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Commissioner Godberson leaving office this week

NEWKIRK — Kay County Commissioner Jack Godberson is resigning his position as District No. 1 commissioner this week. Godberson took over for Vance Johnson in 2017 after Johnson died unexpectedly. He has held the office for four years and seven months and is leaving office six months early. Godberson’s...
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Election Day reminders and tips

NEWKIRK — Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 for the Kay County Commissioner District No. 3, State and Federal Offices Elections. Election Board Secretary Carol Leaming, offers the following tips to voters- especially those who will be casting a ballot for the first time.

Ree Drummond And Her Sister Came Up With The Sweetest Name For Their House

If you're working on a recipe and find that it's just not sweet enough, don't add more sugar; have Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond and her sister, Betsy, come over to give it a little love. The world has gotten to know Drummond and her family — that is to say, her husband, Ladd, and their five children — pretty well over the past few years, as the chef has made a name for herself (it's "The Pioneer Woman," by the way) as a Food Network star. And in the last two years in particular, since the pandemic forced big stars to film their cooking shows from their own kitchen just like us regular folk, fans have gotten to know Drummond even better. So when a family member who doesn't live under the same roof pops up on the radar — like when Drummond posted about spending quality time with her family after a loss, or when she showed up with her sister in matching colors to a football game — fans rejoice at the extended and extensively sweet family tree.

Ark City announces amended sanitation schedule

The City of Arkansas City will shift to a four-day sanitation schedule next week due to the closure of all City offices Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. The Cowley County Landfill will be closed Monday July 4th for Independence Day. The F Street Limb Disposal and Compost Site will be open Saturday, July 2nd and will be closed Monday, July 4th.

Family Life Center Safehouse Announces New Outreach Locations

An advocate from Family Life Center Safehouse will be making weekly stops in Elk and Chautauqua Counties. The center is based in El Dorado, KS and its mission is to encourage, enlighten and empower individuals affected by domestic and sexual violence and help mitigate trauma by proving unbiased, comprehensive survivor services.

School Safety at the Forefront of Pawhuska Superintendent's Mind

In the wake of the school shooting that took place in Uvalde, Texas, parents have came up to Pawhuska School Board Member Thomas Boone wanting reassurance that students are safe. He is confident in telling them that the school is safe, but Superintendent David Cash says there is a strong police presence on campus, but the biggest struggle is the layout of the campus.

Obituary for Mary Butler

January 30, 1938 ~ June 23, 2022 (age 84) Mary Benedicta Littlewalker Butler,84, passed away June 23, 2022, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mary was the daughter of Newman Littlewalker, Sr, and his wife Clara Mehojah on January 30, 1938, in Kaw City, Oklahoma. As a child she took piano lessons for five years from Mrs. Julia Hunt and used this talent both in school and locally at church services. She attended Washunga school until the 5th grade and moved to Kaw City School where she graduated in May 1955. Mary went on to attend Ponca City Business College, completing the secretarial course in 1956. She held employment with The Bureau of Mines in Bartlesville, Chilocco Indian School, and Geological Survey in Tulsa. Later in 1976 she was employed with Cities Service Co. (later OXY USA) in Human Resources and retired in 1989.

Obituary for Maxine Bahm

V. Maxine Bahm, 92 years old, of rural Kaw City, Oklahoma, went to join the Lord and her husband, Bob, in heaven on July 23, 2022. A Rosary Ceremony will be held at 6:00 PM, Sunday, June 26, 2022, at Trout Funeral Home Chapel. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, June 27, 2022, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with Father Carson Krittenbrink officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory, 505 W. Grand Ave, Ponca City, OK 74601.

Crews repairing section of Pecan Road

NEWKIRK — Crews are pouring concrete today on Pecan Road between Dry and Canteen Roads. The road has been closed since a section reportedly buckled from the heat earlier this week. Kay County Commissioner Jason Shanks said he hopes to reopen the road Monday at noon.

Some Pawhuska Residents Without Water After Line Breaks

Some people in Pawhuska are without water because of a water main break on the north side of town. The city said workers are repairing the line near Williams Park, but until it's fixed, some residents may have low or no water pressure. There is no word on when water...
Ponca City News

Garry Duane Warren Canaday

Body Garry Duane Warren Canaday had his last dance on June 16, 2022. He was 78 years old. Garry was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma on October 27, 1943 Lawrence Duane Canaday and Elda Emma Bagg Canaday. He was raised on a farm north of Pawnee, Oklahoma. He joined the Army August 4, 1961 shortly before his senior year. He got his GED in January 1962 at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina which he was proud to get. He was sent to Wertheim, Germany in June 1962 and spent 27 months making the rank of Sergeant E-5. He received an honorable discharge in July 1964 and moved to Kaw City, Oklahoma. Garry was a Ponca City Fireman from March 1, 1967 to January 1, 1983. He drove a cement mixer for many companies and was involved in other jobs for many years until his full retirement in 2000. He met his match and was blessed with his true love of his life Pearl Ann Bowhay Richards. They married on June 12, 2004. They celebrated 18 wonderful years together. Garry was an avid sports fan and loved all OU Sports, New York Yankees and Green Bay Packers.

Ark City branch of Health Department is closed

The Arkansas City location of the Health Department is closed. Due to technical problems, the office will be unable to function until the issue has been resolved. The office will be closed until further notice. For residents who have appointments with the Health Department, we will contact you for rescheduling. For all other inquiries please contact the Winfield office at 620 221 1430.
Ponca City News

Virginia Maxine Bahm

V. Maxine Bahm, 92 year old of rural Kaw City, Oklahoma. Went to join the Lord and her husband, Bob in heaven on July 23, 2022. Maxine was born at home in rural Berwyn, Oklahoma on February 9 1930. Maxine was the fourth child of eleven born to CC Jones and Lottie Mae Cullens Jones. She graduated from Lone Grove High School in 1948. Went to college at University of Central Oklahoma which is where she met her husband, Bob of 71 years of marriage which began November 5th, 1949.

Pawhuska Street to be Closed Over the Weekend

The Pawhuska Water Department will shut down Kihekah Ave. from Main Street to 6th Street beginning Saturday evening and will remain closed until repairs are made by next Tuesday. This is being done in an effort make water and sewer repairs. A post on the City of Pawhuska Facebook Page...