News

Thu
30
Oct

Local vet goes “mad” on Halloween

By Caleb Brabham
 
Buried up to his knees in manufactured fog, Larry Kysar of Kysar Veterinary Clinic in Bristow repositions a plastic dismembered leg against a cardboard gravestone. “It looks pretty good,” Kysar says during the trial run of his yard decorations on Sixth Street just past Elm in Bristow. “Now all we need is some night.”
 
Thu
30
Oct

Real life ghost hunter has haunting story

By Caleb Brabham
 
Scott Lawrence characterizes himself as skeptical but curious when it comes to the supernatural. “I'm very skeptical,” Lawrence says, eagerly grabbing his cell phone from his desk before holding it up to make his point. “This is a phone. I know this is a phone because I can see it and I can feel it. But unless you tell me this is a phone, I don't know what it is. Show me proof.”
 
Thu
30
Oct

United Way nears goal

By Caleb Brabham
 
The Bristow United Way Campaign is in its final days as the time ticks toward the Nov. 7 deadline to reach the lofty goal of $64,000. According to Campaign Ambassador for United Way Katherine Murray, Bristow is 60 percent of the way toward reaching the goal. Officials say that the current amount raised is around $38,400 but approximately 20 percent more is coming in, so the total would equate to roughly, $51,200.
 
Thu
30
Oct

Halloween tradition just not the same anymore

By Caleb Brabham
 
Halloween will return to Main again this year in a non-chamber-sponsored capacity. The city will be closing off the streets on Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. for interested merchants to hand out candy. “I think it's a wonderful, fun thing,” Bristow resident, Lola Hake says of Halloween on Main. “But it's never quite adventurous. When we went up there with our daughter and granddaughter, it was just monotonous and kind of boring. It was fun to see some community people but it didn't have that full-bodied feel of the Halloween experience.” 
 
Tue
28
Oct

Pirate painter aids charity

By Caleb Brabham
 
Bristow High School has a few more smiling pirates thanks to an ambitious Alternative Education student, Jocie Gray. Recently, Gray was commissioned by alternative education teacher Derek Brown to paint school spirited skull and crossbone decorations to be placed up for auction around the school district, with the profits of two going toward United Way.
 
Tue
28
Oct

Trick or what?

By Caleb Brabham
 
Currently, there is much confusion regarding the activities planned in for the evening of Friday, Oct. 31. When the Bristow Chamber of Commerce stepped away from offering Halloween on Main, earlier this month, a Facebook group that calls itself “Bragging on Bristow” put out a call to arms, asking merchants to give out candy in the evening between 6 and 7 p.m.
 
Tue
28
Oct

Santa Bucks get early start

By Caleb Brabham
 
The Santa Bucks tradition, started nine years ago, will see a slight tweak this year, as residents will have a full month, starting on Saturday, Nov. 1, to participate in the shop local promotion. “We decided this year we're going to do it for a month and then we'll have our drawing,” said Nancy Spencer of Candy Creations. “We're not going to do Thanksgiving night because the train is coming in the next night and we're going to be out late Friday and Saturday.”
 
Tue
28
Oct

Willeford appointed to hospital authority

By J. D. Meisner
 
Bristow City Councilman Jeff Willeford was appointed last week to fill a vacant position on the Bristow Hospital Authority – but Willeford's appointment did not come without a degree of nay-saying from a veteran member of the council. At last Monday's meeting of the Bristow City Council, Ward #2 councilman Leon Smith spoke out against Willeford's nomination.
 
Fri
24
Oct

Old well


Bristow Mayor Leonard Washington looks at the current building housing Bristow's largest well. Washington says that the well could be deeper than the 32 foot wide 109 feet deep well in Greensburg, Kan., which currently holds the record as the largest hand dug well in the world.
By Caleb Brabham
 
The City of Bristow may be on its way to getting a new museum as the council voted Monday, Oct. 20, to contract with an architect to draw an initial sketch of a museum that would be built beside the handdug water well between Washington and Lincoln Streets.
 
Fri
24
Oct

Longtime resident remembers integration

By Caleb Brabham
 
Alfred Mathews was only a kid growing up around Bristow in the 1940's, decades prior to integration. But to hear him tell it, race relations in Bristow weren't all that different from the way they are today “This town attracted a lot of black people. It was the best town in this area on race relations before integration,” said Mathews. “Everybody knew everybody. Black, white, there were no racial problems whatsoever.”
 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - News