From A Press Release Leadership Oklahoma, a statewide leadership program in its thirtieth year, is now accepting applications for its 2017-18 adult class. The organization accepts a class of 52 members each year. The criterion for selection includes demonstrated leadership on the part of applicants in their... Read More.
Several local entities will compete for state awards during the Oklahoma Main Street banquet in May. The City of Newkirk has been nominated for community of the year. Also, Newkirk's Carly Morgan has been nominated for 'hero of the year'. Ponca City will be well represented.... Read More.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is currently investigating a fatal crash that occurred at about 1:30 p.m. March 18 on the Turner Turnpike near Wellston. There have been numerous postings on social media regarding this crash that have been less... Read More.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT NEWS Ponca City Emergency Management SEVERE WEATHER STORM RISK Severe weather season is upon us, so it’s time to review the Severe Storm Risk categories from the National Weather Service. Although local news stations may have risk categories that are somewhat different, the NWS system... Read More.
Pioneer Technology Center’s (PTC) Partner for Progress Award this year went to Head Country Bar-B-Q. Donovan Fred “Uncle Bud” Head began cooking his sauce in 1945 on a Navy ship where he served. After the war, he began sharing the sauce with friends and... Read More.
Officials in Osage County are investigating a case of animal cruelty. Sources there indicate someone shot and killed most of an entire litter of puppies. The incident was discovered Sunday when two ladies were going fishing. They found five puppies shot and killed and one surviving... Read More.
The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude 4.0 earthquake and two smaller temblors have struck Oklahoma. The larger quake was recorded Wednesday near Stroud, located about 60 miles east of Oklahoma City. Two smaller quakes were also recorded. A magnitude 2.7 quake struck near Fairview... Read More.
In a surprisingly low turnout, the Osage Nation has voted to change their definition of marriage. Less than 350 people turned out at the polls on Monday, although 1,100-plus people voted absentee. 53 percent were in favor of the change, which will now define marriage as... Read More.