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Duncan high, middle schools chosen for Character awards  Duncan Banner

Duncan Public Schools had been honored that two of their student lead community programs are considered “Promising Practices,” from Character.org.



Duncan Public Schools responds to student’s racist video  KSWO

Duncan Public Schools is responding after one of its students posted a racist video on social media.



Okla. school report cards released | News  Duncan Banner

The Oklahoma State Department of Education has released the “school report cards” for the entire state. This has been the first time since 2016 the state has ...



DPS issues state over racist social media post  Duncan Banner

A social media post has been making waves through Stephens County. The post shows a Duncan High School student doing a version of “Red Fish, Blue Fish” ...



Five nominated for 2019 Crossman Award  Duncan Banner

Duncan High School has given out the Crossman Award, the school's top honor, to a student excelling in and outside of the classroom every year based off ...



Duncan High School to host annual Holiday Classic  Duncan Banner

As yearly holiday tradition, teams from around the state come and play basketball at the 2018 Holiday Classic hosted by Duncan High School.



A New Hope: Duncan hears update on PLC Teacher program  Duncan Banner

Duncan High School Principal Wade Hampton is in his first year at Duncan High School after spending time at Duncan Middle School. He presented his “New ...



Area honor rolls | Community  Duncan Banner

Stephens County public schools have submitted their schools honor rolls for the first 9 weeks. These are as the were sent to The Duncan Banner, schools ...



High school artists tell stories through art | News  Duncan Banner

Mosaics, scratch board art, paintings, mixed media and drawings are on display at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center highlighting “Your Art, Your Story” in this ...



Duncan High School internship program helps students prepare for future careers  KSWO

It is the second year of the Pathways to Future Careers internship program, and with the growth in participation from students and local businesses, its success ...



Grandmother accuses Duncan Public Schools of racial discrimination  Duncan Banner

Dobie Headrick said dance was one of the bright spots in her granddaughters life since her mother passed away. However, for Headrick it is now a dark place ...



Taking top honors: Duncan tennis does well in-home tournament  Duncan Banner

With the possibility of rain, the Duncan boys and girls tennis team played Friday in the 5A Championship Tournament and took home top honors as the Demons ...



Holt wins first homecoming king award | News  Duncan Banner

Homecoming is a tradition like no other at Duncan High School, but this year, the tradition took a turn for the positive as Connor Holt was named homecoming ...



Cox named mom of the month by Vype and Duncan Bank of Commerce  Duncan Banner

Sports magazine Vype, with their partnership with the Duncan Bank of Commerce, have named Demetra Cox as their March “Mom of the Month.”



Duncan school board meeting sees protesters  Duncan Banner

During the special meeting for the Duncan Public Schools Board of Eduction Wednesday night, where the main topic was dealing with the resignation of ...



Duncan educator nominated for Outstanding Teacher Award  Duncan Banner

Duncan Public Schools announced this week one of their own has been nominated for the Outstanding Teacher Award.



Schedule set for DPS back-to-school orientation  Duncan Banner

In less than a month, Duncan Public Schools will start gearing up for the 2018-2019 school year.



Duncan Lady Demons finish tournament in second | Sports  Duncan Banner

It was the last true road test of the regular season and the Duncan Lady Demons tennis team tied for second at the Guthrie Tournament with 51 with Byng ...



Take the plunge for DPS students  Duncan Banner

Duncan Public Schools is taking winter seriously — seriously fun that is — as a way to send students to the Special Olympics.



Professional Oklahoma Educators hosted an educational forum at Duncan High School  KSWO

The Professional Oklahoma Educators and specifically the newly founded Duncan Chapter wanted to offer the people of Duncan a chance to interact with their ...



Elite roster: Two area athletes honored with spots on all-region basketball team  Duncan Banner

Basketball honors are starting to be handed out and two Stephens County athletes were honored with Oklahoma Basketball Coaches' Association Region 5 ...



