Rocketeers of the "Red Dragon Battalion" celebrated the unit's 100th birthday by christening their regimental room "The Dragons' Lair" on Wednesday. Cutting twin cakes to make it official were the command team and their wives, Lt. Col. Will B. and Amanda Freds and Command Sgt. Maj. James and Priscilla Atchison.
Several fire departments, with state help, were busy working a range fire that affected hundreds of acres in mountainous territory in western Kiowa County on Wednesday.
Brig. Gen. Keith A. Klemmer rounded out his military career by retiring in the same place where it began 30 years ago  Fort Sill.
Medicine Park is getting some positive publicity on the Worldwide Web after being listed this week among the "Best Tiny Towns in Every State."
Caleb Mull, a junior this fall at MacArthur High, placed in the top 2.3 percent of competitors at the National Archery in the Schools Program eighth annual World Tournament bull's eye competition this past weekend. "I'm pretty happy. Hoped to do better," Mull said in his quiet, focused manner.
Recognition of one of its longtime trustees was the first order of business for the Comanche County Fairgrounds Trust Authority at its regular monthly meeting on Monday.

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