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Marlow Elementary School teacher Leesha Crowson goes over her class’ schedule at the first day of school for the district last Thursday. Back in school
FIRST DAY: Marlow Elementary School teacher Leesha Crowson goes over her class’ schedule at the first day of school for the district last Thursday.


Brothers coffee shop inside Guisppees’ on Main Street in Marlow Ribbon cutting
BROTHERS: Marlow Chamber of Commerce board members welcome Brothers coffee shop inside Guiseppe's on Main Street in Marlow with a ribbon cutting on...


Free Fair to get underway next week
The Stephens County Free Fair begins next week. Following are the times of entries, competitions and judgings. Entries for OHCE, 4-H, Horticulture, Textiles and Sciences...
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...


Stephens County deputies awarded Deputies awarded
HONORED FOR SERVICE: The Oklahoma Sheriff’s Association presented Deputy Garrett Hunt the Lifesaving Award after putting his own life in danger to...


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NO HANDS: Dream Team Prosthetics employee Seth Alexander makes use of the technological advances made in the industry by walking down an incline without the assistance of a handrail. Dream Team provides perfect fit
A small company is having a big impact here in Stephens County. Dream Team Prosthetics, as the name implies, is a prosthetics company that helps...


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,...
CHURCH HIT: Thieves stole the copper tubing from Cornerstone Chapel Cowboy Church in southern Grady County as the church was in the process of re-opening its door after three years. Thieves cause delay in church re-opening
Thieves spoiled the re-opening of a church, but the pastor is not giving up the fight. Cornerstone Chapel Cowboy Church, just north of the...


First responders tend to a woman driver as the Marlow Fire Department prepares to use the Hurst Tool to force open the door of her vehicle. Accident at ‘Y’
ON THE SCENE: First responders tend to a woman driver as the Marlow Fire Department prepares to use the Hurst Tool to force open the door of her...


Jerry McLearen exercises his mule team Tuesday morning. Getting ready
TANDEM EXERCISE: Jerry McLearen exercises his mule team Tuesday morning. He, along with several other teams, will travel to Wyoming for a ride next...


Wildlife refuge to host annual longhorn cattle auction
The 75th annual Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge longhorn sale will be held at Stockman Oklahoma Livestock Marketing, Inc. (Apache Auction Market)...


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...
Kevin Harris of Duncan, one of the four people arrested in the death of teenager Dylan Black of Duncan Harris takes plea deal
Kevin Harris of Duncan, one of the four people arrested in the death of teenager Dylan Black of Duncan last year, pleaded guilty to lesser charges...


MAKING IT SAFER: Stephens County Sheriff Wayne McKinney (left) and undersheriff John Smith look over the new security wall erected inside the front entrance of the courthouse over the weekend. Courthouse adds security wall
There is a new addition to the lobby of the Stephens County Courthouse after a security wall was built over the weekend. The 8-foot by 8-foot wall...