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Purcell’s Parks & Recreation Department is asking for public input that can be used as part of a grant application to replace the aging Rotary Playground at Purcell Lake.Generations of … more
Purcell Public Schools began the 2020-21 school year with a plan not etched in stone, but amendable as dictated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.The most up-to-date version of the district’s Return … more
In Purcell, superintendent Sheli McAdoo said the district would go to an A/B schedule if COVID levels reach a certain mark by the Oklahoma Department of Health.If that should occur students who’s … more
Purcell Superintendent Dr. Sheli McAdoo announced late Wednesday afternoon the district will continue with in-person instruction next week. McAdoo met with staff after school Wednesday and sent a … more
Good works, 1; pandemic, zip.Or if you prefer, you can’t keep a good elf down.Peggy Christian, the aforementioned good elf, announced Monday that Operation Christmas is a go in 2020.“We’re … more
The U.S. Census is about more – much more – than counting heads.To be precise, each person counted is good for federal funds totaling $1,675 per year – $16,750 over the next 10 years – for … more
A long weekend looms for many area residents as the nation prepares to celebrate Labor Day and the unofficial end of summer on Monday.The Purcell Register is among many businesses closed that day.All … more
Two people were killed August 26 when their car crossed a center line and collided with another vehicle.Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Chasen Bennett identified the pair as Junetta A. Rolen, 43, of … more
When the Purcell city council meets on Tuesday, one item on the agenda will be selecting subcontractors for the city’s new hospital.City manager Dale Bunn anticipates construction that’s visible … more
Other than a few wash outs here and there, McClain County District 2 County Commissioner Wilson Lyles reports no major damage from the heavy rain Monday night and Tuesday morning.Unofficially, 5.9” … more
A correctional officer at Joseph Harp Correctional Center east of Lexington allegedly carried contraband items to an inmate, according to an affidavit filed in a felony case.The packages contained … more
A Mustang man is charged in McClain County District Court with knowingly receiving stolen property after he registered one of two stolen trail cameras in his name.An arrest warrant is outstanding for … more
Purcell welcomed 17 new certified staff members as the 2020-21 school year began.New teachers include Charity Adams, Lisa Autry, Katie Clayton, Jake Deviney, Kenzie Hay, Carly Jenne, Taryn Johnston, … more
With the exception of Wayne, area school enrollmenºts are down compared to a year ago.Wayne’s enrollment of 480 total students is up 11 over numbers from 2019 but Purcell, Washington and Lexington … more
The entry deadline for the 2020 McClain County Free Fair is Monday, fair manager Johnny Roberts reminds exhibitors.All exhibits must be entered online. A link to the online entry system is available … more
Early in his ministry at the church his father founded east of Lexington, the Rev. Dan Smith was troubled.A young single mother who lost everything in a fire came to him for help.“I had nothing to … more
Jessica Garvin defeated incumbent State Senator Paul Scott to earn the Republican nomination for the District 43 senate seat in Tuesday’s Republican Runoff Election.Scott won in McClain County, … more
The former director of nursing at a Purcell assisted living facility is charged with using a forged prescription to obtain hydrocodone, a Schedule III controlled drug.McClain County prosecutors … more
Wayne has two confirmed cases of COVID-19 including a student in secondary grades and a secondary teacher.That’s the word from Wayne Superintendent Toby Ringwald.“Our teachers have been doing a … more
It’s a given that in a lake there will always be some E. coli bacteria.The real issue is in what concentration.Starting in mid-June 2019, swimming was permitted in Purcell Lake. And since then, the … more
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