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The Stillwater City Council has called an election for Seat 5, the council seat held by Mayor Will Joyce. Joyce was first elected to Seat 1 on the council in 2016 and became mayor in April 2018.

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Payne County Commissioners, acting as the Payne County Economic Development Board, conducted their first study session to consider ways to spend federal American Rescue Plan Act funds.

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Maddie Parker, a Junior at Stillwater High School and head of SMAC said she is excited Jump4SMAC has returned, since it was postponed last year due to the pandemic.

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Aerospace icon Wally Funk stepped off her plane Monday at the Stillwater Airport Tarmac and was met with a cheering crowd, the OSU Band serenading her and three young girls who looked up to her.

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More than 2,000 people entered the City of Stillwater and Stillwater Medical Center’s vaccination incentive raffle, according to City communications director Dawn Jones.

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The Stillwater City Council passed a resolution Monday night that enables the Stillwater Police Department to legally assist the Payne County Sheriff’s Office, Noble County Sheriff’s Office and Oklahoma Highway Patrol if assistance is requested.

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Quality of Life is a term that means different things to different people and when it comes to community programs and amenities, often provided with support from the government, the discussion takes on a whole new tenor. Stillwater has often been left with more questions than answers about h…

Chairman Chris Reding announced that the Payne County Board of Commissioners will have a planning meeting immediately following Oct. 11's Budget Board to discuss the use of over $14 million of federal funds that Payne County will receive from the American Rescue Plan Act.

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Some Payne County residents may have to call a different county commissioner when they have issues with their roads. The Payne County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution Wednesday that adopts new boundaries for the commissioner districts, based on the 2020 federal census.

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A new film contest is offering the opportunity for students to practice their film-making skills while honoring and preserving the stories of military veterans, before those stories are lost.

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Stillwater police have arrested a man they suspect of robbing two stores with a firearm Monday evening.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The state’s top blood center announced Monday that it will resume free antibody testing on all donations effective immediately.

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A Cushing resident was killed Monday afternoon in a three-vehicle collision on State Highway 33 at Range Road.

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The Stillwater sneaker drive received over 500 pairs of shoes, and nearly a week after ending the drive, organizers said shoes are still being donated, some outside of Stillwater.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third in a series on child sexual abuse. The topic may be too sensitive for some readers. The survivors have given the News Press permission to use their identities. 

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The community has chosen a sculpture to welcome people to Stillwater as they pass the intersection at Sixth Avenue and Western Road. The Gateway Project is a partnership between the City of Stillwater and the Arts and Humanities Council of Stillwater.

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In addition to the marquee events that make up its season, Oklahoma State University’s McKnight Center for the Performing Arts provides an array of opportunities for the community to enjoy performances at little to no cost.

In Monday’s weekly meeting of the Payne County Board of Commissioners, an engineering contract for widening Lakeview Road to four lanes was canceled by the commissioners. The contract was previously approved as part of their five-year plan for road improvements.

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