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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…

Man arrested by Union City police for falsely impersonating a law enforcement officer

  On Monday, July 20, at 4:40 p.m., a Police Officer of the Union City Police Department was patrolling south of State Highway 152 on US 81. The Officer observed a vehicle speeding and obtained a locked speed measurement of 72 mph in the posted 55 mph zone. The Officer was able to make a…

Man arrested in Minco football field vandalism

  By Jon Watje Managing Editor Minco police arrested a man for vandalism to the Minco High School football field last week. Christopher Sipes was taken into custody on Tuesday, Sept. 1 on a Grady County warrant and booked into the Grady County jail. Police received a vandalism report at the football field on the…

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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…

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…

Area Sports

Young Bulldogs team takes down Union City, 68-44

By Jon Watje Managing Editor The Minco Bulldogs are a young group, but have already shown potential after winning the first two games of the season. Minco hosted their rival, Union City, on Friday night and beat the Tigers, 68-44. “Union City got up on us early and hit some three-pointers and led us by…

Afton holds on to beat Minco, 23-20, in playoff quarterfinals

By Jon Watje Managing Editor The Minco Bulldogs were just yards away from taking the lead and possibly advancing past Afton in th e Class A quarterfinals, but the Eagles held on to win the game, 23-20. Trailing 23-20 with about five minutes left in the game, the Bulldogs managed to drive the ball down…

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