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Bethel Approves $1,000 Bus Driver Compensation Increase

The Bethel school board approved a $1,000 per year increase in compensation for drivers of six bus routes at their monthly meeting Monday. "I'm tired...

 

Tree Lighting Friday, Nov. 16 Downtown Shawnee

he annual Christmas Tree Lighting will take place Friday in downtown Shawnee. Visitors can enjoy live music, food trucks, pop up vendors, and more....

 

History Comes Crashing Down; A New Addition Goes Up

A part of Emmanuel Episcopal Church's 122-year history in Shawnee is coming crashing down this week and next, to make room for a much more spacious,...

 

Progress On Sidewalk Projects

It only took two years, but Tecumseh's "Walk With Me" school sidewalk project is finally underway. "Walk With Me" is the $589,000 project designed to...

 

County Deeds Two Acres To Clear Land Title

The Pottawatomie County Board of County Commissioners entered into executive session during their meeting Tuesday, Nov 13, but this time it wasn’t to discuss the South Annex. Instead they were...

 

Shawnee Volunteer Auxiliary Selects New Officers

At the annual meeting of the SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital - Shawnee Volunteer Auxiliary, a new panel of officers was elected for the coming year. The new officers are: Ely Williams, president;...

 

PCDA Has Lengthy Discussion Over New Service Line

The main topic of discussion at the Pottawatomie County Development Authority meeting on Thursday, Nov. 8, was whether or not to install water lines to service a new housing development near Drummond...

 

Consequences

About the only good thing Republicans can say about last week’s elections are that the Senate remained in GOP hands by one … wait … maybe two … wait again … there’s a chance for a...

 

District 5 Flip Was Not A Total Surprise

Gloria and I were lazily cruising along the accessible northern coasts of South America and in and out of the Panama Canal when our fellow voters back home delivered a shock by ousting Rep. Steve...

 

A Primer On The State's Voting Process

Since the election, many have asked me for an explanation of the politics within the voting process. There are 1,951 precincts in Oklahoma’s 77 counties and each registered voter is designated a...

 

Capitol Report

By State Rep. Josh Cockroft To the wonderful people of House District 27:  This is my final column I will be writing to you. By the time you read this on Thursday, I will no longer be your State...

 

Mary Margaret Crooks

Mary Margaret Crooks died Nov. 11, 2018, at Shawnee, Oklahoma, at the age of 88. She was born July 25, 1930 at Emmett, KS and was first born of...

 

Edna Ruth Sadler

Edna Ruth (Griggs) Sadler died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, at age 88, following a massive stroke. She was born May 25, 1930, in the old Shawnee City...

 

Betty Joyce Black

Betty Joyce Black, 90, a resident of Shawnee, Oklahoma, died Nov. 5, 2018, in Littleton, Colorado. She was born Oct. 18, 1927, in Shawnee to Jack and...

 

Deborah Boot

Deborah "Debbie" (Fortson) Boot, 67, of San Diego, California died October 25, 2018 in San Diego. Debbie was born June 28, 1951 in Shawnee, Oklahoma....

 

Limeades Fund Projects

Sonic Drive-In , through its Limeades for Learning program, completed its 10th annual Fall Voting campaign last month with donations going directly to local classrooms. Each week, teacher projects...

 

CPN Negotiate A Landmark Compact For Alcohol Sales

Oklahoma Secretary of Native American Affairs Chris Benge commended the work by state leaders and officials of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation (CPN)...

 

Peter And The Starcatcher Now Playing At Shawnee Little Theatre

Shawnee Little Theatre's production of "Peter and the Starcatcher" continues this weekend. Tony-winning "Peter and the Starcatcher" upends the...

 

Tecumseh Musical

Tecumseh students have been working since August on this year's musical, "The Sound of Music." Brooklyn Sutton is playing the part of Maria and Mason...

 

Tecumseh Golden Age Center

We are having beautiful fall weather. The trees around the Center are lovely colors of yellows, oranges, greens, browns, and reds. Usually we are not blessed with these glorious views. That is one...

 

Hanging Of The Green Dec. 1

OBU will present its 81st annual Hanging of the Green Christmas program Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. The commun...

 

Macomb Falls To Falcons Despite 44 Rebounds

The Macomb Hornets pulled down 44 rebounds while New Lima managed to grab 31 but still fell short of the win. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, the Hornets traveled to New Lima where the Falcons won 73-43. Macomb...

 

Visit Mabee-Gerrer Museum For Canned Food Donation

The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is hostingthe exhibition, "The Art of Giving," through Nov. 25.  The exhibition presents some artwork recently gifted...

 

Earlsboro Teams Lose

The Earlsboro men's and women's team hosted the Varnum Whippets Nov. 9 in a Little River division game, the first for each Earlsboro team. The men...

 

Maker Mobile Helps Create Personalized Gifts In Tecumseh

The Pioneer Library System's Maker Mobile was in Tecumseh last week for a Holiday Make & Take program. Customers reserved an hour-long session...

 

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