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Coffee with the Chief

Choctaw Police Chief plans to build relationship with community   By Ryan Horton Managing Editor Choctaw Chief of Police Kelly Marshall will be hosting an informal “Coffee with the Chief” event June 30 at Harley’s Café. The event will be 7 to 8:30 a.m. at 14013 NE 23rd St. “I’ll be there if someone wants…

Choctaw murder remains unsolved

OSBI offers $5,000 reward for information in 2018 cold case The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is offering a $5,000 reward for information about the people responsible for the murder of a Choctaw man. The body of Eric Trammell was discovered along a roadway in Choctaw in August of 2018. The Choctaw man had been…

New principals hired

Harris named first female head principal at Choctaw High School By Ryan Horton Managing Editor The Choctaw-Nicoma Park Board of Education approved Jackie Harris as the next head principal for Choctaw High School. The decision came from the Choctaw-Nicoma Park School Board at last Monday’s meeting. Harris is a CHS graduate from the class of…

Big response to ‘Bringing Back Steak and Ale’

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher Two weeks ago I broke the story on the epic comeback of Steak and Ale. The first location is set to open next year in Cancun Mexico. It’s going to be magnificent and located right on the beach. Steak and Ale is now looking for franchisees from North Carolina to Oklahoma.…

Visiting with an Infectious Disease Specialist

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher What’s going on with COVID-19 right now in Oklahoma? What symptoms are Oklahomans experiencing? What’s happening at the hospitals? What about dining inside a restaurant? To get answers, I went straight to an Infectious Disease Specialist. “I’ve talked to some people who’ve tested positive and they had a runny nose for…

Dr. McCharen presented Lifetime Achievement Award

By Ryan Horton Managing Editor The Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration presented Dr. Jim McCharen the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual awards banquet hosted June 4. The awards ceremony had to be completed virtually this year so Dr. McCharen and the Choctaw-Nicoma Park Central Office staff watched the presentation from the CNP Board…

Bringing back Steak and Ale

  By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher On July 29, 2008, all remaining Steak and Ale locations closed as part of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding. Now after nearly 12 years, Steak and Ale is poised for an epic comeback. Created in 1966 by the late Norman Brinker. The iconic restaurant chain with its dimly lit ambiance,…

Shepherd’s Law signed into law

Sen. Stanley’s bill creates licensure and oversight for midwives By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Several Oklahoma lawmakers have sought to regulate midwives in the state. And several have failed. Sen. Brenda Stanley found rare success on the issue last week with passage of Senate Bill 1823, which is also known as Shepherd’s Law. The law…

Taylor challenges Cole to protect Oklahoman meat producers and consumers

James Taylor, who is challenging long-time incumbent Congressman Tom Cole, for the Republican Party nomination in the fourth congressional district, issued a challenge for Cole today to protect the meat producers and consumers of Oklahoma, rather than to “bend the knee to the globalist agenda.” “The recent importation of the coronavirus from Communist China illustrates…

Reid named next Superintendent

David Reid to follow Dr. Jim McCharen at helm of Choctaw-Nicoma Park Schools By Ryan Horton Managing Editor David Reid has been named the next Superintendent of the Choctaw-Nicoma Park School District. After 48 years in education, Dr. Jim McCharen will retire from his 18-year post at the helm of CNP Schools, effective June 30.…

Area Sports

Choctaw heads to playoffs

Jackets dominate Deer Creek to place No. 3 in District 6A-II-I With a dominant win over Deer Creek, 62-34, Choctaw finished the regular season No. 3 in District 6A-II-I. The Yellowjackets (7-3, 5-2) are now preparing for their first playoff appearance since 2015, which will be the school’s 16th trip to the postseason. Choctaw scored…

Choctaw downs Bombers, 42-41

Choctaw claimed a 42-41 double-overtime victory over neighboring rival Midwest City Friday at Rose Field. Senior linebacker and Oklahoma State University commit, Jeff Roberson, snagged a game-winning interception to ruin Midwest City’s 2-point conversion attempt in double overtime. After a back-and-fourth first half Choctaw’s defense would open up the second half putting the Yellowjackets in…

Jackets stun Lawton, 41-35

Choctaw rallies late to score final 21 points Choctaw High School’s Yellowjackets rallied late Friday to secure a big district win that likely ruined any hopes the Wolverines had of a playoff appearance. On a cold and rainy night in Lawton, Choctaw produced 560 yards of offense by the end of the night to win…

Jackets throttle Shawnee

Choctaw opens season with 49-21 win over SHS Choctaw began its 2019 season with a dominant 49-21 victory against Shawnee Friday night at Bill Jensen Field. Choctaw scored early and often as the Yellowjackets refused to take their foot off the gas despite rotating through nearly the entire lineup. With an aggressive offensive scheme the…

Yellowjackets prepare to open vs. Shawnee

Going into a third season head coach Jake Corbin and his staff are more confident than ever about the future of Choctaw football. Corbin says his young and talented squad is in prime condition, and they’ll be ready to perform as winners week after week. “I feel like we’re in very good shape. Our physical…

Choctaw’s George sets state scoring record

Leading the way Choctaw High School’s Lady Yellowjackets defeated Putnam City North Friday, 7-0. The shutout on Bill Jensen Field bumped Choctaw to 10-2 on the season, and for one Yellowjacket the game meant a lot more. Rebekah George broke the Class 6A girls soccer scoring record as she sent four into the net on…

Choctaw wins Stunt Cheer Competition

  Choctaw High School’s Stunt Cheer team opened the season with a pair of wins last week. Choctaw’s cheerleaders defeated Blanchard 14-11 to open the competition and later dropped Norman, 18-5. CHS secured top honors going 2-0. Carl Albert (1-1) beat Norman (0-2) but fell to Moore (1-1). Blanchard (1-1) beat Moore, but lost to…

Four Yellowjackets medal at state

Coleman becomes four-time State Wrestling Champion   Choctaw’s Zane Coleman made history Saturday when he became the 37th wrestler ever to win an Oklahoma state title four consecutive years. Coleman became Choctaw High School’s second four-time state champion with a narrow win over a familiar foe. In the final Coleman had his closest match ever…

Basketball season comes to a close with 6th straight regional crown

Choctaw High School’s Basketball season came to a close over the weekend when the Lady Yellowjackets suffered two narrow defeats. A total of just six points gave Choctaw two losses in the 2019 Area Tournament. Choctaw came up three points short of claiming the Area Championship, and then again came up just three points short…

Jackets sting Putnam City

Choctaw racks up 421 yards in 49-7 rout of  Pirates Choctaw High School (3-2, 1-1) broke a two game skid Friday night when they bounced back at Homecoming 2018 with a dominant win over district foe Putnam City (0-5), 49-7. PCO won the coin toss, and that’s the only luck they’d have all night until…

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