Taloga, OK

The Making Of A Champion

On a cold, crisp afternoon under the shining sun in Putnam City, a community watched.And waited.And cheered.And stressed.That Saturday afternoon, a roller-coaster of emotions captivated a crowd watching what would eventually be the biggest win in school history (at that point), as Sulphur held on to beat Kingfisher 19-15 and ...

Kristi Lynn Spaeth

Funeral services for Kristi Lynn Spaeth, 51-year-old Thomas resident, will be 10 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2022, at Bethany Brethren in Christ Church with Jerry Yoder officiating. Burial will follow in Bethany Cemetery with James Rainwater officiating, under the direction of Lockstone Funeral Home of Thomas. Kristi was born October...

City hall to close Friday afternoons

Affective Aug. 1, Custer City Hall will be open from 8 a.m. to noon and closed in the afternoon on Fridays to allow city office employees to catch up on their work. The hour changes were approved at the July 5 meeting of the Custer City Council after the council was told office staff has become overwhelmed with people coming to the office throughout the course of the week and closing the office Friday afternoons from noon to five would go a long way to allowing office staff to catch up on work since they would not be having to answer questions, field phone calls, etc.

Last Friday’s flood was the big topic—and pretty much the only topic—discussed during the regular portion of the Aug. 5 meeting of the Custer City Council. City public works director Bob Morrison was quick to give city staff a pat on the back, saying by Saturday at noon a lot of cleanup had already been...
Newcastle Pacer

Joe Dolison Miller

Joe Dolison Miller, 91, passed away Friday, July 1, 2022, in Okla. City, Oklahoma. Joe was born on February 20, 1931, on the family farm in Custer City, Oklahoma. He was the fifth child of seven children born to Clifford Miller and Tina Mae Graves Miller. Joe grew up a...

2 injured while car surfing in rural Oklahoma area

BLAINE COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – A man and a 14 year old were injured in an apparent car surfing incident. Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers said both were riding on top of an SUV on a rural road near Canton in Blaine County, early Wednesday morning. The driver made a...


What started off as an everyday routine morning, would soon take a turn for the worst. Tuesday, June 28, Jimmy Jackson of Bessie would set out on his way to work at around 5:15 that morning, only to never make it to his destination in Thomas, OK. As stated in the collision report provided by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP), the one vehicle accident occurred just after 6 am on a county road three miles east of Custer City when 19-year-old Jackson departed State Highway 33 to the right while driving a 1994 Jeep Wrangler. OHP stated the Jeep would strike a culvert and roll an undetermined amount of times, ejecting the driver. Jackson was flown to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City where he was admitted with trunk internal injuries. “I got the call about 6:30 am or so. We think he fell asleep. His Jeep rolled numerous times and threw him out, he wasn’t wearing a seat belt. I guess that was a good thing though because the way the Jeep looked, it would have just crushed him inside. He doesn’t have any recollection of anything yet,” said Jennifer McLain Cameron, Jackson’s mother. Jackson sustained multiple injuries including spinal and brain damage, a collapsed lung and two separate broken areas in his back. “Jimmy is such a good kid, he never got in trouble. He was always wanting to help somebody and wouldn’t hesitate. If a stranger broke down, he would stop and make sure that they were okay. If you told him to do something and he didn’t want to do it, he wouldn’t tell ya, he would just go ahead and do it. He has a heart of gold,” expressed Cameron. Jackson is a member of the 2022 graduating class of Burns Flat-Dill City High School. He completed two years at Western Technology Center in Burns Flat where he studied Diesel Technology. Jackson is a full-time diesel mechanic in Thomas. Along with diesel technology, Jackson has a passion for the fast life with dirt bikes and ATVs. “I just want everyone to keep us in their thoughts and prayers. I’m just hoping that he’ll get feeling in his legs, because he has no movement of his legs yet. If it doesn’t happen he’ll still have a good quality of life. Life goes on... but gosh he’s just too young,” said Cameron.
El Reno Tribune

Fishing Report - 7/9/22

Northwest Canton: July 3. Elevation is normal and stable, water temperature 85°F and clear. White bass good on jigs and minnows around main lake. Fort Supply: July 3. Elevation is normal and stable…
Clinton Daily News

Billy Duane Renison

Billy Duane Renison went to be with his Lord Christ on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, his funeral service will be 9:30 A.M. Tuesday, July 5 th , 2022, at the Kiesau Memorial Chapel, with Billy’s great nephew Daniel Mosburg officiating, and under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Antioch Cemetery.

Canton apartment fire cause released

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Months after a large apartment complex went up in flames, fire officials have released details about their investigation into the blaze. In February, Oklahoma City firefighters were called a fire at The Canton at Classen Curve, a five-story apartment building near N.W. 63rd and Western.