Although the Blaine County Commission had to limit the attendance April 6 at its regular meeting, it still dealt with a substantial agenda. Prior to passing the monthly appropriations and departmental reports, the commissioners let the bid for the majority of the work on the Greenfield Fire…
City Announces Storm Shelters There are four public storm shelters in Watonga. One is at the elementary school which is opened by a member or staff of the Watonga Police Department at 816 N. Wikoff – west door; one at the high school 1202 Eagle Lane, Middle school entrance, opened by a member or…
As of 11 a.m. April 9, there were 1,684 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.  There is one additional death in Sequoyah County, bringing the death toll in the state to 80. The Oklahoma State Department of Health reminds residents to only call 911 for true medical emergencies such as…
We as Americans like to think we can control things. Part of the upset over this virus sweeping the nation and our state is that there is little we can do to control anything about it. Sure, we can isolate ourselves, wash our hands, do our best to stay well with strong immune systems. We can be…
The unthinkable, at least for sports fans, already has happened. The games, as we know them, are shut down. We’ll never know if San Diego State was a Final Four contender or if Tiger Woods would have defended his green jacket at the Masters. There was no opening day in baseball. The odds are…
Although it seems all eyes are on the news about the pandemic, work continues on criminal cases. According to Undersheriff David Robertson, two of those cases are home invasions that took place in Blaine County early in the year. In each instance, an elderly resident was home alone when a suspect…
Now roughly one month into having no sports because of the COVID-19 situation, I decided to dig into our Watonga Republican newspaper archives and take a look back at happier times in the 1990s in Watonga High School varsity athletics. April 5, 1990: Piccirillo Hired as Eagles’ Varsity Football…
Hinton School Superintendent Marcy Derryberry has issued the district’s distance learning plan. The entire plan in complete detail is available at the school’s website. It includes requiring up to date contact information such as telephone numbers, email and addresses for students and notifying the…
HINTON - Despite spring sports being canceled in their entirety for Hinton High School and all other public and private schools across the state of Oklahoma due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the Comets’ senior athletes in the Class of 2020 did plenty to shine. This is a very tough pill…
Dear Editor, Last week we received a mailing from the Census Bureau and immediately went online to fill the requested information. It took about 10 minutes to answer a few simple questions. It is vitally important to participate in the census, conducted every 10 years since 1790, because data is…
Winston Thomas Rouse, Jr. was born on September 9, 1965 in Clinton, OK. He passed away on April 5, 2020 in Weatherford, OK at the age of 54. Graveside Services: North Family Cemetery, Wednesday, 1:00 PM, April 8, 2020, Geary, OK Officiating: Rev. Gerald Panana
Drive through testing for the Covid-19 virus is being conducted regionally at the Caddo County…
The Oklahoma Commissioner of Health, Gary Cox, last week lowered the parameters for Covid-19…
As of March 31, there are 565 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. There have been six…
This is going to be a different Easter. The traditional celebrations – family gatherings, church services and community egg hunts are now cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. That leaves parents holding the Easter basket when it comes to making the day special for their children. In some communi
City Announces Storm Shelters There are four public storm shelters in Watonga. One is at the elementary school which is opened by a member or staff of the…
As of 11 a.m. April 9, there were 1,684 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.  There is one additional death in Sequoyah County, bringing the…
Although it seems all eyes are on the news about the pandemic, work continues on criminal cases. According to Undersheriff David Robertson, two of those cases…
The unthinkable, at least for sports fans, already has happened. The games, as we know them, are shut down. We’ll never know if San Diego State was a Final…
HINTON - Despite spring sports being canceled in their entirety for Hinton High School and all other public and private schools across the state of Oklahoma…
Now roughly one month into having no sports because of the COVID-19 situation, I decided to dig into our Watonga Republican newspaper archives and take a look…
Winston Thomas Rouse, Jr. was born on September 9, 1965 in Clinton, OK. He passed away on April 5, 2020 in Weatherford, OK at the age of 54. Graveside…
1964~2020 Thomas Lane Barnes was born August 21, 1964 at Watonga, OK to Dick Lewis and Barbara Belle (Clark) and passed away March 22, 2020 at the age of 55…
1932~2020 Mary Nadine Plummer Cox, 87, passed from this earthly home to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, March 26, 2020 after a long, hard-fought…