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New Lighting For Tonkawa Schools

LED lighting was a major topic of discussion at the Tonkawa School Board Meeting this week. LED lighting has been shown in some case studies to be more cost-efficient, requiring minimal maintenance. The contract with Oklahoma LED was approved at the meeting. Their estimate is a... Read More.

Blackwell Hospital Management Changes

Day-to-day management of the Blackwell Hospital will soon change. The facility is currently operating as Blackwell HMA, LLC, an AllianceHealth affiliate. A recent decision by the city will change that operation to Mercy Health Oklahoma Communities, Incorporated. This agreement between the hospital trust, Mercy Health... Read More.

More Job Cuts By ConocoPhillips

A decline in the energy industry and dropping commodity prices are being listed as the reason for a recent reduction in workforce at ConocoPhillips. That announcement from the Houston, Texas headquarters has people in the region asking questions, but for most, its business as... Read More.
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Kansas Train Incident Leaves One Dead

The second train fatality in 3 years, near the same location in Winfield, Kansas. Winfield Police say the pedestrian, who remains unnamed, was critically injured at the scene about 10:30 Wednesday evening. The railroad crossing in question is at 14th Avenue, near the fairgrounds, and... Read More.

Thomas New City Manager

There's a new city manager in Newkirk. City commissioners appointed Jane Thomas as the new city manager Monday night. Thomas took over as acting city manager in June, after the resignation of Jason Orr, who left to accept a similar position in Piedmont. Thomas has served as... Read More.

Dedication To Fallen Trooper Today

A highway dedication in honor of the late Trooper Nicholas Dees will take place at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 11, at the Gordon Cooper Technology Center in Shawnee (Rooms Skylab I and II). DPS and OHP officials, state lawmakers and other dignitaries will... Read More.
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Quick School Update: Watch Out For Kids!

School IS in session today at Tonkawa Public Schools and Blackwell Public Schools....while Newkirk Schools open tomorrow. Ponca City Schools still have some time...they'll open next Wednesday...but staff remains busy there. New teacher orientation continues through tomorrow, and teachers/staff will have a professional day on... Read More.