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Fly-In Breakfast



By STEVE DYE steve@poncacitynews.com The Ponca City Aviation Foundation’s monthly Fly-In Breakfast at the Ponca City Regional Airport will be held this Saturday, February 2. All area residents are invited to attend, as arriving in a land-based vehicle is also more than acceptable. The entire community is invited to attend, and enjoy a delicious breakfast while helping area children. In […]

City Calendar – 2019-01-09

Every Day Principles Before Personalities, Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Harmony House upstairs (use south entrance by parking lot). Twice a Month Friday or Saturday Christian Singles Group meets twice a month, for more information on time and place, call 763-5945 or 762-1295. Every Sunday Flea Market At VFW, 6 a.m.-2 p.m., VFW Post, 3001 East Prospect, Ponca City, Vendor Spaces […]

OSU Insect Adventure provides hands on learning at library



STILLWATER — Kids have the opportunity to get up close and personal with bugs when OSU Insect Adventure brings its dead bug collection to Stillwater Public Library’s “Try-It Tuesday” on Jan. 15 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. According to Andrine Shufran, director of OSU Insect Adventure, the session will give families a chance to ask burning questions, such as “Do all roly-polies […]

Former News City Editor will be inducted into Tiger Hall of Fame



ARKANSAS CITY — Bob Patterson attended nearly every important Cowley College athletic event during his 20 years as sports editor of the Arkansas City Traveler. The hard-working newspaperman spent more than 60 years as a journalist and will be recognized for his dedication to covering Cowley College athletics by being inducted into the Tiger Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, […]

Steve Ripley, famed guitarist, producer and band leader dies



Steve Ripley, leader of the country-rock band The Tractors, died peacefully at his home on Thursday, Jan. 3 in Pawnee at the age of 69, surrounded by his family. He had been suffering from cancer. In addition to his work as a recording artist, Ripley was also a songwriter, producer, engineer, studio owner, radio host and inventor of the “stereo […]

City Calendar – 2018-12-19



Every Day Principles Before Personalities, Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Harmony House upstairs (use south entrance by parking lot). Twice a Month Friday or Saturday Christian Singles Group meets twice a month, for more information on time and place, call 763-5945 or 762-1295. Every Sunday Flea Market At VFW, 6 a.m.-2 p.m., VFW Post, 3001 East Prospect, Ponca City, Vendor Spaces […]

Act One Drama Club entertains all ages with Elf – The Musical Jr.



ARKANSAS CITY — Putting together an enjoyable show for all ages, Cowley College’s Act One Drama Club recently performed a musicalized version of the movie Elf in the Robert Brown Theatre. The musical was based on the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum and the book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawled […]

Annual animated display in Blackwell may end after this Christmas season



By CODY GRIESEL News Staff Writer BLACKWELL — A long-time Christmas tradition that has brought smiles to several generations of Kay County residents may be a mere memory after this year’s display. There’s still an opportunity, however, for area residents to visit this unique animated holiday display. The Blackwell First Presbyterian Church, 204 S. A St., has been host to […]

City Calendar – 2018-12-12

Every Day Principles Before Personalities, Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Harmony House upstairs (use south entrance by parking lot). Twice a Month Friday or Saturday Christian Singles Group meets twice a month, for more information on time and place, call 763-5945 or 762-1295. Every Sunday Flea Market At VFW, 6 a.m.-2 p.m., VFW Post, 3001 East Prospect, Ponca City, Vendor Spaces […]

Hooray! Tonkawa Bucs Restore Area Pride

Last Thursday I went to the Class A State Championship game between the Tonkawa Buccaneers and the Christian Heritage Crusaders thinking that it had been much too long since I last attended such a game. I became a Ponca City resident in 2001 and Fred Hilton, the sports editor of The Ponca City News at the time, told me that […]


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