Arnett, OK

SWOSU student receives scholarship

Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) student Alisa Friesen of Arnett is the first-ever recipient of the RE/MAX Gold Buckle Realty Scholarship at SWOSU. Friesen is a graduate of Arnett High School and will be a senior this fall. She is double majoring in Agriculture Business and Finance. The RE/MAX Gold...
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Sydney Romero Joins Duke Coaching Staff

Sydney Romero is joining the Duke coaching staff. Romero will be a full-time assistant and serve as the Blue Devils’ hitting coach. She has never coached collegiately, though she did spend two seasons as a graduate assistant at Oklahoma, her alma mater. In a statement, Duke head coach Marissa...
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7 KHS band members plus director take part in Classic Bowl festivities

A number of members of the Pride of Kingfisher marching band took part earlier this month in the Classic Bowl XXXIV festivities in Woodward.The week culminated June 4 when 200 band members performed during the annual Classic Bowl Parade in Woodward, then later that night during the Classic Bowl football ...

Rosa Lee Kerr

Rosa Lee Kerr, age 76 passed from this world June 14, 2022, at Woodward Skilled Nursing in Woodward, Oklahoma. Rosie as she liked to be called was born November 28, 1945, in Hooker, Oklahoma, the daughter of Jessie Edward and Dorothy Ruth Campbell. Rosie lived the majority of her life in Hooker, which she called home.

Native South Dakota Sailor Killed at Pearl Harbor Returns Home

Laverne Alious Nigg, a US Navy Seaman 2nd Class, arrived in Fargo today. His family was at Hector International Airport to greet him, but the family members who likely had loved him the most dearly and suffered the most grievously from his passing were not able to witness this extraordinary moment. The young sailor’s journey home had taken over 80 years.
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Jeanette Endersby, Oct. 29, 1937 — May 18, 2022

Alverta Jeanette (Lehman) Endersby slipped peacefully into the arms of Jesus, her Lord and Savior, in her home in Columbia, Missouri, on May 18, 2022. She was born to Ralph J. and Nina C. (Simmons) Lehman in Woodward, Oklahoma, on October 29, 1937. Although the family moved around frequently, they always returned to their hometown, Woodward, where Jeanette met Robert Leroy (Bob) Endersby. After Jeanette graduated from Woodward High School, she joined her family, then in California. At age 17, she was hired as the secretary for a general at Hamilton Air Force Base. Returning to Oklahoma, she attended Panhandle A & M in Goodwell, Oklahoma, and graduated from Hill’s Business University in Oklahoma City. Then she worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture until Robert, who had joined the Navy, got leave. On May 31, 1957, the couple were married in Woodward. When Bob reported back to duty, Jeanette accompanied him and took a job with the U.S. Navy in Quonset Point, Rhode Island. The next year the couple welcomed a son, their only child. After Bob was discharged, the family returned home and were active in Oklahoma City’s Classen Boulevard Baptist Church. Bob taught Sunday School and served as a deacon and church treasurer, while Jeanette played the piano and worked as church secretary. Bob passed away on May 8, 1969. Now the breadwinner, the young widow turned to business. She worked the next 20+ years at IBM in Oklahoma City. After retirement, she lived on the Lehman family farm near Yukon, Oklahoma. In 2001, she made a new start in life with many new friends when she moved to Columbia, Missouri, to be near her family. She is survived by her son James; his wife, Linda; two granddaughters, Jane Rebekah Endersby and Katharine Ruth (Kate) Endersby; and grandson, Luke Anthony James Endersby.Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Community United Methodist Church, Columbia, Missouri.

Lois Jean Smith

Lois Jean Smith, 88, of Woodward, Okla. passed away on May 21, 2022, in Tishomingo, Okla. Lois was born on August 2, 1933, in Fargo, Okla. to Loyd and Della (Casler) Benger. Lois graduated from Fargo High School and later married Jacob Meier on May 25, 1952. She later married Charles Smith “Smitty” on April 12, 1975, and he preceded her in death on May 27, 2018, after 43 years of marriage. Together they owned and operated Smitty’s Welding in Woodward. Lois was of the Baptist faith, and she deeply loved her family especially her grandchildren and red roses.

Cheryl Ann (Acosta) Dunn

Cheryl Ann (Acosta) Dunn, a 55-year old Yukon resident and former Woodward resident, went home to be with the Lord on May 20, 2022, after a courageous 26-year battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 27, at Crown Heights Baptist Church at 2803 Maple...

Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes?

The “Possum” or for those of you who didn’t receive a proper education, George Jones, was an icon. As country music began to sound more like pop hits, he and others began pushing the revival of country music. Regardless of if you like steel guitars and Cherokee fiddles or electric guitars and computer overlays, there is no doubt that country music has changed drastically since I used to listen to Loretta Lynn croon away about taking my man on the AM power KSIW in Woodward, Oklahoma.

Fargo woman catches scammer using her information on video on her doorstep

FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) – A Fargo woman caught onto a scammer’s tricks while they were opening accounts with her personal information. She even caught the culprit on video of her front doorstep. “It’s been a whirlwind 24 hours,” says Gretchen Tinjum. What you’re seeing...

Wellington Wrestlers Qualify For Nationals

The Wellington Wrestling Club has qualified a number of athletes to compete at the national level this summer. Three athletes will be representing Team Florida at the team national duals in June, and three more will be competing as individuals at the Fargo nationals in July. Mac Andrews (14U, 165...