Central High hit list under investigation  Duncan Banner

Stephens County Sheriff Wayne McKinney said they're investigating a hit list which surfaced at Central High School.



High school student injured auto versus bike wreck  Duncan Banner

UPDATE 8-16-18 10:30 a.m.. Duncan Police Lt. John Byers said the investigation is ongoing and was able to confirm that the driver of the truck was a Duncan ...



Duncan Arts Hall of Fame announces five featured performers for Jan. show  Duncan Banner

Stephens County has artists in abundance. To recognize those talents and contributions, the Arts Hall of Fame (AHoF) is preparing for the inaugural January ...



Local students chosen for state choirs | News  Duncan Banner

Seven students from the Duncan High School Vocal Music Department were selected by audition for the Oklahoma All State Honor Choirs.



Makayla Gibson signs with Western to play softball  Duncan Banner

After leading her team in multiple offensive categories, Makyala Gibson decided to play collegiate softball with her twin sister, Maranda Gibson, at Western ...



State Champions in Stephens County  Duncan Banner

Four area wrestlers came home with State Championships, including Duncan's first individual state championship in several seasons, on the final day of the ...



And they're off: Duncan and Marlow jump-start track season  Duncan Banner

Duncan and Marlow track & field teams started the spring season Saturday at the Duncan Southern Oklahoma Invitational which featured many teams from ...



The sky is the limit for Demon football  Duncan Banner

With a talented athletic class coming in and several returning starters, Duncan Demon's first year coach, J.T. Cobble said the sky is the limit for this team.



Empire superintendent announces retirement  Duncan Banner

Spending almost 40 years in education and the last nine as Empire Public Schools superintendent, Vicki Davison will retire to enjoy family time, but she will help ...



Consolation bound: Duncan drops tournament openers at SOI  Duncan Banner

Facing some of the toughest competition in the Southern Oklahoma Invitational Tournament, the Duncan Lady Demons and Demons basketball teams dropped ...



Demons Dozen: 12 to be inducted into Duncan Athletic Hall of Fame  Duncan Banner

A record 12 inductees will be ushered into the Duncan Athletic Hall of Fame on Sept. 22 during a ceremony at Duncan Golf & Tennis Club.



Live Streaming of Duncan High School Graduation | News  Duncan Banner

Live Streaming DHS Graduation. Commencement for the Duncan High School Class of 2017 is scheduled for 8:00 pm on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Graduating ...



DPSF gets ball rolling on STEAM Labs building  Duncan Banner

The Duncan Public Schools Foundation (DPSF) will soon get their timeline going for the new STEAM Lab/Innovation hub building at the Duncan High School.



Survive and advance: Duncan baseball wins regional championship in if game  Duncan Banner

Duncan had to survive two games Saturday in order to advance to their second straight Class 5A State Tournament and they did just that by beating Bishop ...



Duncan Wrestling places fifth in Perry Tournament | Sports  Duncan Banner

The Duncan Wrestling team placed fifth at the Perry Tournament this weekend in the first regular action of the season.



DPS teachers honored | News  Duncan Banner

Nine teachers in the Duncan Public Schools system were honored Thursday afternoon during the DPS Teacher of the Year ceremony at First Baptist Church in ...



Four Duncan students chosen for OSSM  Duncan Banner

Four Duncan High School students have been accepted to participate in the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics program for the upcoming school ...



DPS dress code approved, lunch times to be revisited  Duncan Banner

School dress codes have been in the news a lot recently in relation to policies that people in their respective communities showed concern for.



'Oklahoma Artists' exhibit connects past and present at Chisholm Trail Heritage Center  Duncan Banner

On exhibit at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center (CTHC), now through April 29, is “Oklahoma Artists” featuring paintings that have been in the CTHC & Garis ...



