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/Edited 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22/

How many confirmed cases of COVID-19 does it take to temporarily shut down a high school's football and volleyball programs?

Apr 18, 2021 - 00:00

Kingfisher County received timely showers beginning Tuesday totaling from .6 in the Hennessey area to around two inches east of Kingfisher.

A new member was installed and new officers were elected Thursday during a special meeting of the Kingfisher Board of Education. Terry Payne took the oath of office in his first meeting after winning an election earlier this month over incumbent Mike Copeland. After his installation, Dana Golbek was selected as the new president of the board, Jim Perdue was tabbed vice president and Payne will serve as the clerk. Pictured after the reorganization are: seated from left, Perdue, Golbek and Charles Walker; and standing, Carly Franks and Payne. Once those moves were made, the board immediately went into executive session, during which it interviewed three candidates for the district’s open superintendent position. After more than four hours in executive session, the board returned to open session and voted unanimously to hire Taylor Cooper as the new high school girls basketball coach (See story on Page 2) and Michelle Conner as the new middle school/junior high secretary. Board members have called for another special meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, and could approve the hire of a new superintendent as early as then. The agenda posted Friday calls for an executive session and includes an action item for “discussion/possible action to employ a superintendent.” [Photo by KHS Photography]

There were about 700 cars at the last Cruisin’ Oklahoma event and more are expected this Sunday, April 18, for a Main Street Show in Hennessey from 1-6 p.m.

Sports

Apr 18, 2021 - 00:00

Another statement was made last week by the Kingfisher High School girls golf team.

Apr 18, 2021 - 00:00

Kingfisher golfers didn’t take home any individual trophies and there aren’t enough of them for a full team.

The stage is set.

Apr 18, 2021 - 00:00

Cashion’s Neeley Tilley-Bedick has more basketball in her future. The senior recently signed to continue her career at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas. The signing came the same week Tilley-Bedick was named the Three Rivers Conference most valuable player. She averaged 11.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.4 steals in helping Cashion to a 17-8 record and a spot in the Class 2A area tournament. She was a three-year starter for Cashion. Seated with Tilley-Bedick (center) are her grandparents Don Tilley and Connie Tilley. Standing are her father Jeff Tilley-Bedick, brother Gage Tilley-Bedick and mother Amber Tilley-Bedick. [Photo provided]

Opinions

The American left, including the Biden team, apparently sees California as the ideal government for all of America.

Apr 18, 2021 - 00:00

It’s springtime in America. In halcyon days, we’d ring in the new season with fresh starts and fragrant flowers. But in 2021, the arrival of April now ushers in yet another cycle of destructive urban riots – stoked and coddled by toxic journalists downplaying left-wing violence and demonizing all who dare call out the ruinous, race-based chaos for what it is.

Obituaries

Apr 18, 2021 - 00:00

Kathleen Virginia Vogt died April 14, 2021, at her home in Okarche.

Apr 14, 2021 - 00:00

Tom D. Hughes, 80, a resident of Wheaton, Ill., passed away April 6, 2021.