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When Dusty Scott pushed over a large tree on his land southwest of Purcell, he uncovered this concrete slab, a veteran’s grave marker, upside down in the dirt.

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Certified personnel working for Purcell Public Schools will get a $1,220 raise in addition to the district’s standard step raises.

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Certified personnel working for Purcell Public Schools will get a $1,220 raise in addition to the district’s standard step raises.

The lightning strike about three weeks ago in the Lexington Wildlife Management Area couldn’t have hit a worse target.

Jude Leggett placed second in the National TSA Conference in Washington D.C. while Kash Guthmueller was third. With their TSA coach Paul Wolle…

What better time to dust off your Christmas spirit than right after the last firecracker pops on the 4th of July?

Dusty Scott remembers the old farmhouse and barn that stood for years on 190th Street just east of Western.

There’s always time for a friendly hug as these three demonstrated at the Solar System Tour at Purcell Public Library on Tuesday.

Joe Johnson figured the Play Street activity dates outside Purcell Public Library would attract dozens of kids and teens, but he did not expec…

Wildflowers are still in bloom after record rains this spring. With summer officially here it may not be long before Oklahomans are looking fo…

Jack Montgomery holds a frozen bubble during a Solar System Tour demonstration Tuesday at the Purcell Public Library.

Two tenths of bonus rain fell July 2 to bring the total rainfall for Purcell to 24.94” on the year.

This double bubble was no trouble for this girl who participated in a Solar System Tour at Purcell Public Library. Tour guides were from the O…

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The City of Purcell anticipates taking in $26,125,081 in revenue during the 2019-20 fiscal year which began July 1.

Construction continues at Conger Field with part of the home stands taking shape.

While not on the Fourth, there will still be plenty of fireworks lighting up the night sky over Purcell Lake to acknowledge a stylishly late I…

 Visitors to the Purcell City Lake are advised to forego swimming in its waters - at least for the next couple of weeks.

This is for you, mothers of fighters.

I know, sometimes, it is hard for you to see them that way. Long before they took up the uniform and left for basic training, long before they learned the platoon cadence and you got that first photo of them standing in front of the flag, you saw them learn to walk.

In the heyday of the United States’ race to the moon, Eugene Ray Sr., was a contractor working for NASA as a  manager of flight support operations.

A long weekend won’t be the norm for the Fourth of July, with government offices, banks and the post office closing just one day for the natio…

Conger Field is one busy place and is getting a lot of attention with the easing up of drenching rains.

Purcell City Manager Dale Bunn presents a check to Ryan Russ Wednesday for his participation in Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority’s (OMPA) De…

A pedestrian and a motorist lost their lives in separate traffic accidents in McClain County in the span of four hours.

Gilberto Luna shoots baskets at the new basketball courts at McCurdy Park. The courts have seen steady use from the public since opening this year.

The Purcell Fire Department was called out to the site of the new Purcell Junior High School after a truck caught fire at the construction sit…

Purcell Street crews were busy Tuesday ironing out a rough spot on Main Street at the corner of Fourth and Main.

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Bright and early Saturday runners and walkers will be lining up at the Purcell City Lake.

The brick street on Depot Hill at the east end of Main Street will remain hidden under asphalt, at least for now.

A bison pauses while grazing to stare down a photographer. Rancher Roy Oliver maintains a sizeable bison herd on his 5,000-acre ranch in north…

Separate single vehicle accidents in five days killed both drivers.

Not a bird or a plane but the Goodyear Blimp was caught flying over the Purcell Airport by county commissioner Wilson Lyles Monday morning.

In order to keep the blood supply strong this summer the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) is making donations a priority.

Sophia Rubio (left) and Kori Doyal served up a spaghetti lunch Friday for first responders with their fellow girl scouts of Troop 298. Purcell…

A day-long rain last Sunday netted .80” for Purcell bringing the year-to-date total here to 24.74”.

Alexys Swain (left) and Whitney Bruehl served drinks Friday at an appreciation lunch for first responders hosted by Purcell Girl Scout Troop 298.

With the July 4 holiday landing on a Thursday, The Purcell Register thought it would be a good time to honor some of our area veterans.

City of Purcell crews did a little maintenance prior to the arrival of The Heartland Flyer to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the train fr…

Purcell Girl Scout Troop 298 honored the Purcell Police, Firefighters, Wadley’s EMS and the McClain County Sheriff’s office staff with a spagh…

Lana Shannon quizzes 4-year-olds on a series of true or false statements at First Baptist Church’s Vacation Bible School.

According to the National Weather Service, a very weak and very short-lived tornado touched down near Wayne Sunday evening.

A good group of Purcell area residents were on hand last Thursday to welcome The Heartland Flyer in support of 20 years of service from Oklaho…

Crews are cleaning up the bridge and racking the dividers in what appears to be the final stages before the entire bridge is open. Stripes hav…

The annual Purcell 5K Lake Run is set for Saturday, June 29, at the Purcell City Lake.

What would happen if the Big Bang wasn’t very big at all? And the bang was barely a whimper?

Under the watchful eye of Station Master Joe Ellis The Heartland Flyer rolls into Purcell commemorating 20 years of service from Oklahoma City…

Carson Bennett McMahon from Washington High School was a delegate to the 2019 American Legion Boys State held at NEO A&M State earlier thi…

Removing barriers and cleaning the new bridge adds to the anticipation of the complete opening of the lifeline between Purcell and Lexington.

Mena Hill is congratulated by City of Purcell manager Dale Bunn at her retirement reception June 12. She retired from the city after 10 years …