Government

Municipal Authority Approves System Upgrade
The Marlow Municipal Authority met on Tuesday, May 28 to discuss a proposal from Haynes Equipment Company for a new monitoring system that will upgrade the water telemetry...
Commissioners Make Progress on Fairgrounds Improvements
The County Board of Commissioners accepted a bid for cattle pens from WW Builders on Monday in the amount of $125,649.60. The cattle pens will be delivered to Stephens...
City Council Considers Zoning Change
The Marlow City Council met on Tuesday, May 28 to discuss several agenda items including a public hearing regarding zoning, as well as receive training by Oklahoma...
Bid approval for road project falls flat
District 1 Commissioner David McCarley’s wish to overlay existing blacktop outside of Marlow was never able to get off the ground as he met...

Jail funds still being held captive
It is the agenda item that will not die and it does not seem any closer to an amicable resolution than when it was first mentioned. For the fourth straight week, the...
Run-off less than week away
Months of campaigning will come to an end for one Stephens County Commissioner candidate next Tuesday. In a Republican primary run-off, voters...

Hicks named ODAA President-Elect
On July 18, the Oklahoma District Attorneys Association (ODAA) installed its new leadership for a one-year term. District 8 District Attorney Brian Hermanson, Kay and...
DISCUSSING FINANCES: Stephens County Sheriff’s Department Captain Bobby Bowen speaks during the county commissioners’ meeting Monday morning. The department was disputing some of the numbers commissioners had stated dealing with jail funds from the week before. Sheriff’s request fails to move commissioners
Jail funding was once again the main topic of discussion at the Stephens County Commissioners meeting and once again it ended with the same result...

Deadline to request absentee ballots nears
Less than a week remains for registered voters in Stephens County to apply for absentee ballots to be mailed to them for the Aug. 28 Runoff Primary Election,. Applications...
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Commissioners deny jail supplemental funds
By a 2-1 vote, Stephens County Commissioners denied additional funding to the sheriff’s department for jail operations. In the Aug. 6 meeting, Sheriff Wayne McKinney,...
Governor places public school funding measure on ballot
Gov. Mary Fallin has issued an election proclamation that places on the November ballot a state question approved by legislators that would allow school districts to use...
Judge denies request by county commissioners in lawsuit
Calling it a “fishing expedition, hoping to dredge up some artifact,” Western District Court Judge Robin J. Cauthron denied a request in a lawsuit...

Judge denies request by county commissioners in lawsuit
Calling it a “fishing expedition, hoping to dredge up some artifact,” Western District Court Judge Robin J. Cauthron denied a request in a lawsuit involving Stephens County...
County jail running out of funds
With jail funds depleted, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Department came to the County Commissioners meeting to ask for funds to help finish out the fiscal year. Both...