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Woman arrested after pursuit; search for man ends in his release

A pursuit starting in Union City ended up with a female being arrested after a burglary was reported. On Thursday, March 23, at 12:49 p.m., dispatch advised that a victim was chasing a suspect of a larceny eastbound on SW 29th from Choctaw. The vehicle was describ ed as a red Chevrolet Tahoe pulling a…

Flu forces Minco Public Schools to close

By Jon Watje Managing Editor A flu epidemic hit Minco Public Schools hard last week, and now the district will have to make up several school days in the coming months. “It started getting bad on Friday and then it got worse on Monday and Tuesday was really bad,” said Minco Superintendent Kevin Sims. “By…

Driver falls asleep at the wheel, strikes three vehicles in Union City

By Jon Watje Managing Editor Union City emergency crews responded to a multiple car wreck caused by a driver falling asleep. On the morning of Thursday, Dec. 8 at approximately 7:45 a.m., a 1996 Chevrolet 1500 pickup operated by Kade Lavey, 20, of Marlow was driving southbound from I-40 on US 81. Lavey stated that…

Two critically injured in wreck involving Canadian County Sheriff’s Deputy

By Jon Watje Managing Editor A Canadian County Sheriff’s Deputy was involved in an injury accident on Monday and was pinned in his car until emergency crews arrived. “The accident is still under investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office,” said Undersheriff Chris West. A preliminary report stated that at…

Minco host families needed for foreign exchange students

By Jon Watje Managing Editor Host families in Minco are needed for a group of foreign exchange students eager to learn about the American culture. Angela Owen, a coordinator for Education Travel & Culture (ETC), said she needs two more host families to spend either a semester or entire school year with students from other…

Oklahoma in list of of top 10 states with the worst drivers

By Jon Watje Staff Writer There are bad drivers everywhere. But there are more in some states than others. SmartAsset.com, a financial tech firm that offers interactive tools for home buying, insurance and investment, completed a survey of the states with the worst drivers, and the Sooner State was near the top of the list…

Minco pitcher traveling to play in 12U FASA World Series

By Jon Watje Managing Editor Minco’s Taylen Redinger and her softball team, the OK Xplosion played nine tournaments this year and her team came away with four tournament wins, a second place and a couple of third places in 12U Softball. The team is made up of girls from the Moore area with the exception…

Union City teacher aide recognized for saving student’s life

    By Jon Watje Managing Editor A Union City Teacher Aide was recognized for saving the life of a student. Fifth grade Teacher Aide Jennifer Surovic bolted into action to help Tiffany Rodgers, a special needs student who choked on a piece of candy during class on March 23. “We about to start our…

Union City police respond to home invasion, burglary

By Jon Watje Managing Editor  Union City police responded to a report of an armed home invasion and burglary on Wednesday. Union City Police Chief Richard Stephens said his department received the call at around 3 p.m. from a residence at the 7300 block of S. Gregory Road. “The home that was invaded was technically…

Minco couple jailed on child neglect, animal cruelty charges

  By Jon Watje Managing Editor  A Minco couple was arrested and charged with child neglect, cruelty to animals, and drug possession. Vernon Leon Chestnutt, 45, and Sheila Chestnutt, 42, were booked into the Grady County jail on Thursday, June 4 after a reported fire at his residence at 507 NW Belle St. Police and…

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Woman arrested after pursuit; search for man ends in his release

A pursuit starting in Union City ended up with a female being arrested after a burglary was reported. On Thursday, March 23, at 12:49 p.m., dispatch advised that a victim was chasing a suspect of a larceny eastbound on SW 29th from Choctaw. The vehicle was describ ed as a red Chevrolet Tahoe pulling a…

Flu forces Minco Public Schools to close

By Jon Watje Managing Editor A flu epidemic hit Minco Public Schools hard last week, and now the district will have to make up several school days in the coming months. “It started getting bad on Friday and then it got worse on Monday and Tuesday was really bad,” said Minco Superintendent Kevin Sims. “By…

Area Sports

OSU rings in new year with dominant bowl display

Oklahoma State University finished 2016 off with a bang when the Cowboys finished the year with a 38-8 thrashing of Colorado in the Valero Alamo Bowl.   Now moving into 2017, Cowboy fans have high expectations. OSU should be a Big 12 favorite going into 2017 after finishing just behind OU in 2016, and then…

Driver falls asleep at the wheel, strikes three vehicles in Union City

By Jon Watje Managing Editor Union City emergency crews responded to a multiple car wreck caused by a driver falling asleep. On the morning of Thursday, Dec. 8 at approximately 7:45 a.m., a 1996 Chevrolet 1500 pickup operated by Kade Lavey, 20, of Marlow was driving southbound from I-40 on US 81. Lavey stated that…

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