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The organizers of the Land Run 100 bicycle race appeared before the Payne County Commissioners on Monday to get permission for racers to camp on the Payne County Courthouse lawn when the event returns to Stillwater on March 14.

The city of Yale will have a new 18-foot-tall animated Christmas tree just in time for the holiday season. City officials appeared before the Payne County Economic Development Authority on Monday to request funding to cover the cost of the tree.

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Jill Hunt, longtime advertising director of the Stillwater News Press, has been appointed publisher of the newspaper, effective immediately.

I’m grateful Mom herded us all together, as often as she thought she could get away with. Our kids grew up with cousins they consider now to be friends and my sister and I take comfort in being able to share aches and pains with each other no one else would want to hear.

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As we left last Sunday’s installment, our traveling trio (grandchild, Maya, 9, bride, Debbie, and myself) were in Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage, where we stayed two nights in a hotel near their international airport. Early the next morning, we were shuttled to the nearby terminal to board…

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Day-length is diminishing, and many perennials and autumn blooming shrubs are beginning to naturally, physiologically, shut down for winter. There are a number of perennials whose flowers will take you through the end of fall with minimal attention.

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American Airlines will begin paying the City of Stillwater rental and landing fees for its use of Stillwater Regional Airport. The City has been waiving those fees for the past three years while the airline established commercial air service in Stillwater.

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The United Way of Payne County is in full swing with its largest fundraising campaign to date, with a goal of $950,000.

The Stillwater Public Schools Board of Education has announced a filing period for the open board positions, which will go from Dec. 2 to Dec. 5. The positions No. 4 and No. 5 are the open seats, with No. 5 holding a five-year term of office and No. 4 has a four-year unexpired remaining term…

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Susan Coltharp is going through something. It’s neither tragic nor trivial, but it also isn’t over. A routine mammogram spotted something, a biopsy was performed. They had hoped for DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) tissue, which is precancerous, but found something more. That led to a lumpectomy.

The Payne County Board of Commissioners accepted the donation of $2,500 in gravel from Premier Trading and Transportation, an oil and gas transport company based in Cushing, to help with road improvements in District 3.

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Sheriff Kevin Woodward advised the Payne County Board of Commissioners and the Payne County Budget Board on Monday that he is updating his department’s policies and procedures to address concerns associated with the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act.

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Author Jodi Picoult is the featured speaker for this year’s H. Louise & H.E. “Ed” Cobb Speaker Series presented by the Friends of the OSU Library. The dinner, keynote and book signing will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24 at Sparrow Beginnings in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

What should you do when you’re looking for a good book? Visit your Stillwater Public Library! In the month of September, more than 32,000 items circulated through our library’s real and virtual check-out counters, including books and magazines, audio books, and electronic materials such as e…

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It looms over the southern shoreline of Boomer Lake, silent and still, but to those who can envision the possibilities, it is filled with potential. The future of the City of Stillwater’s old power station has been a question mark since it was decommissioned in 2016 following construction of…

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Oklahoma State University alumni and benefactors Ross and Billie McKnight have been named grand marshals of OSU’s 2019 homecoming festivities by the OSU Alumni Association.

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Boomer Lake Station provided electric power to the city of Stillwater since as early as 1956. 

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Stillwater is a city in transition. Monday’s City Hall meetings will be heavy on updates about ongoing projects, but it will also be an opportunity for some reflection. Stillwater City Council members, acting as trustees for the Stillwater Utilities Authority, will be asked to reject recycli…

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 The Payne County Health Department, along with the Oklahoma State Department of Health, is participating in a state exercise, Oct. 10, while offering a flu clinic to the public at the Meridian Technology Center – Stillwater Campus, Entrance One, Parking Lot A, Building A.

A Stillwater man was hospitalized following a Wednesday morning car wreck west of Perkins. Stone Mesa, 20, of Stillwater was transported to Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City with head, trunk and leg injuries.

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The 2020 Stillwater Makes a Change (fundraising campaign was kicked off last week with a generous donation by The Faye Allene Rife Brown Foundation. Kristine Waits, Brown Foundation board member, presented the news of the $50,000 gift to Brennan Lacy and Kylie Gallegos, SMAC student executiv…

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 Stillwater High School announced that six seniors have been named as Semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. This is the most National Merit Scholars Stillwater has had since 2011.

The City of Stillwater holds a disc golf tournament known as The Stillwater Classic. 

Two brothers from Perry were taken into custody on Sept. 21 after a theft from a building on OSU’s campus. Court records indicate David Joseph Robbins, 37, and John Franklin Robbins, 46, were charged on Tuesday with second-degree burglary.

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The Oklahoma State University Museum of Art has a mission to provide OSU art students with opportunities that provide them with hands-on experience. The museum has provided just that with the opening of Little Nemo’s Progress: Animation and Contemporary Art, which celebrates the history and …

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People across the country have seen headlines and social media posts announcing that women in Oklahoma and a few other states can now legally go topless in public. The claim is provoking celebration from some, consternation from others and spirited, sometimes heated, discussions between many.

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Our Daily Bread recently celebrated its annual fundraising event at the McKnight Performing Arts Center. The Unveiling Hunger Gala was intended to be a night of eye opening to both the need in our community and good works being done.

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Medical marijuana in Oklahoma sparked a boom in the business of cannabis, from dispensaries to processors to growers. The patient numbers have swelled at a rate faster than any other state, the business licenses also came together quickly. Stillwater alone has more than 33 dispensaries regis…

The Food and Drug Administration has issued another warning about possible impurities in common drugs used to treat acid reflux and high blood pressure.

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Payne County Clerk Glenna Craig requested a special meeting of the county Budget Board on Monday to review the Sheriff’s Office salary plan, specifically the pay of newly-appointed Undersheriff Chris Nixon.

Payne County Sheriff Kevin Underwood, who took office effective Sept. 2, has selected Chris Nixon to serve as his Undersheriff. Nixon has 23 years in the Payne County Sheriff’s Department, most recently serving as a Captain.

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Stillwater Medical Center stands to save more than 7 million on its next construction project by taking advantage of New Market Tax Credits offered by the federal government. The credits are designed to encourage investment in low-income communities.

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Shirley Ann (Hesson) Leisher, 83, passed from this life on Thursday. Services will be held at 10:30am on Monday, October 14, 2019 at the Strode Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, Stillwater, OK.