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 By Alex Sloan    News    June 3, 2021

Lightning Strikes Aldridge Hotel During Recent Storm

Shawnee's first skyscraper survived a direct lightning strike last week, although the historic...

 

Childers Named New Bethel Athletic Director

Bethel Public Schools' Board of Education gathered for a special meeting Tuesday to conduct a number...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    May 27, 2021

County Approves Drone Purchase

On Monday, the Pottawatomie County Commissioners approved the purchase of two new unmanned aerial...

 
 By Alex Sloan    Columns    May 27, 2021

It's Off To Law School For Our Alex

All good things must come to an end. But oftentimes, you'll find that the end of any one thing is...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    May 20, 2021

County Approves Sale Of Dist. 3 Equipment

The Pottawatomie County Commissioners held a short and routine meeting on Monday, in which they...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    May 20, 2021

Shawnee Postpones Streatery Guidelines Decision

The Shawnee City Commissioners held a lengthy meeting on Monday, taking a number of routine actions...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    May 20, 2021

Shawnee PD Responds To Three Auto Related Deaths By Mid May

Since the beginning of May, the Shawnee Police Department has responded to at least three deaths...

 
 By Alex Sloan    Sports    May 20, 2021

APT Tournament Brings Prestige, Economic Benefits To Shawnee

Last week the Shawnee Country Club hosted its first-ever All Pro Tour Tournament, and APT staff, eve...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    May 13, 2021

Bethel Reviews Modifications To Construction Projects

Bethel Public Schools' planned construction projects are being slightly modified for budgetary...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    May 13, 2021

Masks May Be Required In Court Rooms

The Pottawatomie County Commissioners voted unanimously on Monday to make masks optional at the...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    May 6, 2021

Shawnee's Annual Audit Reveals One Compliance Issue

The Shawnee City Commissioners received annual comprehensive reports and analysis on the city's...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    May 6, 2021

Shawnee Suffers Some Storm Damage

The severe weather that moved through the county on April 28 left much of Shawnee no worse for wear,...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    April 29, 2021

Bethel Hires New Superintendent

After a lengthy search process, the Bethel Public Schools Board of Education voted 3-0 on Monday to...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    April 29, 2021

Businesses React To Mask Mandate Expiration

Although the City of Shawnee's mask mandate will expire tomorrow (Friday, April 30), Shawnee...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    April 29, 2021

County Discusses Inmate Vaccines And Dozers For Firefighters

PCPSC Director Breonna Thompson made her triumphant return to the Pottawatomie County Commissioner...

 
 By Alex Sloan    Columns    April 29, 2021

That Spy In The Sky Gave Him A Jolt

My backyard is surrounded by a wooden slat fence, which completely obscures the view of anyone outsi...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    April 22, 2021

Bethel Splits Votes On Routine Items

During a marathon special meeting last Thursday addressing a variety of annual and routine agenda...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    April 22, 2021

Shawnee Ends Mask Mandate, April 30

The Shawnee City Commissioners voted 5-2 in favor of amending the city's mask mandate during their... Full story

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    April 22, 2021

Lawmakers Talk Pot In Pottawatomie County

Four of Pottawatomie County's state legislator's gathered for a legislative luncheon in Tecumseh...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    April 22, 2021

County Changes Purchasing Procedures For Fire Departments

The Pottawatomie County Commissioners made some changes to the purchasing procedures for the...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    April 15, 2021

Marijuana License Fee Raised $3,000

Editor's note: The print edition of this week's paper ran with a headline which said marijuana licen...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    April 15, 2021

Election Secretary Receives Raise After 12 Days

After serving only 12 days in her new job, Election Board Secretary Trish Carter has received an...

 

Flag Flown In Remembrance Of First Shots Fired In The Civil War

On the morning of April 12, Bethel Acres Trustee Brian Pierson hoisted a rather unique American...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    April 8, 2021

Trustees Discuss Bethel Acres Zip Code

The Bethel Acres Board of Trustees passed an amendment to the town's medical marijuana ordinance on...

 

City Accepts Ownership of Abandoned Mausoleum

A long abandoned building that sits in the middle of Fairview Cemetery has returned to haunt the...

 

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