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 By Alex Sloan    News    January 21, 2021 

City Approves Marijuana Grow And Process Industrial Park

Shawnee's Board of City Commissioners Tuesday held four public rezoning hearings and approved five...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    January 21, 2021 

County Awards $95K Economic Development Grant Money

Pottawatomie County commissioners awarded two economic development grants at their weekly meeting...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    January 14, 2021

Phase 2 Vaccination Questions Answered

Last Thursday marked the beginning of Pottawatomie County's Phase 2 rollout of COVID-19...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    January 14, 2021

OSDH Rep Gives COVID-19 Update To Bethel School

The Board of Education of Bethel Public Schools held a lengthy meeting Monday night, which...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    January 14, 2021

Meet Pottawatomie County's New Emergency Manager

After recently being hired as Pottawatomie County's emergency management director, Chad Larman said...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    January 14, 2021

County To Purchase Emergency Manager Turck With CARES Money

After the lengthy six-month bidding process last Monday, the Pottawatomie County Board of...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    January 7, 2021

Bethel To Discuss Town Charter, Jan. 23

During its Monday night meeting, Bethel Acres' Board of Trustees set a special meeting for...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    January 7, 2021

County Awards Six-Month Bids In Lengthy Meeting

The Pottawatomie County Board of Commissioners held a lengthy meeting on Monday, during which the...

 
 By Alex Sloan    Columns    January 7, 2021

A Fishing Lesson: Doing Things Differently

I recently learned that my father and I have somewhat differing philosophies when it comes to...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    December 24, 2020

KGFF Receives Proclamation, Grant Rubric Revisited

Shawnee's Board of City Commissioners approved a lease agreement for a new street sweeper this...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    December 24, 2020

There's An Urgent Need For Those Without A Place To Sleep

Every winter, as the days get shorter and the nights get colder, a situation that is already...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    December 24, 2020

County Hires Chad Larman As New Emergency Manager

The Pottawatomie County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously on Monday to increase the salary of...

 
 By Alex Sloan    Sports    December 17, 2020

Bethel Wildcats Take Second In Home Tournament

The Bethel Wildcats wrapped up their home tournament on Saturday, Dec. 12 with a close overtime...

 
 By Alex Sloan    Sports    December 17, 2020

Bethel Hosts Annual Tournament, Lady Wildcats Have To Sit Out

The Bethel Wildcats hosted a basketball tournament for high school boys and girls last weekend, but...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    December 10, 2020

Shawnee Approves $50K For Grant Program

The Shawnee City Commission voted unanimously Monday night to approve $50,000 of CARES Act funds to...

 

What Can We Do With What We Have?

Pottawatomie County is not, unfortunately, the wealthiest part of the state in terms of tax...

 

KGFF Celebrates 90 Years Serving Shawnee

The information contained within this article was provided to The Countywide & Sun by KGFF Radio...

 

American Legion Offers Breakfast And Photos With Santa

Santa Claus is coming to town, and he'll be stopping by Hill-Huett American Legion Post 260 every...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    December 10, 2020

County Commissioners Approve A Number Of Expenditures

The Pottawatomie County Board of Commissioners held not one, but two meetings on Monday, a...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    December 3, 2020

Shawnee Hosts A Modified Parade

As COVID-19 shuts down venues and cancels events across the nation, Shawnee's annual Christmas...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    December 3, 2020

County Approves $100K For Grant Program

Pottawatomie County commissioners voted Monday morning to put up $100,000 to support Shawnee...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    November 26, 2020

Erickson Begins New Role As Emergency Manager

Rachelle Erickson's family may not have started out in Oklahoma, but she said at this point, it's...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    November 26, 2020

Wittmann Continues Family's Service Legacy

Tony Wittmann's hiring as Fire Chief marks the continuation of the Wittmann family's legacy of servi...

 

Just Looking For A Little Peace And Quiet

You're always learning, even if you don't realize it. This weekend, I returned to the lake for the...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    November 19, 2020

Shawnee Extends Mask Mandate To June 2021

On Monday night, the Shawnee City Commissioners met at city hall, in front of a uniformly masked...

 

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