Demons slay Spartans in homecoming victory | Sports  Duncan Banner

It was a balanced game for scoring between the Duncan Demons offense and defense as Duncan High School slayed the Southeast Spartans 59-14 to improve ...



Cannawise+ continues patient drive, despite Facebook hiccup | News  Duncan Banner

Cannawise+, a Duncan medicinal dispensary, has announced patient drives will continue this weekend, despite their brief disappearance from social media.



Justice sought 25 years after Duncan man’s murder in Tatums  KSWO

Family seeks answers, law enforcement seek witnesses 25 years after Duncan man was gunned down in Tatums.



Duncan High School band has a great marching season  Duncan Banner

The 2017 – 2018 DHS Band's year has started off fast and furious for the Duncan High School Band. The band just finished their marching portion of the school ...



Duncan man deemed not guilty of rape  Duncan Banner

A jury of peers found a Stephens County man not guilty of rape in first degree this week.



Lawsuit filed against Duncan Public Schools and Athletic Director  KSWO

DUNCAN, OK (KSWO)- A Duncan family has filed a petition against Duncan Public Schools and Duncan High School Athletic Director, Craig Benson. The family ...



Routine stop for speeding leads to chase, restraint chair  Duncan Banner

A Duncan man faces four different charges after evading a routine stop for speeding.



Duncan Lady Demon Softball wins eighth game in a row  Duncan Banner

After winning their sixth straight El Reno Tournament, the Duncan Lady Demons kept their winning streak alive at eight games with a 9-1 victory over district foe, ...



Murphree to take seat at commissioners table | News  Duncan Banner

Stephens County District 1 voters used their right at the ballot box to elect Kreg Murphree as their new Stephens County Commissioner.



Why some Oklahoma schools are shifting the way they respond to students' bad behavior  StateImpact Oklahoma

Kristin Atchley, the Executive Director of Counseling for the State Department of Education said it's standard practice for Oklahoma school teachers to yell at kids ...



Man facing assault with dangerous weapon charge | News  Duncan Banner

Stephens County Sheriffs Department arrested a Duncan man who allegedly chased down another car on the roadway.



Stephens Co. lawyers to celebrate Law Day  Duncan Banner

The 68th annual statewide celebration of Law Day is set for Thursday, May 2.



Marcus and Leigh McEntire purchase insurance agency  Duncan Banner

Marcus and Leigh McEntire have purchased the Whitten Insurance Agency, Inc. from family members Jerry, Betty and Steve Whitten Nov. 1.



Man arrested after leading police on chase | News  Duncan Banner

Judges in Stephens County set a bond for a man who allegedly endangered others while eluding police at $100000.



DHS seniors receive college scholarships | News  Duncan Banner

The Duncan High School class of 2018 has had many great achievements over the last four years. On Monday, students were awarded for those achievements ...



Duncan AD, head coach resigns | News  Duncan Banner

Duncan Public Schools will be looking for a new athletic director and head football coach following the resignation of Craig Benson.



Duncan High School Athletics Hall-Of-Fame Banquet sets record attendance  Duncan Banner

The Duncan Athletic Hall of Fame banquet concluded Saturday night, adding 10 new members to the list of great Duncan athletes.



Search underway for missing man near Comanche  Duncan Banner

Units from Stephens County Sheriff's office, Duncan Police, Comanche Fire and Oklahoma Highway Patrol are in a water search for a man who was swept away ...



Woman breaks in, assaults ex and girlfriend | News  Duncan Banner

One Duncan woman now sits behind bars on charges of burglary in the first degree after allegedly entering her ex's house and attacking those inside.



Duncan couple arrested for child neglect, cultivation | News  Duncan Banner

A routine stop for a disturbance call led Stephens County deputies to arrest two individuals who allegedly grew marijuana plants illegally in a home with children ...



Intent to distribute lands one in jail  Duncan Banner

A routine traffic stop lead to the arrest of a woman who was booked on charges of intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance.



