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Old Germany Restaurant closes, Choctaw Oktoberfest cancelled

After 42 years of drinks, meals and memories Old Germany Restaurant closed its doors for good Monday, April 16. Changing consumer tastes and dwindling restaurant attendance were the catalyst for what locals considered a rapid and unexpected closure. Shortly after celebrating 42 years of business, the Turek family was forced to make the decision which…

Rose State to stream panel discussion on school safety tonight

Stream Available On College YouTube Page Rose State College will provide a live stream of the School Safety Panel Discussion event slated for tonight, Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 6:30 pm. The live stream can be viewed on the Rose State College YouTube page at www.youtube.com/user/RoseStateCollegeOK. You can also monitor the Rose State Facebook and…

Women Arrested for Concealing Children from Father

At approx. 1240 hours today, Destiny Michelle-Kay Corsaut (23) of Chickasha and Biancia Marie Richardson (49) of Minco were taken into custody by Detectives at the Chickasha Police Department. The two women were arrested in connection with the suspicious disappearance of Corsaut and her three daughters on July 3, 2017. Corsaut and the three girls…

Osborn Right for Labor Commission After Taking Stand

State Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, announced late last week that she is in the process of putting together an exploratory committee to consider running for Oklahoma Labor Commissioner. As Labor Commissioner, Osborn’s focus will be on retaining the state’s educators since the measure will strengthen the state’s case for attracting other industries. “At this time, Oklahoma…

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…

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Fillmore crowned Mrs. Oklahoma International 2018

Choctaw native passes crown to current resident Jennifer Fillmore, of Choctaw, has been named Mrs. Oklahoma International 2018 and will go on to compete for the title of Mrs. International 2018 during the final competition in Charleston, West Virgina this July. Fillmore, 39, was crowned Mrs. Oklahoma International earlier this month and will go on…

Oklahoma celebrates 40 years of Star Wars

Over the past four decades, the Star Wars film series has been an overwhelming success capable of captivating viewers of all ages. Since its May 25,1977 debut fans of the American epic space opera franchise can be found everywhere, and July 21-23 those fans showed up in force for a new festival in Oklahoma City. The inaugural Center…

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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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