Shawnee native Leroy Gordon Cooper was among the first seven Americans to be selected for the astronaut program. He was the last of the group to travel into space alone, setting various records along the way. "Gordo," as his fellow space colleagues called him, was known for his outstanding...
By Don Gammill, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014
Don Gammill: Paving work on State Highway 66 from Arcadia to Interstate 35 work is expected to be resume and be completed soon, said Cole Hackett, a spokesman for the Oklahoma Transportation Department.
By Don Gammill, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014
Don Gammill: Larry Clore, of the Oklahoma Transportation Department said, “The new eastbound I-240 to southbound I-35 ramp will begin further west on I-240 and will connect to I-35 further south, removing a lot of the bottleneck in the area” of Oklahoma City.
Don Gammill is general assignment editor and columnist. A native of Ponca City, he graduated from Central State University (now the University of Central Oklahoma). While in college, he was a sports stringer for The Oklahoma City Times.
He returned to The Oklahoman in 1986 after 11 years with the Enid News & Eagle, where he was a sports writer, assistant sports editor, assistant city editor, city editor and managing editor of The Enid Daily Eagle.
At OPUBCO, he has been a copy editor, state editor, special sections coordinator, special projects editor, “know it” editor, communities editor and author of the Traffic Talk column. He was a co-founder of the company’s Newsroom 101 project for high school journalists and is a facilitator in OPUBCO’s Leadership for Life program.
A past president of Associated Press/Oklahoma News Executives, he has worked closely with various professional journalism groups, such as Sigma Delta Chi and the Oklahoma Press Association.He and his wife, Becky, live in Edmond. They have a son, Bryan, a corporate pilot. Bryan and his wife, Kristy, have four children: Sydney, Anna, Caleb and Liam.