Mountain Lion Sighted On Trail Camera In Osage County
Hunting is a hobby for many Oklahomans during the fall. It's a passion Michael Furgerson shares with his nine-year-old son. "Pretty much every weekend during deer season," he said. Furgerson has a trail camera set up on his property to keep an eye on his deer feeder, but it's not...
Law enforcement logs Dec. 1-4
The following information is provided by Ponca City police and the Kay County Sheriff’s Department. At 12:08 a.m. police took a report on a female at Integris Health being combative. At 7:22 a.m. police responded to the 600 block of Shannon for a report of a male looking into...
Fatalities confirmed in November house explosion near Kildare
The State Fire Marshal confirmed two fatalities from a November house explosion near Kildare. Kevin Jack and Ben Hall were originally taken to Hillcrest Burn Center in Tulsa after the explosion happened on November 6th. They have since died from their injuries. While the investigation into what caused the explosion...
Arkansas City police chief Eric Burr retiring after three decades in law enforcement
ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (KAKE) - After nearly three decades serving in various capacities with the Arkansas City Police Department, Chief Eric Burr has announced his retirement, effective January 1. Burr has been with the department since 1996, initially as a patrol officer, and then working his way up to becoming...
Dogs in Need: Could Your Home Be Their New Home in ponca city, OK?
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near ponca city.
Honoring Chief Eric Burr's Legacy and the Impact of Long-Term Leadership in Law Enforcement
Arkansas City Police Chief Eric Burr is set to retire on January 1st after a distinguished 25-year career marked by his steadfast commitment to public safety and community engagement. Beginning his journey at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, Chief Burr rose through the ranks, assuming the role of Chief in 2021. His tenure saw the implementation of vital programs including the Suicide Prevention of Cowley County Coalition and a renewed recruitment strategy. As the city prepares to bid farewell to a respected figure in law enforcement, a celebratory 'Coffee with a Cop' event is planned for December 29th at the Burford Theatre Arts, honoring Chief Burr's service. Captain Jim Holloway is poised to serve as interim chief, upholding the legacy of service and integrity.
December Business Council meeting
The Ponca City Chamber of Commerce Business Council held their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 8 am. Jamie Philips called the meeting to order. The Chamber will have customer service training with the Kaw Nation in January, one with the business office and another with the daycare. The Chamber is planning to schedule quarterly customer service trainings throughout next year. …
Oklahoma's RD agency director visits Fairfax
FAIRFAX -- Numerous residents of the Fairfax area welcomed U.S. Department of Agriculture official Kenneth Corn to town Nov. 30, to celebrate the award of $687,000 in federal grant funding to the nonprofit community development group Friends of Fairfax. Corn is a former member of the Oklahoma Senate who currently...
Doggone Christmas Party and Fundraiser to be held on Dec. 9
Saturday, Dec. 9 will be host to two holiday themed events that are set to support the Northern Oklahoma Humane Society (NOKHS) and the animals they serve. The first of these two events will be at the Ice on the Plaza in downtown Ponca City from 12 pm to 4 pm. A bake sale will be held with local treats, a penny drive, and the Ponca City Pepperettes. Additionally, the Nova Coffee Truck will be…
Candidate filing continues
NEWKIRK — Candidate filing continues at the Kay County Election Board. Candidates for various school board seats across the county and municipal races in Blackwell and Ponca City have until 5 p.m. on Friday to file. On Tuesday three candidates filed. Jason Ross Gore, 37, filed for Newkirk School...
Scholarships awarded to PTC nursing students
PONCA CITY — Pioneer Technology Center Practical Nursing Program students have been awarded Community Health Foundation scholarships. Those receiving scholarships are: Emily Tate, Newkirk; Brittany Addair, Newkirk; Justine Boynton, Ponca City; and Madison Trillo, Arkansas City, Kan., Aubree Stewart, Ponca City; Alexandra Sieminskie, Ponca City; Elizabeth Crosby, Tonkawa; Leah Campbell, Ponca City; Brittny Smith, Newkirk; and Sydney Houchin, Ponca City.
Tickets on sale for 129th Chamber Celebration
The Ponca City Chamber of Commerce will be holding their 129th Annual Chamber Celebration on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2024 starting at 6:30 pm at the Conference Center at Pioneer Technology Center (PTC). Every year, the Chamber holds their celebration in January during which they also acknowledge citizens, businesses, and organizations that have contributed to the community. Nominations are taken by…
Dream of all Osage County final is thwarted
Results from Friday, Dec. 1 dashed hopes for an all Osage County final for the Oklahoma Class A high school football season for 2023. Going into Friday evening, the Hominy Bucks and the Woodland (Fairfax) Cougars were still alive in the Class A playoffs and were competing on opposite sides of the bracket. If the 13-0 Bucks and the 12-1 Cougars had defeated their opponents, they would have been locked in as opponents for a Class A crown.
Contraband thrower leads Hominy police on chase, ends in arrest
HOMINY, Okla. (KOKH) — On November 16 the Hominy Police Department (HPD) responded to a call at Dick Conners Correction Center. The call reported that someone was throwing contraband over the fence along the perimeter of the prison. Investigators said HPD responded and attempted a traffic stop on a...
From a Local Misdeed to a Broader Criminal Justice Challenge: Coercion and Youth Exploitation
In Osage County, an attempted robbery has brought to light the broader issue of coercion in criminal activities. Allison Leann Hale from Warrensburg faced charges including second-degree robbery and first-degree property damage after her failed theft at a local business. Disguised with a cloth over her face, Hale's actions escalated into a scuffle, culminating in her fall from the ceiling into the public restroom below, and resulting in damages totaling approximately $750. Witnesses described Hale as apologetic, indicating coercion by her ostensibly armed boyfriend waiting outside.
JOM Students Encouraged to Participate in Upcoming Pow-wow
All Osage Nation Johnson O’ Malley students are invited to participate as a group at a youth pow-wow competition at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Dewey. Pawhuska JOM student Jaydin Shaw will be the head dancer for the competition, which is set to take place on Saturday, January 6th 2024. To compete, participants must dance in the grand entry, compete in their contest category, be respectful, responsible and stay for the entire event.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.59 and $3.04 in Ponca City as of 2023-12-06. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.216, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
Pawhuska Boys, Girls Get Season-opening Wins
It was a clean sweep for the Pawhuska Huskies, as both the boys and girls came away with season opening wins on Tuesday night against Tulsa CHEF. The Lady Huskies got out to a 10-0 lead and cruised to a 56-37 win. The boys were in a back and forth tussle the entire way, but escaped with a 43-42 overtime win.
Jail bookings Nov. 23-Dec. 1
The following information is provided by the Kay County Detention Center. Those booked in the county jail Nov. 23-Dec. 1 include:. Christy Daniella Blackburn, 44, Ponca City, harboring an endangered runaway, DUI, littering, and illegal parking. Caleb Ray Buffalohead, 29, Ponca City, burglary, domestic assault, kidnapping, conspiracy, burglary, assault and...
Weekly Safety Report: Rescued Girls, Fatal Crash, and Conviction of Skiatook Man Highlight Safety Concerns in Osage County
This week in Osage County, Oklahoma, there were three notable incidents. A cowboy working for the Reed family ranch rescued two girls from a wrecked car after an accident on State Highway 18. In another incident, a Skiatook woman was charged with negligent homicide for causing a fatal crash by running a red light. Lastly, a Skiatook man was convicted of torturing and raping a woman, as well as exposing her child to criminal activity. These incidents highlight the importance of safety and vigilance in the community.