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Locals Design, Patent, Develop New Product

In 2012, there were 16 fatal mass shootings in the United States with the most horrific of these being the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary....

 

Pitts Honored For 39 Years At Library

A reading of "Over the river and through the woods to grandfather's house we go," the beloved children's poem about a long ago sleigh ride to a...

 

Plenty of Thanks And Giving In Pottawatomie County

"It's amazing – you come up with an idea, and next thing you know it's 13 years later." Randy Gilbert still can't believe that the idea for a...

 

Author Discusses Redbud City

The Shawnee Public Library welcomes local author Clyde Wooldridge as he talks about the journey behind his writing of "Redbud City: A Comprehensive...

 

Surveillance Cameras Installed At Illegal Dump Sites

Environmental officer Deputy Shaun Copelin reported to the Pottawatomie County Commissioners Monday that more then 60 tons of trash had been cleaned...

 

That Crazy Uncle

These comments may not be in the traditional spirit of this fine holiday season, but nevertheless it seems to us that the latest stealth attack on tra...

 

She Won't Make The Same Mistake Again

If there was ever any doubt about my sanity, last Thanksgiving set it in concrete. I did something I've never done before, and will never do again. I...

 

Kindness Is The Greatest Lesson Of The Cruise

There are lots of stories to tell about our two-week cruise to the Panama Canal and back, but there was a single great lesson learned during that...

 

Strange Season

It's been a strange college football season, hasn't it? Oklahoma has lost only one game but nevertheless on one web site, Sooner fans are greeted...

 

Sales Tax Receipts Are Anemic

If sales tax collections were graded the way report cards are, most Pottawatomie County communities would be lucky to get a "C" for their October...

 

Senate Review

Voters complained for years there was not a significant difference between the Democratic and the Republican political parties. The examination of...

 

Sworn In

Members of the Oklahoma Legislature were sworn in last week. Above, Sen. Jason Smalley (center), whose district includes Tecumseh, takes the oath for...

 

Roger Wayne Klaus

Roger Wayne Klaus, 55, of Shawnee, OK, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Oklahoma City. He was born Sept. 29, 1963, in Prague, OK, to Bob and Barbara...

 

Marcus Dale Cole

Marcus "Mark" Dale Cole, 55, died Nov. 12, 2018, in Oklahoma City. He was born on Dec. 18, 1962, to Rena Bray Cole and Dave Cole. He was raised in...

 

Murel Longnecker

Murel Longnecker, 72, died Nov. 10, 2018, after a long hard fight with cancer. He was born Nov. 22, 1945, to Clyde and Vera Longnecker. He was born...

 

Jamie Lou Nettles

Jamie Lou Nettles, 49, a resident of Shawnee, Oklahoma, died Nov. 13, 2018. She was born July 5, 1969, in Bogota, Colombia. Her favorite thing was...

 

Mildred Olene Rowe

Mildred Olene Rowe, 86, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in Shawnee, OK. She was born on June 5, 1932, in Walters, OK, to Charles and Olive (Vinyard)...

 

First United Breaks Ground

First United Bank & Trust of Shawnee broke ground Nov. 7 for its new location at McArthur and Harrison. There was a big turnout for the event,...

 

AST Honored For Physician Health Practices, Systems

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) recognized si physician practices and health systems from across the...

 

Rick Gage, Randy Gilbert Win Top Chamber Awards For 2018

Tecumseh's Citizen of the Year was not on hand to accept his award last week, but plenty of other award winners were. Rick Gage, owner of Tecumseh...

 

Highlights From Bethel's Annual Jam The Gym

Bethel fans packed the gym Friday night to catch a preview of games to come and reminisce about days gone by. First up the 7th-8th grade girls...

 

Bethel's Litherland Talks Past, Present And Future

New Bethel Athletic Director and Boys Head Coach Eric Litherland talked about his new position and his goals in an interview last week, as well having...

 

NJCAA Tournament Returns To Oklahoma Baptist University Mar. 6-9

The NJCAA Region II Championship will return to Oklahoma Baptist University March 6-9, 2019. The committee recently had its inaugural planning...

 

Rising Star Gymnasts Medal At Boomer Sooner Classic

Beginning their competitive season, the gymnasts from Rising Star Gymnastics attended the Boomer Sooner classic in Norman. Six teams from the...

 

Annual Christmas Gala Dec. 1

Get a start on the holiday season with the Tecumseh Public Library’s Winter Wonderland Christmas Gala, scheduled from 10 am to noon Saturday, Dec....

 

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