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KGWA Local News Tuesday

DD)—Funeral services will be held Saturday for an Enid man being remembered as a longtime business and community leader, a philanthropist and a champion for education in Enid. Dan Dillingham, an Enid native, died Sunday at the age of 87. Services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 at First Presbyterian Church of Enid. Dillingham was born in 1934 and graduated from Enid Public Schools before enrolling and earning a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and economics from the University of Colorado. After serving two years in the Army’s 3rd Armored Division Finance Office in Frankfurt, Germany, he returned home to Enid and joined his father and brother in the family insurance business, Dillingham Insurance. When financial problems caused Phillips University to close its doors, Dan Dillingham was one community leader who worked to make sure higher education remained a priority in Enid.


In 2002, he was elected to the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank-Kansas City. Other honors and awards included being named Citizen of the Year and Business Person of the Year by Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce. He was a 2012 inductee in the Enid Public School Foundation’s Hall of Fame and the Enid Walk of Fame by the city of Enid. He was named Citizen of the Year by Enid Salvation Army. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and an Endowed Chair in Business by Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Dillingham Insurance has been a part of Enid since 1927. The company serves clients in 38 states and has offices in Oklahoma City, Woodward and Kansas City.



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OR)--An Enid Fire Department driver and an Enid Police Department officer were honored as Firefighter and Officer of the Year, respectively, in a ceremony on Monday afternoon at EPD. EFD driver Garry Watters and EPD Officer Christian Owusu each received $500 awards, which came in honor of the late Stephen DeVaughn who died in June 2015.Stephen DeVaughn was an Eagle Scout, an agent for the U.S. Treasury Department Customs Division and served with the Secret Service on the Personnel Protection Service of President Gerald Ford and as the special agent in charge of the New Orleans, New York City and Criminal Divisions of Custom Enforcement. After retiring as director of Criminal Investigation in Washington, D.C., Stephen Vaughn lived in Lyon, France before moving to Enid in 2000 to be near family.


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EE)--Enid Public Schools four-year-old enrollment officially kicks off on Thursday, April first. Space is limited, enrollment is offered at a first-come, first-served basis, and students must be four-years-old by September 1 of this year. Visit for more information.


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CN)—24 newly-confirmed deaths and 184 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the state since Monday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. 216 people are currently hospitalized for treatment of the virus. The seven-day rolling average for new cases reported was 373, the state health department said.


COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results





*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date


*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date


Acute Care OSDH Licensed Facility Hospitalizations


Other Types of Facilities Hospitalizations


Total Cumulative Hospitalizations


Provisional Death Count (CDC/NCHS)



*The total includes laboratory information provided to OSDH at the time of the report. As a result, counts are subject to change. Total counts may not reflect unique individuals. Data Source: Acute Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health. As of 2021-03-23 at 7:00 a.m.


There have been 7656 positive COVID-19 cases, and 82 deaths in Garfield County. 6773 of those cases and 74 deaths have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Kingfisher County has reported 2004 cases, Alfalfa 1150, Blaine County is at 1012 cases, Major 948, and Grant 543.


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IW)--OG&E crews will be relocating a power pole on the northwest corner of Owen K. Garriott and South Grand on Thursday and Friday. The work will cause the intersection to operate as a 4-way stop with flashing red signal lights as crews work. Motorists are encouraged to drive with extreme caution in this area during the work effort.


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BB)--The United Way of Enid is asking you to enter your best recipe into the Bacon Bash during the annual Red Dirt BBQ coming up April 23rd. The deadline to enter is this Friday, March 26th. For more information, contact the United Way.



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BR)--The Stride Bank Center and the Chisholm Trail Expo Center announced Enid Ultimate Challenge Xtreme Bulls is coming to the Chisholm Trail Expo Center for one night only on Saturday, March 27th at 7:30pm. All seating will be socially distanced. Tickets are $35, $25 & $19. Tickets are on sale. Fans can order tickets by calling 855.TIX.ENID, visiting or in the Stride Bank Center Administration offices on the 2nd floor of Convention Hall.




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