Articles from the July 9, 2020 edition

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 By Alex Sloan    News    July 9, 2020

New Leadership Steps Into Shawnee's Future

The newly elected members of the Shawnee City Commission took the stage and retiring members took...

 

There's A New Chief In Town

He's used to wearing a variety of hats and now he's wearing one as Tecumseh's new fire chief. After...

 

Campbell Joins Press Group Board, Strain Is New President

Mike Strain, managing editor of the Tulsa World, is the new president of the Oklahoma Press...

 

McLaughlin Retiring From Gateway, Greenwood Named Interim Director

The board of directors for Shawnee-based Gateway to Prevention and Recovery has announced the impend...

 

Ragon Awarded One Of Two State Scholarships

Kaylee Ragon of Tecumseh is one of two state teens awarded $1,000 V.R. Carter Scholarships from the...

 
 By WAYNE TROTTER    Opinion    July 9, 2020

Defund To Refund

A lot of strange things happened in the country most of us know and love over the Fourth of July...

 
 By Alex Sloan    Columns    July 9, 2020

Nothing Like A Garden To Help Cope

Pursuing productivity for its own sake is rarely very fulfilling. Regular readers of our paper may k...

 

Letters to the Editor: Blue Zones Project

EDITOR The Countywide & Sun: It's unfortunate to see continued attacks on Blue Zones Project in...

 

Robert "Bruce" Love

Robert "Bruce" Love, 86, of Tecumseh, Oklahoma, died Monday, June 29, 2020, at his home. He was...

 

Kathryn Ann (Negahnquet) Hallam

Kathryn Ann (Negahnquet) Hallam, 73, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, died Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla...

 

Steve "Coach" Freeman

Shawnee resident Steve "Coach" Freeman, 68, died Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at his home. Services were...

 

Frankie Charlene Chism

Frankie Charlene Chism was born Sept. 22, 1941, in Watonga, OK to Mildred Havlovic and Eugene Frank...

 

David Wayne Young

David Wayne Young was born on Feb. 12, 1979, in Lawton, Oklahoma to Rebecca Sparkman (Young) and...

 

SSC Reopens Offices For Safe Enrollment

The campus of Seminole State College has reopened to current and prospective students for on-site...

 
 By Jennifer Pitts    News    July 9, 2020

Tecumseh Council Approves Housing Addition

By this time next year, Tecumseh could see 17 new homes built across from the high school, thanks...

 

Letters to the Editor: Shawnee City Commission

EDITOR The Countywide & Sun: Monday's city commission meeting was a combination of recognizing...

 

Letters to the Editor: Alternative Political Candidates

EDITOR The Countywide & Sun: In the 2016 Presidential race Oklahoma voters had fewer candidates...

 
 By Danny Chambers    Sports    July 9, 2020

Weird 2020 Summer Challenges THS Athletes

It's a weird time we're living in. It's even weirder to be a coach or an athlete trying to prepare...

 

Fishing Report

Thunderbird: June 30. Elevation below normal, water 83 and stained. For current elevation conditions...

 

Shawnee Team In Contest Finals

A team from the Sonic Drive-In at 2131 N. Kickapoo in Shawnee has qualified for the top 500 round...

 

Trousdale: Learning To Lead

By PAIGE WILLETT CPN Public Information Office In March 2019, Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal...

 

OBU Enrolling For Music Classes

The OBU Music Preparatory Department is now enrolling for the fall semester. The department offers...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    July 9, 2020

County Helps Schools

The Pottawatomie County Commissioners approved multiple school districts to use educational sales ta...

 

Movies Set To Return July 30

The smell of theatre popcorn will be back in Shawnee by the end of July. With altered plans for...

 
 By Staff    News    July 9, 2020

County Fair Cancelled As COVID-19 Cases Rise Statewide

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed yet another victim - the 83rd annual Pottawatomie County Free... Full story

 

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