Oklahomans who want to change their party affiliation before the Primary or Runoff Primary Elections later this year must do so no later than Tuesday, March 31, according to Katrina Hughes, Secretary of the Grady County Election Board.


Olaf and Anna brought smiles and gentle encouragement to families driving down Chickasha Ave. on Saturday and Sunday. The Chickasha Community Theatre encouraged families to bring their children for warm waves to the Frozen characters standing in front of the Washita Theatre at 509 W. Chickas…


As of this advisory, there are 377 positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. New counties with cases include Le Flore and Nowata counties. These counties will now be required to come into compliance with Governor Kevin Stitt's "Safer at Home" executive order that calls for non-essential busine…


GasBuddy, the travel and navigation app that is used by millions of drivers to save money on gas, reports that the U.S. national average for gasoline has just fallen to $1.99 per gallon, the first time since March 23, 2016. The national average could even dip to $1.49 by mid-April, the lowes…


As of this advisory, there are 322 positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. New counties with cases include Caddo, Cherokee, Choctaw, Latimer and Pittsburg counties. These counties will now be required to come into compliance with Governor Kevin Stitt's "Safer at Home" executive order that ca…

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To our citizens,On behalf of the City of Chickasha and the Grady County Commissioners, we would like to take a moment today to provide encouragement and guidance as we walk through the coronavirus pandemic together. First, we must note how proud we are of our county’s first responders. Chick…


Grady County Treasurer Robin Burton wants the public to be aware of the changes in the second half payment due date for ad valorem taxes. Per guidelines put in place by Governor Kevin Stitt and State Auditor Cindy Byrd, the second half payment due date will be April 30. 


Bill Braum, founder of Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Stores, died at his home on a Tuttle farm with his family by his side on Monday. He was 92.

Braum’s announced their founder’s passing on Tuesday. 

Bill is described as a dairyman, farmer, processor, manufacturer, and retailer of dairy products. He was born in Newton, Kansas in 1928. He was raised in Emporia, Kansas. 

He began his working career by helping his father, Henry, in the family business, a small butter and milk processing plant. Ice-cream was added to the production in the 1930s.

Bill graduated from the University of Kansas in 1949 with a B.S. in Business Administration and began to work full time in the family business. Bill met and married his wife, Mary, the same year. Three years later, Bill and his father expanded their business to retail stores and sold the wholesale part of the business. They also developed a chain of retail ice cream stores in Kansas called “Peter Pan Ice Cream,” according to Braums. 

In 1957, Bill’s father sold him the business and Bill grew the business to 61 stores over the next decade. In 1967, a wholesale company bought the retail stores. However, Bill kept the processing plant, farm, and dairy herd.

The next step was pivotal for Oklahoma’s ice cream lovers.

Bill began building stores in Oklahoma under the name “Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Stores.” He opened 22 stores in 1968, which grew to 40 stores in 1971. A new plant was built in Oklahoma City, and the Braums family moved to Oklahoma City as well. 

In 1975, Bill moved the Braum dairy herd from Emporia to its new home located in Tuttle, Oklahoma. It may have been the largest modern-day cattle drive.

Now, the Tuttle farm consists of a bakery, a dairy, processing plant, a milking facility, and a few thousand baby calves.  The Braum family also operates a second milking operation on the Braum Farm located on the border of Shattuck, Oklahoma and Follett, Texas.

Throughout the years, Bill Braum has become known as a pioneer in “vertical integration.” From the ground up, Braum’s consistently controls every aspect of the operation, including farming, manufacturing, retailing, trucking, advertising and real estate.

All of his hard work was to provide the very best product at the very best price to his customers.

Bill had three families that he loved and cherished; the family he had with Mary, his wife of 71 years; the family of all the Braum’s workers that brought him so much happiness; and his final family, all the customers that loved his products and understood how hard he worked to bring them the best products at the best values.  These are the three families Bill Braum loved.


State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister announced today (March 23) that she will propose a Continuous Learning Plan to the State Board of Education this week to complete the school year for Oklahoma students without reopening school buildings during the global pandemic. While the education of schoolchildren will resume with distance learning, there will not be traditional, in-person instruction or extracurricular activities, instead following critical safety guidance from the Centers for Disease Control with regard to social distancing for students, staff and school families.


As of this advisory, there are 81 positive cases of COVID-19 and two deaths in Oklahoma.If you are coming from a country or a region with widespread ongoing transmission of COVID-19 (Level 3 Travel Heath Notice), you may be screened when you arrive in the United States. After you arrive home…


Oklahoma gas prices have fallen 17.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.73/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,294 stations. Gas prices in Oklahoma are 44.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 67.5 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. 


The Grady County Commissioners held an emergency meeting March 18 and voted to close the Grady County Courthouse. The emergency meeting was held due to recommendations made this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to limit public gatherings to ten people or less in a…


The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) is extending the expiration date of all Class D Driver Licenses, Commercial Driver Licenses (CDL), Oklahoma Identification Cards and Handicap Parking Permits that expired 30 days prior to Governor Stitt’s Executive Order 2020-07, declaring a Sta…

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Anna Powell Private family graveside service will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home. Anna May Powell, 93, of Chickasha, Oklahoma passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2020 in Chickasha. Anna was born May 25, 1926. She is precede…