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On this day in history: daredevil crosses Niagara Falls on tightrope

On June 30, 1859, Jean Francois Gravelet, a Frenchman known professionally as Charles Blondin, became the first daredevil to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. Gravelet was born Feb. 28, 1824, in Hesdin, France and he died Feb. 22, 1897, in Little Ealing, near London, England. more

Fatality accident claims one life, sends another to the hospital

A Tillman County accident claimed the life of one person and sent the other to the hospital in critical condition. The single-vehicle accident happened on June 22 just after 10 a.m., about six miles east of Frederick. more

Plans underway for third annual Ric Cooper Memorial Scramble

Raising funds for Coats for Kids and Frederick Community Blood Drives, tournament organizers feel this event is the perfect combination of two of Ric’s passions: playing golf and helping others. more

Don’t lose body parts or pets this 4th of July – use fireworks responsibly

Lake time, cookouts, America, independence, freedom, fireworks – words that are typically associated with the 4th of July, also known as Independence Day. Fireworks are a common way to … more

Roundup for Jesus rodeo back for round two

Tillman County Operation C.A.R.E. has begun preparations for the second annual Roundup for Jesus Rodeo. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than last year’s extremely successful event. Mark your calendars for Aug. 5 and Aug 6, 2022. That’s right – this year’s rodeo is a two-day event. So, dust off those hats and boots and mosey on down to the Tillman County rodeo grounds for a great time. more

Hicks Media Group newspapers gain statewide attention at convention

Photojournalists and editors of Hicks Media Group’s Oklahoma papers the Altus Times and the Frederick Press-Leader gained statewide recognition recently. more

Methodist Youth complete community service projects in Tillman County

Methodist youth did some great community service work in Tillman County recently. more

Concert at the Ramona entertains audience with variety of hits

Every June The Frederick Arts and Humanities Council hosts the annual summer concerts at the Ramona each Saturday of the month. The second concert in this year’s concert series was held June 18, 2022, with a variety of hits from artists like LeAnn Rimes, Patsy Cline, and Reba McEntire. This was another great show with some talented Tillman County citizens performing some great music. more

OSU on the forefront of developing higher quality wheat

Wheat harvest is underway in Oklahoma, and as an appropriate prelude, members of the OSU Wheat Improvement Team are working on stronger, higher quality wheat varieties. more

OSDH Identifies First Probable Case of Monkeypox in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma State Department of Health has identified its first probable case of monkeypox and is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to confirm the infection in a central Oklahoma resident with recent international travel to a country with confirmed cases. more

June is National Men’s Health Month

June is men’s health month, with June 14 - 20 designated as men’s health week. Throughout June, Men’s Health Month focuses on improving the lifestyles of men. While there are several approaches to improving overall health, diet and exercise are the targets of many changes. It’s important to encourage the men in our lives to get regular checkups and be aware of the risks for their age and lifestyle. more

Request emergency ballot for June 28 election

Registered voters who become physically incapacitated after 5 p.m. Monday, June 13, 2022, and cannot make it to the polls, still have an opportunity to cast their ballot. more

ELECTION DAY REMINDERS AND TIPS

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2022, for the Federal, State and County Primary. Tillman County Election Board Secretary, Vonnie Bergman, offers these important tips to voters—especially those who will be casting a ballot for the first time. more

Ed Wilkerson running for County Commissioner, District 3

Oklahoma voters will head to the polls June 28, 2022. Tillman County voters who are registered republicans will be able to vote for County Commissioner District 3. The five candidates are all republicans: John Naramor Levi Krasser Ed Wilkerson Steve Catlege Rick Brown Each candidate was afforded the same opportunity and provided with the same questions to let Tillman County residents get to know them. more

Teacher grants available

The board of directors of the Frederick School Enrichment foundation has announced two new programs intended to benefit the teachers and students of Frederick Public Schools. The first will reimburse … more

Annual summer concerts at the Ramona open with musical numbers

Every June The Frederick Arts and Humanities Council hosts the annual summer concerts at the Ramona each Saturday of the month. The concerts opened June 11, 2022, with Broadway and Disney numbers. If you missed this concert, you missed a great show. Each performer did a wonderful job. more

Tillman County resident chosen for Youth Leadership Oklahoma

Olivia Coody, a senior at Grandfield High School, has been accepted into the 22nd class of Youth Leadership Oklahoma. more

Rick Brown running for County Commissioner District 3

Oklahoma voters will head to the polls June 28, 2022. Tillman County voters who are registered republicans will be able to vote for County Commissioner District 3. more

John Naramor running for County Commissioner, District 3

Oklahoma voters will head to the polls June 28, 2022. Tillman County voters who are registered republicans will be able to vote for County Commissioner District 3. more

The Rural Renewal Initiative announces 2022 Rural Scholars

Eight students from Oklahoma State University will spend their summer improving health and well-being for rural Oklahoma residents. more
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