WASHINGTON – Native sons who rose from small towns to touch the hearts of worldwide audiences, Garth Brooks and Woody Guthrie represented Oklahoma during Wednesday’s inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden.
The Stillwater League of Women Voters and Stillwater Public Library will host the Stillwater Board of Education candidates’ Virtual Forum at 5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28. The Stillwater Public Library is providing the Zoom meeting and people can access it through the Stillwater Public L…
Outdated materials on the Oklahoma State Election Board website during the most recent candidate filing period have caused some confusion about upcoming school board elections.
Johnny Lee Graham was sentenced to 25 years for the charge of lewd molestation in which he inappropriately touched a child in 2018.
Thursday morning Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and several state officials were in Stillwater for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to announce the Oklahoma Pandemic Center for Innovation and Excellence and relocated Public Health Lab.
The Stillwater Board of Realtors continues to support the community with needed fundraising events that contribute to local nonprofit agencies. Of course, the pandemic put a damper on social events, but by following the distancing and mask guidelines, the Realtors were still able to give in …
The Payne County Election Board is reminding voters they have until Feb. 2 to request an absentee ballot for the upcoming Feb. 9 municipal and school board election.
Meeting on Tuesday due to the Martin Luther King Holiday, the Payne County Board of Commissioners approved payment of $1.2 million to T. J. Campbell Construction for applying an asphalt overlay to three miles of Country Club Road and one mile of Lakeview Road in District 3.
President Joe Biden has expressed many ideas to help reform the criminal justice system, including how police departments should operate.
Aditya Udai Singh, a former graduate student at Oklahoma State University, was arrested Saturday after allegedly hiding in Chicago’s O’Hare Airport for three months. He was discovered by two United Airlines employees who reported him to authorities.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health has reported two deaths due to COVID-19 in Stillwater since the end of last week.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Even as Oklahoma City Public Schools announced plans Tuesday to hold a vaccination clinic for school staff, state health officials said it’s too soon to know when COVID-19 vaccines will be widely available to all educators.
Jeff Nett has been a business owner in Stillwater for more than 20 years and is now overseeing one of the newest locally owned businesses in town, Trax Discount Depot.
Stillwater once again came together as a community to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the federal holiday that bears his name.
It’s a new year! Hurrah! This is a time we celebrate with fireworks and traditionally think of bettering ourselves with resolutions. Eat better, exercise more, save money, or even read more books are actions that we resolve to do in January. Though reading more books and all the rest are gr…
As time marches on and the COVID-19 vaccines become more widely given all over Planet Earth, international travel is slowly going to begin once again, after about a year of virtually grinding to an absolute halt. As previously stated, I certainly hope my bride, Ms. Debbie and I, will be part…
In the historic old capital of Kyoto there are well over 5,000 temples, shrines, castles, museums, gardens and other sites that attract some ten million visitors each year.
Throughout the beef industry, there exist hidden costs that are difficult to expose and equally difficult to eliminate. One of those hidden costs can be caused by an extended “postpartum interval” (the number of days from calving until the cow returns to heat cycles.). Several biological in…
The early morning wintry chill improves to some degree shortly after 8 a.m. Approaching The Lowlands while seeking Heron Cove, we note at least one, perhaps two gaggles of Canada Geese.
Stillwater’s delegation to the Oklahoma Legislature is talking about goals and priorities for the upcoming session, which begins Feb. 1.
Some elected officials may now find themselves at a crossroads of how best to navigating distancing themselves from a reckoning about allegations of election fraud that essentially led to the Capitol riots.
A local middle school student created a fundraiser for her birthday in hopes to raise money for the Humane Society of Stillwater.
Our shelter is imposing new policies during Stillwater’s state of emergency. Until all City of Stillwater restrictions have been lifted we will not be taking owned pets except for in emergency situations. We will be taking in found pets from inside the City limits of Stillwater. Please call…
Lt. Col., USAF, Ret. Charles C. Russell turned 100-years-old on Jan. 10, and his family only had one wish, for the community to send Russell birthday cards.
