McCracken & Watkins crowned, Airport use may change, Commissioners to discuss liquor by the drink, State Senate Candidates respond to questionnaire

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Colton McCracken and Raegan Watkins were crowned 2017 Homecoming King and Queen last Friday.

Town of Vici Trustees will consider changes to the use of the airport. The town’s auditor has questioned the usage of the facility. The town has also been approached about using the area for athletic or ag purposes.

Dewey County Commissioners will discuss the possibility of placing liquor by the drink on the ballot at their next meeting on Monday, December 11, 2017.

And Republican candidates for State Senate District 27: Carolyn Mclarty, Michael Medill, Casey Murdock and Travis Templin all responded to a questionnaire distributed by The Vici Vision. Learn more about them before you vote next Tuesday.

This and more, all in the December 7 issue of The Vici Vision.


B-Mart & Schandorf Win Contest

Dennis SchandorfWell that was fun! The Vici Vision held a contest last month and supplied our vendor who sold the most newspapers with a $25.00 gift certificate to issue to the first person buying a newspaper at their establishment in December.

B-Mart convenience store sold the most newspapers in November. Dennis Schandorf was the first person to buy a copy of The Vici Vision at B-Mart this month!

Thanks to B-Mart for selling The Vici Vision and thanks to Dennis Schandorf for reading! Merry Christmas!!


Vets Honored by VPS, No Injuries in Truck Roll Over, VPS Bond for Feb Ballot, Trimble Makes All-State Choir. This and more in this week’s Vici Vision


Veterans were  honored at a program by Vici Public School last Friday. Veterans pictured from front left: Doug Nelson, Harold Hutchison, Harlow Parry, LD Baird, DeWayne Brown, Ray Carr; back row from left Rhonda Kaskaske, Connie Aubry, Robert Aubry, Roger Boone, Orval Cutsinger, Dusty Mitchell, and Seth Maher. We can’t say it enough Veterans, Thank You For Your Service!

A transport truck roll over Friday, November 10th did not result in any injuries. Highway 60 between Vici city limits and the Y was blocked for several hours.

Among other items, Vici School Board discussed and voted on a bond issue that will land on the February ballot.

Kamron Trimble is an Ok-MEA All State Honor Choir member. Congrats Kamron!



Vici High School Basketball Season Opens Tonight

Vici High School Basketball season opens tonight at home against Arnett. If you can’t make tonight’s game or others, tune in at thanks to Season Sponsors: Ball Insurance, Bank of Vici, B-Mart, Pioneer Cellular, Western Medical & Drug, High Plains Technology Center, Shaw & Redinger Funeral Homes, and The Vici Vision Newsaper.

2017-2018 Vici High School Basketball Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
7-Nov Arnett Home 6:30
10-Nov Fargo Away 6:30
21-Nov Cheyenne/Reydon Away 6:30
28-Nov Sweetwater Home 6:30
1-Dec Hammon Home 6:30
4-Dec Sharon-Mutual Away 6:30
Dec 7-9 Mooreland Tournament Away TBA
12-Dec Laverne Home 6:30
14-Dec Waynoka Away 6:30
15-Dec Arapaho Home 6:30
Jan 4-6 Seiling Tournament Away 6:30
9-Jan Leedey Away 6:30
12-Jan Shattuck Away 6:30
16-Jan Buffalo Away 6:30
Jan 18-20 Shattuck Tournament Away TBA
23-Jan Beaver (JV @ 4pm) Away 6:30
26-Jan Mooreland Home 6:30
30-Jan Seiling Home 6:30
Feb 1-3 270 Conf Playoffs TBA TBA
Feb 8-10 District Tournament TBA TBA
Feb 15-17 Regional Tournament TBA TBA
Feb 22-24 Area Tournament TBA TBA
March 1-3 State Tournament TBA TBA

Fire Just North of Iochem Quickly Extinguished


A small fire about three miles east of Vici, and just north of the Iochem Iodine Plant, was quickly extinguished by Vici Fire Department Friday morning, November 3rd. A downed power line was likely the cause.

In January 2016, an electrical fire was extinguished at the same site. Jonna Hensley, spokeswoman for Northwestern Electric (NWEC), said there is an ongoing problem, “Salt water vapor from the nearby plant is corroding the power lines.” NWEC is researching possible solutions to the problem.

In this week’s Vici Vision: Costume Contest Winners, Citizen of Year Nominees, DCHS Inductees, HS Basketball Season Opens and More

Costume Contest Winners

Over seventy contestants enjoyed the costume contest sponsored by the Vici Chamber of Commerce last Saturday. Here are your winners!

The nominations are in. The Citizen of the Year will be chosen from nominees: Mick Young, DeWayne Brown, David Trimble, Nick Campbell and Tami Camp. The winner will be announced at the Annual Chamber Banquet on Friday, November 3rd. Check with Coletta Goodman (Western Drug), Kevin Speer (Bank of Vici)  or Jennifer McCormick (Vici Vision) for tickets.

The Dewey County Historical Society recently inducted Robert Cole (Vici/Camargo), Peggy Cole (Leedey/Putnam), Karen Kimball (Taloga), David Beck (Oakwood/Fay) and Arlen Fisher (Seiling) to the DCHS Hall of Fame.

Vici High School Basketball Season will open at home at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, November 7th against Arnett.

The Quilt Trail extends north on Highway 34 with the installation of a quilt at the barn of Vernon and Anita Peck and another at a barn owned by Jim and Lisa Peck.

Ethan Hutches has been named the recipient of the first “Nightmare in the Country Scream Park  Higher Education Scholarship”.