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New Additions To Horse In The City Herd

Shawnee's distinctive Horse in the City herd is growing! With the recent addition of two more new...

 
 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...

 

Tecumseh Centralized Enrollment Today, 8 AM To 7 PM

Tecumseh Public Schools’ centralized enrollment day and health fair is TODAY —  Thursday, July...

 

Installation of New Automatic Meters Will Begin Soon

The City of Shawnee will soon begin installation of an automatic meter reading (AMR) system. The...

 

2019 Frontier Days Pageant Winners Crowned

The winners of the 2019 Miss Frontier Days Pageant were name last week. They are: • Princess -...

 
 By WAYNE TROTTER    Opinion    July 25, 2019

Nothing Is Right

If someone asked you where the idea of a national minimum wage began, what would you answer? Would...

 

Sisters' Trip Was Good For Sole And Soul

Another sisters’ trip is in the books. This annual respite from our daily lives is hard on our...

 

Governor Supports Trade Agreement With Neighbors

Earlier this summer, President Trump gave his 30-day notice, required by law, that he intends to...

 

Horn Favors Regional Approach To Minimum Wage

My earliest memories of spending time with my dad were in our family grocery store. From the time...

 

Senate Review

Constituent emails and phone calls to my office have dramatically increased this past week wanting...

 

Letters To The Editor

EDITOR The Countywide & Sun: In a July 17 News-Star article, Commissioner Harrod said he “can’t...

 

Shawnee Police Reorganize

The Shawnee Police Department recently underwent a reorganization to help make the community safer,...

 

James B. "Jim" Townsend

James B. “Jim” Townsend, 91, of Shawnee, Oklahoma, died Thursday, July 18, 2019, at his home....

 

Anthony "Tony" Lawrence Vaughan

Anthony “Tony” Lawrence Vaughan of Choctaw, Oklahoma, died Saturday, July 20, 2019, at the age...

 

Carol Wakolee Mills

Shawnee resident Carol Wakolee Mills, 67, died Sunday, July 21, 2019, at home after a long illness....

 

Stanley Kaskuske

Shawnee resident Stanley Kaskuske, 88, died Thursday, July 18, 2019 at his home. Graveside services...

 
 By Larry Hart    Columns    July 25, 2019

Downhome Christian

Last week, someone in my coffee clutch wanted to discuss the idea of whether we are little gods....

 

Voters Urged To Respond To Address Notices

This past spring, more than 181,000 Address Confirmation Notices were mailed to certain Oklahoma vot...

 

Golden Anniversary

Mike and Judy Harrell of Tecumseh are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on August 1. The...

 

Cool Water Waiting For You Downtown

It’s hot! Have some cold water.  United Presbyterian Church of Shawnee is once again offering...

 

Cynthia Sue Cornelius

Cynthia Sue “Cyndy” Cornelius, 56, of Shawnee, died on Monday, July 15, 2019, in her home surrou...

 
 By Danny Chambers    Sports    July 25, 2019

Football Is A Part Of His Life, But It Is Not Life

I LOVE FOOTBALL. Since I could walk, I’ve been infatuated with the game and everything about it....

 

OBU Music Department Accepting Fall Enrollment For All Ages

The OBU Music Preparatory Department is accepting enrollment for the fall 2019 semester. The Music...

 

Thompson Named Teacher Of The Year Finalist

Katie Thompson, a kindergarten teacher from Shawnee Early Childhood Center, has been named one of...

 

The Night Sky

The 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing was marked by many video documentaries on the...

 

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