Don Jose says goodbye to Comanche | News  Duncan Banner

Don Jose Tortilla Grill, located in Comanche, announced the restaurant will close Thursday.



Duncan wins opener of Regional Tournament  Duncan Banner

Duncan got hosting duties of the Class 5A Regional Tournament started off with a seventh inning rally as they won 7-3 over Altus.



DAEDF, City of Duncan tax on Jan. 8 ballot  Duncan Banner

Voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, to decide the fate of an extension of a tax split between City of Duncan and Duncan Area Economic.



School board hires new DHS principal | News  Duncan Banner

Duncan Public Schools Board of Education voted on Tuesday to hire a replacement for Justin Smith, Duncan High School principal, who leaves at the end of the ...



A normal game: Duncan treating game against Ardmore like any other game  Duncan Banner

Despite the implications of the upcoming district game between Duncan and Ardmore, the Demons, who have started the season 7-0 overall and 4-0 in district ...



Part of history: Sullivan signs with Sterling College  Duncan Banner

Braylen Sullivan and his senior teammate Joe Gillette will become part of history at Duncan High School being the second and third signees in the swim ...



Students attend first day of school at Duncan Public Schools  KSWO

It was a busy morning for students and faculty at Duncan Public Schools as they returned for the first day of classes.



'Not the best option': McEntire explains faults with ballot initiative, hopes Oklahoma Plan will fit state  Duncan Banner

A ballot initiative to expand Medicaid in Oklahoma was filed on April 19, meaning if the initiative follows the correct steps, voters could see it on the 2020 ballot ...



Coach Knapp resigns as Duncan softball coach  Duncan Banner

Duncan Lady Demons head softball coach Joe Knapp has resigned his position, Duncan Public Schools Superintendent Melonie Hau said.



Chamber accepting nominations for 2019 banquet  Duncan Banner

Duncan's Chamber of Commerce is now accepting award nominations for the organization's annual banquet coming up in 2019.



Suit filed against DPS and Athletic Coordinator claiming assault and harassment of minor  Duncan Banner

A petition has been filed against Duncan Public School District as well as Duncan High School Athletic Coordinator, Craig Benson. The petition cites, “causes of ...



CTAC awards scholarship to Merribelle Wharton | News  Duncan Banner

Chisholm Trail Arts Council is proud to announce the recipient of the 2019 CTAC Art Scholarship is Merribelle Wharton, Duncan.



New man at the helm: Booth gets first experience as coach with Bray-Doyle  Duncan Banner

After being hired by the Bray-Doyle Public Schools Board of Education a few weeks ago, Ron Booth got to experience his first camp as head coach of the Lady ...



DHS Vocal Music Spring Concert set for today  Duncan Banner

The Duncan High School Vocal Music Department will present its annual Spring Concert today.



Starting the week right: Duncan wins game one of busy week of baseball  Duncan Banner

It is going to be a full week of baseball for the Duncan Demons and they got it started right with a 10-0 district victory over Noble.



DPS new superintendent starting time in Duncan | News  Duncan Banner

New Duncan Public Schools Superintendent Melonie Hau began her first day at the office Wednesday. Hau's contract began April 1, but she worked from home ...



Man arrested for second degree burglary  Duncan Banner

Police have arrested a man for alleged burglary in the second degree after a homeowner realized and reported their outbuilding door had been kicked in and an ...



Tickets still available for Hats and Heels fundraiser  Duncan Banner

Get ready for all the fun, hats and food of the Kentucky Derby but without the travel as the Hats and Heels fundraiser is set for May 4.



Law enforcement catches one on drug DUI, possession  Duncan Banner

Stephens County Sheriffs arrested a man for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs while possessing a controlled dangerous substance on Jan. 5.



Duncan, Oklahoma Teen Facing Felony Charges Over 'Hit List'  Newstalk1290

Duncan, Oklahoma teen in police custody over alleged hit list.



