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State parks begin charging parking fees

On June 15, State Park visitors will have noticed new signs when entering various parks. Where most visits were free except for amenities like camp sites and other activities, now visitors must pay … more

Pollinators are good for the ecosystem

It’s the time of year when you might start seeing a rise in honey bee swarms. Honeybees begin to swarm in late spring to early summer. Swarming is a natural process in the life of a honey … more

From the streets of Comanche County to the Tillman County Jail

Tillman County Jail Administrator Mike Logan said an agreement has been made with Comanche County to house new inmates. “We’re not taking their current inmates,” Logan said. … more

Juvenile center employees honored

Resident Care Specialist (RCS) II Megan Freas was named the Employee of the Month. Freas received $25 from the SOS Committee, a certificate, and use of a designated parking space for the month. Her … more

Hurstene Akin Dickey

Word has been received of the death of Hurstene Akin Dickey, 96 of Frederick. Mrs. Dickey passed away Tuesday morning, May 19, 2020 of natural causes at the Memorial Nursing Center in Frederick. A … more

Tillman County COVID-19 numbers continue improving

According to a report from the Oklahoma State Department of Health, Tillman County has had a total of 23 positive cases of COVID-19 so far, with 21 cases listed as recovered and one listed as … more

Grubrun to be held in honor of John Morton

Johnny D. Morton was a master of many things. He loved making beautiful lamps out of metal and wood. He enjoyed making jewelry out of old coins. He enjoyed all kinds of woodworking and having a … more

Community wide garage sale slated June 6

Frederick’s City-Wide garage sale is scheduled for June 6. The city has agreed to waive the usual yard sale fee for sales held on those days so take this opportunity to clean up and clean out. … more

Voters should apply early for absentee ballots

Voters in Tillman County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the June 30 Statewide/County Primary Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Sherri Jacobs said today. … more

Southwest Oklahoma Juvenile Center in need of volunteers

The Southwest Oklahoma Juvenile Center (SWOJC) in Manitou is commencing the summer recruitment process for volunteers and mentors to work with young men in custody at the facility. The center is a … more

2020: COVID-19, murder hornets, and dragons

With the world essentially shut down for the first half of 2020 due to COVID-19, many people have asked, “What else can 2020 throw at us?” Enter the “murder hornet” and … more

Locals accepted into prestigious creative writing program

Two local high school students auditioned for the prestigious Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute. Yuki Zheng and McKinley Blacklock were both accepted into the creative writing program. The … more

Tillman County courthouse reopens with restrictions

The Tillman County Board of County Commissioners voted to reopen the Tillman County Courthouse with restrictions as follows: Only the North door will be unlocked. Anyone entering the Courthouse … more

Memorial Day kicks off “100 deadliest days” for teens

For many, Memorial Day is a time to remember the men and women who died while serving the United States, but it holds another date of importance as well. Memorial Day is the first day in what AAA … more

Local dentist office re-opens

As part of Governor Kevin Stitt’s Open Up and Recover Safely (OURS) plan, dentists were allowed to reopen for non-emergency care. Frederick Family Dentistry opened their office with new safety … more

14 Tillman County COVID-19 cases listed as recovered

According to a report from the Oklahoma State Department of Health, Tillman County has had a total of 22 positive cases of COVID-19 so far, with 14 cases listed as recovered and one listed as … more

City sales tax returns higher than anticipated

Every May, cities receive their portions of the Sales and Use taxes collected by the State in March. Frederick received $68,139.71 for Sales Tax returns, which was up from $61,445.47 in May 2019. The … more

Tillman County Farmers Market part of program benefiting farmers and low-income families

FREDERICK – The Tillman County Farmers Market is pleased to officially open for its third year. This year boasts an exciting new program to the community! Double Up Oklahoma (DUO) program is a … more

Register to vote by June 5 to vote in June 30 primary

Friday, June 5, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the June 30 Statewide Primary Election, Tillman County Election Board Secretary Sherri Jacobs … more

Tillman County receives a “B” in social distancing

According to a report by the Oklahoma State Department of Health, Tillman County has 14 positive cases of COVID-19 so far, with one case listed as recovered. The new cases are all located in the … more
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