Open Auditions for ‘The Cat in the Hat’ to be Held at Poncan Theatre

The Evans Children’s Academy of the Performing Arts and the Poncan Theatre have announced open auditions for “The Cat in the Hat” at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5 and Wednesday, Sept. 6 at the Poncan Theatre. Children must be 8 years of age or older to audition. Everyone’s favorite cat comes to mischievous life in this theatrical adaptation of […]

Ponca City Athletes Win NOC Basketball Camp Awards

TONKAWA — Jasmine Sodowsky and Ava O’Neill, Ponca City, were named Outstanding Offensive Player and Outstanding Rebounder, respectively, for Grades 3-4 at the Northern Oklahoma College Girls Basketball Camp for Grades 3-6. Ali Sneath, who attends Frontier School, was named Outstanding Playmaker. Ali Fogle, Shidler, won the Jared Weiberg Hustle Award. In Grades 5-6 division, Shidler campers Renae Mitchell and […]

Cowley College Continues Tradition Of Buying Steer To Donate Meat

ARKANSAS CITY — To show continued support for the Cowley County 4-H youth program and the community food banks, the college purchased a steer during Monday night’s Cowley County Fair 4-H/FFA Market Livestock Auction held at the Winfield Fairgrounds. The 1,140 pound steer was presented by Malorie Depenbusch, an upcoming senior at Udall High School. Malorie is the daughter of […]

More August Sky Watching

August 21, 2017, is the date of the “Great American Eclipse,” and you have likely been hearing all kinds of news about the event. The Automobile Association of America has indicated that this is likely to be one of the most heavily traveled days, as there is a significant population base that is within a couple of hours travel time […]

Cowley College and Wichita State Sign 2+2 Articulation Agreement in Engineering

ARKANSAS CITY — On Thursday, August 3, representatives from Cowley College and Wichita State University met at the Cowley College Mulvane site to officially sign articulation agreements between the two institutions for five engineering programs. Programs included are computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, industrial engineering and manufacturing engineering. These agreements represent a true 2+2 arrangement between the two institutions […]

Ponca Powwow

Ponca Tribe’s 141st Annual Celebration Set For Aug. 23-27SClBWHITE EAGLE — White Eagle Park, home of the modern intertribal powwow and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, will be filled with hundreds of campers, dancers and tourists from across the country as the 141st annual Ponca Powwow begins its four-day run on Thursday, August 23. HISTORY The Ponca […]

PTC Receives Gold Star Award

Pioneer Technology Center received the Gold Star School Award in Oklahoma City at the Oklahoma Association of Technology Centers (OATC), Summer Conference. The Gold Star School Award, sponsored by OATC, provides recognition to technology center districts with outstanding programs designed to meet a broad spectrum of community needs. This is the fifteenth year PTC has met and even exceeded the […]

Townspeople Show They’ll Back Blackwell Hospital With Big Effort

BLACKWELL — Patients driving 50 miles for even routine hospital visits. No place for life and death emergencies. When citizens of Blackwell thought of this scenario, they said, “Not in our community.” Blackwell was determined not to join the list of 75 hospitals in rural America that have closed since 2010. Most of those hospitals were in the South. Blackwell […]

EMS Pioneer Honored For Lifetime Achievement

Local resident and Emergency Medical Services standards pioneer Eddie Manley was recently honored at the annual Oklahoma Emergency Medical Technicians Association banquet in Norman with the first ever Jon Hansen Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was created in memory of Jon Hansen who personified the Oklahoma Standard during the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. […]

NOC Student Interns at Sherwood Forest

TONKAWA — Northern Oklahoma College math major Ethan Fields is completing a summer internship with Sherwood Forest Camp. Sherwood Forest is a month-long camp in Lesterville, Mo., which serves low-income families and single-parent households from the inner city St. Louis area. “My primary duties are to counsel the children at the camp and help them better understand the basic applications […]