Bethel’s TJ Ramsey and Dezmen Loving earned medals at the 2021 OSSAA 3A State Wrestling Tournament.
Oklahoma Baptist outscored Southern Nazarene 46-33 in the second half and pulled away down the stretch to claim an 85-76 victory and clinch the GAC Western Division championship Monday evening.
According to the National Golf Foundation, more people played rounds of golf in 2020 than the year before, despite the coronavirus pandemic and the initial decrease it caused in the spring. FireLake Golf Course saw its numbers increase and celebrated its best year ever since opening in 1983.
Box Score & Photo Gallery: Andreja Peciuraite scored a career-high 22 points in Oklahoma Baptist’s 80-70 triumph over East Central.
United Way of Pottawatomie County is hosting its inaugural “Kiss the Pig” fundraiser through March 3, 2021. Area residents are asked to vote for the person they’d like to see kiss a pig by donating to a candidate name.
Baylea Allen is a fighter. The junior at Bethel High School endured more than most before turning three.
Within days of emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration, Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services began receiving and administering vaccines to combat the coronavirus in central Oklahoma.
At Monday’s Pottawatomie County Board of County Commissioners meeting, Shawnee Forward presented the results of the Small Business Economic Grant Program it championed.
An education program through OU Health is attempting to shore up access to care for the state’s dementia patients.
While many potential foster parent applicants hesitated during 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, Tribal member Lacey Buettner opened up her home for the first time. After working with FireLodge Children & Family Services and Foster Care and Adoption Manager Kendra Lowden, she felt confident in stepping up to the task.
When many businesses and industries came to a screeching halt throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Women, Infant and Children’s programs found new and innovative ways to continue serving clients across seven counties in central Oklahoma. WIC assists more than 1,400 individuals each month, providing access to nutritious foods and education as well as referrals and breastfeeding consultation to low and moderate-income women and children.
The Pottawatomie County Board of County Commissioners released its Jan. 19 meeting agenda Thursday evening.
The First Peoples Fund recently extended its partnership with the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation until June 2021. Between 2016 and 2020, the two organizations have assisted more than 90 Native American artists with business development training, credit counseling and asset building.
At Monday afternoon’s meeting, the Pottawatomie County Board of County Commissioners approved the purchase of two new vehicles for county use.
The Pottawatomie County Board of County Commissioners released its Nov 11 meeting agenda Friday morning.
The coronavirus pandemic made everything look and feel different throughout the last year, including the holidays. However, employees of Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Workforce Development & Social Services were still determined to provide as many delicious Thanksgiving meals as possible. The staff expanded the number of families they served with their annual Thanksgiving Food Basket Drive, from 185 to 225.
Shawnee’s Masonic Lodge, in partnership with the Oklahoma Blood Institute, will host a blood drive Jan. 19 from 3:30-7 p.m. at Shawnee Composite Lodge 107’s Grand Hall.
The Pottawatomie County Board of County Commissioners awarded six-month hauling, materials and services bids at the Monday afternoon meeting.
The Pottawatomie County Board of County Commissioners posted its Jan. 4 agenda Friday afternoon.
Less than a week remains for registered voters in Pottawatomie County to apply for absentee ballots to be mailed to them for the Jan. 12 City of Shawnee ONG Franchise, County Election Board Secretary Jeannie Stover announced Wednesday.
After experimenting with planting a mixture of cover crops on Citizen Potawatomi Nation-owned land in recent years, the Tribe has experienced financial and environmental gains. Because of this, the CPN Department of Realty that oversees the Nation’s agricultural endeavors recently expanded this practice to an additional 150 Tribally-owned acres.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister has named 97 Oklahoma high school students to her 2021 Student Advisory Council, the sixth consecutive year the group has been convened to assist Hofmeister and the Oklahoma State Department of Education in matters of policy.
A community dinner organized by Jimmy and Stephanie Brewer served over 200 meals and distributed 100 gift bags Thursday morning at the Shawnee Senior Center.
The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act is a federal law that protects Native American remains, funerary and sacred objects by establishing a requirement for museums, universities and other institutions that receive federal aid to repatriate and return these oftentimes stolen artifacts back to the tribal nations from which they originated. NAGPRA also sets guidelines for excavation on federal or tribal lands, and this year marks the 30th anniversary of its inception.
Continuing to thrive in the classroom despite the ongoing challenges of COVID, a total of 340 OBU student-athletes earned recognition on the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll for the fall 2020 term. For the 18th consecutive semester, the Bison posted an overall department-wide grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and 85 student-athletes achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA.
The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office will host a free community dinner Dec. 24 at the Senior Center, located at 305 N. Bell.
FireLodge Children & Family Services advocates for and protects children and vulnerable adults who are at risk of being abused or neglected. Services provided include court advocacy, investigations, prevention services, parenting education, counseling, foster home approval and adoption.
After an executive session Monday, the Pottawatomie County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved the hiring of Chad Larman for the vacant Emergency Management Director position.