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Jul 3, 2022 - 00:00

Kingfisher and Hennessey both are offering plenty of fun events Monday, July 4, to celebrate Independence Day.

A reception at the Kingfisher County Courthouse Thursday recognized retiring Kingfisher County Excise-Equalization Board members Jim Shimanek of Hennessey and Jim Simmons of Cashion, second and third from left. Other county officers on hand included county commissioners Heath Dobrovolny, far left, Jeff Moss and Ray Shimanek, fourth and fifth from left, and Associate District Judge Lance Schneiter, far right. Simmons has served on the all-volunteer, three-member board for 25 and a half years and Shimanek for 11 years. Remaining board member Jim Wittrock of Okarche will be joined by two new members, Michelle Miller of Cashion, replacing Simmons in District 1, and Jim Berkenbile of Hennessey, replacing Shimanek in District 2. The new members will be sworn in and seated at the July 13 excise board meeting [KT&FP Staff Photo]

The U.S. Supreme Court restricted the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to curb greenhouse gases from power plants, siding with coal-mining companies and Republican-led states in a blow to President Biden’s climate-change agenda.

Kingfisher Public Schools is expected to have another record carryover in the general fund.

Sports

Saturday marked the beginning of what is known as the “dead period” for junior high and high school sports in Oklahoma.

Jul 3, 2022 - 00:00

Thursday marked the end of three consecutive days of pad camp for the Kingfisher High School football team. The Yellowjackets were joined by Guthrie and El Reno and the trio of schools have gathered for multiple sessions throughout the month. During Thursday’s action, KHS head coach Jeff Myers (top photo) looks on as linebackers Kyle Borelli (21) and Ethan Karcher (24) prepare for the snap. On the line are Bert Haag, left, and Harrison Evans (5). Pictured at the bottom is Jake Reagan getting a water break. Kingfisher’s 2022 season opens Aug. 26. The Yellowjackets will travel to defending Class 4A state champion Clinton’s Torndado Bowl. The home opener is Sept. 2 when KHS hosts Weatherford. [KT&FP Staff Photos]

A trio of changes for high school football were adopted by the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association board of directors in the spring.

It wasn’t the finish Gabe Rednose wanted, but it was the experience he expected.

Opinions

A recent CBS poll indicates that 58% of Americans oppose the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs to overturn Roe v. Wade.

The cries from the left predicting the end of the world in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is a familiar sound.

Obituaries

Jul 3, 2022 - 00:00

Dorothy Gangl, 77, of Kingfisher, passed away June 29, 2022 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. A memorial graveside will be held at 10:00 a.m., July 7, 2022 at the Kingfisher Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home-Kingfisher.

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Pearl Mae Smith, 82, of Mannford, formerly of Dover, passed away June 28, 2022, in Tulsa.