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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…

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…

Area News

Old Germany Restaurant set to reopen, Choctaw Oktoberfest 2018 slated

Choctaw’s Old Germany Restaurant closed its doors on April 16 after 42 years of business. Less than two months later the beloved dining establishment is now set to reopen. The eastern Oklahoma County community along with patrons from around the country were stunned to hear of the sudden restaurant closure and festival cancelation. Following the…

More than a print shop

Rodney French is not shy about sharing his story of shortcomings and failures in life. And, the owner of French’s Printing, located at 408 E Main Street in Tuttle isn’t afraid to share his story of faith which he has been doing with juvenile and adult inmates in Canadian County, Center Point, the Carver Center…

Area Sports

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…

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…

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