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 By GLORIA TROTTER    News    January 16, 2020 

Shawnee Voters Currently Have One Candidate For Mayor

At the moment, Ed stands alone in the Shawnee mayor’s race. That’s Ed Bolt, the city...

 
 By GLORIA TROTTER    News    January 9, 2020

Local, State Leaders Discuss Eight-Year Road Plan

An exit to Interstate 40 from Bryan Avenue in Shawnee is included in the state's eight-year road...

 

Shepard Receives Death Penalty

The mood was somber in Courtroom No. 1 at the Pottawatomie County courthouse last Friday. After...

 

Thank You

Thank you, God, for these among many other things that our make our world wondrous … … Animals...

 

Will Shepard Receive The Death Penalty?

Will the man convicted of killing a young Tecumseh police officer be the first in more than 20...

 

Jury Selection Finished; Murder Trial Begins

Jury selection in the trial of Byron Shepard, accused of first degree murder in the death of...

 

Trial Begins In Death Of Officer Terney

Jury selection began Monday in the trial of Byron Shepard, accused of first degree murder in the...

 

Shawnee Board Receives Good News About Grants

Shawnee Board of Education members were happy to hear some good news about grants Monday night, but...

 

When Little River Was Not A River

When is a river not a river? When the government won't call it one, apparently. At least that...

 

Allison Explains City Budget Crisis

Shawnee's budget crisis and "missing" money were bluntly explained to the public last Thursday at a...

 

Students Immerse Themselves In New Course

Some Tecumseh students are studying the earth's lifeblood - water - up close and personal, outside...

 

Lots Of Fun On Tap At Frontier Days

It’s almost here — Frontier Days! Do I sound like a little kid? Well, I wish I were for at leas...

 

Police Union Rehabbing Former Bar For Training, Special Events

Who would have thought - a bar turned into a cop hangout? Remember the Hilltop Bar on Hwy. 9 east o...

 
 By GLORIA TROTTER    News    August 29, 2019

The Night The Chickens Came Home To Roost

Tuesday, Sept. 3, could be the night the chickens come home to roost in Pottawatomie County. Two...

 
 By GLORIA TROTTER    News    August 29, 2019

Shawnee Forward Shines The Spotlight On Local Schools

Four Pottawatomie County education leaders gave updates on their schools last Friday to a packed...

 
 By GLORIA TROTTER    News    August 15, 2019

Terry Neese Is No Stranger To Government

Pottawatomie and Seminole counties are "just as important as Oklahoma County" to the Fifth Congressi...

 

Brand New Valve, Brand New Lease On Life

Doctor with stethoscope around neck: “Did you know you had a heart murmur?’ Which doctor? All...

 
 By GLORIA TROTTER    News    July 25, 2019

Sharp Still Questions Charter School Oversight

Sometimes perseverance pays off. Ron Sharp, the Republican state senator from Shawnee, has endured...

 

Letter To Daddy Still Rings True Today

(Editor’s Note: This column first appeared here in Nov. 2000, almost 20 years ago. It seemed...

 
 By GLORIA TROTTER    News    May 30, 2019

Weather Forecasting Center Located In Tecumseh

Tecumseh weather forecasting is in the big time now, with two highly trained and experienced...

 
 By GLORIA TROTTER    News    May 2, 2019

Hot Topics, Heated Discussion During Luncheon

Two local legislators bounced the ball around last Friday at a Shawnee Forward legislative...

 
 By GLORIA TROTTER    Columns    May 2, 2019

She'll See If Her Sisters Are Falling Apart Too

I get that as you get older, your body parts start deteriorating. Joints ache, feet hurt, eyeballs...

 
 By GLORIA TROTTER    News    April 25, 2019

It's A Calm Legislative Session According To County Legislators

Pottawatomie County legislators proclaimed the current legislative session "calm" and said they...

 

Holy Week: Message Of Unconditional Love

Holy Week is the most joyous time of the year. It is also the saddest time of the year. On this...

 
 By GLORIA TROTTER    News    April 4, 2019

Tough Issues Discussed At Legislative Luncheon

A tough issue with cost of living increases in pensions, a brewing fight with the Attorney General...

 

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