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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?

A replacement for Keith Meek’s seat on Hennessey’s town board is still up in the air.

Sep 19, 2021 - 00:00

After more than a decade of planning, replanning and fundraising, the Kingfisher Visitor Center is now a reality, as acknowledged at a donor’s reception, ribbon-cutting and open house. A long-time dream of Kingfisher visionaries John Gooden and Brian Walter and Kingfisher Trails Inc., the visitor center was constructed at the site of Bill’s DX, Kingfisher’s last full-service gas station, and incorporates the original service bays of the iconic local landmark. The future home of the Kingfisher Chamber of Commerce, the building has gone through multiple design phases after original funding sources fell through. Fundraising was revived by a major donation from Dorma Hobbs, inset right, which seeded an endowment fund and encouraged other local donations that ultimately funded the project. On hand for the ribbon cutting on Wednesday are, from left, Jalene Jackson, Beverly Bain, Judy Whipple, Russell Hopkins, Kaci Murray, Phyllis Stinnett, Brian Walter, Morgan Winters, Brad Wittrock, Tiffany Jones, Jaryn Frey (Hobbs’ granddaughter), Chamber Executive Director Shauna Rupp (wielding the scissors), Brian Henderson, Stephanie Bayse, Hobbs with daughters Jamae Frey, kneeling, and Patty Stoudemire, Heath Redwine, Mike Frey, Susannah Copeland, Cyndi Ice, John Gooden, Mayor Roxie Alexander and Commissioner Bill Tucker. Rupp also presented plaques to Gooden and Walter, inset top right, recognizing their support of the visitor center project. The chamber is still awaiting furniture delivery, but anticipates occupying the building and opening it to the public around the first of October. [TIMES-FREE PRESS Staff and Provided Photos]

Kingfisher city voters selected civil engineer Geoff Covalt to succeed Richard Ray Reynolds in another low turnout election Tuesday.

Sports

A seven-game losing streak was put to a halt Thursday night in Kingfisher.

Sep 19, 2021 - 00:00

Photos by Chris Simon

Sep 15, 2021 - 00:00

Cashion High School had two Academic All-State cheerleaders in the same year for the first time with seniors Amber Morgan and Allison Smith. They are the second and third CHS cheerleaders to earn the honor. The requirements to receive this award are a minimum of 25 on the ACT or 1140 on the SAT, a cumulative GPA of 3.75 and cheered for a minimum of three years.

Sep 15, 2021 - 00:00

Overmatched and overwhelmed.

Opinions

Sep 19, 2021 - 00:00

Vaxing mandate equals tyranny

Should the Washington press corps and the world at large believe anything written by “Mortuary Bob” Woodward? He specializes, as the late Washington Times editor Wes Pruden once put it, in interviews with the “quick and the dead.”

Obituaries

Sep 19, 2021 - 00:00

Glenda Forbes, 64, Kingfisher, went to be with the love of her life on Sept. 11, 2021.

Sep 19, 2021 - 00:00

Graveside service for Michael Thomas Schoelen, formerly of Kingfisher, will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at Kingfisher Cemetery.