A look back at your Weatherford Daily News

  • Former YMCA Child Development Center Director Sharbee Heinrichs, bottom left, celebrates the opening of the center with staff and students.

20 Years Ago


• The Weatherford High School football team earned its first win of the season against Watonga. The Weatherford Eagles beat the Watonga Eagles 21-0, despite being nine times for a total of 70 years throughout the game.

• The Gift Shoppe made custom spirit bracelets for Weatherford Eagles and SWOSU Bulldogs.

• The Great Plains Family YMCA celebrated the opening of its new Child Development Center. The center, then directed by Sharbee Heinrichs, now houses five classrooms for infants to pre-kindergarten aged children.

• A 32-inch Philips Magnavox brand tube television sold for $500 at Sears in Weatherford.

• A homemade single-shot gun disguised as a tire pressure gauge was found in the men’s room at a local restaurant. The person who discovered it quickly realized it was not what it seemed and gave it to authorities.

40 Years Ago


• The Southwestern Oklahoma State University Homecoming Committee picked “Rockin’ in the 80s” as the theme. To get more participants involved, local merchants promised $20 to the first 10 float entrants.

• A 60-count of Flintstones brand vitamins plus iron cost $2.57 at TG&Y Family Center.

• SWOSU’s production of “Stop the Word, I Want to Get Off” featured Weatherford elementary student Chad Nye in the roll of “Boy.” While the roll was small, Nye was the youngest cast member on the playbill.

• A 40-tablet box of Efferdent brand denture cleanser $1.25 at Dollar General in Weatherford.

• Two local juveniles were charged with larceny for breaking into Weatherford High School, vandalizing the office and destroying an electric typewriter. Damages for the broken door and typewriter totaled $500.

60 Years Ago


• Burglars broke into the Log Cabin Café by forcing their way in the back and stole $112 in small bill and change, which is equal to about $985 today. The café operator told police it appeared nothing else was taken.

• A 1-quart jar of Kraft Miracle Whip sold for 47 cents at Willard’s Red Bud Food Center.

• Enrollment at Southwestern Oklahoma State University reached 1,808 for the fall 1960 semester. This was an increase of 28 students compared to fall 1959 semester. University officials predicted a total of 1,828.

• Decorator pillows sold for $1.79 each at Anthony’s.

• A drunk driver was found to be the cause of a five-car pileup near the Van’s Drive In east of Weatherford. The drunk driver’s car was written off as a loss while the rest of the driver’s damages totaled $710.