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When pulled over do not share, especially in Oklahoma

The lights were flashing red and blue in the rear and side view mirrors. It’s something that nobody wants to see and an experience that I had not had, as a driver, for probably over a decade. That streak ended last Thursday night. The Hennessey, Oklahoma police officer seemed...
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Visit the Grave of the ‘Oklahoma Giant’ a Sooner State Legend!

Have you ever heard the story of the 'Oklahoma Giant' before? This tale is more fact than fiction and features a real-life giant by the name of Lewis W. Wilkins from Enid, OK. He's a true Sooner State legend and was once named the tallest man in the world! Standing at around 8.2 feet tall he literally towered over everyone he met.
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Garner to continue basketball career at Friends University

Rayland Garner has picked her collegiate destination. The 2022 Kingfisher High School graduate recently signed to continue her basketball career at Friends University in Wichita, Kan. “I decided to go to Friends because I fell in love with everything they had to offer,” said Garner. Friends is an NAIA-level...
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Michael ‘Mike’ Johnson

Michael Donald Johnson was born on April 7, 1944, to Donald and Hazel Eakins Johnson. He passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at the age of 78. Mike was raised in Kingfisher and it quickly became clear to his parents that their son was a born entrepreneur. He started...
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Convicted rapist faces new charge

A 51-year-old Kingfisher man released a year ago after serving 11 years of a 30-year state prison sentence for attempted first-degree rape is back in jail on new charges.Jeffrey Allen Brushwood, 9903 E 780 Road, was charged last week with first-degree burglary for allegedly forcibly entering a Hennessey apartment occupied ...
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‘I’m just Mike;’ a remembrance

Kingfisher, Kingfisher County, the state of Oklahoma and the United States of America lost a great citizen Saturday with the death of Mike Johnson, 78.Possibly known best as a co-owner of Johnsons of Kingfisher, renowned Dodge-Chrysler dealership.Mike’s qualities – acknowledged statewide – included loyalty, honesty, dedication and perseverance.I’ll refer to ...
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Mike Johnson, 78, dies following surgery

Former Oklahoma State Sen. Mike Johnson, a Kingfisher auto dealer who became the first Republican in state history to serve as Senate appropriations and budget chairman, died Saturday at age 78 from complications following a recent hip surgery.Johnson’s former colleagues – Republican and Democrat – remembered him as a likable,
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Shawna Stafford may never be on the set of a Hollywood production.But she now knows most everything that goes into one.Stafford’s home last week was one of several locations in Kingfisher used for the filming of the television mini-series “The Story Behind the Story.”The series is being produced by Tulsa-based ...
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Mike Frey earns top OCA honor

Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association recently held its 70th annual convention and trade show in Norman where Kingfisher resident Mike Frey was named Cattleman of the Year.The highest honor that OCA bestows was designed to recognize OCA members who have made significant contributions to OCA and to the Oklahoma beef industry.“Mike has ...
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Gerken earns $2K scholarship

GERKEN EARNS SCHOLARSHIP – Pictured are junior members who received the Angus Foundation Undergraduate $2,000 Scholarships at the 2022 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Scholarship Presentation, July 6-8 in Kansas City, Mo. Among them is Victoria Gerken of Kingfisher. Pictured are, from left: front row, Kelsey Theis, Leavenworth, Kan.; Alexis ...