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Mother Nature flexed her muscle here Sunday morning when a powerful June storm, that resembled more of a May-type storm, surged through the area leaving behind flooding, uprooted and broken trees and disrupted electrical service.

Heart of Oklahoma residents are encouraged to turn out Friday at the train depot to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Heartland Flyer.

Purcell’s school board spent more time Monday evening listening to updates from Goldsby Construction than they did handling a brief agenda.

Two brothers from Washington High School were selected as delegates to the 2019 American Legion Boys State.

Two Texas men are in the McClain County Detention Center in lieu of $50,000 bond each on charges they were transporting more than $105,000 in …

Apparently May’s severe weather didn’t come to an end with the first day of June.

Purcell residents will see an increase in their sewer rates starting July 1.

After an extensive investigation by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) seven people including two McClain County jailers, are f…

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) is continuing its investigation into a possible homicide in Byars that occurred Sunday afternoon.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General is alerting the public about a fraud scheme involving genetic testing.

Work is progressing along 8th Avenue as new utility lines are installed. According to construction officials the lines are fiber optic and wil…

The 1.10” of rain that was recorded here Saturday night lifted the total for the year-to-date to 19.22”.

The Purcell Public Library invites its youngest guests to blast off into a summer of learning at the library’s weekly Preschool and Toddler St…

An albino Burmese python appears as curious about her audience as they are about her. Cleopatra was introduced to youngsters during an Extreme…

New fiber optic lines along 8th Avenue are being installed this week. According to construction workers, the Chickasaw Nation is installing th…

Samantha Martin from Extreme Animals and an audience volunteer introduce Cleopatra, an albino Burmese python, during a show Tuesday at Purcell…

Purcell High School graduates celebrate Friday night at the commencement of graduation ceremonies at The Reimer Center.

Brian Walter wants to move a mountain. And he wants those who believe as he does, that the nation is suffocating under a mountain of self-inflicted debt, to push with him. 

The Purcell Police Department provided the honor guard for the Memorial Day service at Hillside Cemetery. From left are Det. Lt. Kevin Austin,…

McClain County District 2 and the City of Purcell are partnering to bring a new asphalt overlay to 230th extending west of SH 74 for one mile …

Overnight thunderstorms dropped 2.2” of rain here Saturday night and Sunday morning.

An arrest warrant is outstanding for a Moore man accused of home repair fraud and embezzlement.

The Rev. Justin Blankenship offered the invocation Monday for the Memorial Day service at Hillside Cemetery.

A Lindsay woman and Del City man are in the McClain County Detention Center in lieu of $10,000 bond each in connection with mail thefts.

A man studies the markers in the veterans field at Hillside Cemetery on Monday.

Acting on a warrant, authorities arrested Anthony R. Roche, 32, of Newcastle, on Tuesday.

Madisyn Tolle speaks at Purcell’s graduation Friday evening. Tolle was in the top 10 percent of her graduating class.

Thanks to a grant awarded to the Washington Masonic Lodge, Delta Community Action accepted a $2,500 check from the Washington Masons to help w…

On behalf of the McClain County Operation Christmas, Peggy Howard accepted a $2,500 check from the Washington Masonic Lodge they received thro…

Gracie Dill, center, was all smiles before Wayne’s graduation last week with Rodney Gray and Hannah Blackwood.

Emcee Jay Tate welcomes the crowd to the Memorial Day service at Hillside Cemetery.

Kindergartner Gabriel Barger shares an end-of-school picnic lunch with his family. From left is his father, Chris Barger; mother Diane Timmons…

Excited Purcell Elementary School students burn off excess energy during a picnic on the last day of school Friday.

Two Purcell Elementary School students share in some hijinks Friday during an end-of-school picnic.

A Purcell Elementary School student tests her mettle on the jungle gym Friday.

Michelle Hall is the Purcell Junior High counselor and Purcell District Teacher of the Year.

The City of Purcell is seeking bids to construct approximately 4,500 feet of 10-foot wide asphalt trail at Purcell Lake. The project is the fi…

City Councilman Jay Tate has clarified some of what was reported in the May 9 issue of The Purcell Register.

Don’t tell Justin Blankenship that community is just a word. Or that dreams can’t be realized or big goals met.

Retiring Wayne superintendent Zack Powell delivers remarks at Wayne’s 2019 graduation ceremony.

The annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Hillside Cemetery will be at 11 a.m. Monday rain or shine.

Purcell Elementary students were treated to a performance of the play “Bremen Town Musicians” by University of Oklahoma students Tuesday morning.

A McClain County Detention Officer went from jailer to jailed after he was arrested last Friday in connection with an incident at the jail.

Matthew Bless graduated from Wayne High School Monday night as the valedictorian.

The Purcell Register is seeking information about the service of Heart of Oklahoma veterans.

Construction continues on Purcell’s new football field house at Conger Field. The facility is slated to be open before the 2019 season starts.

Most area residents are looking forward to Monday’s observance of Memorial Day – and a 3-day weekend.

Storm debris is carried downstream by a swift current in Walnut Creek.

Rainy weather continues for the Heart of Oklahoma with additional rain in the forecast for today (Thursday).

Walnut Creek viewed from the Green Avenue bridge is out of its banks following Monday’s storm.