Ponca City Emergency Management LIGHTNING, A DANGEROUS PART OF SEVERE WEATHER Lightning is extremely dangerous part of a severe thunderstorm, yet often not taken very seriously. In 2016, thirty eight people were killed, mostly men, by something that could have been easily avoided. If you can... Read More.
The Bear Creek Fire Department is ready to party! They'll hold their annual meeting Saturday at 5 p.m. at their firehouse, 1510 N. 106 Lane, Kaw City. The meeting will start with a baked potato bar and Frito chili pies from the Newkirk Masonic Lodge. A... Read More.
According to CNBC, the Payless Shoe Source chain has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. As part of the reorganization, the franchise is closing some 400 stores nationwide, including the Ponca City location on 14th Street. The bankruptcy action was filed yesterday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court... Read More.
Blackwell Police have arrested a homicide suspect. The 17 year old was apprehended just before midnight this morning after a tip. Officers were told the suspect was traveling southbound on I-35. He was arrested there, just south of the Blackwell exit. The youth is a homicide... Read More.
Jared Flores is the Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending April 2. Head baseball coach Ryan Bay nominated Flores, saying, “Jared got the win throwing a complete game against Hesston, striking out five and giving up 3 earned runs. Jared... Read More.
The sixth annual Tonkawa Community Earth Day Celebration kicks off with a Baked Potato Bar supper at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 22, followed by live music and activities for the entire family. Tonkawa Friends of the Library will host the baked potato bar... Read More.
New scholarships established through the Northern Oklahoma College Foundation are the Hullet Family Scholarship Fund and the Nevona Kegans Scholarship Fund, according to Kirby Tickel-Hill, director of development and donor relations. Judy Hullet and Connie Mack Hullet attended Northern after graduating from Tonkawa... Read More.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Gross Receipts to the Treasury in March fell below collections from March of last year following two months in which receipts showed marginal growth, State Treasurer Ken Miller announced today during a news conference at the State Capitol.