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Hydro Hen House: How it all began

“Jeanie,” my husband Leonard said to me one morning. “I think you should go to coffee with me at Quick Shop today.”. My husband and I moved to Hydro in May, 2010. Leonard, known as Len or Pete, had quickly discovered the coffee mornings and afternoons that took place at Hydro’s Quick Shop Gas and Convenience store.
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Canadian County gets second half of stimulus funds

Canadian County recently received the second half of its COVID-19 pandemic relief allocation. In 2021, Canadian County was awarded $28 million from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The first half of those funds arrived a few months after the initial award. This June, commissioners spent $6 million of the...
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Let’s go, Eagles: Cheearleaders make state

The Weatherford high school cheer team competed in the performance regionals in Chickasha this past weekend where they placed fourth. They were one of eight teams which qualified for state in the 4A performance regional competition. The performance state competition will take place today at Union High School in Tulsa.

What's for lunch?

Pioneer Center MOW Nutrition Weatherford Call (580) 772-1193 the day before or by 9 a.m. the day of Monday: spaghetti w/meat sauce, green beans, green salad, garlic bread stick, chocolate chip cookies, milk. Tuesday: BBQ pork on bun, baked beans, potato wedges, ambrosia, milk. Wednesday: Hobo dinner, cabbage, hot roll,...

Through a new lens: a history of vision

The city of Weatherford is home to the oldest running business within its field. The optometry business, True Vision, was first established in 1899. The city of Weatherford was established in 1898, making the business only one year younger than the city. “I would challenge anybody to find an older...

Weatherford receives $20,000 grant for police department

Attorney General John O’Connor recently announced the recipients of the 2023 Safe Oklahoma Grant, which distributed $2 million among 58 statewide law enforcement agencies, and Weatherford received $20,000 of those funds. The money from the grant will help the agencies directly target crime in their communities, pay overtime costs...

That’s All Folks…

Crews on Wednesday began the demolition of Yukon Cinema 5, a move that was greeted with sadness not only in Yukon but throughout parts of Canadian County. The iconic theatre, which remained partially standing Friday morning, was taken down to make way for a parking lot, city officials said. (Photo by Traci Chapman)

Faculty feature: Meet the new psychology instructor

SWOSU hired 13 new professors and instructors this semester, and the was impressed with all the new faculty members when they shared about themselves at reception hosted by the WDN. To highlight the outstanding new professors on campus, the WDN will be sharing a series of feature stories about the...

Armold resigns as Canadian County elections chief

Longtime Canadian County Election Board Secretary Wanda Armold has resigned her position with about seven months left in the term. Armold informed Oklahoma State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax of her decision in a letter dated Sept. 14. “Please know that as of today, I have decided that it would...

Weatherford Homecoming Court 2022

What are your thoughts on being a candidate for Homecoming Queen/ King?. I am very grateful for this opportunity, and I am beyond thankful for all the friends I have made while attending Weatherford High School. What school activities are you involved in?. Cheer, National Honor Society, Student Council (Treasurer),...

‘Honoring Hope’ for Canadian County domestic violence survivors

A survivor who experienced domestic abuse during her law enforcement career will be guest speaker at an upcoming Yukon luncheon. “You never know who domestic violence will touch,” Cardinal Point CEO Kristie Chandler said. “When we think of ‘who is experiencing this crime?’, it can literally be anyone.”

Energized Bulldogs Hand Rangers First League Loss

WEATHERFORD, Okla. – On a Friday night that featured free energy teas for fans, SWOSU Volleyball fed off the lively crowd and propelled to a 3-1 rivalry victory over Northwestern. The loss is the Rangers first in GAC play, while the Bulldogs remain unbeaten at home. The win moves...

Deceased police chase driver identified

Following a standoff and car chase Friday, the name of the deceased is confirmed to be Colby Archer, 39, of Clinton. Family members of the victim said he was a retired veteran who had a history of trauma, suffering from PTSD and bipolar disorder. Prior to the incident Friday, in...

Crowder Lake: an autumn full of events

Summer has come to a close, but not everyone is ready for fall. Crowder Lake University Park remains open and has several events coming up. The first event is Coffee and Kayaks. While the lake usually hosts full moon paddles during the summer months and into the fall, this event is new to the lake and set at sunrise.

Elgin blitzes Eagles in home opener, 41-10

ELGIN – Elgin’s runaway 41-10 win over Weatherford Friday night pushed the Owls to a 3-0 record for the first time since 2009 when head coach Chalmer Wyatt was a player. “I remember that season (2009). Someone mentioned it to me after the game. It was neat to be a part of that group and to be a part of this team,” said Wyatt, who was a junior on the Elgin squad 13 years ago.

Family day features $10,000 scholarship giveaway

`Many activities are planned for Family Day at Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) Saturday, October 1. The day includes a pancake breakfast, various tours of SWOSU labs, and a football game at 2 p.m. against the University of Arkansas at Monticello at Milam Stadium. A full list of Family Day events is available at www.

Lady Eagles win District 4A-1 with win Thursday

For the first time since 2018, the Weatherford Lady Eagles have won their district in fast-pitch softball. From an exciting win a couple weeks against long-standing power Tuttle with a walk-off home run, to Thursday’s 13-3 win at Anadarko to clinch the district, this season has been one of the best in Weatherford history.

Yukon woman bound over for trial in deadly crash

A Yukon woman who faces prison in connection with a deadly drunk driving crash has been bound over for trial. Cassandra Ann Bray, 41, was charged Feb. 22 in Canadian County District Court with first-degree manslaughter and DUI resulting in great bodily injury. Special Judge Khristan K. Strubhar has found...