Editorial: Many thanks | Community

The staff of The Duncan Banner celebrated a milestone on September 10, 2022, as we celebrated the newspaper’s 130th anniversary.

One of the oldest companies in Stephens County, The Duncan Banner was first published on September 9, 1892. Last Saturday we celebrated this with The Banner’s 130th anniversary which takes place between the 10th and the 7th Street on Main Street in Duncan across from The Banner Office.

Main Street Duncan hosted Wine’n on the Chisholm Trail at 10th and Main and The Banner’s birthday party filled everything else in the Main Street neighborhood through to 7th and Main.

The birthday party included bouncy houses, a rock climbing wall, firefighters, face painting, door prizes, food trucks, goodie bags, lots of booths and more.

We are proud of our history as one of Duncan’s oldest companies. The staff of The Banner have built on the work of those who have gone before us by bringing trusted local Stephens County news and advertising, produced by local people who live, work and play in the community to inform, educate and even entertain our citizens.

It’s not often that we celebrate our 130th birthday. We were thrilled to host a family event with entertainment for the kids while we show our story and were thrilled with the participation of the community who came out to support us, our mission and have fun together.

Our biggest thanks go to everyone who helped. This includes Main Street Duncan’s General Manager, Billie Strutton, the Wine’n on the Chisholm Trail Planning Committee, all of our sponsors, donors, suppliers and volunteers. What we did on Saturday September 10 would not have been possible without all of your support and we cannot thank you enough. This is something our staff will take with us into the future. We have always known how important a locally run newspaper is to a community. Seeing our community transform for us fuels our fires and will keep us going so we can keep you up to date and informed.

Banner anniversary party sponsors included Artisan Fired, Dandy Dan’s, Coaches Corner, Eric’s Total Car Care, Davis Air Conditioning, McNair Investment Properties and the Duncan Tower, Big Belly Deli, Patty Wininger, Nick Bridges, Healing Waters Duncan, Lawrence Wheeler, Chicken Express, Hodges Photography, C5 Welding, Fencing & Construction, C&K Inflatables, HRD, Arvest, Billingsly Ford, Catalyst, McCoy’s, Endurance Federal Credit Union, The Duncan Noon Lions Club, Dr Brendhan Fritts, ODPC, Rusty England and Michael Harris. Thank you to everyone who sponsored, supported, came out, donated and showed us love so we could celebrate our story. Banner staff are proud to be part of DunCAN and Stephens County.

For more information, call 580-255-5354 or message The Duncan Banner on Facebook.

-This editorial was written by the staff of The Duncan Banner.

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