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Triple X Road reopened

Road closed in 2013 reopens, region still faces variety of roadway issues By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   A section of Triple X Road that has been barricaded since 2013, reopened this summer. District 2 County Commissioner Brian Maughan says the needed repairs, reconstruction of roadway and modification of the river bank was made possible by…

Choctaw wallops Wolves in home opener

Jackets claim first-ever win over Edmond Santa Fe, 37-20 By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Choctaw fans are living in the golden age of high school sports as coaches continue to lead the Yellowjackets over historic hurdles. Friday night Choctaw High School celebrated its first win ever over Edmond Santa Fe. The Jackets thumped the visiting Wolves,…

Man in custody after taking handgun to Choctaw football practice

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Choctaw High School was briefly put on lockdown Tuesday afternoon after a man with a firearm showed up to football practice. A short time later, 20-year-old Latrell Donyell Mensah, of Midwest City, and a juvenile female were under arrest for charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and…

Harrah hosts annual Legislative Luncheon

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times The Harrah Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual Legislative Luncheon Aug. 16 at St. Teresa Catholic Church. In attendance to speak was Governor Kevin Stitt, Congresswoman Stephanie Bice, State Senator Shane Jett, Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan, Estela Hernandez – Field Representative for Senator James Lankford, and Harrah Mayor Danny Trent.…

Ceremonial signing hosted for Courtney’s Law

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times A Choctaw resident recently met with state officials to celebrate a new law named in her honor meant to better inform parents about services to help children with chromosomal disorders. Last week Choctaw’s Courtney Gaines joined District 42 State Senator Brenda Stanley, Governor Kevin Stitt, family, and friends for an honorary…

Choctaw Area Chamber hires Combs

New President/CEO takes helm of nonprofit   By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times The Choctaw Area Chamber of Commerce has hired Kaleb Combs as their new President/CEO. Combs, a native of Jones, graduated from Jones High School in 2013. In December of 2021 he completed a history degree at the University of Central Oklahoma, and a few…

Mosshammer named top high school actress

Choctaw student wins Kelli O’ Hara Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress   By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times OKC Broadway – A Nederlander, Civic Center Foundation, and Lyric Theater of Oklahoma Presentation recently announced the winners of the 2022 Kelli O’ Hara Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress and Actor. Rachael Mosshammer, a graduating…

CHS claims Jazz Band State Championship

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Choctaw High School Jazz Band recently captured the 2022 Oklahoma Secondary Activities Association Class 6A Jazz Band State Championship. The Yellowjackets recently proved themselves the best of the best among the state’s largest 32 high school programs claiming gold in Class 6A. This was the third state title for the CHS…

Butterflies beautify Eastern Oklahoma County

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Eastern Oklahoma County is working to become a quality stop for traveling Monarch butterflies passing through on their annual migration. What’s now a community garden and Monarch butterfly waystation in downtown Harrah was a vacant lot just a few years back. A team of volunteers started growing vegetables, flowers, native plants,…

The winning Hand

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Hand claims third straight state title Choctaw High School’s Peyton Hand rolled to her third straight state title Saturday at the OSSAA Girls Oklahoma High School Wrestling Championships. Hand went 3-0 Feb. 25-26. She avenged her only high school loss, that came just a week earlier at regionals, and more…

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Triple X Road reopened

Road closed in 2013 reopens, region still faces variety of roadway issues By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   A section of Triple X Road that has been barricaded since 2013, reopened this summer. District 2 County Commissioner Brian Maughan says the needed repairs, reconstruction of roadway and modification of the river bank was made possible by…

Man in custody after taking handgun to Choctaw football practice

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Choctaw High School was briefly put on lockdown Tuesday afternoon after a man with a firearm showed up to football practice. A short time later, 20-year-old Latrell Donyell Mensah, of Midwest City, and a juvenile female were under arrest for charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and…

Harrah hosts annual Legislative Luncheon

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times The Harrah Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual Legislative Luncheon Aug. 16 at St. Teresa Catholic Church. In attendance to speak was Governor Kevin Stitt, Congresswoman Stephanie Bice, State Senator Shane Jett, Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan, Estela Hernandez – Field Representative for Senator James Lankford, and Harrah Mayor Danny Trent.…

Ceremonial signing hosted for Courtney’s Law

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times A Choctaw resident recently met with state officials to celebrate a new law named in her honor meant to better inform parents about services to help children with chromosomal disorders. Last week Choctaw’s Courtney Gaines joined District 42 State Senator Brenda Stanley, Governor Kevin Stitt, family, and friends for an honorary…

Klimkowski named to Harrah City Council

By John Martin Staff Writer Longtime Harrah resident Bernadette Klimkowski has been appointed to the Harrah City Council, replacing Paul Wiegert as the Ward 1 representative since Wiegert has moved out of the Ward. A native of Harrah, Klimkowski attended Harrah Schools and graduated from Harrah High School. She also retired from distinguished career teaching…

