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Skiatook Police Officer Cory Smith was honored at City Council Tuesday, August 8 for his life saving actions.

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On August 21 you will be able to see an astronomical phenomenon that hasn’t been seen for nearly 40 years, a total solar eclipse.

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Editor’s Note: Skiatook police department arrests/detentions for the period from Friday, August 11, 2017, through early morning Friday, August 18, 2017. Information is obtained from the Skiatook Police Department and court records. Arrest or detention is not proof of guilt.

Monday, August 21, 2017
Sunday, August 20, 2017
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I have this wonder rendition book of the Psalms called PSALMS NOW written by Leslie F Brandt (1996)—Psalms 94 from this author reads like this: “it is difficult, O God, to understand how You can ignore Your enemies as they persist in thwarting Your purposes and abusing Your children of this …

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Friday, August 18, 2017
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Editor’s Note: Osage County Sheriff’s Office arrests/detentions for the period from Friday, August 11, 2017, through early morning Friday, August 18, 2017. Information is obtained from the Osage County Sheriff’s Office and court records. Arrest or detention is not proof of guilt.

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Editor’s Note: Skiatook police department arrests/detentions for the period from Friday, August 11, 2017, through early morning Friday, August 18, 2017. Information is obtained from the Skiatook Police Department and court records. Arrest or detention is not proof of guilt.

Thursday, August 17, 2017
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It’s no secret that the opioid epidemic is spreading at an alarming rate throughout Oklahoma. Our friends, our family members, and our neighbors – we all know someone affected by the opioid epidemic. Today, more than 2.4 million Americans struggle with addiction to opioids – a fifty percent …

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Monday, August 14, 2017
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Information in this column was obtained from the Osage County Court Clerk’s database and other public documents for the period ending August 11, 2017. Not every incident leads to a charge under the law. If charges are filed, guilt, innocence, or other liability is determined by a court of la…

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Behind a solid group effort led by particularly great play from Andi Fudge and Kendyl Payne, The Skiatook Lady Bulldogs looked impressive in the second match of the season, defeating the NOAH Jaguars in 3 games to sweep the match.

Sunday, August 13, 2017
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Jesus states in Matthew 6:7-13 and I quote from the Message; “The world is full of so-called prayer warriors who are prayer-ignorant. They’re full of formulas and programs and advice, peddling techniques for getting what you want from God. Don’t fall for that nonsense. This is your Father yo…

Saturday, August 12, 2017
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There are two things about me the guy-in-the-garage simply cannot tolerate. One is my driving and two is the way I break up ice.

Friday, August 11, 2017
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A friendly reminder of Oklahoma laws concerning passing a school bus while the stop sign is out and flashing. If you are caught passing a school bus and are cited, the ticket is the least of your concern. Your license, under current Oklahoma law will be suspended for one whole year. And reme…

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Editor’s Note: Osage County Sheriff’s Office arrests/detentions for the period from Friday, August 4, 2017, through early morning Friday, August 11, 2017. Information is obtained from the Osage County Sheriff’s Office and court records. Arrest or detention is not proof of guilt.

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Editor’s Note: Skiatook police department arrests/detentions for the period from Friday, August 4, 2017, through early morning Friday, August 11, 2017. Information is obtained from the Skiatook Police Department and court records. Arrest or detention is not proof of guilt.

Thursday, August 10, 2017
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Across the state, Oklahoma families are preparing to send their kids off for another year filled with homework assignments, tests, and after school activities. As a father of five kids who all attend a small, rural public school in Oklahoma, I understand firsthand the importance of a child’s…

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The school staff at Skiatook Public Schools is committed to improving student achievement and is concerned when a student misses school for any reason. Good attendance is essential to success in school. Poor attendance habits create problems at school, at home as well as in future employment…

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Former Gov. Frank Keating and Oklahoma City physician Dr. Doug Beall – both trustees of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA) – recently entered the national health care debate with a piece in The Wall Street Journal.

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On August 21 you will be able to see an astronomical phenomenon that hasn’t been seen for nearly 40 years, a total solar eclipse.

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“The Pride of Skiatook, the Skiatook High School Marching Bulldog Band, is hard at work preparing for the 2017 marching season,” said director Rusty Chevalier. Band students, under the direction of Chevalier, met throughout the summer and participated in summer band camp July 31-August 11.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017
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Skiatook’s Public Works Authority voted to increase the fees at the Skiatook Landfill unanimously on Tuesday, August 8.

James Francis Graveside services for James Rufus "Jimmy" Francis, 72, of Ochelata, were held Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Rest Haven Cemetery in Sperry, OK. Reverend Dale Nielsen officiated. Casket bearers were Josh Lara, Taylor Thurman, Jordan Lara, Jason Weathers, Tyler Francis, Noah Garci…

Judith Fridenberg Memorial services for Judith Ann Fridenberg were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at the Avant Elementary School with Pastor Larry Adams, officiating. Judy was born March 21, 1944 in Beach Grove, Arkansas to Charles and Zelma (Grooms) Crossno. She grew up and recei…

Tuesday, August 08, 2017
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Although summer doesn’t end until September 22 according to the calendar, the start of school is generally considered the end of summer for most families.