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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?

Beth Schieber, Beta Beta Chapter president and board of directors member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Educators Foundation, recently attended the International Conference in Portland, Ore.

Kingfisher County Sheriff Dennis Banther, center, conducted a guided tour of the newly-completed Kingfisher County Criminal Justice Center for local Lions Club members recently. Located south of town, west of the hospital on Victory Lane, the facility houses a state-of-the-art jail facility, the entire sheriff’s department staff, a 911 call center, an office for Kingfisher Emergency Management, prisoner transfer facilities, interrogation room, a kitchen for feeding inmates, an on-site courtroom for the Kingfisher County associate district judge and architectural features planned for expansion as future growth dictates. [KT&FP Staff Photo]

Aug 1, 2021 - 00:00

Kingfisher First United Methodist Church is hosting its annual Vacation Bible School this week.


It was a proud night for yours truly when I attended last Saturday’s Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame Banquet in Tulsa.

Aug 1, 2021 - 00:00

Bijan Cortes and Matthew Stone had one more basketball game as teammates. And, just like nearly every other, they won. The Large West erased a seven-point deficit entering the fourth quarter Thursday night to defeat the Large East 108-102 in the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State boys basketball contest held at Jenks High School. Cortes, left, and Stone, right, combined for 10 points and five rebounds in the final quarter, which included a 10-0 run for the West (the large school game featured Classes 4A, 5A and 6A). Longtime Tulsa World high school sports reporter Barry Lewis tweeted after the game: “Fun game – Large West rallies for 108-102 win –reminded again in 4Q why Kingfisher’s Bijan Cortes and Matthew Stone were 107-4 in their careers...” Cortes, along with Norman North’s Jaylan White, led his team with 16 points. Stone ended his night with 12 points. The two have since returned to their college destinations, Cortes at the University of Oklahoma and Stone at the University of North Texas. They are pictured with their KHS head coach, Jared Reese. [Photo provided by Scott Moore]

Jul 21, 2021 - 00:00

Do things the right way.

Jul 18, 2021 - 00:00

When you cover the six Kingfisher County schools and Crescent and the tradition-rich programs some of them have possessed over the course of 20-plus years, you’re going to come across some great players.


[Ed. Note: Rick Scott, a Republican, is a U.S. senator from Florida. He serves on the Armed Forces Committee and the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

A North Carolina congressman is proposing a series of amendments to every appropriations bill for fiscal year 2022 that would do away with 2,378 earmarks amounting to $3.85 billion in government spending.


Jul 28, 2021 - 00:00

A memorial service for Jesse Harold Wales IV, 38-year-old Shattuck resident, was Friday, July 23, at the Shattuck High School gym under the direction of Billings Funeral Home.

Jul 25, 2021 - 00:00

Flora Nell Ratcliff, 82, of Altus, sister of Gary Reid of Kingfisher, died Thursday, July 22, 2021.