Kingfisher, OK

Canadian County drops out of economic development group

EL RENO – Canadian County Commissioners have declined to renew membership in a regional economic development group. The three-member board, at its Aug. 8th meeting, took no action on a request to pay $17,960 to the Oklahoma City Economic Development Foundation in fiscal year 2023 for the Greater OKC Partnership.
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Parents Address Special Education In Edmond Public Schools

As Oklahoma grapples with the teacher shortage, families in Edmond Public Schools said it seems special education departments are suffering most. Bobby Kern, a father and professor at Oklahoma Christian University, has a son with down syndrome who has been a part of Edmonds special education program since he was three.
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USDA revises rules for school lunches; new prices for upcoming year

Parents across the country, including in Guthrie, will notice changes in the school lunch pricing from what has been in place over the last two years. Last night, the Guthrie Board of Education approved the price for meals served to students. The board approved a 10-cent increase for all breakfast...

Yukon School Board ready for great year

Yukon Public Schools’ board members are ready to celebrate a new school year. The 2022-23 school year begins this Thursday, Aug. 11 as students return to classrooms across the district. YPS Board President Leonard Wells joined fellow board members to attend last week’s Yukon Chamber of Commerce “New Teacher...

Guthrie sets sales tax collection record

Guthrie set a record for sales tax collection. City Manager Leroy Alsup said the city received a check from the Oklahoma Tax Commission totaling $745,462.52, marking the highest total for the city. Guthrie, like most cities, heavily relies on sales tax. The collection helps fund services like the police and...

Gregg E. Harris, 67

Gregg Earl Harris, age 67, passed away on August 3, 2022, in Watonga, OK. He was born to Douglas Earl Harris and Maurine (Mo) Hutchison Harris on October 22, 1954, in Valentine. Gregg grew up in Valentine and attended Valentine High School, where he excelled as a basketball player. He...

Fire Crews Respond To House Fire In Yukon

Fire crews from Yukon, Mustang and Oklahoma City were called to fight a fire Tuesday afternoon in Yukon. The fire started in the garage of a home and spread to the attic. No word on the cause of the fire or if anyone was injured.

Emotions are high for Oklahoma teachers as school year approaches rapidly

OKLAHOMA CITY — The emotions are high for Oklahoma teachers as the school year approaches rapidly. KOCO 5 is your back-to-school headquarters, covering every angle of this important time in a family’s life. We focused on the teachers, how they are feeling, and how they are preparing to welcome children back to class.
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New Edmond Elementary School Prepares For First Day

Scissortail Elementary School is getting ready for its first school day on Thursday. The project is near completion after being under construction since 2020. Principal of Scissortail Elementary Jamila Crawford said they are fortunate to be fully staffed going into their first year. "We have an amazing group of teachers...

Yukon Schools focused on security

In response to safety concerns on school campuses, Yukon Public Schools has beefed up security across the district. Students will return this Thursday, Aug. 11 for the first day of the 2022-23 school year. Mindful of school shootings and other incidents that have occurred in other cities, YPS officials stepped...

Early voting begins August 18

Early voting begins Thursday, August 18 for voters in Logan County. Voters who will not be able to make it to the polls on Election Day have the option of voting early at their County Election Board. Logan County Election Board Secretary, Sheleen Winscott, said early voting is open to...

An outpouring of love

A citywide effort drawing hundreds of volunteers has successfully outfitted several thousand students for the first day of school. An estimated 2,500 backpacks filled with pencils, crayons, folders and more were handed out during the annual School Supply Drive at Yukon High School Saturday morning. It was the first year the event has taken place at the high school and organizers made good use of the extra space.

Yukon signal light pole felled in crash

One of Yukon’s busiest intersections temporarily because a “four-way stop” after a signal light pole was knocked down in a crash. A one-vehicle traffic collision occurred about 8:15 p.m. Aug. 2 at Garth Brooks Boulevard and W Vandament after the driver “blacked out” and “lost control” of his vehicle, according to a Yukon police report.

Fall camp begins for Guthrie; expectations high for 2022

The start of the Guthrie High School football season officially got underway with the start of fall camp Monday morning. The Bluejays worked out in helmets and shorts during the morning hours, and will continue until they turn to full pads at the end of the week. The Jays will...