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June 25, 2018

Fire

Chili Showdown for Fireworks

When the creative spirit gets launched, there is a lot of fun to be had in Luther – and a lot of good chili and cornbread. The Luther Fire Department and Police Department are in a friendly competition to outdo each other on the best pot of chili. It’s part of a fundaiser to help

Fire Destroys Luther Home

It was a passerby who noticed the smoke coming out of the house on Cedar between Fifth and Sixth Streets around 8 am Tuesday and made the emergency call. The two occupants had gone to work. Luther’s volunteer Fire Department went on scene with mutual aid from nearby fire departments to battle the flames that

Volunteer Departments tend to grass fire

When you’re driving home to your rural property and see smoke in the distance, there’s always that thought … “Is it my place?” It came too close for comfort for a couple who just moved to the Shadow Ridge neighborhood less than a month ago. They drove up to see that a neighbor’s burn of

This is only a drill

When the fire sirens blared along Coffee Creek today, a Luther Fire Department engine and truck was headed to a DRILL not a fire. As part of their education efforts, LFD visited the homeschool co-op, The LAB (Luther Academic Barn). Earlier this month, LFD visited Luther Elementary School and Head Start. Just before lunchtime, students

Luther Fire Chief Leaves for Marlow

Luther Fire Chief Jason Miller has been offered the Fire Chief position in Marlow, Oklahoma. His last day as Luther’s chief is July 17, 2017. Chief Miller has served as Luther’s first paid fire chief for the last six years. He said the decision was tough, but the opportunity to lead a bigger department in

Out of the ashes

A church youth group from Tennessee found a treasure in Luther as they were cleaning up the burned-out house of the Taylor family. The fire last December at the home at Seventh and Dogwood claimed the life of Tony Taylor. The youth group from Hartsville Pike Church of Christ, near Nashville, volunteered to spend their

Volunteer Firefighters handle north grass fire

Unofficial reports blame a spark from a lawnmower on a pasture in north Luther for spreading about a 40-acre blaze Saturday afternoon off Luther Road between Simmons and Charter Oak in Logan County. The heavy smoke and wind worried neighbors but volunteer crews from Woodcrest, Luther and Sooner got the spread under control.   Unfortunately,

Luther Fire to help in NW OK

Governor Mary Fallin on Tuesday issued an executive order to declare a state of emergency for 22 counties due to ongoing wildfires and critical fire weather conditions. The news comes as we learn that two volunteer Luther firefighters will deploy to NW Oklahoma Wednesday morning to help with the wildfires there. Brett Conner and Billy Hofegartner of

Burn Ban for Oklahoma County

The Oklahoma County Board of County Commissioners instituted an Emergency County-Burn Ban effective immediately for 30 days. The edict makes virtually any outdoor burning subject to a fine or jail time. “It is unlawful for any person to set fire to any forest, grass, range, crop or other wildlands, or to build a campfire or bonfire,

Mourning a loss

Unspeakable loss and grief hit a Luther family this morning when a house fire claimed the life of Tony Taylor, 48. The fire began at 2 am Tuesday morning at his home at Seventh and Dogwood in Luther. His wife, Juanita, was treated  and released for smoke inhalation and is staying with friends. Longtime residents

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