Tuesday, Dec. 4
12:20 a.m. — Suspicious Vehicle, Rice Rd
1:01 a.m. — Welfare Check, 3405 Cache rd Lawton
2:37 a.m. — Person in Roadway, between 10th and 11th on Willow
5:30 a.m. — Vehicle in Roadway, Bypass and Elk
7:45 a.m. — Animal Complaint, 1212 North Hwy 81/Eric's Total Auto Care (Across from Hastings)
7:50 a.m. — Notification, no address shown on map/911 call
7:58 a.m. — Non injury accident, Comanche Lake Rd, 1 mi South of Hwy 7
8:31 a.m. — Transport, SCSO to Municipal Court
8:32 a.m. — Theft, 1109 South 14th, report filed
8:44 a.m. — Notification, 906 N. C/911 call address obtained from map
9:17 a.m. — Reckless Driving, Bypass and Plato
9:41 a.m. — Welfare Check, 517 N. First St./next door at vacant house/911 call
9:42 a.m. — Notification, 407 North 21st / 911 call
11:26 a.m. — Incident, 906 North C
11:52 a.m. — Fight, 421 South 27 E7 / 911 Call, map did not plot
12:57 p.m. — Welfare Check, 3960 North Hwy 81
1:44 p.m. — Incident, 1105 Duncan
1:47 p.m. — Incident, 509 North L
2:05 p.m. — Fire, Walmart Parking/911 call
2:05 p.m. — Animal Complaint, 519 North 1st
2:33 p.m. — Accident, Elk Plaza Parking Lot / R and S # 3
2:40 p.m. — Animal Complaint, C and Elm
2:43 p.m. — Notification, Phase II 911 call w/ open field
3:34 p.m. — Accident involving City Vehicle, 8th and Elder
4:03 p.m. — Theft, 1710 W. Plato/Winds of Oaks, report filed
4:28 p.m. — Theft, 1402 S. 7th, report filed
4:38 p.m. — Vandalism Residence, 2406 County Club/Magnolia Manor apt 17
5 p.m. — Accident, 12th and main
5 p.m. — Accident, 12th and main, report filed
5:06 p.m. — Burglary Auto, report filed
5:36 p.m. — Burglary Auto, 1204 W. Oak, report filed
6:28 p.m. — Reckless Driving, Fifth and Plato
6:35 p.m. — Welfare Check, 211 E. Chestnut/Chisholm Corner, report filed
7:23 p.m. — Fight, 13th between Main and Willow
7:45 p.m. — Burglary Residence, 420 North A
7:52 p.m. — Reckless Driving, 1845 N. U.S. Hwy 81/Walmart
8:10 p.m. — Accident, 1817 N. U.S. Hwy 81/Mcdonalds parking lot, report filed
8:16 p.m. — Notification, DRH ER, report filed
11:23 p.m. — Person in Roadway, Sixth between Walnut and Oak
11:46 p.m. — Incident, 814 Cherry
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CU Victorian Tea draws 60
Snow didn’t hinder Cameron University’s Simmons Center tie-in program, the Victorian Tea on Sunday.
And in its fifth year, the Victorian Tea had a strong participation, regardless of recent winter weather. Vivian Thomlinson, CU professor of English, hosted the program through the School of Liberal Arts.
Commissioners approve county’s portion of road project
An industrial access road for South Second is a step closer to becoming reality for Stephens County District 2.
During Monday’s regular meeting, the Board of Stephens County Commissioners approved its portion of the project, which has an agreement with the commissioners board, the Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation, the City of Duncan and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.
All schools closed Tuesday
All Stephens County public schools and Red River Technology Center will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 10.
Winter weather continues
Temperatures dropped to 10 degrees. Freezing rain and snow fell, covering roads and yards. Through all of it, one thing was certain: Winter weather had come to Duncan.
In fact, about 0.23 inches of precipitation fell between 10:30 a.m. Thursday and about 9 a.m. Friday. By Friday afternoon, snow drifts ranged from about 2 inches up to 4 inches. And high temperatures leveled out at 25 degrees.
Museum on track for holidays
Although watching car after car go by while waiting for the caboose to pass at a railroad crossing is usually inconvenient, there is something almost mesmerizing about a model train going round and round a track.
In the past, many a family Christmas tree was accompanied by a model train at its base. In Duncan, one woman set up an entire Christmas village, complete with train, at her home and opened it up to the public. That scene has now been recreated by the Stephens County Historical Museum.
Duncan FD battles blaze
Snow fell Friday, but Duncan firefighters stayed warm by the heat of a structure fire.
About 10 firefighters responded to a blaze around 10:30 a.m. Friday in the 100 block of South Fourth Street. A structure, just south of Main Street, was fully involved.
The building was across Fourth Street from Southwest Foods. The fire was contained to the one building.
Abigail Smith sends her final goodbye through online video
Though a community is grieving this weekend over the loss of Abigail Smith, those who knew her the best, know she is free from the pain of cancer.
Abigail was diagnosed in early 2012, with Synovial Cell Sarcoma, but “won” her battle early Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. Some people may not see her death as a win, but Abigail, 24, never wavered in her mission to live life to its fullest. She always exuded the positive message of being a survivor.
Armitstead tackles next challenge at Christians Concerned
Barbara Armitstead came out of retirement to lend help to one of Duncan’s non-profit ventures.
Armitstead is the new executive director of Christians Concerned. Her first day with the United Way agency was Monday. She’s taking over the position recently vacated by Kassie Gilmore.
“I’m very excited about it,” Armitstead said. “It’s going to be a challenge, but I’m looking forward to it.”
City Council to discuss possible improvement for Data Center
To improve the City of Duncan’s Data Center, the Duncan City Council may approve purchasing a server virtualization solution.
This purchase, if approved, would improve the performance and capacity of the Data Center. The server virtualization solution would cost $76,003.17 and would be purchased from CDW Logistics.
Golden Corral building remains vacant
In November 2012, Duncan’s Golden Corral closed its doors, leaving its building vacant on U.S. Highway 81.
More than a year later, the building still doesn’t have a new business. And it’s not the only building in such a condition. Buildings previously home to Hastings Entertainment and Goodies also remain vacant.
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