Good News

  Church in Temple gets ready to celebrate 100th anniversary

Members of a church in Temple are getting ready to celebrate their church’s 100th anniversary next month.

  Indiahoma artist given spotlight at Meet the Artist event

  Good News stories: March 22

  Douglass Community Center receives handicap accessible van

  Blood Drive, Car Cruise and more happening in Texoma on Friday

  Lawton rec center offers low intensity workout class

  Good Morning Texoma Crew celebrates World Down Syndrome Day

Continued Coverage

  Hundreds attend memorial service for veteran with no known family

  Two Altus Police Officers honored for saving man’s life

  Oklahoma City Thunder’s Steven Adams visits OYE exhibitors

  Center for Creative Living holds Indian Taco fundraiser

  New Directions launches makeup drive to boost clients’ confidence

  Volkswagen enthusiasts gather for 6th annual V-Dubs in the Park

  Tribal members receive free legal services from Columbia Law students

A group of students from Columbia Law School in New York is spending their spring break offering free legal services to Oklahomans in need.

  Golf tournament fundraiser benefits Cameron’s Sports and Exercise Science Department

The Cameron University Sports and Exercise Science Department is getting a boost from the community with a golf tournament fundraiser.

  Three Lawton residents appointed to state boards by Gov. Stitt

Five people each were appointed to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority Board, the Board of Juvenile Affairs and the Board of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

  Medicine Park Aquarium and Natural Sciences Center offers camps

The Medicine Park Aquarium and Natural Sciences Center is getting ready for their spring break mini camps.

  Bike ride benefits Holy City and American Cancer Society

  “Say No To Gangs” lock-in helping some Lawton teens prepare for positive future

  Good News stories: March 15

Local high schoolers announced as finalists for Cotton Electric essay contest

  City of Lawton Parks and Recreation Department offers various activities

  Lawton woman hosts free prom dress giveaway

  Sodexo announces winner of Future Chef Culinary Competition

Sodexo has announced the winner of the future chef culinary competition.

  Shriners Hospital gives Walters boy hope to walk again

A 10-year-old Walters boy is going to Shriners Hospital for Children in Chicago this summer to see if doctors think he’ll be able to walk again.

  Foster Grandparent program honors 20 year volunteer

A Lawton woman, who's dedicated the past 20 years of her life to helping at-risk children, was recognized for her service.

  Group hosts active listening workshop in Lawton

Business professionals in Lawton are now better equipped with communication skills to use in the workplace.

  Lawton students attend senior job fair

The High School Senior Job Fair took place in the Worley Center at Great Plains Technology Center in Lawton Tuesday.

  LFD recruits and volunteer firefighters working hard in the classroom for certification

What does it take to be a firefighter? Two women who happen to be volunteer firefighters joined Lawton Fire Department recruits as they work to get their certification and better serve their communities.

  Billingsley Lincoln of Lawton to be honored as outstanding local business

A Lawton luxury car dealership is one of a handful around the country to be honored as an outstanding local business. Billingsley Lincoln of Lawton recently received recognition at a meeting that was held in Nashville.

  Duncan community participates in penguin plop

The Duncan community braved the wind and dove into a pool all for a good cause Saturday morning. Duncan Public Schools hosted their inaugural Penguin Plop.

  Junior League of Lawton hosts food fight

The Lawton Food Bank is receiving more food all thanks to the community and a local organization who held a food drive.

  Artist born and raised in Lawton returns home

An artist native to Lawton has returned home after spending decades living in different parts of the country.

  New businesses open in Medicine Park

Medicine Park is welcoming five new businesses to town!

  Community shows support at 3rd annual Ella’s Army Blood Drive

There was a very special blood drive at Lawton Central Mall on Saturday... It was the third annual Ella’s Army Blood Drive.

  Korean War Veteran honored with Purple Heart ceremony

A Korean War veteran from Cache received recognition Saturday afternoon during a Purple Heart ceremony.

LPD award winners share their experience

Seeing how important these officers are to the rest of the department, and seeing how proud their family and friends were made the event Friday extremely special.

  Historic equipment returned to Lawton Fire Department

Friday, for the first time in decades, a Lawton Firefighter found himself behind the wheel of a truck first used by the department in the early 1900s.

  Sullivan Village Elementary hosts Health and Science Fair

Students from the OU College of Nursing set up tables to teach students about healthy living.

  Good News stories: March 8

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  Lawton family hosts blood drive in honor of daughter

Ella's Army Blood Drive is held in honor of Ella Gorgonlione who had a liver transplant when she was 9 months old. Her parents have been a part of putting these blood drives together to celebrate her life.

  Eisenhower High Youth and Government program is back from the state conference

Each year, the Lawton Public Schools foundation awards the Eisenhower student delegates a grant so they can attend the state conference.

Second ‘CU Be a Therapist” event helps bring awareness to mental health issues

The CU be a therapist event held tonight was the second installment in less than two weeks.

  Elgin boys and girls get big sendoff to state tournament

The boys and girls basketball teams at Elgin High School got a big send-off Thursday morning as they left for the state tournament.