Final Serve: Duncan duo of Churchman and Watkins reflects on All-State  Duncan Banner

Tuesday was a big day for the Duncan Demon tennis team as Logan Churchman and Addie Watkins served their last set of games at the Oklahoma Coaches ...



Revised budget OK'd, enrollment holding steady | News  Eastern Arizona Courier

DUNCAN — At a short public hearing prior to the regular monthly meeting, the Duncan Unified School District governing board voted to accept the final revised ...



Runoff slated in District 1 county race | News  Duncan Banner

Unofficial results for the Stephens County District 1 commissioner Republican primary came in late Tuesday night, ending in a runoff between Dennis Sweat and ...



Stephens County annual holiday parades set for December 1  Duncan Banner

Christmas time is here — time for festivities, peppermints and parades. Stephens County has a unique tradition. Each of the three major communities hosts their ...



Equipment purchased for Clear Creek playgrounds  Duncan Banner

Duncan City Council unanimously approved the purchase of playground equipment for Clear Creek Lake through the U.S. Communities Purchasing and Grant ...



Cameron percussion ensemble joins local high school students for performance  KSWO

LAWTON, OK (TNN) - The Percussion Ensemble and Pan Express at Cameron University and Duncan High School joined together Tuesday night for a special ...



Demons In Control: Duncan boys beat No. 9 Ardmore in season opener  Duncan Banner

Despite a comeback attempt in the third quarter, the No. 20 Duncan Demons were in control the whole game and beat No. 9 Ardmore 69-59 Tuesday evening in ...



Duncan boys tennis finishes second at regionals  Duncan Banner

Duncan will have another team heading to a state tournament after the Boys Tennis team qualified for the Class 5A State Tournament placing second at ...



Construction near completion at Duncan High School  KSWO

The renovation project at Duncan High School is on track to be finished by the time the first bell rings in August.



Youth movement: Lady Demons to build experience | Sports  Duncan Banner

After graduating six seniors from last year's team, the Duncan Lady Demons basketball team will have to build experience in the early part of the season.



Demons pitcher to be honored with prestigious award  Duncan Banner

Heading into his senior season, Duncan pitcher Tyler Polk has already signed to play collegiate baseball at Oklahoma State and will also be one of five honored ...



Heritage Oaks Church to put on Cinco De Mayo fest  Duncan Banner

Heritage Oaks Church will host a community festival in honor of Cinco De Mayo from noon to 2 p.m. May 4 at Halliburton Park pavilion's 2 and 3. The event will ...



Duncan set for playoff test  Duncan Banner

At the beginning of the season, Duncan Demon football came in with a new coach looking to install the old time Duncan football tradition. The Demons believe ...



Former Murf's Guns owner on the ballot  Duncan Banner

As the June 26 Stephens County Primary for Commissioner of District No. 1 approaches, one of the Republican candidates that is running is quite known locally.



Kirk deemed competent for trial  Duncan Banner

Facing two counts of first degree murder for the deaths of his wife, Jessica Kirk, and stepfather, Dennis Duncan, Shane Josiah Kirk was found competent to stand ...



Woman facing assault and battery on officer charges  Duncan Banner

A call of “aggressive” dogs turned south Tuesday morning after a police officer fired shots and the owner assaulted the officer.



Duncan High update unveiled  The Lawton Constitution

DUNCAN Stick a fork in it. Two years of demolition and building of jackhammers and saws and construction fences and temporary entrances are officially history.



Former NFL Player, Oklahoma Native To Open Large Marijuana Grow In OKC  news9.com KWTV

A former NFL player with Oklahoma roots says he plans to open what will eventually be the largest indoor medical marijuana grow operation in the state.



Central success: Lady Bronchos hand Velma-Alma their second loss  Duncan Banner

The Central High Lady Bronchos took a late run in the third quarter to hand the Velma- Alma Lady Comets their second loss of the season Friday, beating the ...



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