Byron Berline: “What am I going to do next?”

Byron Berline: “What am I going to do next?”

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 […]

Oklahoma Emergency Manager tours downtown fire

Batallion Chief Greg Machtolff shows OEM officials the back of the two downtown buildings that were destroyed on Saturday.

Oklahoma Emergency Manager tours downtown fire

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 […]

Fire departments, friends mourning Crescent Fire Captain

Fire departments, friends mourning Crescent Fire Captain

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 SNAP customers will receive food benefits on March 1

Oklahoma SNAP customers will receive food benefits on March 1

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 […]

Watch: Teachers take on training to help with emergency scenarios

Reserve Deputy Josh Alexander talks with Guthrie High School Principal Chris LeGrande on how to use a tourniquet in an emergency.

Watch: Teachers take on training to help with emergency scenarios

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, […]

Voter registration deadline is March 8; City, school bond election

Voter registration deadline is March 8; City, school bond election

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 […]

Coyle Basketball named academic state champions

Coyle Basketball named academic state champions

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 […]

Sooner Fire searching for title, answers on $75,000 fire engine

Sooner Fire searching for title, answers on $75,000 fire engine

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 […]

Langston University’s Quiz Bowl team wins national qualifying tournament

Langston University’s Quiz Bowl team wins national qualifying tournament

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 […]

Watch: Jeff Jordan selected GPS District Teacher of the Year

Superintendent Dr. Mike Simpson announced Jeff Jordan as the District Teacher of the Year.

Watch: Jeff Jordan selected GPS 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 […]

GPS names their January Employees of the Month

Pictured (L-R) is Jana Wanzer, Sandra Savory, Michelle Chapple, Michele Hamby and Anita Paul.

GPS names their January Employees of the Month

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. […]

Flames and smoke destroys mobile home

Flames and smoke destroys mobile home

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 […]

Local OU students named to honor roll, fall graduates

Local OU students named to honor roll, fall graduates

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) […]

Court docket changes following inclement weather

Court docket changes following inclement weather

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 […]

Sales tax down, use tax up for City of Guthrie

Sales tax down, use tax up for City of Guthrie

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 […]