News Stories: Monday, September 11, 2017

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PEDESTRIAN STRUCK AND KILLED IN WOODWARD COUNTY

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle late Saturday night.

38 year-old Jody Weir of Sharon was traveling south on HWY 270 about 1.5 miles south of Woodward when he went to reach for something on the passenger seat, departed the road and struck 42 year-old Jamie Podowick of Woodward.

Podowick was transported to Alliance Health in Woodward in critical condition, later dying at the hospital.

Weir was not injured.

 

SCHOOL BOARD TO CONSIDER RENAMING BASKETBALL COURT FOR JIM PECK

The Woodward School Board will consider renaming the high school basketball court after legendary head coach Jim Peck during its monthly meeting this evening.

Peck, who was inducted into the Oklahoma Coaches Hall of Fame in 1989, was a teacher, coach and athletic director at Woodward from 1970 to 1992.

He began coaching the boys basketball in 1970 and the following season, brought back the girls program after it was dissolved in the 1960s, leading that team to four state championships.

The move to rename the floor at Boomer Fieldhouse after Peck originated from a petition put together by his former players and longtime supporters.

 

WOODWARD COUNTY COMMISSIONER SPECIAL ELECTION SET FOR TUESDAY

The Special Primary Election for Woodward County Commissioner District Number One, is set to take place tomorrow.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Wait times will likely be shortest at mid-morning and mid-afternoon and anyone still in line to vote at 7 p.m. will be allowed to cast a ballot.

Steve Day, David Dezort and Troy White are the Republican candidates running.

 

OKLAHOMA EARTHQUAKES

COVINGTON, Okla. (AP) — Four small earthquakes have been recorded across northern Oklahoma by the U.S. Geological Survey.

No injuries or damage are reported.

The strongest quakes were magnitude 3.1 and magnitude 3.0, both recorded about 5:30 p.m. Friday near Covington.

A 2.5 magnitude quake struck at 12:33 a.m. Saturday near Aline and a 2.7 magnitude quake was recorded at 6:34 a.m. Saturday near Hunter.

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Sean Gallagher