This isn’t the vehicle from “Fear the Walking Dead.” It is the Young County Sheriff’s Special Response Unit that was a crowd favorite at the Independence Day parade. Photo by Will Sadler

Olney Police Department’s newest officer Dustin Hudson has completed the police academy and will begin field officer training (FTO). Chief Conny Clay along with the City Attorney William A. Myers conducted the oath of office swearing in ceremony June 24 during the city council meeting. Hudson is currently the code enforcer with plans to become the school resource officer after FTO training. See what’s next for Olney Police in the upcoming issues of Olney Enterprise. Photo by Will Sadler

News Stories

Anne McQueen demonstrates a colorful science activity during science camp at The Refuge. Photo by Kristy Nantz

The Refuge has hosted multiple activities this summer.

This isn’t the vehicle from “Fear the Walking Dead.” It is the Young County Sheriff’s Special Response Unit that was a crowd favorite at the Independence Day parade. Photo by Will Sadler

The Olney Chamber of Commerce sponsored the 2019 Fourth of July celebration in Olney Thursday, June 27.

Congratulations to Newcastle Bobcat Collin Bachman for earning his place on the Midwestern State University President’s List Spring 2019.

It happens. After earning a bachelor’s degree in a specific field and moving into the workplace, people realize that they need something more fulfilling, or they need a change.

Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks was just announced as rookie of the year. Doncic was named to the award Monday, June 24, at the NBA awards show.

This June was Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. Join the Alzheimer’s Association® to help raise awareness of this devastating disease.

Olney Police Department’s newest officer Dustin Hudson has completed the police academy and will begin field officer training (FTO). Chief Conny Clay along with the City Attorney William A. Myers conducted the oath of office swearing in ceremony June 24 during the city council meeting. Hudson is currently the code enforcer with plans to become the school resource officer after FTO training. See what’s next for Olney Police in the upcoming issues of Olney Enterprise. Photo by Will Sadler

Mark Horany is holding the original signage from Horany’s Department Store--his family-owned that moved to Olney in 1933--at the original location in Olney. Photo by Will Sadler

Looking Back

Sports

NBA free agency is upon us, starting at 5 p.m. Sunday—players in most cases get to choose where they want to play as unrestricted free agents.

In baseball, it has been a devastating week for the MLB and all sports, with the passing of 27-year-old pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels Tyler Skaggs.

The 2019 NBA draft was held Thursday, June 20, as 60 new players were drafted into the league. Most notably, Zion Williamson was drafted No. 1 overall as expected by the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Toronto Raptors are your 2019 NBA Champions. The series completed this past Thursday, June 13.

The NBA finals are underway as the Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden State in game one by a score of 118-109; the first finals appearance for the Raptors in franchise history and while coming clo

Maddie Barrington Photo by Will Sadler

Olney High School Senior Mattie Barrington placed third at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Class 2A State Golf Tournament at Roy Kizer Golf course in Austin.

Obituaries

Peggy Jean Bockhoff (nee Williams), 91, died Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Medical City Hospital in Plano. Visitation will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Durwood Corley, OHS Class of 1942

Photo Courtesy of Hamil Family Funeral Home

Durwood Emory (Durk) Corley, 93, died on Saturday, June 15 at Hendrick Hospice Care in Abilene. He was born in Olney, Texas on August 24, 1925, the third child of Emory and Anne Bird Corley.

Ronnie Neal Keeter, age 55, passed away Monday, June 17, 2019 after a brief battle with cancer.

Billy Frank “Bill” Wilkinson, 76, died unexpectedly while delivering cattle on Thursday, April 25th, 2019, in Santana, Kansas.

Peggy Ann Murphy Wilcox passed away peacefully in her sleep in Lytle, Texas at the age of 72 on April 30, 2019.

Olney ~ John Kerry Miller, age 76, passed away on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019, at Medical City in Dallas, Texas, from complications of lymphoma. Church services will be held at 10:00 a.m.

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