The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Council has given its approval for the Education Department to partner with BancFirst to create a school savings program for UKB students.
Elzie B. Hickerson noticed a story about beautiful Stilwell and felt inspired to share a few of his photos of Beautiful Stilwell. These photos were taken just south of town off Highway 59, on Oct. 7.
Westville Flowers and Gifts is dressed up for Christmas in sparkles of red and green. The store is filled with the fragrance of fresh flowers and many gift options, from super-soft stuffed animals to a variety of home decor pieces.
Although certain "truths" should be "self-evident," a small but vocal segment of the state's population doesn't grasp the concept – unless the "truths" under discussion are those of which they approve.
Muskogee County commissioners are considering the installation of technology that would continuously disinfect the air and surfaces at the jail and other county-owned facilities.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Police chiefs across the state said they oppose a lawmaker’s plan to ban municipalities from using unmarked vehicles to conduct traffic stops.
I'm not the greatest parent in the world, and I only raised one child, which means there is no bit of esoteric bit of wisdom to which only I am privy. But I have three siblings, a number of cousins, and a few dozen friends who have kids and grandkids, so I've made plenty of observations over the years.
Located on privately donated land in Waukomis, the park would include statues, monuments or markers — often of Confederate leaders or figures related to Indigenous mistreatment such as Christopher Columbus — that had been removed following protests against racial injustice during summer 2020.
Republican Rep. Denise Crosswhite Hader, who currently represents the southern portion of Enid, said last week's legislative redistricting saw her House district shrink even more from May’s previously approved redistricting that removed Garfield County from the district.
Muskogee County commissioners plan to tap into pandemic-relief funds to offset costs repairing public infrastructure damaged by a severe winter storm in February.
Several Stilwell High School alumni wrestlers got a chance to relive their youth on Thursday, Nov. 4 at the Stilwell Activity Center during the 2021 Alumni Dual. Some of the Alums wrestled against current members of the Stilwell mens and womens wrestling teams with others taking part in Alum…
OKLAHOMA CITY — Less than four hours before his scheduled execution, Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday commuted the death sentence of condemned inmate Julius Jones to life without the possibility of parole.
City councilors expressed concerns about a recent decision by a public trust they created to hand over day-to-day operations of Muskogee's tourism program to a third-party contractor.
Cherokee County's fiscal year 2019 audit report reflected on a previous survey that deemed segments of the government to be out of compliance, but the problems have since been rectified.
The Oklahoma State Health Department has made a decision in the wake of a lawsuit that will allow nonbinary individuals to designate the neutral gender identity on birth certificates. In the aftermath of this move, Gov. Kevin Stitt reacted with moral outrage, asserting that God created only two sexes. And Stitt even referred to rogue activists who acted without receiving proper approval or oversight.
Citizens of the Cherokee Nation, like most tribes nationwide, have a deep commitment to the American military. That history and the bravery of Cherokee men and women are why we pay our respects to veterans not just on Veterans Day, but at every public event the Cherokee Nation hosts. We reco…
Tahlequah residents have long complained about the dearth of sidewalks, or that those in existence are in disrepair. They should be happy to know at least part of their wish is about to come true.
Literally almost anything a person could want, including a kitchen sink, was for sale last weekend at the garage sale sponsored by Friends of the Library and Adair County Litter-Free and Green.
The Muskogee City-County Port Authority plans to partner with Muskogee County commissioners to address "immediate infrastructure needs" for two tracts of land at John T. Griffin Industrial Park.
City councilors will revisit on Wednesday a "substantial change" to Muskogee's tourism program, which came under increased scrutiny after trustees approved a plan in October to outsource management to a third-party contractor.
❝We know it’s taken longer than anticipated, but we’re in a great location and we can’t wait to welcome first-time visitors and longtime fans after the first of the year.❞ — Enid Hideaway co-owner Brett Murphy
Usually, we become so immersed in the flow of history as it has developed, we forget to consider what might have been if certain events had taken a different turn.
On Veterans Day, we remember and honor the brave men and women who have served in our armed forces. It is important as a nation that we stop and reflect on the sacrifices these men and women made on our behalf, so we could live free in the greatest country in the world.When our veterans sig…
The Cherokee Nation Rules Committee on Monday approved the Cherokee Nation Domestic Violence Lethality Reporting Act of 2021, which will likely pass when it goes in front of the full Tribal Council next month.
The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council passed legislation Monday to convene a panel that will determine annual salaries, benefits and non-monetary compensation for the tribe’s elected officials.
The Stilwell Indians concluded their 100th year of football with a victory against the same team they picked up their first win against back in 1921, the Sallisaw Black Diamonds. Stilwell dominated their arch-rivals with a 47-22 win on Friday night at James Bradley Memorial Athletic Park in …
Since April, consumer prices have leaped throughout the country, which has Oklahomans concerned about inflation, especially as it affects the gas pump.
Juggling military life with his family wasn’t always easy, but Army, retired Maj. William R. Addington said it was all worth it. He got to serve his country, and his four children had a whole lifetime of experiences before they turned 18.
A recent discussion centered on the need to make Election Day a federal holiday, to encourage higher voter turnout and to give that important part of life a higher-profile status. It's a good idea, but not at the expense of other important days of recognition that fall during that same time frame.
Gov. Kevin Stitt’s record in the courts has been a dismal failure in his attempts to alter tribal gaming compacts and reform Medicaid management. And while Stitt’s polling may be sound, the governor has made some very influential enemies, such as the Indian tribes and the Oklahoma health care industry.
Teachers and administrators knocked on wood after the McAlester school nurse reported some of the district’s lowest COVID-19 cases prior to board members making face coverings optional.
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians held a regular council meeting Saturday, when officials discussed adopting a new handbook for the Lighthorse Police.
OKLAHOMA CITY —A growing number of lawmakers think it’s time for a change, but they remain divided on whether Oklahomans should be able to have an extra hour of shuteye or a later sunset.
Nothing beats the fresh taste of fruits and vegetables picked right out of the garden. However, as cooler weather moves into the state, gardeners may think that fresh taste of homegrown produce is gone until next summer.
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Members of the 2021-22 Cherokee Nation Tribal Youth Council were sworn into office during a virtual inauguration ceremony on Monday, October 25, including Shace Duncan of Stilwell and Laney Williams of Westville
OKLAHOMA CITY — Joy Hofmeister’s defection from lifelong Republican to sudden Democrat as she announced a bid for governor sent shockwaves through Oklahoma politics Thursday.
Stilwell Lady Indian Emily Cruz placed second and the Lady Indians as a team recorded a school best seventh place finish overall in the Class 5A Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activity Association State Cross Country Championship Meet last Saturday at Edmond Santa Fe High School in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Protecting women and children from violence within the Cherokee Nation Reservation is a deeply personal cause for First Lady January Hoskin and me. Likewise, the Cherokee Nation tribal government has a solemn duty to protect safety and ensure justice across our 14-county reservation.
Most everyone wants to see themselves as good at working, thinking, and being lovable. But, let’s face it. Some just seem born to have a greater ability to do these things. You’ve seen it. The naturally handsome, smart and talented football quarterback. Or the lady who has it all - money, be…
Tree trimmers are like tight rope walkers, sometimes balancing on a branch and cutting it as they go, when dealing with a tree that is in a tight space and cannot just be cut down. It is fascinating how careful and confident they can move up a tree or across a limb to eventually take an enti…
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