Domino Convenience Store opens in Choctaw

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times There’s a new option for refueling in eastern Oklahoma County. Domino Convenience Stores has expanded with a new location in Choctaw. This new store, Domino No. 133, is located at the northeast corner of NE 23rd Street and Hiwassee Road. The store recently opened to the public. Officials say the new…

Choctaw hosts Pepper Festival 2022

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Choctaw Creek Park played host to the second annual Pepper Festival Friday night. A total of 10 contestants competed in the pepper eating contest. Each challenger started with a variety of 14 peppers on the lineup, and the group eventually dwindled down to just three finalists. The tie breaker between the…

Choctaw Area Chamber hires Combs

New President/CEO takes helm of nonprofit   By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times The Choctaw Area Chamber of Commerce has hired Kaleb Combs as their new President/CEO. Combs, a native of Jones, graduated from Jones High School in 2013. In December of 2021 he completed a history degree at the University of Central Oklahoma, and a few…

Choctaw Fire Department receives $25K grant

  By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Choctaw Fire Department has been awarded a grant for extrication equipment. Choctaw City Council approved the acceptance of a Firehouse Subs Safety Foundation Grant in the amount of $24,852, July 19. Officials say funds will be used for extrication equipment, which include a variety of cutters, spreaders and rams used…

Hope for Harper: Choctaw purchases $85K asphalt paver

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times City officials say there’s hope for Harper Road and other city roadways falling into disrepair thanks to the purchase of an asphalt paver. July 19 the Choctaw City Council approved the spending of $85,000 for the purchase of an asphalt paver from Warren CAT of Oklahoma City. The funds needed for…

Area Sports

Choctaw pummels Panthers in district opener

Yellowjackets take 64-14 win over Putnam City North   By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Choctaw High School had plenty to celebrate in their homecoming district opener with Putnam City North Friday. After Byron Jones and Jaylynn Freer were named homecoming royalty, the Yellowjackets went to work absolutely dismantling the visiting 6A-II-2 challengers. Choctaw threw up…

Yellowjackets whip Westmoore, 46-20

Choctaw claims second straight historic win By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Choctaw High School pounced all over Westmoore Friday night securing the second straight historic win over a Class 6A-I power. After a slugfest with Edmond Santa Fe in the home opener, Choctaw had some lingering injuries plaguing the lineup last Friday. Despite adversity, the…

Lady Yellowjackets blast Midwest City, 3-0

  By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Choctaw High School hosted the neighboring rival Lady Bombers Thursday to a sweep, 25-9, 25-16 and 25-14. As a team, Choctaw hit .275 and averaged 11.3 kills per set as the Lady Jackets slapped down a dozen aces and 34 kills on the visiting Midwest City squad. Sophomore Malerie…

Lady Jackets hammer Union, 8-2

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Despite recent rains, Choctaw’s Lady Yellowjackets have managed to get in some big wins. Tuesday Choctaw’s fastpitch squad downed Union, 8-2. Choctaw High School held a 5-2 lead over the visitors from Tulsa after four innings. Then Choctaw notched three runs in the fifth inning. Abby Schmitz, Anna Malaske, and…

Choctaw wallops Wolves in home opener

Jackets claim first-ever win over Edmond Santa Fe, 37-20 By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Choctaw fans are living in the golden age of high school sports as coaches continue to lead the Yellowjackets over historic hurdles. Friday night Choctaw High School celebrated its first win ever over Edmond Santa Fe. The Jackets thumped the visiting Wolves,…

Jackets launch volleyball season

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Choctaw High School opened volleyball season last week. Choctaw suffered a 3-0 loss in the home opener, but with an all-new coaching staff, the Lady Jackets put up a big fight against the powerhouse program falling 25-19, 25-23, and 25-17. Head coach Taryn Weber and assistant Natalie Waxenfelter are proud…

Lanham leads wrestling camp at Harrah

Duke coach returns to eastern Oklahoma County   By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Local middle and high school wrestlers recently had the opportunity to learn from Duke University’s head wrestling coach. Harrah and McLoud wrestlers in grades seventh through 12th were invited out to a wrestling camp at Harrah High School, June 7-8. Dozens of male…

Choctaw claims Class 6A Slow Pitch State Runner-up

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Following rain delays last week the Class 6A State Slow Pitch Tournament was rescheduled for Monday. After some troublesome spring weather, Choctaw High School took to the field Monday with gold on their mind. Choctaw’s slow pitch softball team entered the May 9 state tourney with a 10 a.m. game against…

Choctaw finishes regional runner-up, secures 6A Academic State Championship

Jackets fall in regional final, 5-4   By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times After Choctaw earned the right to host a Class 6A regional, last week’s heavy rains put a damper on the Yellowjackets’ hopes for the postseason. After days of heavy rains and severe storm warnings, the regional tournament was relocated from Choctaw High School to…

Back-to-back champions

Lady Longhorns win second straight state basketball title   By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Just a short time ago a Jones High School girls’ team had never made the postseason. A year after earning the school’s first girls’ state title, Jones went 3-0 again at the Class 3A State Basketball Championship Tournament to win state for…

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