This is going to be a different Easter. The traditional celebrations – family gatherings, church services and community egg hunts are now cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. That leaves parents holding the Easter basket when it comes to making the day special for their children. In some…
As of 11 a.m. April 9, there were 1,684 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.  There is one additional death in Sequoyah County, bringing the death toll in the state to 80. The Oklahoma State Department of Health reminds residents to only call 911 for true medical emergencies such as…
In a conference call with reporters last Thursday from his home in Cheyenne, a notably concerned Third District Congressman Frank Lucas (R-OK) outlined his personal assessment of the COVID-19 pandemic and offered details of the federal government’s response to it. “The magnitude of what we’re…
We as Americans like to think we can control things. Part of the upset over this virus sweeping the nation and our state is that there is little we can do to control anything about it. Sure, we can isolate ourselves, wash our hands, do our best to stay well with strong immune systems. We can be…
Now roughly one month into having no sports because of the COVID-19 situation, I decided to dig into our Watonga Republican newspaper archives and take a look back at happier times in the 1990s in Watonga High School varsity athletics. April 5, 1990: Piccirillo Hired as Eagles’ Varsity Football…
The unthinkable, at least for sports fans, already has happened. The games, as we know them, are shut down. We’ll never know if San Diego State was a Final Four contender or if Tiger Woods would have defended his green jacket at the Masters. There was no opening day in baseball. The odds are…
Winston Thomas Rouse, Jr. was born on September 9, 1965 in Clinton, OK. He passed away on April 5, 2020 in Weatherford, OK at the age of 54. Graveside Services: North Family Cemetery, Wednesday, 1:00 PM, April 8, 2020, Geary, OK Officiating: Rev. Gerald Panana
Although it seems all eyes are on the news about the pandemic, work continues on criminal cases. According to Undersheriff David Robertson, two of those cases are home invasions that took place in Blaine County early in the year. In each instance, an elderly resident was home alone when a suspect…
HINTON - Despite spring sports being canceled in their entirety for Hinton High School and all other public and private schools across the state of Oklahoma due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the Comets’ senior athletes in the Class of 2020 did plenty to shine. This is a very tough pill…
Hinton School Superintendent Marcy Derryberry has issued the district’s distance learning plan. The entire plan in complete detail is available at the school’s website. It includes requiring up to date contact information such as telephone numbers, email and addresses for students and notifying the…
A single vehicle accident April 5 sent the driver to an area hospital. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Joe Bybee, 74, of Apache was eastbound on U.S. 62 when his Chevy Tahoe left the roadway, struck a sign and an embankment. He was transported by ambulance to Comanche County Memorial…
Drive through testing for the Covid-19 virus is being conducted regionally at the Caddo County…
Although the Blaine County Commission had to limit the attendance April 6 at its regular meeting,…
The Oklahoma Commissioner of Health, Gary Cox, last week lowered the parameters for Covid-19…
This is going to be a different Easter. The traditional celebrations – family gatherings, church services and community egg hunts are now cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. That leaves parents holding the Easter basket when it comes to making the day special for their children. In some communi
As of 11 a.m. April 9, there were 1,684 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.  There is one additional death in Sequoyah County, bringing the…
Hinton School Superintendent Marcy Derryberry has issued the district’s distance learning plan. The entire plan in complete detail is available at the school’s…
A single vehicle accident April 5 sent the driver to an area hospital. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Joe Bybee, 74, of Apache was eastbound on U.S…
HINTON - Despite spring sports being canceled in their entirety for Hinton High School and all other public and private schools across the state of Oklahoma…
Now roughly one month into having no sports because of the COVID-19 situation, I decided to dig into our Watonga Republican newspaper archives and take a look…
The unthinkable, at least for sports fans, already has happened. The games, as we know them, are shut down. We’ll never know if San Diego State was a Final…
Winston Thomas Rouse, Jr. was born on September 9, 1965 in Clinton, OK. He passed away on April 5, 2020 in Weatherford, OK at the age of 54. Graveside…
1937~2020 Travis A. Miles was born December 6, 1937 in Oklahoma to Paul and Stella McCrary Miles and passed away March 25, 2020 at the age of 82. He was a…
1964~2020 Thomas Lane Barnes was born August 21, 1964 at Watonga, OK to Dick Lewis and Barbara Belle (Clark) and passed away March 22, 2020 at the age of 55…
Hi Everyone! Are you enjoying staying at home? Got all your spring leaning already done? Ready to tackle those closets and cupboards? I, for one, can only…
Well, together we have made it through another week. Our Seniors are getting their Meals delivered while some choose to drive by and get their Meals delivered…
Things are about to get ugly here in the Harris household. David kept putting off getting a haircut despite my nag . . . persistent urging that he desperately…