News Stories

You Can’t Fake a Clean Heart

Several years ago when all of my children were small, I hired a sweet woman in town to help me get my house ready for a Christmas party.

Jim Myers plants 63rd wheat crop

Jim Myers is a farmer. He just sowed his sixty-third consecutive wheat crop. He is 84 years of age. Jim rode on the tractor with his grandfather, Joe Barton, when he was a young child.

Preserving Olney’s heritage

Preserving Olney’s heritage

New City equipment helps with leaks, demolition

The City of Olney took delivery of two pieces of heavy equipment that will aid the Public Works Department in keeping water lines open and in tearing down about 50 houses that are slated for demoli

 Morgan Simmons wins Area FFA

Two candidates have filed with the Texas Republican Party to fill the seat that state Sen. Drew Springer, R-Muenster, will vacate in 2024. Sen.

Chief Birbeck talks jail, immigration as Young County Sheriff candidate

Olney Police Chief Dan Birbeck announced he will run for Young County Sheriff against incumbent Travis Babcock.

County Commissioners accepted a bid by a Bridgeport construction company to finish out the County Annex that will house several County departments.


JV & Varsity Cubs basketball vs. Trojans, Hawks

JV & Varsity Cubs basketball vs. Trojans, Hawks

Olney Junior High competed in the Texas Math and Science Coaches Association meet in Olney on Nov 11.

The Olney Girls basketball team started their basketball season during Thanksgiving break against Munday and Bryson, losing the first and winning the second.

Over the Thanksgiving break, the Olney Cubs Varsity basketball team started their season with two games on the road against the Munday Moguls and Chico Dragons.


Anna-Lynn Anderson

Anna-Lynn Anderson, age 67, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 in Houston, Texas. Visitation was held Monday, Nov. 20, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Lunn Funeral Home.

Melinda Ferrell

Melinda Ferrell

Melinda Helen McNutt Ferrell, passed away on November 14, 2023 in Dallas, Texas at the age of 83.

Dr. David Franklin Lovett

Dr. David Franklin Lovett, age 75, of Lubbock, Texas passed away on Friday, November 3, 2023. David was born on June 02, 1948 in Olney, Texas to Dr. Raymond and Hazel Lovett.

James Donnel Berry

James Donnel Berry, age 88, died Saturday, October 14, 2023, in Vernon, Texas. Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Saturday, October 21, 2023, at Lunn Funeral Home in Olney, Texas.

James Edward DeLong

James Edward DeLong, 93, passed away at his home Sunday, October 15, 2023 in Graham. Graveside funeral will be held 3:00 p.m.

Kathrine Hamilton Atchley

Kathrine Hamilton Atchley, age 101, passed away Monday, October 2, 2023, at her home in Olney, Texas. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm.