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Check out the Shawnee News Star's special graduation section featuring various seniors and celebrating the class of 2020...
05/27/2020
2020 Graduation

Check out the Shawnee News Star's special graduation section featuring various seniors and celebrating the class of 2020.

2020 Graduation is a special annual edition by The Shawnee News-Star featuring graduating high school seniors from Pottawatomie, Lincoln and Seminole Counties (Oklahoma)

To celebrate the class of 2020 McLoud Public Schools held a parade for its seniors May 22 in McLoud.
05/27/2020
McLoud holds parade for class of 2020

To celebrate the class of 2020 McLoud Public Schools held a parade for its seniors May 22 in McLoud.

To celebrate the class of 2020 McLoud Public Schools held a parade for its seniors May 22 in McLoud. Due to concerns of COVID-19, the district canceled

Pottawatomie County sits at number 18 in the positive case reports — showing 57 cases, but holding at four deaths; of th...
05/27/2020
No new Pott. County COVID-19 deaths in 5 ½ weeks

Pottawatomie County sits at number 18 in the positive case reports — showing 57 cases, but holding at four deaths; of the county’s positive cases, 50 have reportedly recovered, according to coronavirus.health.ok.gov

As all but a few counties across the state have all been affected by positive COVID-19 cases, Pottawatomie County sits at number 18 in the positive case

Tecumseh High School senior and 18-year-old Jacey Ranae Cox earned the title of valedictorian and is one of many in the ...
05/26/2020
Tecumseh Graduation: Jacey Ranae Cox

Tecumseh High School senior and 18-year-old Jacey Ranae Cox earned the title of valedictorian and is one of many in the 2020 graduating class.

Tecumseh High School senior and 18-year-old Jacey Ranae Cox earned the title of valedictorian and is one of many in the 2020 graduating class. According

Graduating Tecumseh High School senior and 17-year-old Gage Boatman earned the title of salutatorian and is happy with t...
05/26/2020
Tecumseh Salutatorian: Gage Boatman

Graduating Tecumseh High School senior and 17-year-old Gage Boatman earned the title of salutatorian and is happy with the success of his final semester even though it wasn’t what he was expecting.

Graduating Tecumseh High School senior and 17-year-old Gage Boatman earned the title of salutatorian and is happy with the success of his final semester

The effects of the COVID-19 shutdown are beginning to appear as this month’s sales tax collections in Pottawatomie Count...
05/26/2020
Consequences of COVID-19 shutdown: County sales tax collections down in May

The effects of the COVID-19 shutdown are beginning to appear as this month’s sales tax collections in Pottawatomie County show a significant dip. Most area residents spent the month away from others as a direct result of a shelter-at-home directive from leaders.

The effects of the COVID-19 shutdown are beginning to appear as this month's sales tax collections in Pottawatomie County show a significant dip. Most

The Veterans of Foreign Affairs-Shawnee hosted its annual ceremonies for Memorial Day at various cemeteries in Shawnee.
05/26/2020
VFW hosts Memorial Day ceremonies

The Veterans of Foreign Affairs-Shawnee hosted its annual ceremonies for Memorial Day at various cemeteries in Shawnee.

The Veterans of Foreign Affairs-Shawnee hosted its annual ceremonies for Memorial Day at various cemeteries in Shawnee.a According to Shawnee VFW member

Memorial Day ceremonies planned.
05/23/2020
Shawnee VFW to host Memorial Day ceremonies

Memorial Day ceremonies planned.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars-Shawnee is hosting its annual ceremonies for Memorial Day at various cemeteries in Shawnee. According to Shawnee VFW member

Sonic to build new headquarters in Shawnee.
05/23/2020
Sonic headquarters underway at former site

Sonic to build new headquarters in Shawnee.

At the northwest corner of Wallace and Harrison some new groundwork is underway. That location was formerly a Sonic Drive-In, and is technically where the

Shawnee Police Department cancels August Cops N Kids event because of COVID-19 concerns.
05/23/2020
Shawnee police cancel August Cops N Kids event

Shawnee Police Department cancels August Cops N Kids event because of COVID-19 concerns.

