Local News


Beware: Publisher’s Clearing House scam hits Ponca

A local resident came to the Police Department to report that she was contacted by an individual identifying himself as a representative of Publisher’s Clearing House.  He notified her that she was the winner of a considerable amount of money.  Through a series of telephone calls to this lady the caller said that he was making arrangements for courier delivery ...

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Arrest made in 2012 rape of 13 year old girl

After receiving a tip from a Kay County deputy, authorities in Hutchinson, Kansas arrested a 42 year old man this week in connection with the rape of a 13 year old girl in 2012. That girl later gave birth to a child in early 2013. 42 year old Juan David Escalera-Asencio is charged with first degree rape for a series ...

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coats for kids

Strike Out The Cold Bowling Tournament on Saturday

Ponca City Firefighters invite you to bowl tomorrow (Saturday 9/27) to help provides coats for kids this winter. They’re hosting a 2 session bowling tournament at Ponca Bowl with opportunities to take part at both 11am and 4pm. Entry fee for a team of 4 is just $100 and you can sign up at the Bowling Alley tomorrow. The “Strike Out ...

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Gas prices sliding toward $3.00

Gas prices across the country are at a 7 month low, and experts say it’s likely we’ll see the decline continue.  Gasoline prices typically slide this time of year as refiners switch to less-expensive, winter-blend fuel and as gasoline demand drops. But even accounting for seasonal differences, the price of gasoline is at its lowest level in four years.  Gas ...

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Standing Bear Pow Wow

Standing Bear Pow Wow this Friday & Saturday

The 21st Annual Standing Bear Pow Wow will be held Friday and Saturday at Standing Bear Native American Park. Food Vendors and Native American Arts & Crafts. Cash Prizes in all categories! Friday starts with Gourd dancing beginning at 5:00 p.m. with Grand Entry at 7:00 p.m., Princess selection, Intertribal dancing, Tiny Tots contests, Jr./Teen Division contests, Golden Age contests and ...

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Osage Nation boycotts FedEx over ties to Washington Redskins

“Don’t use FedEx.”  That’s the basic message in a directive from Chief Geoffrey M. Standing Bear to all Osage Nation employees.  Standing Bear says that “due to the FedEx relationship with the Washington Redskins NFL team, all employees should refrain from using FedEx when possible.  According to a report in The Tulsa World, Standing Bear’s directive states that Redskins’ owner Daniel ...

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Break In At Family Pharmacy Tuesday Night – This Man Look Familiar?

Police responded to a burglar alarm at the Family Pharmacy at approximately 10:47 last night.  Family Pharmacy is located at 310 Fairview.  Several Officers responded.  Surveillance video shows the suspect wearing a sleeveless red t-shirt with a large white Browning deer emblem on the back, grey shorts and black athletic shoes.  Police found evidence that the business had been forcibly ...

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Janet Purdy’s Tonkawa Chamber Update

The Chamber after Hours event for September has been rescheduled.  First National Bank will host the event on Monday, September 29th from 5-7 p.m. at the TS Fork Restaurant.  The event will have a Monday Night Football theme and include tailgate specialties prepared by Chef Jeff Denton.  Chamber of Commerce members are encouraged to join us and wear your favorite ...

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Mess with mama

Mom shoots intruder in “backside” with Mother’s Day Gift

This mom was packin’ and she proved she wasn’t afraid to use a gun to protect her family.  K-O-C-O TV is reporting that Cathy Kouba of El Reno, woke up to find an intruder trying to kick in her back door.  Kouba grabbed a gun that her son had given her on Mother’s Day, confronted the man, then shot him ...

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See You At The Pole Event on Wednesday Morning

The annual “See You At The Pole” event will take place across the country tomorrow and schools across Kay County will be taking part.  The student-initiated, student-led event gives students a chance to meet at the school flagpole before school – to pray for their friends, families, teacher, schools and country. Here’s tomorrow’s schedule: 7:00 a.m.         ...

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