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Grubb, Kerb And McDaniel Win Elections

Allan Grubb will be the new District Attorney for Pottawatomie and Lincoln counties. Grubb defeated First Assistant District Attorney Adam Panter...

 
 By Johnna Ray    News    November 8, 2018

Streets And Finance Top Meeting

Shawnee City Commissioners refused adopting a complete streets policy they said they weren't given time to review or discuss and that the city cannot...

 
 By Loren Rhoades    News    November 8, 2018

City Accepts $150K In Grants And Donations

As of November 5th, action was taken to accept and adopt the city budgets, grants, safety codes and building codes for the end of the 2018 fiscal...

 

Process Begins For Purchase of School Land Site

Shawnee Board of Education members agreed in executive session Monday night to direct the school district's attorney to work on a contract with the...

 

No Free Rides

How long have you been waiting for some really good news out of Oklahoma’s beset and beleaguered state government? Well, take a deep breath and exhale slowly and smoothly. The day you’ve been long...

 

The Most Beautiful Heartache

When most people think of loss and grief it’s of a loved one they have lost; a Mom, a Dad, a grandma, or granddad, sister, brother, or close friend. Sometimes it’s the loss of a child taken far be...

 

Invasion of the Ladybug Imposters

We finally moved into our Little House. It rained the first week, but then the sun broke through the clouds and insects swarmed in the waning warmth of early fall. Honey-bees drunkenly buzzed around...

 

Senate Review

After months of political campaigns, the November 6, 2018 election has finally arrived. And, for most Oklahomans, this election didn’t come soon enough! Despite its many flaws, our constitutional...

 

Artist Premieres Collection In Shawnee

Picasso called art a weapon of war. Local artist Charles N. Clark also believes in that concept.  He says it's "A mobilization to bring human...

 

Bethel FFA Members Attend National Convention

By PAISLEY STURGILL Bethel FFA Reporter On Oct 23rd – 27 the Bethel FFA had 12 members attend the 91st Annual National FFA Convention and Expo...

 
 By Johnna Ray    News    November 8, 2018

Shawnee Looks At Rate Hike

Utility customers in Shawnee could see increases in their water and sanitation rates in the future. Interim City Manager Eric Benson said the city is...

 

Katherine Kersey-Gregory

Katherine Bernice K. Bernice Kersey-Gregory, 96, passed away peacefully in her home in Shawnee, OK on Nov. 1, 2018. Katherine was born Fe. 28, 1922 in...

 

Carl Edward Chastain

Carl Edward Chastain was born November 13, 1936 in Shawnee and departed this life on Thursday, November 1 in Shawnee at the age of 81. Carl, the son...

 

Maria Livingston

Shawnee resident Marie Livingston, 92, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2018 in Meeker. Marie was born September 25, 1926 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to...

 

Christa N. Ketcher

Shawnee resident Christa N. Ketcher, 47, passed away Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Oklahoma City. Christa was born August 22, 1971 in Midwest City,...

 

Awards Presented To Top Pottawatomie County 4-H Members

Pottawatomie County 4-H members look forward to the annual 4-H Achievement Banquet every year. This is a time set aside for the accomplishments and...

 

County Will Purchase Truck For Environmental Officer

The Pottawatomie Board of County Commissioners revisited a couple of items from last week’s agenda during their weekly meeting Monday. The first item involved a portion of bid #18-19-2 for one or...

 

Can You Hear The Train Rolling Down The Tracks?

Clickity-clack, clickity clack ... listen to the train coming down the track. Well, once upon a time, maybe, but not today. Modern trains, like the...

 

Remember To Thank A Veteran For The Freedoms We Have

The men and women who defend the liberties and freedoms of the countries they represent hold a special place in people's hearts and an eternal spot...

 

Congressman Steve Russell Discusses National Issues

The progression of the migrant caravan has flooded national news media and social media recently. The Countywide & Sun visited with Congressman Steve Russell last week over this topic and a couple mor...

 

Macomb Overpowers Wanette in Opener

In Macomb Hornets’ season opener against the Wanette Tigers on Nov. 1st, the Hornets simply proved the stronger team, defeating Wanette 65-46. In what was a back-to-back, the Hornets dropped their s...

 

Wolves Come Up Short With 58-51 Loss

Senior Night for the Shawnee Wolves was headlined by quarterback Heath Hunter, running back Tre Shaw and wide receiver Trenton Skinner. Hunter threw...

 

Two Bethel SoftBallers Sign With Rose State

Bethel High School softball player Rian Gamble, center, signs with Rose State College Tuesday in Bethel. Pictured with Gamble, from left, are Mike...

 

Savages Finish Season With A Huge 33-0 Win Over Madill

The Tecumseh Savages finished the season with a bang last Friday night in Madill. The Savages deployed an absolutely stifling defense as they shutout...

 

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