Guthrie firefighters and the City of Guthrie Public Works crew recovered two safes from the Double Stop Fiddle Shop. The building, along with Furrow Flowers & Gifts next door, were destroyed after flames gutted the buildings. Related article: Byron Berline: “What am I going to do next?”Related article: Flames destroy historic downtown buildings
Byron Berline has had enormous amount of publicity over his storied career, but on Sunday he said, “This is not the publicity I want.” Berline made the comment near his destroyed shop. “Sadness. Shock. This is my livelihood,” were the words Berline shared about seeing his musical paradise and the rich history loss inside the […]
Batallion Chief Greg Machtolff shows OEM officials the back of the two downtown buildings that were destroyed on Saturday.
Oklahoma Emergency Management (OEM) Director Mark Gower and OEM’s Operations Planner Shimeka Mack toured the two downtown buildings on Sunday following Saturday’s downtown fire. The buildings and businesses of Furrow Flowers & Gifts and Double Stop Fiddle Shop were destroyed Saturday morning after a fire broke out from behind the flower shop. Related article: Flames […]
A popular piece of the historic downtown area of Guthrie was destroyed in minutes after flames took out two buildings. The Guthrie Fire Department responded to the 100 block of E. Oklahoma Ave. for a fire in the back of Furrow Flowers & Gifts just after 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. For additional photos and videos […]
Fire departments across the state are expressing their condolences to the Crescent Fire Department after one of their Captains died on Friday. According to the Facebook post, Captain Jason Smith, 43, passed away due to medical issues surrounded by friends and family around noon on Friday. “I’ve known Jason for almost 20 years,” Guthrie Fire […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) will issue all March SNAP food benefits on March 1, 2019. All eligible SNAP customers will automatically receive their benefits on March 1. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits are typically issued on the 1st, 5th and 10th days of each month. Due to the […]
Reserve Deputy Josh Alexander talks with Guthrie High School Principal Chris LeGrande on how to use a tourniquet in an emergency.
With classes out on Monday, teachers with Guthrie Public Schools took part in training classes with local law agencies. Heartland Medical Direction, along with the Guthrie Police Department, Guthrie Fire Department and the Logan County Sheriff’s Office, provided training to school employees. The training consisted of the civilian response to active shooter events, or CRASE, […]
Friday, March 8, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the April 2 Board of Education General Election, Statutory Municipal General Election and Special School Election for Guthrie SD I-1, Cashion SD I-089, Luther SD I-3, the City of Guthrie, the City of Crescent and […]
The Coyle High School boys’ basketball team has been named the 2019 Class B Academic State Champions. “Super proud of this group of great athletes that also excel in the classroom,” said head coach Josh Sumrall, who also serves as the school district’s superintendent. The team finished with a grade point average of 3.82. Coyle […]
With forecasts calling for ice and snow, Guthrie Public Schools has cancelled classes for Tuesday, Feb. 19. With the cancellation, Guthrie will have missed two days of instruction time due to weather cancellations.
An early Saturday morning fire destroyed a house that a family had called home for 30 years. Five fire departments (Guthrie, Sooner, Woodcrest, Coyle and Oak Cliff) responded to the 500 block of E. Noble just before 3 a.m. Luckily, both people inside were able to escape the home without injuries. “Fortunately, we located the […]
The Sooner Fire Department is looking for answers. In the meantime, the department continues to look at a “$75,000 paper weight.” On Friday morning at the Board of County Commissioner’s meeting, David Franklin with the volunteer fire department says an investigation is under way in finding the proper title involving a recent purchase of a […]
Congrats are in order for Guthrie High School tennis coach Mary Hudson, who will be inducted into the Oklahoma Tennis Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Hudson is one of seven members this year to be inducted into the hall. Hudson earned the honor by making a contribution to high school tennis, community and the state […]
St. Louis, MO – Scholars on the Langston University Quiz Bowl team won the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Qualifying Tournament hosted by Harris-Stowe State University on February 8th. This win secures Langston’s National Championship Tournament berth in Torrance, California in April. Langston defeated the 2017 National Champions from Oakwood University in the first round of […]
Superintendent Dr. Mike Simpson announced Jeff Jordan as the District Teacher of the Year.
Guthrie Public Schools honored all their site teachers of the year, announced the elementary and secondary teachers of the year and the district teacher of the year during Monday night’s Board of Education meeting. Guthrie High School English teacher Jeff Jordan was named the 2018-19 District Teacher of the Year. Jordan, who was also named […]
Pictured (L-R) is Jana Wanzer, Sandra Savory, Michelle Chapple, Michele Hamby and Anita Paul.
Guthrie Public Schools recognized their January Support and Certified Employees of the Month. The Support Employee of the Month was the GPS Finance Department of Michele Hamby, Anita Paul, Jana Wanzer and Sandra Savory. All four were nominated by Michelle Chapple. The Certified Employee of the Month was Shana Fields and was nominated by Emily Carpenter. […]
A family is without a home following a mobile home fire on Sunday afternoon. The fire marks the second house fire for the family. The Guthrie and Sooner fire departments were dispatched just after 3:15 p.m. for a structure fire in the 1300 block of S. Birch St. The family (all adults) were able to […]
Students from 197 communities across the state were among candidates for degrees this fall on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus. Here are the local students: CashionEvan Greenwood (M of Library and Info Studies) CrescentMallory Monique Forsgren (Bachelor of Musical Arts) GuthrieRyon M. Gilmer (BA in Admin Leadership)Joe Andrew Bartram (BA in Admin Leadership)John Kellen Stadler (Bachelor of Arts) […]
Due to inclement weather forcing the Logan County Courthouse and county offices to be closed on Thursday and Friday morning, court dockets have been reset. Judge Susan Worthington’s small claims docket will be February 19 at 10 a.m. and the revocation docket has been set for March 8 at 9 a.m. Judge Luke Duel’s cost […]
For the fourth straight month, sales tax receipts for the City of Guthrie fell below last year’s numbers. However, the use tax more than doubled for the month of February. “Combined sales and use tax the City has collected roughly $83,000 less this budget year as compared to the same five months of fiscal year […]