Due to COVID-19 concerns the Shawnee Police Department has decided to cancel its annual Cops N Kids event. According to Cpl. Vivian Lozano, though the

A five-month long joint investigation resulted in drug raids Wednesday in Shawnee at a home and a car lot business as fe...
05/21/2020
Multiple police agencies raid Shawnee home, car lot in opioid drug case

A five-month long joint investigation resulted in drug raids Wednesday in Shawnee at a home and a car lot business as federal, state, local and tribal authorities served search warrants as part of a opioid drug investigation.

A five-month joint drug investigation by numerous agencies culminated into several police raids Wednesday in Shawnee, including one at a Shawnee car lot

Tecumseh celebrates Class of 2020.
05/20/2020
Tecumseh celebrates class of 2020

Tecumseh celebrates Class of 2020.

To honor the graduating class of 2020 Tecumseh Public Schools released a virtual graduation video and held a drive through graduation ceremony Tuesday,

Plans in place to demo house.
05/20/2020
Demolition planned for squashed house

Plans in place to demo house.

The unexpected fall of a large tree at the northwest corner of Tucker and 10th Streets has removed any chance of future occupancy in the property's

SHS holds parade, virtual ceremony for the Class of 2020.
05/19/2020
Shawnee holds graduation ceremony, parade

SHS holds parade, virtual ceremony for the Class of 2020.

Shawnee Public Schools celebrated the class of 2020 with a graduation parade and virtual ceremony Monday, May 18. According to SPS Public Information

McLoud Library reopens with some services.
05/19/2020
Library reopens for limited services

McLoud Library reopens with some services.

The McLoud Public Library has reopened its doors to the public, with multiple guidelines in place for the safety of customers and staff as the coronavirus

A Shawnee teenager died in an overnight accident in the area of Harrison Ave. and Moccasin Trail.
05/17/2020
OHP: Shawnee teenager dies in overnight accident

A Shawnee teenager died in an overnight accident in the area of Harrison Ave. and Moccasin Trail.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports a teenager from Shawnee died early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle accident in north Shawnee. The fatality

Parade and virtual graduation events are set Monday.
05/16/2020
Shawnee schools to celebrate class of 2020

Parade and virtual graduation events are set Monday.

Shawnee Public Schools will celebrate the class of 2020 with a graduation parade and virtual ceremony Monday, May 18 at 7 p.m. According to Superintendent

Tecumseh district prepares for end of year.
05/14/2020
Tecumseh schools prepare for end of year, summer

Tecumseh district prepares for end of year.

As the school year comes to a close, Tecumseh Public Schools is preparing for its virtual graduation ceremony, summer construction projects and the

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Kudos for better alert systems during severe weather. Now...how about some storm shelters so citizens can not only KNOW about impending dangerous weather, but actually have a SAFE PLACE to go to when it occurs?
Thank you for still being there! I enjoy my Shawnee News-Star newspaper! Still miss Kent Bush. :(
The staff in the nursing homes aren't fighting the same battle that the nurses and the doctors who are bravely fighting against COVID-19 are. Our battle looks a lot different. We’re fighting to protect our residents from the outside world. We’re fighting against depression and loneliness. We are fighting boredom and confusion caused by dementia. We are fighting frustration of family members not being able to visit and families who feel disconnected and fear for their loved one. So until this crisis is over, we will dress up in silly costumes and dance down halls, we will give comforting words and do our best to create fun activities that can be done safely. We will hold the iPads so loved ones can see their elderly parent who is unable to communicate and reassure them everything is okay. We will put on smiles even when our heads are pounding and we are fighting worry ourselves. We will do what we can to make sure the outside world stays “outside” and our resident stay safe.
1000`s of fools running all over town with no masks on .
Grove Schools doing a neighborhood parade. They totally made my day!
Ways to find peace during this trying time, look around at all the beauty especially the birds. Take a walk, listen and look around.
There is hope and healing in God's beautiful masterpiece tonight.
Why are Firelake and Firelake Grand casinos still open?!!
The Shawnee News-Star is it true lakes and parks are being shut down do to this virus?
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When do the best of the best results get printed?
Could someone do some research on why so many street lights are out all over town and why I keep hearing they are being upgraded, but no one seems to see people working on them. There are a lot out all over, but I specifically noticed the area of Kickapoo and I-40 is very dark and the tall ones on the highway near the overpass that I assume are ODOT, haven’t been on in months. It seems unsafe to me (all over town) for pedestrians, cyclists, and the increase in crime in neighborhoods. I’m just curious, as are quite a few citizens I’ve talked with, about the status of the upgrades if that is indeed the issue.