Announcements

Couple Married 50 Years



Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Linton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 22. Lewis Ray Linton and the former Jane Polenske were married April 22, 1967, in Las Vegas, Nev. They made their first home in San Diego, Calif. and moved to Ponca City over 30 years ago. Mr. Linton is retired from the U.S. Navy and owned OK Carbide […]

Couple To Wed May 13



Bobbi Dee Simmons and Matthew Wayne Reaves, both of Ponca City, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding on May 13, 2017, at The Barns at Timbercreek in Winfield, Kan. The bride-elect is the daughter of Darrel and Arlene Simmons of Ponca City and the prospective bridegroom is the son of Dennis and Diana Reaves of Ponca City.

100th Birthday Celebration



Effie Clinton, Ponca City, will celebrate her 100th birthday with a reception on April 22 at Sunset Baptist Church from 1 to 3 p.m. An open invitation is extended to the public. Birthday cards may be dropped off at the church. No gifts, please. Effie was born on April 22, 1917, in Ione, Ark. to William A. King and Ella […]

Pair To Wed in June



Marissa Anne Belzer and Ryan Nicholas Hillman, both of Lincoln, Neb., announce their engagement and upcoming wedding on June 16, 2017 at the Creekside Barn at Roca Berry Farm in Roca, Neb. The bride-elect is the daughter of Steven and Pamela Belzer of Ponca City, and the prospective bridegroom is the son of Scott and Karla Hillman of Brighton, Colo. […]

Couple Wed in Kansas



Kristen Brunkow and Gabriel O’Shea were united in marriage on Feb. 18, 2017 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Alta Vista, Kan.  The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Rev. Tom Ramsey, childhood pastor of the bride. The bride is the daughter of former Ponca City residents Brad and Susan Brunkow. She is the granddaughter of Duane and Eva Brunkow of Topeka […]

Wedding Vows Exchanged



Kay Anthony and Phillip Rice were united in marriage in a double ring ceremony on Saturday, March 18 in the sanctuary of Albright United Methodist Church, 128 S. Palm, in Ponca City. The couple’s ministers, Rev. Mike Smith of First United Methodist Church, and Rev. April Coates both took part in the candlelight ceremony uniting the couple. The bride was […]

Couple Married 50 Years



Jerry and Jan Van Buskirk celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 25, 2017. Jerry and Jan were married on March 25, 1967, at the First Methodist Church in Ponca City. The couple met while attending Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa and went on to graduate together from Northwestern State College in Alva in 1969. Both are retired teachers and […]

Music Showcase Scheduled on April 2



The Ponca City Federated Music Club invites the public to attend the Junior Music festival winners showcase at First United Methodist Church, Sunday April 2 at 3 p.m. The showcase is the opportunity for the community to hear all of the local winners and for the students to prepare themselves for the Oklahoma Federation of Music Clubs (OFMC) competition on […]

Pair Married at Mansion



Kristen Leigh Branstetter and Philip Joseph O’Hara of Stillwater were united in marriage on Dec. 18 at the Marland Mansion. Pastor Jonathan Dorst officiated the 5:30 p.m. ceremony. The bride, a 2011 graduate of Ponca City High School, is the daughter of Jack and Janie Branstetter of Ponca City and the groom is the son of Brian and Karen O’Hara […]