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 By Trevor Brown    Local    May 9, 2021

In remembering OKC bombing victims, experts see lessons for grieving Covid losses

Robin Gurwitch knows all too well about loss. Gurwitch was working as a psychologist and program director at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center on April 19, 1995. After the bombing at Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, she was among th...

 

Woods County Ag Safety was fun for all

The 2021 Woods County Progressive Agriculture Safety Day Camp was held on May 5 at the Woods County Fairgrounds. Over 210 grade-school students from Alva, Waynoka and Freedom participated in the...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 9, 2021

Making good decisions

Although brisk wind challenged those wearing mortarboards, graduates and guests enjoyed sunny skies and warm temperatures for the 122nd Spring Commencement at Northwestern Oklahoma State University...

 

Northwestern 2021 Outstanding Seniors, other awards announced

Fourteen Northwestern students were recognized as Outstanding Seniors along with other award recipients on Friday, May 7, at Northwestern. Outstanding Seniors for 2021 include Bridger Anderson, Riley Beeler, Bailey Brown, Olivia Denney, Jacob...

 

2020 and 2021 Northwestern Retirees recognized

Eleven Northwestern Oklahoma State University faculty and staff were honored for their years of service at a reception Thursday, May 6, 2021. The 2020 retirees include Dr. Ramona Bartlow, Professor...

 
 Local    May 7, 2021 

Wildman earns campus deSERVING Ranger Award

Jessica Wildman, senior social work major at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, has been honored with this year’s deSERVING Ranger Award from the Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (SL/CE)...

 
 Local    May 7, 2021 

Upward Bound Academic Summer Camp to begin May 30, spots still open

The annual academic summer camp for high school students associated with Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math and Science program will begin on the Alva campus with move-in day on Sunday, May 30, from 4 to 6...

 

Correction

Correction An error on the marriage date for Gabrielle Calderone and Tyson Gale was printed incorrectly in the Wednesday, April 28, Newsgram. This is what the announcement should have read; The wedding will take place at The Vault...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 5, 2021

Hansen begins new term on Alva School Board

Shane Hansen was administered his oath of office by Secretary Karen Koehn at the beginning of the Alva Board of Education meeting Monday. Hansen was the incumbent for Seat 1, and no one filed against...

 

Aline-Cleo April Student of the Month

Elizabeth Wallace, junior, has been chosen as the April Student of the Month at Aline-Cleo High School. Her school philosophy is, “Don't worry about what you did wrong, focus on what you can get right in the future.” She feels her school is...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 5, 2021

Gugelmeyer earns ACT Scholar recognition

Scoring a 32 or higher on the ACT (American College Test) earned Nora Gugelmeyer recognition as an ACT Scholar. She is a senior at South Barber USD 255 and will graduate as the Class of 2021...

 

Cherokee FFA member earns Agricultural Sales Entrepreneurship State Proficiency Award

Drake Williams of the Cherokee FFA Chapter earned first-place honors in the 2021 Oklahoma FFA Agricultural Sales Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award area during the 95th annual Oklahoma FFA Convention...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 5, 2021

Woods County Commissioners recognize OHCE Week

OHCE (Oklahoma Home and Community Education) members were present Monday as the Woods County Commissioners read and signed a proclamation for OHCE Week May 2-8. Attending were Paula McMurphy, Carol...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 5, 2021

Cherokee man faces 12 felony charges in two counties

A Cherokee man is facing seven felony counts in Alfalfa County involving possession of child pornography. An additional five felony counts were filed against him on the same day in Woods County,...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    May 5, 2021

Alfalfa County commissioners declare May 2-8 OHCE Week

The Alfalfa County commissioners proclaimed May 2-8, 2021, as Oklahoma Home and Community Education Week. OHCE is a statewide, county-based organization that partners with Oklahoma State University an...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 5, 2021

Cindy Molz Yandell celebrated and remembered with park bench

It was a beautiful spring morning last Saturday in Kiowa, Kansas, as the family, friends and classmates of Cindy Molz Yandell gathered to dedicate a bench in her memory at Progress Park. Yandell died...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 5, 2021

South Barber duo Binning and Erickson are state forensics champions

“It's been a good 10-plus years since we (South Barber) had a state forensics champ,” teacher and forensic coach Meagan Henry said. South Barber senior Porsha Binning and junior Ruston Erikson are the state champions in Improvised Duet Acting...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 5, 2021

Kiowa's Community Garden is truly a `community' project

Students and teachers at school, extension groups, other groups, families and individuals are all volunteering to make Kiowa's Community Garden a bountiful buffet of fresh produce for the entire...

 

DAR April Meeting

The Cherokee Outlet Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosted Oklahoma State Regent Teresa Cales and the Frontier District Director Roberta Chance for their meeting on April 8 at...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 5, 2021

Kiowa Council considers partial solar power, enforcement on trash pickup violation

All members attended the special meeting of the Kiowa City Council last week, including Mayor Bill Watson, B.J. Duvall, Brian Hill, R.L. Simpson, Jason Thayer and Tom Wells. City Administrator Sam Demel and City Clerk Cady Tucker also sat at the...

 

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