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Reindeer Get Ready For Christmas Parade

Santa Claus is coming to town - tonight! He will be the main attraction at the annual Shawnee Christmas Parade that starts at 7 pm tonight...

 

New Chamber Director Hired

Tecumseh Chamber of Commerce members will get a special Christmas present next week when they meet their new executive director at the chamber's... Full story

 
 By Johnna Ray    News    December 6, 2018

City Identifies Capital Improvement Needs

Capital improvement needs identified by Shawnee city leaders and a majority of voters are one step closer to being addressed with the approval this we...

 

Shawnee School Board Moves Forward On Land Purchase

Shawnee Board of Education members Monday night approved another step in the detailed procedure to acquire 15 acres on 45th Street, west of Kickapoo,...

 

NRC To Add A Safe Room To Campus

North Rock Creek Schools is adding a 5,000 square foot safe room to their campus. The Pottawatomie County Board of County Commissioners approved the...

 
 By Loren Rhoades    News    December 6, 2018

Avedis Awards $100,000 Grand To Tecumseh

By LOREN RHOADES The City of Tecumseh was presented a $100,000 check by the Avedis Foundation at Monday night's city council meeting for renovations...

 

West Named Best

Shawnee, Okla., Nov. 1, 2018 – The West Law Firm of Shawnee has been named to the 2019 "Best Law Firms in America®" list by U.S. News & Worl...

 

RIP President Bush

Dear Bill, When I walked into this office just now I felt the same sense of wonder and respect that I felt four years ago. I know you will feel that,...

 

Noodles The Wonder(full) Dog Ready To Roll

The Better Half and I are gearing up for our big adventure to begin the new year. We built our camper van, Clara Belle, for primitive camping (aka...

 

Briggs One Of First Hall Of Fame Inductees

The Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame inducted its first-ever class Dec. 4 at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. Shawnee banker Larry Briggs, A...

 

Senate Review

With two-thirds of Oklahoma's population now living in two urban Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas (SMSA's), rural Oklahoma is struggling to...

 

Treat Taps Local Legislators For Senate Committee Posts

President Pro Tempore-designate Greg Treat on Friday named the chairs and vice chairs of the Senate standing committees for the 57th Legislature, including two local legislators. Sen. Jason Smalley,...

 

Races Develop For Seats On County School Boards

Races developed in several school districts in the first days of candidate filing this week. Filing continued until 5 pm Wednesday, after press...

 

Louise Kersey

Louise (Compton) Kersey, 93, lifelong resident of the Wanette/Trousdale, Oklahoma area, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Norman. She was born April 1...

 

Carolyn Ann Young

Carolyn Ann Young, 65, of Tecumseh, Oklahoma, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Shawnee. Mrs. Young was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, to Carl and Ernestine...

 

Helen Juanita Roberts

Helen Juanita Roberts, 97, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in Shawnee, OK. She was born on Sept. 21, 1921, in Haskell County, OK, to Jesse Gibbs and...

 

Donald Simpson

Shawnee resident Donald Simpson, 63, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at his home. Services were held Dec. 1 at Walker Funeral Service Chapel with...

 

George Leroy Bradford

George Leroy Bradford, 83, died on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in Tulsa, OK.  He was born on March 31, 1935, in Weatherford, OK, to George and Gladys...

 

Thomas Jared Denslow

Thomas Jared Denslow, 46, died on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at home. He was born on Feb. 15, 1972, in Shawnee, Okla., to David L. Denslow and Carol...

 
 By Jacob Factor    News    December 6, 2018

County Public Safety Center Shows Profit For October

For the first time in quite a while, the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center showed a profit of $8,768.81 in the October financial report that wa...

 

Students Learn Basic Finance Skills

Tecumseh Middle School seventh and eighth grade students from Christina Tacacier's classes got a chance to hear from banking professionals during a...

 

Savages Take A Hard-Fought Victory Over Noble

Savage Basketball The Tecumseh Savages' basketball team opened the season last week and split a pair of games, winning an away game and falling in...

 

Lady Savages Win First Home Game

The Lady Savages hit the hardwood last week, starting on the road to Noble and getting clawed pretty good by the Bears in a 57-30 loss. Tecumseh was...

 

Wolves Dominate Season Opener

The Shawnee Wolves opened the basketball season on the road Nov. 27, taking on the Harrah Panthers. The Wolves won 71-45, getting their season off to...

 

Wildcats Win One, Lose One In Litherland's Coaching Debut

A new era began at Bethel Highschool as they kicked off their season on Tuesday, Nov. 27 with a road district matchup against the Little Axe Indians....

 

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