U.S. Sen. James Lankford has written a letter apologizing to Black voters in North Tulsa for his decision to question the results of the 2020 presidential election and acknowledged that it has harmed race relations in the state.
The state health department on Thursday announced the new director of the Oklahoma Pandemic Center of Innovation and Excellence and Public Health Lab as Dr. Michael Kayser, a D.O. who has worked on both the clinical and research sides of the medical field.
The Payne County Board of County Commissioners has scheduled a Feb. 8 election for three positions on the Payne County Fair Board, one for each of the three commission districts.
OKLAHOMA CITY — State health officials are hopeful that the federal government will start allocating Oklahoma additional COVID-19 vaccine doses in the coming weeks as demand continues to exceed supply.
The Stillwater Fire Department was dispatched Thursday at 12:16 p.m. to 2617 N. Jardot Rd. for a grass fire that was approaching the street.
UPDATE: Via Twitter, Norman Police say they have located the three children, they are safe and have been returned to their custodial guardian.
Three months after a freak, early-season ice storm that shattered trees and knocked out power lines serving an estimated 500,000 people across the state, some cities are still struggling to clean up tons of debris. Stillwater is among them.
President Donald Trump, impeached for a second time Wednesday, still has plenty of support in north central Oklahoma.
The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts’ postponed 2020-2021 Season will begin in March 2021, with additional revisions to the event calendar and added health and safety precautions.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic created hardships for students, their families and schools struggling to adapt to an online learning environment, it may in the long run create new opportunities as districts become more comfortable offering online education.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS) announced today that Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) dollars authorized by federal coronavirus relief legislation last month will be used to fund a number of continued, as well as new, interventions to support Oklahoma children and f…
The Stillwater Community Center is a complex of buildings dating from the 1930s – 1970s that provides flexible space for meetings, performances and community events for a long list of organizations. Its various buildings were all completed long before the Americans with Disabilities Act beca…
The Payne County Budget Board approved the fifth and sixth disbursements of CARES Act funds Monday. County Clerk Glenna Craig advised the board that Payne County has received $1.445 million from CARES Act funds.
The garden at Stillwater's Our Daily Bread Food and Resource Center is a complement, a complement to the community service organization’s usual operations and an additional source of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Stillwater Community United is planning a relay march through town on Monday, Jan 18, in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and to show support for racial unity within the community. Due to public health concerns, the celebration will not be in a large, indoor gathering, as it has b…
The News Press reached out to area residents we have spoken with over the past few years for our Pulse of the Voters series to get their reactions to seeing a mob break into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to disrupt the certification of electors making Joe Biden the 46th President of the Unit…
OKLAHOMA CITY — Close to 1,000 Trump supporters gathered largely peacefully Wednesday outside the state Capitol to protest results of the presidential election. Unlike Washington, D.C., lawmakers were not in session at the state Capitol.
Stillwater Medical Foundation’s First Friday presentation this month is titled “Emotional PPE: Managing Physical, Mental and Emotional Health.”
This Week's Circulars
Charles Baker, 82, died January 21, 2021 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. His memorial service begins 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 25, 2021 at the First United Methodist Church with a livestream available on his personal page at strodefh.com.
Dr. Jan M. Carlson, 86, passed away on January 12, 2021 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. There are no services planned at this time. Family and friends may read his full obituary by visiting www.strodefh.com.
Charles Edward Rice, 88, passed away peacefully at his home in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Services will be held at a later date. Dighton Marler Funeral Home of Stillwater has been entrusted with arrangments.
- Stillwater police: Pedestrian struck by driver
- Governor cuts ribbon on Oklahoma Pandemic Center, Public Health Lab in Stillwater
- Former OSU grad student arrested after living in Chicago airport
- Judge gives Mulhall man 7 years for lewd molestation, suspends the rest
- SPD Chief Watts discusses Biden's police reform ideas
- OSDH reports two new COVID-19 deaths in Stillwater since weekend
- Oklahoma officials say it's too soon to know when educators will get vaccines
- Questions for Stillwater Board of Education Candidates
- Keeping it all in the community
- Sharing the Dream: Stillwater strives for unity on Martin Luther King Jr. Day