working together on a major widening and improvement of north Perkins Road, arguably Stillwater’s most congested commercial corridor.

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After taking two weeks to review a proposed policy, the Payne County Budget Board has voted unanimously to adopt a new drug and alcohol testing policy in response to Oklahoma’s legalization of medicinal marijuana.

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The Stillwater Fire Department battled two separate grass fires at about the same time Tuesday afternoon. Both fires were south of city limits around 32nd Avenue. Both were extinguished with hours, but both of the fires weren’t far from homes and other structures.

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Candidates can begin filing for area school board and municipal elections beginning at 8 a.m. Monday. The filing period for the Feb. 11 non-partisan election continues through 5 p.m. on Dec. 4.

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Merry Main Street is Stillwater’s newest holiday attraction scheduled to begin later this week and be open to residents and visitors alike the four weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas in the heart of downtown Stillwater.

Dr. Travis Burkett and Drumright Dental Center has been proud sponsors of Special Olympics Oklahoma since 2010. The entire staff knew that they wanted to exceed their donation goal from 2018 and they stopped at nothing to accomplish this. 

Stillwater’s Emergency Management is warning residents about the possibility of strong winds Tuesday, which could increase the likelihood of grass fire. According to the National Weather Service in Norman, hazards also include travel concerns for taller vehicles and chances for power outages.

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Housing affordability is a challenge in Stillwater, but city leaders are hoping to make it easier for more people to become homeowners by resurrecting the City of Stillwater’s homebuyer assistance program.

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