Covington, OK

PPS announces Dir. of Operations, new Principal

Perry Public Schools board of education approved the hiring of two leadership positions this week. Joe Jacobs, the current principal at Perry Upper Elementary School, will be moving into a new role as the Director of Operations for the school district. This position fills the open transportation director job, previously held by Bev Dunn who retired after 33 years of service. In addition to…
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FB&T hosts ice cream social

First Bank & Trust of Perry recently hosted their annual Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, June 21 starting at 11 a.m. Times are: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 5 - 6:30 p.m. The annual Ice Cream Social, taking place in the FB&T lobby, was filled with customers and children enjoying a range of homemade ice cream flavors, including chocolate, vanilla, milky way and nutter butter. . Chester the Clown…
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Ponca City police logs June 20-22

The following information is provided by Ponca City police. At 12:03 a.m. Osage County requested an officer to assist a deputy with a report of a 12-year-old screaming at the Double N. Motel. At 6:44 a.m. police received a report of vandalism to the South Ave. underpass. BNSF was notified.

First Presbyterian hosts summer VBS

First Presbyterian Church of Perry recently hosted “Food Truck Party-On a Roll with God” VBS on May 31-June 3. A total of 71 kids attended this year and scripture was “Give us this day our daily bread.-Matthew 6:11.” This scripture served as a reminder that everything given comes from God and that it’s by turning to God in prayer that all of our needs are met. The kids played games, sang songs…

Mirrors of Yesterday

10 Years Ago Richard Williams, head dispatcher for the 911 Center in Perry, was honored at a retirement reception in the Municipal Courtroom. Williams worked for the City of Perry for nearly 34 years, first as a police officer, earning the ran of Sergeant, then as dispatcher, serving as Dispatch Supervisor for many years. 25 Years Ago Morrison elementary school students recently took part in…

Perry High School releases Honor Roll list

Perry High School has released the honor roll for spring 2022. Students on the Superintendent’s Honor Roll achieved a 4.0 GPA, while students on the Principal’s Honor Roll had a GPA of 3.5 or higher. The list of students follows. Superintendent’s Honor Roll: Seniors: Jessica Abney, Madeline Bell, Annah Boone, Abby Capehart, Braylee Dale, Amber Dohman, Natalia Gunterman, Caden Hall, Brenna…
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NOC Tonkawa hosts Livestock Judging Camp

Body Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa hosted two livestock judging camps in June. The camp for Grades 3-6 was June 13-15 and the camp for grades 7-12 was June 16-18. The camp had over 100 students and group leaders from Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Texas, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kentucky. NOC Livestock...

Road Closure on North 19th Street for Concrete Repairs

ENID, OK (June 24, 2022)— City of Enid street officials announced today, the area 506 North 19th Street will be closed to traffic beginning on Monday, June 27th. This closure is expected to last approximately two weeks and will allow contractors to complete concrete repairs. Motorists are encouraged to follow...
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Gene V. Dougherty

Tonkawa, OK – Dougherty, Gene Vincent, 92, died Tuesday, June 20, 2022, at his home surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by his wife, Delores “Dee” (Quisenberry), parents John Dougherty and Louise (Nowka), brother Jack and sisters Eleanor Hill and Bernice Brown. Gene is survived by his children, Vince, and wife Paula of Norman, OK; Michael, and wife Katie of Edmond, OK; Donna (Meyers) Martin, and husband Phil of San Francisco, CA; Ken Meyers and wife Pat of Ardmore, OK; grandchildren Sarah, Nick, and Brad Martin; David Meyers; Mack and Luke Dougherty.

Obituary for Gene Dougherty

Dougherty, Gene Vincent, 92, of Tonkawa, OK, passed away Monday, June 20, 2022, at his home surrounded by family. Gene was born in Hinton, OK, not far from the Dougherty family homestead. He is the last remaining Dougherty of his generation of 53 cousins. He contracted polio as a toddler, but despite his health issues – or maybe because of them – he developed an interest and skill in art at an early age. “I can’t remember ever wanting to do anything else. I recall when I was about six years old seeing a flooded farm covered with flocks of ducks and waterfowl…I went home and drew ducks for a year”.

Cindy Mack

He Mass of Christian Burial celebrating and honoring the life of Cynthia D. “Cindy” Mack, 60, of Enid, will be held 10:00 A.M. Thursday June 30, 2022, in the Bison Catholic Church. A Rosary will be held 6:00 P.M. Wednesday June 29, 2022 in the Brown-Cummings Funeral Home chapel. Burial will follow Mass in the Bison Cemetery under the direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home.

News Briefs

VBS for area churches First Christian: ‘Food Truck Party’ 701 Holly. July 18-22, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Annual July 4 fireworks display Perry’s annual community fireworks display is being planned for the Monday, July 4 evening. The event will be held at Perry Municipal Lake, located southwest of Perry. The display will begin at dusk. The event is free to the public. Those wanting to donate to the…