Dewey County Stock Show Starts Monday


The Dewey County Stock Show will be held Monday, February 20th and Tuesday, February 21st. The schedule is below. If you can’t make it, shows will be streamed online at or

Monday, February 20

 9:00 AM                             Lamb Lead

10:00 AM                            Meat Goat Show. Does followed by Wethers

                                               Swine Show following completion of Goat Show. Gilts followed by Barrows

Tuesday, February 21

9:00 AM              Sheep Show Ewe lambs followed by market lambs

                             Cattle Show following completion of Sheep Show. Heifers followed by Prospect Steers                                          followed by Market Steers.


Regional Basketball Playoff Brackets

Regional Girls Bracket follows. Vici Girls play Hydro-Eakly Thursday at 1:30 pm. We have been informed by OSSAA that Shattuck School is only able to accommodate one livestream and it will not be  We will post information on who is allowed to stream the games as soon as that information is available.




Regional Boys Bracket follows. Vici Boys play Shattuck Thursday at 3:00 pm. We have been informed by OSSAA that Shattuck School can only accommodate one livestream and it will not be We will post information on who is allowed to stream the games as soon as that information is available.


Vici Local Livestock Show Tomorrow


Vici’s Local Livestock Show will kick off the spring show season tomorrow, Saturday February 11th at the Vici Fire Station. Animals will be in place by 8:00 a.m. The livestock judging contest will begin at 8:30 a.m. The Goat Show, Lamb Show, Cattle Show and Swine Show will follow. Find a seat in the stands or find us online at or Vici Vision Facebook Live to watch this year’s show.

District Playoffs Begin Friday for Vici Indians


Class A District 6 Playoffs begin Friday at Arapaho where Vici boys will tip off against Thomas-Fay-Custer at 8:00 p.m. Get there and get loud to cheer the boys on for a win. If you can’t make it, join Brad Croft online at or Vici Vision Facebook Live to keep up to speed.

Vici Girls will take on the winner of Arapaho-Butler vs Thomas-Fay-Custer at 6:30 pm on Saturday night.

Assuming a Friday win, Vici Boys will play Arapaho-Butler on Saturday at 8:00 pm.

Filing Period Opens Today for Trustees of Town of Vici, Leedey, Taloga & Seiling

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Candidates for municipal office in 4 Dewey County municipalities may file Declarations of Candidacy beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, February 6, 2017.

Callee Sander, Secretary of the County Election Board, said the filing period ends at 5 p.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

Declarations of Candidacy will be accepted at the County Election Board office for the indicated offices for each of the following municipalities:

Town of Leedey—3 Trustees 4–year terms

Town of Seiling—3 Trustees and Town Clerk 4-year terms

Town of Taloga—1 Trustee 2-year term and 1 Trustee 4-year term

Town of Vici—3 Trustees and Town Treasurer 4-year terms

The municipal offices at stake in Leedey, Seiling, Taloga, and Vici will be filled in the PARTISAN election scheduled April, 4, 2017.

270 Conference History Recorded by Vici English Teacher, Angela White

Fairchild Repeats History Fifty Years Later

By Angela White, 1985

They say history repeats itself and perhaps there’s some truth to the saying. Fifty years ago, in the fall of 1935, Emery Fairchild was elected as president of the 270 Conference, a newly formed sports conference. This fall, the eighty-one year old former teacher, administrator, and coach was once again elected to the office of president of the 270 Conference.

The 270 Conference began fifty years ago at Mutual, Oklahoma, in the fall of 1935. Fairchild and area coaches and administrators met to organize the conference to make their hometown athletics more interesting and competition better. Originally the conference was for baseball, basketball, and track but presently only includes baseball and basketball.

At the time of the meeting the 270 Highway was under construction. Someone suggested using the name of the highway because almost all of the towns interested in forming the conference lay along the highway. The schools who were in the first conference were Camargo, Vici, Sharon, Mutual, Mooreland, Seiling, Richmond and Taloga.

The conference has seen quite a few changes over the years. At present the conference is divided into the east half and west half. Originally each school played every other school in the conference one game. The ball teams did not have to have a playoff, the ball team with the best record automatically won. The first boy’s basketball team to win the 270 conference in 1936 was Camargo and their coach was Emery Fairchild.

Rules for the sports have changed over the years, especially for girl’s basketball according to Fairchild. It was a much harder game to play fifty years ago. “They could only dribble the ball once,” says Fairchild. It was a different kind of game from our present girl’s basketball. “They had a three division court, two forwards, two centers, and two guards,” says Fairchild. He feels girl’s basketball is much more interesting today.

The conference was eventually split into a north side and a south side and each team played two conference games against teams in their half of the conference. At the end of the season a playoff was held between the winners of each side.

“The first year we had playoffs was in 1940. I won it (the conference) with my boys (Camargo team). It was against Sharon and we played at Vici,” the former coach says. Fairchild coached the Camargo team for ten or eleven years and some more years during the war. Fairchild replied, “I don’t know why I can’t remember for sure, it’s only been fifty years ago.”

The All Star Program is also an addition to the conference. All Star players are nominated by the coaches and then voted on. Each team in the conference must have at least one player on the All Star Team and no coach may vote for his own players.

“Many schools that participated in the conference over the years no longer have schools,” says Cleo Moran, Vici High School principal and Secretary-Treasurer of the 270 Conference. “Those schools are Camargo, Quinlan, Tangier, Longdale, Putnam, Richmond, Oakwood, Faye, and Cheyenne Valley.”

This spring the 270 conference will celebrate its 50th anniversary by inviting more than one hundred coaches and administrators still living who have served on the conference. “There are probably over three hundred coaches and administrators who have been in the conference,” says Moran. At least twenty teams have played in the conference over the years. The only original teams that are still in the conference are Vici, Sharon-Mutual, and Taloga.

Fifty years of teams, coaches, and administrators but one thing hasn’t changed. Emery Fairchild is still going strong.

270 Conference Playoffs in Vici Thursday – Saturday

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The 270 Conference Playoffs will begin in Vici on Thursday and continue through to the finals on Saturday. All games will be streamed at and Vici Vision Facebook Live.

Thursday Feb 2nd

6:30 pm Fargo-Gage vs Ft Supply Girls

7:50 pm Arnett vs Fargo-Gage Boys

Friday Feb 3rd

4:00 pm Buffalo vs Sharon-Mutual Girls

5:20 pm Ft Supply vs Vici Boys

6:40 pm Arnett vs Shattuck Girls

8:00 pm Shattuck vs Buffalo Boys

Saturday Feb 4th

4:00 pm Vici vs Leedey JH Girls

5:00 pm Buffalo vs Leedey JH Boys

6:00 Awards Presentation

6:30 pm Vici vs Leedey Girls

7:50 pm Sharon-Mutual vs Leedey Boys