Justin Cowin, from Sterling, on horseback, pulls a Marine who volunteered for the Sled Race Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at the Elgin Rodeo held at the Trent McIntosh Memorial Rodeo Arena. The sled passenger did his best to hang on rounding the corner.

Get ready, Rodeo fans, for two nights of fast-paced, jampacked action Aug. 17 and 18 at the Trent McIntosh Memorial Rodeo Arena east of town.

LAWTON - Classes have just begun for the students and staff at the Great Plains Technology Center in Lawton and despite a roof fire that threatened Building 100 on Friday Aug. 10, things are off to a good start.

By Debi DeSilver

TARBONE MOUNTAIN - As the crow flies, Tarbone Mountain is probably just a few miles over yonder from Meers.

By car, traveling Highway 115, it's just about a five minute drive from the Meers Restaurant to Camp Y'Shua, located at the base of Tarbone Mountain.

By Lisa Carroll

ELGIN - A Comanche County man, identified as Rodney G. Steele, 67, died after a tire exploded at the Elgin Lube Oil & Tire located at 610 A Street in Elgin on Monday morning.