The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Progress 2013

March 9, 2013

Waukomis sees a little growth spurt

WAUKOMIS, Okla. — This little town on U.S. 81 is booming.

Waukomis is adding as many as four businesses to the town: TNT Gunworks and Subway, construction of which along the highway is nearly complete, and two more expected to open by summer.

Waukomis Park Committee, Waukomis Public Schools, the city of Waukomis and several churches and other donors recently raised $22,000 to purchase a new, large LED sign for the town, said Tim Vanover, Waukomis vice mayor. The sign, placed in town park, is used for town announcements.

Vanover said the town has two more new signs welcoming people into Waukomis, one of which is painted on a large propane tank.

“We’ve got a big propane tank,” said Vanover. “It’s one that the trucks fill out of. It’s owned by the Ames Co-Op.”

Vanover said Waukomis FFA chapter painted the other new welcome sign in Waukomis.

Construction and renovation in the town of Waukomis is a sure indicator that the city is growing.

“The city of Waukomis has constructed a brand new shop and maintenance building for city employees,” said Vanover. “The C.F. Hays community building has been renovated by the Waukomis Fair Board.”

Waukomis Cemetery sustained damage from a tornado last year, said Vanover, and there has been some rebuilding at the cemetery.

“Waukomis Cemetery Board built a new maintenence building,” said Vanover.

The cemetery board is seeking donations to help pay for the repair and there will be a 5K race, the Sooner Celebration Run, in August to raise funds toward that end.

Waukomis also boasts new homes being built in the area.

“The new building addition, Chisholm Trail Estates, has two new houses going up. Good-sized houses,” said Vanover.

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