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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?

Jan 13, 2021 - 00:00

Dover Public School recently announced its honor rolls for the first semester of the 2020-21 school year.

Students on the Superintendent’s Honor Roll made no grade lower than an A while those on the Principal’s Honor Roll made no grade lower than a B.

Superintendent’s Honor Roll

Third grade - Melissa Gamez, Elijah Huntsberger, Yaretzi Obeso, Dotti Walters

The Oklahoma Energy Resources Board (OERB) announced last week the appointment of Ty Peck to its board of directors.

Peck is a 2003 graduate of Kingfisher High School who is now the crude supply manager for CVR Refining.

Marriage Licenses

Kingfisher County Court Clerk Lisa Markus issued a marriage license Jan. 11 to the following couple: Dennis and Kyle Lynn Pugh, 59, both of Kingfisher.

Divorce Decrees

Final divorce decrees were granted Jan. 6 in the following cases:

• David A. Jones vs. L.

• David Lee Ewoldt vs. Mari Lorraine Ewoldt

Sports

One quarter was the only thing that kept Kingfisher’s boys basketball team from winning two tournaments over the weekend.

Kingfisher JV knocked off the top seed in the semifinals but couldn’t quite get second-seeded Selling as the Jackets settled for runner-up Saturday at the Ward Center Classic.

Jan 13, 2021 - 00:00

It wasn’t a question of “if” Kingfisher would win another Wheat Capital Tournament championship.

The only questions were “who?” and “by how much?”

The answers: The OKC Knights and a lot.

Class 4A’s top-ranked Jackets continued their dominance Saturday against an overwhelmed field in the 52nd annual tournament at Chisholm by disposing of the home school Knights 97-49.

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Lomega’s Noah Snowden and Hammon’s Michael Land ventured into a great scoring battle last weekend.

But Snowden was surrounded by a better cast and the Raiders made themselves Warrior Classic champs with a 55-51 victory over the host team in the finals.

Snowden and Land scored 25 points apiece and each had huge second-half efforts.

Hardware.

The Dover girls basketball team hasn’t brought home many trophies from tournaments the last several years, but it wasn’t the case last weekend.

Dover downed Pioneer-Pleasant Vale 51-37 Saturday to win the consolation championship of the Okeene Invitational Tournament.

Opinions

[Ed. note: Bucci, who served America for three decades as an Army Special Forces officer and top Pentagon official, is a visiting research fellow at The Heritage Foundation. Lora Ries is a senior research fellow specializing in homeland security at The Heritage Foundation.]

After Big Tech censors aimed their guns at Parler, the free speech platform’s CEO John Matze said it may be down for up to a week.

“Sunday at midnight Amazon shut off all of our servers in an attempt to completely remove free speech off the Internet,” Matze said.

Obituaries

Jan 13, 2021 - 00:00

Terry Short, 71, of Kingfisher, passed away Monday Jan. 4, 2021, at Mercy Hospital Kingfisher.

Terry was born Jan. 17, 1949, in Chicago, Ill., to John and Janet Martin.

She was raised in Mineral Wells, Texas, along with five other siblings: James Martin, Barbra Rice, Mark Martin, Mary Walker and Beth Hajek.

Jan 13, 2021 - 00:00

John William Bengs was born Feb. 11, 1938, in Kingfisher to John and Maudie Bengs and passed way Jan. 9, 2021, in Kingfisher.

John served two years in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Alaska.

On Aug. 3, 1956, he married the love of his life, Aletha Cerny, and from this union came two children: Son, Gary, born March 13, 1965, and daughter, Linda, born March 17, 1967.