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Sudden Death of Ponca City Coach

Longtime Ponca City Cross Country Coach Kelly Chaney passed away yesterday. Kelly Chaney came to Ponca City in 1985 after coaching at Dixon High School and Pauls Valley High School.  As a player, Kelly played for L.D. Bains at Miami High.  As we look back, Coach Chaney was the varsity …Read More


Congressman Lucas sets Town Hall Meetings

Third District Congressman Frank Lucas has announced town hall meetings in Ponca City and Perry next Tuesday and Wednesday. Congressman Lucas will be at the Standing Bear Museum from 1:30 -2:30 on Tuesday, May 31st.  He will also be in Perry Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 at the Perry Municipal Building.   …Read More

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Ponca City Utility Increase

Ponca City’s Board of Commissioners approved utility rate increases for the upcoming fiscal year. The increases become effective on all billings after July 1.  The increases include a 25 cent increase in the Stormwater Utility Service. A 1 percent increase across the board for electric rates.  A 3 percent increase …Read More


Escapee Arrested in Ponca City

A Tulsa prison escapee has been recaptured in Ponca City by members of the Northern Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force and the Ponca City Police.   39 year old David W. Vantuyl  escaped from the Tulsa District Community Corrections Center, but is now behind bars after his Monday night arrest.  Vantuyl, …Read More


Summer Swim Fun

Wentz and Ambuc Pools in Ponca City both open on Monday May 30th at 1 p.m. Cost to swim is $1 children 12 and under and $2 children 13 and over.  Ponca City splash pads are now open at Dan Moran Park and at  War Memorial Park.  The splash pads …Read More


Great Big Band in Ponca City

The Ponca City Arts and Humanities Council presents the Great Big Band in concert Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the Poncan Theater. The Show begins at 7 but doors will open at 6 p.m. and the show is free.  The Great Big Band is made up of 19 musicians, …Read More


Ponca City School Out for Summer

Ponca City Public School will have their final day of classes on Tuesday May 24th. School will let out at 12:30 p.m.  Summer School begins on June 6th.


Live Streaming Graduation

Graduation ceremonies will take place for the Class of 2016 at Ponca City High School tonight at 8 p.m. at Sullins Stadium. If you can’t attend, watch as the event is live streamed for the second straight year.  To watch live, go to, click watch event and do a …Read More


Two in Hospital After Fairfax Car Accident

A one vehicle accident West of Fairfax in Osage County has left two people hospitalized. The accident occurred on Big Bend Road when a 2007 Ford Ranger lost control and went into a broad slide and departed the roadway and struck a tree.  54 year old Deborah Golay of Fairfax …Read More


Steidley Takes Over at Central Oklahoma

Former Ponca City teacher, assistant principal and wrestling coach Todd Steidley accepted the head wrestling position at Central Oklahoma.  Steidley was  the head wrestling coach at Ponca City from 1998-2006 and led the Wildcats to four consecutive state titles.  He leaves his position as principal at Claremore High School and …Read More