LeForce trial ruled to begin in Logan County

LeForce trial ruled to begin in Logan County

The defense team for the man seen on body camera shooting and killing a Logan County deputy in 2017 requested a judge for a change of venue for the upcoming August trial. Nathan LeForce, who faces the death penalty, was back in the Logan County Courthouse for a pre-trial hearing on Monday morning. With 10 […]

Revenue from alcoholic beverage tax up in May

Revenue from alcoholic beverage tax up in May

The alcoholic beverage tax revenue in May was up nearly 25 percent compared to last May in Logan County. For the month of May, Logan County collected $14,703.06 in the tax and is an increase of 24.99 percent compared to the same month ($11,763.33) a year ago. The May numbers are the smallest amount collected […]

Hubbard named New Horizon Court Clerk of the Year

Hubbard named New Horizon Court Clerk of the Year

City of Guthrie Court Clerk Suzanne Hubbard has been named the New Horizon Court Clerk of the Year in Oklahoma. Hubbard was chosen from a lengthy list of nominees, and was selected by the Oklahoma Municipal Court Clerk’s Association. “I am very humbled and honored to have been nominated and elected as the recipient of […]

GFD recognized for 125 year membership; Harlow seated 1st VP

Pictured is Guthrie Fire Chief Eric Harlow and Guthrie Firefighter Mike Nettles accept Guthrie Fire Department’s award for 100-plus years of OSFA membership. (Photo by Greg Roberts).

GFD recognized for 125 year membership; Harlow seated 1st VP

The Oklahoma State Firefighters Association (OSFA) held their 125th annual convention in Ponca City. During the convention, the association honored all departments with 100 or more consecutive years of membership in the OSFA, including the Guthrie Fire Department (GFD). GFD is one of three charter members of the OSFA, along with the Oklahoma City and […]

Roads closing due to flood potential; fairgrounds closed

Roads closing due to flood potential; fairgrounds closed

With the most recent rains to go with previous rains, road closures are being reported throughout Logan County with the potential of flood waters. With the latest readings, the Cottonwood Creek at Guthrie is predicted to crest late this evening at 21.70 feet. Flood stage is 22 feet. The Cottonwood Creek at Broadway last measured […]

Logan County added to FEMA’s disaster assistance

Logan County added to FEMA’s disaster assistance

Governor Kevin Stitt announced Friday the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved the state’s request for disaster assistance for seven Oklahoma counties, including Logan County, hit hard by flooding, tornadoes, severe storms and straight-line winds. The disaster assistance benefits individuals and business owners affected by severe storms that have occurred since May 7. The […]

Thief takes off with Oak Cliff FD’s tools

Thief takes off with Oak Cliff FD’s tools

Early Thursday morning, surveillance cameras caught an individual breaking into the Oak Cliff Fire Department and stealing a toolbox loaded with tools, a power washer and a leaf blower. The theft took place as firefighters were sleeping. “We are fortunate that this is all they took, but it could have been worse,” an Oak Cliff […]

Photos: Summer upgrades ongoing for GPS

Pictured above is the torn up surface from the high school track. Photo by Chris Evans.

Photos: Summer upgrades ongoing for GPS

With school children on summer vacation, Guthrie Public Schools is staying busy with work projects. The three biggest projects are all taking place at the high school. Work has been started on the HVAC system at Guthrie High School along with replacing 52-year-old seating in the school’s gymnasium and replacing the track surface. The HVAC […]

Historical Society seeking damages from bridge construction company

Historical Society seeking damages from bridge construction company

The Logan County Historical Society (LCHS) says a construction company was negligent with their equipment during the construction of the new bridge on Highway 33 (Noble Ave). LCHS has filed a lawsuit in Logan County against Manhattan Road & Bridge Company. They claim the company caused property damage to their parking lot. The parking lot […]

Flood waters moves little league baseball games

Flood waters moves little league baseball games

The Guthrie Little League Baseball season at the Cottonwood Flats is no more. The remainder of the ball season will be played at various sites. With heavy rains last month and the flooding of the Cottonwood Creek, all games have been moved to Owen’s Park and Kiwanis Field. The season is scheduled to wrap up […]

Motorcycle accident sends male, female to the hospital

Motorcycle accident sends male, female to the hospital

After wrecking a dirt bike and driving themselves to the hospital in the early morning hours on Tuesday, a female was left hospitalized for her injuries. According to a crash report, Conner Flanagan, 21, of Guthrie was traveling southbound on Academy Road (half mile of Ridge Dr.) with a passenger identified as Callie King, 22, […]

McElwee sworn in as new ADA

McElwee sworn in as new ADA

Michele McElwee was sworn in as the new Logan County Assistant District Attorney on Monday morning. With District Attorney Laura Austin Thomas in attendance, McElwee was sworn in by Associate District Judge Luke Duel. McElwee spent five years as a public school teacher and coach before she entered law school at Oklahoma City University. She […]

Buildings coming down on S. Division St.

Buildings coming down on S. Division St.

Two buildings along Division St. will soon be coming down. The two buildings, located in the 1400 block of S. Division St, are set to be demolished as early as this week. One building has seen several restaurants come in and go, including a Braums. The last several businesses have included Mexican restaurants. The building […]

Correctional officer intercepts large drug drop near McAlester prison

Correctional officer intercepts large drug drop near McAlester prison

MCALESTER, Okla. – Sunday morning, an Oklahoma Department of Corrections correctional officer witnessed a pickup truck drive into the parking lot at the Probation and Parole Office next to the Jackie Brannon Correctional Center in McAlester.  The driver of that truck turned around and left the area.  The correctional officer searched the parking lot and […]

College St. shut down following vehicle accident

College St. shut down following vehicle accident

One of the passage ways to and from the west side of town will be closed for one to two weeks following a vehicle accident. College St. at Divison St. will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians while the railroad company can repair a damaged signal box. The signal box was struck after a dump […]

DHS processing requests for replacement SNAP benefits due to recent severe weather

DHS processing requests for replacement SNAP benefits due to recent severe weather

Many Oklahomans have been affected by our state’s recent severe weather, including families served by one of more of the Department of Human Services’ (DHS) programs. For some families served by DHS, this may include the loss of food that was purchased using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, commonly known as “food stamps”) benefits due […]

Video: Generations Church to host food distribution program

Video: Generations Church to host food distribution program

Before Generations Church was a church, they were a feeding program for Banner School. Through the church’s Hungry Hearts program, a food distribution will be held each month. Operation Blessing opened a major distribution center for donated food and relief supplies in Grand Prairie, Texas. Church officials made the road trip on Wednesday to pick […]