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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?

Here we are stuck with this pandemic, but we still need to care for our loved ones without putting them in danger. This makes extra challenges for a caregiver as if they didn’t already have enough.

Okarche Public School just received word that the yearbook staff of 2021 was awarded the National Program of Excellence Award, Bronze Level. This is the second year the Okarche yearbook staff has won an award at the national level. The National Yearbook Program of Excellence is awarded to yearbook programs based on the extraordinary efforts that go into creating a yearbook and making it accessible to every student. The criteria includes a meaningful book for all students, a book in every student’s hands and effective project management, which includes meeting deadlines. The 2021 yearbook staff was comprised of, from left: McKenzie Stewart, Hannah Shepherd, Abigail McIlvain, Bridget Himes, Angelica Mojica, Hayley Coffey, Kori Cox, and Ember Black. Their adviser is Traci Fuller. [Photo provided]

Kingfisher Times & Free Press Senior Editor Christine Reid was the guest speaker at the Kingfisher County Retired Educators meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 12. Her presentation topic was “Preserving Your True Legacy: Ethical Wills or Legacy Letters as a Complement to Traditional Estate Planning.” Reid, center, is pictured with KCRE President Nancy Teders, left, and program chairman Cathy Howard. [Photo provided]


The Cashion boys enjoyed playing basketball over the weekend so much, they put in a little extra time.

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Whether missing players or their head coach, the Dover girls continue to find ways to win.

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A series of events have led to the Kingfisher High School basketball teams getting the opportunity to play on the home court of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

A three-game losing streak came to an end Friday for the Hennessey boys.


Robert, our youngest son, persuaded his mother to buy a book program requiring me to write memories of my family while I was growing up.

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Some of you remember the 1977 Farmer’s Oil Supply fire in Hennessey and many of us remember the tragic Big Red Fire in April 1971.


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Lois Joann Backhaus was welcomed into this world by her parents, George J. and Hilda Johnson, on June 28, 1933, in Lahoma.

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Judy Ann Baker was born in Loyal to Julius and Marie Walter on Jan. 29, 1940.