The Woodward News


  • pTRU1-13131799enh-z6.jpg SLIDESHOW: This year's 15 hottest toys Is it too early to start your holiday shopping? Not according to Toys R Us, which just released its "Hot Toy List" for 2012. Check out the top 15 toys that made the list. Find all 50 at

    September 23, 2012 1 Photo

  • TECH REVIEW19.jpg VIDEO: Apple iPhone 5 praised for speed, faulted on maps by reviewers

    The iPhone 5, which is scheduled to reach stores Sept. 21, is the best smartphone on the market, map-software flaws aside, according to Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal. Ed Baig of USA Today said the device keeps Apple ahead of rivals such as Samsung Electronics Co., and Rich Jaroslovsky of Bloomberg called it the "handsomest phone you can buy."

    September 21, 2012 1 Photo

  • Screen shot 2012-09-20 at 3.58.33 PM.png VIDEO: Space shuttle Endeavour lands in California

    Space shuttle Endeavour returned to its California roots Thursday after a cross-country journey that paid homage to NASA workers and former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her astronaut husband.

    September 21, 2012 1 Photo

  • Cause of fire at welding shop under investigation

    Fire officials are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a welding shop on the west side of Woodward on Wednesday afternoon.
    No one was injured in the fire, which broke out around 12:35 p.m. at a welding facility owned by Diamond Services.

    September 5, 2012

  • Will golf course close?

    City has terminated lease with JCLA Enterprises for managment of Boiling Springs Golf Course, effective Sept. 16.  However, City Manager Alan Riffel said that city hopes to keep course open, but determining how to do that will take some time.

    September 5, 2012

  • City board discuss Kid's Inc. proposal for user agreement

    Woodward City Commissioners spent well over 30-minutes during their meeting Monday, Aug. 20, discussing a special facility use agreement that had been proposed by Kid's Inc. regarding use of the ball fields at Crystal Beach Park.  The News has condensed that lengthy discussion into the following 8 minute video, which covers some of the major discussion points, which included the lease price for using the fields, the length of the lease, and scheduling concerns.

    August 22, 2012

  • Katilin-diploma.jpg Diploma withheld from valedictorian who used 'hell' in speech

    High school valdictorian Kaitlin Nootbaar says she doesn't consider the context in which she used the word "hell" in her commencement speech inappropriate or even impolite.

    August 21, 2012 1 Photo

  • City issues response to FAA report

    Woodward City Attorney Aaron Sims has sent a reply to the the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding a recent compliance inspection report that alleged the city improperly handled airport property.

    August 20, 2012

  • Benefit Poker Run

    More than 100 motorcycle enthusiasts rolled out their bikes on Aug. 11, 2012 for a benefit poker run in support of Woodward Firefighter Steve Smith, who is undergoing treatment for liver cancer.  The poker run was organized by the Red Knights of Oklahoma, a motorcycle group comprised of active and retired firefighters.
    "That's what the Red Knights do, we help firefighters and firefighters' families and burn victims," said Steve Jones, who is state association president for the Red Knights.  "It's a brotherhood, so we came to help out a brother."
    Through entry fees for the poker run, bids on silent auction items after the run, and other generous donations, the Red Knights were able to present Smith with a check for over $8,300 to help with his medical and travel expenses.

    August 18, 2012

  • 0816 news couple proposal 2.jpg Caught on camera: A fair proposal

    Tuesday evening's parade though the Indiana State Fair changed Angie Graham's life. And Rick Batie's, too.

    August 17, 2012 1 Photo

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