Sen. Micheal Bergstrom (R-Adair) has written a proposal to prohibit transgender females from competing in school-sponsored athletic events.

An Oklahoma lawmaker’s proposal to prohibit transgender females from competing in school-sponsored athletic events has drawn the ire of the American Civil Liberties Union and a statewide LGBTQ rights group.

Duncan-based Viridian Coffee has confirmed it will be one of Elgin Square’s first businesses when the new development opens in Elgin

ELGIN — Duncan-based Viridian Coffee recently confirmed the popular Southwest Oklahoma coffee purveyor will open a new store in Elgin Square — a retail shopping center currently under construction just off U.S. 277 near the H.E. Bailey Turnpike in Elgin.

Store owner Trudy Fralick, right, and her daughter, Bobbie Janson, at a candle making area in her store in Elgin.

The Laced Willow — a new addition to Elgin’s community of retail businesses —will provide residents with a different shopping experience. According to its Facebook page, the store is “off the beaten path” but worth the trip.

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An Elgin man was critically injured Wednesday when state troopers say another vehicle pulled out in front of him on state Highway 17 east of Elgin. Troopers report the collision occurred around 7 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of N.E.

Discovery Outpost owner Luke Barrett and his mother, Rhonda, teach children sign language during American Sign Language Day, Saturday Jan. 9, 2021.

Discovery Outpost held an American Sign Language Day Saturday that consisted of learning signs, story time, craft and hot cocoa. After story time, owner Luke Barrett, who is well-versed in American Sign Language, taught children several words in sign language.

Elgin and Fletcher firefighters battle a grass fire

Elgin and Fletcher firefighters battle a grass fire Monday witnesses say was started by a spark from welding equipment at a construction site on Happy Hollow Lane off of U.S. 277. No structures were damaged as firefighters were quickly able to contain the blaze.

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