  OKC Zoo debuts new ‘Mountain Lion Cub Cam’

The Siblings, Toho, Tahnka and Tawakoni, are in a habitat in the zoo’s “Oklahoma Trails” exhibit.

  Lawton power lifter sets national record

Ray Ortiz has set 9 national records and about 11 state records. He has been power lifting for well over 30 years and recently set a record for bench pressing 600 pounds.

  Cyril celebrates Class A basketball state championship

Fans gathered at Cyril High School to celebrate their boys taking home the Class A basketball state championship.

  Friends of the Wichitas participate in nationwide cleanup effort

The Great American Cleanup is underway in Oklahoma and volunteers at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge are taking part.

  Lawton church invites community for last celebratory meal before the start of lent

Shrove Tuesday, is a celebratory day for those who follow the church calendar. It is a day where people can binge on all their favorite foods until tomorrow, Ash Wednesday, which is also the beginning of lent.

  Omega Psi Phi Fraternity helps Lawton veterans

An international fraternity is giving back to the Lawton Veterans Center for their statewide community service project.

  Large turnout for Lawton Heroes 5k Color Run

The Lawton Police Department and the Lawton Fire Department now have more funding for their community events, thanks to the community itself!

  Local paramedic uses new invention to help save lives

Saving lives is a little easier now for paramedics thanks to an easy-to-use device invented by an Oklahoma surgeon.

  Freedom elementary students taste grown vegetables in tower garden

Freedom Elementary's student council has been growing vegetables and herbs in the school's tower garden and now they get to taste what they've grown.

  Lawton Veterans Service Center receives donation

The military order of Purple Hearts' Chapter 602 gave back to local veterans Thursday.

  Man who suffered stroke learns to read and write again

A Lawton man has been re-learning to read and write following a massive stroke a few years ago.

  Two Duncan churches come together to celebrate Black History Month

Two Duncan churches came together to celebrate diversity in honor of Black History Month.

SAFB to throw party for Joe Cuba

Sheppard Air Force Base is throwing a birthday party for Joe Cuba.

  Pieces of history make its way back to Lawton Fire Department

The Lawton Fire Department will get a 1913 fire truck along with an 1850s horse drawn hose cart. Both were once utilized in Lawton before being stored at a museum in Oklahoma City.

Texoma boot company honors girl, 6, battling rare form of cancer

A boot company from Nocona helped honor a young girl, who is battling a rare form of pediatric cancer, with her own custom made boots.

  Holy City of The Wichitas prepares for Easter Pageant

The Holy City is preparing for their Easter Pageant and looking to raise money to help make improvements to the area.

  SC man buys $500 worth of Girl Scout cookies so girls could stay out of the cold

“What an amazing soul,” Dillard wrote.

  West Texas Rehab: Ramon Vasquez

A traumatic accident would leave Ramon with a life-altering injury but with determination and help from West Texas Rehab he is finding a new normal.

  West Texas Rehab: Vincent Rodriquez

We continue to highlight the work done by the specialists at the West Texas Rehabilitation Center

  West Texas Rehab: Cindy Perez

Kristen Ward shows us the life changing breakthroughs being made every day at the center for adults, as well as children.

  Oklahoma puppy getting second chance thanks to OSU’s vet school

Milo was born with a congenital dislocation of both elbows which left his paws turned upside down.

  West Texas Rehab: Overview

The West Texas Rehabilitation Center is an outpatient rehab facility that helps families from all over our area live better lives.

  West Texas Rehab: Grant Maxwell

Kristen Ward has the story of a family once overwhelmed by the unexpected and their journey to joy with the help and guidance of West Texas Rehab.

Red River Best Chevy Dealers want to show some deserving teachers some appreciation

Do you know a teacher that deserves some recognition?

Share Your Christmas

Share Your Christmas with us on December 8!

Comanche Co. Sheriff’s Department delivers turkeys to area families

The Comanche County Sheriff’s Department hit the streets Thursday for its annual Thanksgiving Turkey giveaway.

  Great Plains AMBUCS to match October donations to Lawton Food Bank

All money raised in the month of October, up to $2,000, will be matched.

  Local realtors hold ‘Rally for Miracles’ to help raise money

RE/MAX Professionals were raising funds to help purchase and install a variety of handicap accessible playground equipment for Elmer Thomas Park.

  Comanche County boy’s birthday gift goes viral after being shared on Facebook

What started as a project for a 2-year-old boy's birthday gift has turned into a viral post which has gone around the world.

  Altus coach receives national honor

A former Altus wrestling coach is making national headlines after being named the National Wrestling Coaches Association's Scholastic Coach of the Year.

Local man’s Facebook post goes viral over Memorial Day

Darrell Stanley was at the Fort Sill National Cemetery on Sunday when he captured an amazing photo and his caption really tells the story.

  Lawton boy plans to give back this summer

LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- A Lawton boy is kicking off his summer break by holding a canned food drive for those in need.

  Elgin students raise money for teacher with rare eye disease

Students at Elgin Middle School put on a talent show, Thursday, to raise money for a teacher battling a rare parasitic infection that has caused her to lose sight in one of her eyes.

  Retired Marine walking across America to help wounded soldiers

A retired Marine made a stop at Fort Sill Wednesday as he walks across America to raise awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.