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Minco host families needed for foreign exchange students

By Jon Watje Managing Editor Host families in Minco are needed for a group of foreign exchange students eager to learn about the American culture. Angela Owen, a coordinator for Education Travel & Culture (ETC), said she needs two more host families to spend either a semester or entire school year with students from other…

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…

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Mustang Police Det. Mike Wallace and his wife Dana, left, had Lena who was from Germany for an entire school year at Mustang High School. Host families are now needed in Minco.
Minco host families needed for foreign exchange students

By Jon Watje Managing Editor Host families in Minco are needed for a group of foreign exchange students eager to learn about the American culture. Angela Owen, a coordinator for Education Travel & Culture (ETC), said she needs two more host families to spend either a semester or entire school year with students from other…

Mark Yates, of Oklahoma Farm Bureau, explains voting options concerning State Question 777, which is currently one of only two questions approved for the November ballot. (Photo by Ryan Horton)
‘Right to Farm’ advocates seek support

Voters will have a big decision this November as the state considers an amendment to the Oklahoma Constitution that would limit the ability of lawmakers to regulate farming practices. According to the text of State Question 777, if passed the right to make use of agricultural technology, the right to make use of livestock procedures…

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Despite falling to Class A, Minco softball looks intimidating this season

By Jon Watje Managing Editor Minco softball will be a force to reckon with this season. The Lady Bulldogs are returning eight starters from last year’s team that went 28-6 and hosted a regional. The season starts Monday, Aug. 8 as Minco hosts Bridge Creek. “We have five seniors on this year’s team,” said Coach…

Taylen Redinger of Minco pitches for her 12U softball team, the OK Xplosion.
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…

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