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Local News Assistant Local Editor
Bryan Painter, assistant local editor, has 31 years’ experience in journalism, including 22 years with the state's largest newspaper, The Oklahoman. In that time he has covered such events as the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building and the May 3, 1999 tornado outbreak resulting in more than 40 deaths. He has extensive experience in human interest stories and coverage of victims, striving to stress the importance of the individual behind the numbers.
By Bryan Painter, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, May 24, 2015
“Throughout many different community service activities and my work in the education and nonprofit sector I have met countless people who are making an impact on their community and who’ve inspired me to do more,” Paula Wackenheim said. “There are just so many people who are working at a very grassroots level to improve education and health outcomes, it really is exciting to see how service, no matter how small, can benefit others.”
By Bryan Painter, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, May 11, 2015
Ron Skinner said, “My family has been farmers and cattlemen for generations. They grew crops as well as growing alfalfa and bailing prairie hay for the cattle. Also, most of my life I have been a student of Western history and of some of the artists whose paintings are exhibited at the museum, so I have a good understanding of the Western heritage and culture that the museum represents. My background allows me to represent the Western way of life.”
By Bryan Painter, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, May 5, 2015
Donna Boles, principal at Perkins-Tryon Intermediate School, has been named the 2015-2016 Oklahoma Elementary Principal of the Year by the Oklahoma Association of Elementary School Principals. In part, she received the recognition for consistently going above and beyond for her students, staff and overall school family.