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Tillman County deputy charged with child abuse

Tillman County Sheriff’s deputy Floyd Matheny was arrested on charges of felony child abuse on Sept. 13, 2022, after an investigation. more

Frederick Press-Leader sold to Wesner Media Group

Scott Wesner and Scott Wood, owners of Wesner Media, purchased the Frederick Press-Leader, the Altus Times, and the Mangum Star Aug. 1, 2022. more

Applications available for Foundation’s Fisher Scholarship

Applications for the Frederick School Enrichment Foundation Cora Fisher Scholarship for 2021 graduates of Frederick High School are now available at the high school counselor’s office or Benson … more

Operation C.A.R.E. Ministries hosts rodeo fundraiser

Operation C.A.R.E. Ministries of Tillman County hosted a “Round-up for Jesus” rodeo fundraiser on Friday, Aug. 5, and Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. Operation C.A.R.E. Director Douglas … more

Frederick kicks off fall season with 50th annual Arts ‘N Action Festival

The 50th annual Arts and Action festival is scheduled for the third Saturday in September. Head out to the Tillman County Courthouse lawn, 201 N. Main St. in Frederick Sept. 17, 2022, to visit the art vendors, food vendors, and watch the wonderful talent that Frederick has to offer. more

Wanted for questioning: Heat Miser

Authorities are searching for a suspect accused of making the temperatures soar across Texas and Oklahoma. The suspect, Heat Miser, can often be found feuding with his brother, Snow Miser. With recent temperatures well over a hundred degrees, authorities are searching for Heat Miser for questioning. more

Food bank receives $5,000 donation

Local woman Lori Varner applied for a $5,000 grant from The America’s Famers Grow Communities program sponsored by Bayer Fund. The grants give $5,000 to a variety of rural nonprofits, education … more

Add eye exams to your back-to-school checklist 

As parents are making sure their students are ready to begin school in August, they should remember to get them in for a comprehensive eye exam with an optometrist. According to the Oklahoma … more

Western continues providing Tuition-free Options for High school Juniors and Seniors

Providing concurrent enrollment opportunities has become a proud tradition at Western Oklahoma State College. A tradition that numerous students have taken advantage of over of the past three … more

WWII Airborne Demonstration Team hosts Summer Jump School

Tucked away in Tillman County is a World War II Army Airfield. Frederick Army Airfield was opened Sept. 23, 1942, to train pilots. Although the Airfield’s military flight operations ceased in … more


July 29, 2022, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Aug. 23, 2022, Primary Runoff Election. more

High-speed police chase ends in crash in Texas

A high-speed pursuit led Altus Police Officers through Jackson, Kiowa, and Tillman Counties in Oklahoma and Wilbarger County in Texas last week. more

Last remaining pathfinder pilot celebrates 100th birthday in Frederick

Remember. Honor. Serve. That is the motto of the World War II Airborne Demonstration team and it is what they do best. A 100th birthday bash was held July 16, 2022, honoring the last living pathfinder pilot from World War II. more

School Foundation approves teacher grants

Grants totaling $36,000 have been awarded to 22 Frederick teachers by the Frederick School Enrichment Foundation board. The grants average $1,635 per teacher and will impact 1,837 Frederick students. The grants are awarded to five high school teachers, four middle school teachers, six Prather Brown teachers, and seven elementary teachers. The teachers made timely applications detailing their plans for the use of the grants to benefit their students for the coming school year. more

Tillman County placed in burn ban

Tillman County is currently in a burn ban due to hot and dry conditions. more

Northwestern to offer juniors up to 9 hours of concurrent classes tuition-free

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will begin offering qualified high school juniors tuition-free enrollment in up to nine credit hours with the start of the fall semester on Aug. 15. more

On this day in history: Gunfighter John Ringo found dead

On July 14, 1882, famed gunfighter John Ringo was found dead in Arizona. Also known as the “gun-fighting gentleman,” Ringo was often romanticized in both life and death. According to legend, Ringo was supposedly a Shakespeare-quoting gentleman “whose wit was as quick as his gun.” more

Federal broadband discount still available for Oklahoma households

Thousands of Oklahomans are missing an opportunity to lower their monthly internet bills. The federal government’s Affordable Connectivity Program is available to help households pay for internet service, but few have signed up since the program’s debut in December 2021. more

Pool safety is important

With temperatures remaining steady in the 100s, keeping cool in a pool is a great way for families to spend time together. Swimming pool safety is important. Whether it's an above ground, in ground, … more

Cameron adjusts tuition and fees for 2022-23

Cameron University will adjust its tuition and fees for the 2022-23 academic year in a move designed to simplify billing and to continue toward a single rate for all course delivery methods. more
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