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 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...

 

Gilbert Thanksgiving Dinner Will Look Different

Randy and Suzanne Gilbert have been organizing a community Thanksgiving Dinner in Tecumseh for...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    November 19, 2020 

County Will Begin Long Process Of Picking Up Storm Debris

The Pottawatomie County Board of Commissioners had a brief meeting with a short agenda on Monday, ma...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    November 19, 2020 

Shawnee Hires New Emergency Manager And Fire Chief

Shawnee's Board of City Commissioners had an eventful and lengthy meeting on Monday night, and took...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    November 12, 2020

Jason Harris Appointed To Bethel Board Of Education

The Bethel School Board filled its final vacancy, seat number 3, Monday night by voting 3-0 to...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    November 12, 2020

County Approves Construction Addition To Earlsboro Fire Dept

Pottawatomie County commissioners had another short meeting this week, after three of the items on...

 

Drafted And Sent To War

As Spc. Clyde "Rowdy" Yates sat down in the office of the Countywide & Sun for his interview,...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    November 5, 2020

County Declares Emergency; Emergency Manager Sought

Despite taking no action on several agenda items, the Pottawatomie County Board of Commissioners had...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    November 5, 2020

Bethel Officials Oppose 1-40 Widening

Bethel Acres' Board of Trustees gathered on Monday for their monthly meeting, and addressed at...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    October 29, 2020

Recap Of Local PAVE Candidates Forum

On Thursday, Oct. 22, candidates for state and local office gathered at Shawnee City Hall for a...

 
 By Alex Sloan    Columns    October 29, 2020

Jot Down Dad's Advice, He May Be Right

When your dad says something, it's probably best to go ahead and write whatever it is down. This yea...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    October 29, 2020

County Hears Concerns Over Emergency Manager Position

The Pottawatomie County Board of Commissioners had a short agenda at Monday's meeting, but engaged...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    October 29, 2020

The Do's And Dont's Of Trick-Or-Treating

As Halloween weekend approaches, many Oklahomans are unsure how to proceed with festivities in the...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    October 22, 2020

Short County Agenda Results In Eventful Meeting

Despite a shorter than normal agenda and a couple of agenda items being dropped from the lineup,...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    October 15, 2020

District 5 Candidates

As part of our continuing coverage of the 2020 elections, The Countywide & Sun spoke to the two...

 

Awards Gala Reveals County's Top Ten

Pottawatomie Power was spelled the other way Saturday night - it was Potawatomi Power in the #1 and...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    October 15, 2020

Roland Appointed To Bethel School Board, Herman Resigns

Les Herman, president of the Bethel school board, stepped down during Monday's meeting after...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    October 8, 2020

Senate 17 Candidates

As part of our continued coverage of the 2020 elections, The Countywide & Sun spoke to the two...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    October 8, 2020

County Approves Job Descriptions For New Positions

The Pottawatomie County Board of Commissioners handled contractual agreements, accepted bids, and...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    October 8, 2020

Shawnee Approves $128,027 In Expenditures

The Shawnee City Commission held a brief meeting on Monday night, where they considered a lengthy...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    October 1, 2020

911 Addressing Just Got Easier With Online Forms

Establishing an address in Pottawatomie County just got a little easier, with the recent addition of...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    October 1, 2020

County Sees Increase In Requests For Educational Sales Monies

The Pottawatomie Board of Commissioners honored local 4-H chapters during their Monday meeting and...

 
 By Alex Sloan    Columns    October 1, 2020

A Winter Garden Can Be Very Rewarding

This week, it's time for an important (although belated) reminder! It's getting cool, so it's time t...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    September 24, 2020

Shawnee Extends Face-Cover Ordinance

Shawnee City Commissioners voted unanimously to extend the city's controversial face-covering...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    September 24, 2020

Shawnee Sales Tax Revenue Up 24.5 Percent Over Projection

The Shawnee City Commissioners met on Monday to approve a lengthy consent agenda, and consider...

 

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