No tornadoes reported following storm

No tornadoes reported following storm

Despite a lowering and storm sirens going off in Guthrie, there were no reports of tornadoes touching the ground. Logan County Emergency Manager David Ball confirms the report. The storm became pronounced as it approached the El Reno area and continued to do so as it traveled into Logan County. The storm had a tornado […]

City’s planning board commissioner dies

City’s planning board commissioner dies

A board member for the City of Guthrie’s Planning Commission died on Monday. Funeral services for Vern Ogden will be held Saturday, June 1 at 10:30 a.m. inside the Smith-Gallo Funeral Chapel. Ogden, who was the sitting chairman for the commission, served for many years and helped with review land use and long-range planning issues. […]

Morgan, Stovall named GPS Employees of the Month

Pictured (L-R) is Sheri Stevenson, Samantha Morgan, Teri Stovall and Laura Benham.

Morgan, Stovall named GPS Employees of the Month

Guthrie Public Schools recognized their April Support and Certified Employees of the Month. The Certified Employee of the Month was Samantha Morgan, a sixth grade teacher at Guthrie Upper Elementary School (GUES), and she was nominated by GUES teacher Sheri Stevenson. The Support Employee of the Month is Teri Stovall, a special education para professional […]

Update: Cottonwood Creek slowly rising

Update: Cottonwood Creek slowly rising

At the present time (Sunday at 1:30 p.m.), the Cottonwood Creek continues to rise, but does not appear it will be an issue in regards of coming out of its banks. On Broadway, at 12:45 p.m., the creek measured 23.66 feet. The previous reading at 11:45 it measured at 23.30 feet. Flood stage at the […]

Pine St. down to one lane leading to cemetery

Pine St. down to one lane leading to cemetery

For those planning to visit Summit View Cemetery this holiday weekend, travel will be altered due to road damage. A head wall at a bridge on the busy street gave way after the latest round of heavy rains. City street crews were forced to close one lane on Pine St. Sunday morning. The storm water […]

Video: House in Twin Lakes falls into the Cimarron River

Video: House in Twin Lakes falls into the Cimarron River

A house in Twin Lakes fell into the Cimarron River on Wednesday afternoon. Residents living along the Cimarron River in Logan County were prepared to evacuate due to flooding. The Logan County Sheriff’s Office went door-to-door warning residents. Twin Lakes is located north of Cashion and southwest of Crescent.

Video: Recent flood ranks in top 10

Video: Recent flood ranks in top 10

With heavy rains in the month of May, the Cottonwood Creek on Guthrie’s west side came out of its banks and across Noble Ave. (Highway 33). In the last 30 days, Guthrie has officially picked up 13.52 inches of rain, but several local rain gauges have shown over 16 inches of rain. The Cottonwood Creek […]

MRAP helps rescue three people from flood waters

Emergency Manager David Ball watches as Guthrie firefighters Daniel Morton and Ryan Reeves prepare for the water rescue.

MRAP helps rescue three people from flood waters

Members of the Guthrie Police Department and Guthrie Fire Department combined their resources Tuesday evening to rescue three individuals from dangerous flood waters. Emergency personnel were informed of three people trapped in the high waters at 3rd Street and Perkins just before 8 p.m. Firefighters and officers loaded into GPD’s MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protective) and […]

GPS Summer Food Service program begins in June

GPS Summer Food Service program begins in June

Guthrie Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) which provides nutritious meals at no charge to children during the summer vacation. Children aged 18 and under are eligible to receive meals. A person 19 years of age with a mental or physical disability is also eligible to receive meals. Breakfast will […]

GPS expanding into online virtual education with Bluejay Academy

GPS expanding into online virtual education with Bluejay Academy

Guthrie Public Schools is expanding how and where students receive their education with the Bluejay Academy. This week the school district announced they will offer full-time online classes for junior high and high school students (7 -12) beginning next school year. Superintendent Dr. Mike Simpson made the announcement at the Board of Education meeting on […]

Murder trial ends in hung jury

Murder trial ends in hung jury

After nearly six hours of deliberations on Wednesday, a Logan County jury could not come to a mutual agreement in the murder trial where a man was shot numerous times in 2017. Reggie Dewayne Smith is accused and charged with first degree murder in the death of Joey Angelo, who was shot over 30 times […]

Splash pad to open May 24; swimming pool on June 3

Banner Park opened in 2018 and will begin its first full summer open to the public. Photo courtesy of City of Guthrie.

Splash pad to open May 24; swimming pool on June 3

The City of Guthrie announced the splash pad at Banner Park will open up for the summer on May 24. The operating hours for the splash pad is 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Guthrie YMCA officials say the first day for the municipal pool at Highland Park will begin on June 3. Open swim at […]

Wrecker truck clipped by train

Wrecker truck clipped by train

It was a close call for a tow truck driver on Wednesday evening after his wrecker truck was struck by a train. A rollback truck with Dean’s became stuck in the mud at the railroad tracks north of Guthrie near Beemer Road. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Logan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene […]

City of Guthrie announces new Human Resource Director

City of Guthrie announces new Human Resource Director

The City of Guthrie has announced Kristin Elsenbeck as the new Human Resource and Administrative Services Director. Elsenbeck will officially start with the City on Monday, May 20. Elsenbeck has 14 years previous Human Resource experience including work with Target, Sears and most recently with the state of Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services […]