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Aaron Dillard new PHS coach

The Purcell Dragons have a new skipper but he’s not new to the program or the community. Aaron Dillard, son of former Dragon assistant coach Greg Dillard and his wife, Tammy, was officially …
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All I-35 lanes open

All lanes of southbound and northbound I-35 are now open over SH 39, about 1 mile north of SH 74 (Exit 91) in Purcell. ODOT officials announced Monday the north and southbound shoulders are now …

PHS homecoming Friday

Purcell High School’s 2023 Basketball Homecoming will be held at The Reimer Center Friday at 6 p.m. After the coronation, the Dragons will play Davis. The boys game will be played first …

Warrior coronation Friday

Prior to the Washington basketball games with Bridge Creek Friday night will be the 2023 high school homecoming coronation. The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. with the crowning of the King and …

Day-long snowfall

Snow fell all day Tuesday in the Heart of Oklahoma anywhere from heavy to moderate into the night. Roadways and sidewalks were not hampered but up to three inches of snow was on grassy …

Lex man facing charges here

A Lexington man is facing charges in McClain County District Court after an altercation with police at the Purcell Walmart January 16. Kyle Usey is charged with unlawful possession of drug …

Courthouse News

The following persons have been charged by the State of Oklahoma with traffic or other violations or have filed other court actions in McClain County District Court between January 12-18, …
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Nine former Sooners will play in NFL title games Sunday
The University of Oklahoma will have more former players than any other NCAA program in the NFL’s Conference Championship games on Sunday.  The National Football Conference (NFC) and …
Dragons win the Heart
Purcell’s Dragons won the Heart of Oklahoma Basketball tournament in dramatic fashion last weekend. It was the first HOOT Championship for the Dragons since 1995. The Heart title was …
Lex girls win PV tournament
New Lexington Head Wrestling Coach Mike McKay said his team has been working hard this season and gave an overview of the season recently. Ty Jasperson, a senior from Purcell, is representing LP …
Warriors win inaugural basketball tournament
The Washington girls basketball team won the Washington basketball tournament after defeating Tecumseh 60-34 on Saturday. It’s the third tournament the Warriors (17-0) have won this …
Wayne at Konawa Friday
Wayne was in Stonewall last week starting on Thursday where they lost a 55-29 decision to Stonewall, picked up a close 31-28 win over Tupelo and lost to Roff, 39-30. Senior Kaylee Madden had 56 …
Bulldogs get 2nd in Grady Co.
Last week the Grady County tournament kicked off in Verden on Monday night. Lexington got a 53-38 win over Asher behind the Faulkenberry brothers’ 28 points. They picked up a 63-43 win over …
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Donald Mack Abrams of Yukon, Oklahoma, passed away on January 10, 2023. Don was born on October 28, 1941, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and raised in Purcell, Oklahoma. His father, Otis M. Abrams was a …
Funeral services for Dr. Shirley Anne Paddack Carson will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 2023 at the Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell under …
Loren Jim “Bill” Meier died January 22, 2023, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the age of 78 years 10 months 7 days. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at the …
Funeral services for Alvin Max Whitfield, 90, of Purcell were held on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at the Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell under the …
Come celebrate the life of Elton Wohlschlegel, 85, of Lexington at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at the Truth Free Will Baptist Church. Services will be under the direction of the …
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