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Education sales tax increases

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The education sales tax figures in January show an increase from December in all of the three area school districts in Pottawatomie County that receive it and for the DA Justice Center, the Pottawatomie County Treasurer’s office reports.

Fee hike at Meeker Lake

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The Meeker Town Board has approved an ordinance amending the lake fees at the Meeker Lake. The board also approved the emergency clause putting the new fees and permits into place on Feb.

Kidnapping charges filed

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Prosecutors have filed three felony charges against a Chandler resident following his arrest by Chandler Police last month. Nathaniel Dale Burns, 34, of 324 W.

50th COVID death in Pott County

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The number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 has climbed to 50 in Pottawatomie County over the past week, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reports. Four additional deaths have been reported in the county.

McLoud filing period

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The filing period for three seats on the McLoud City Council opens at 8 a.m. Monday, Feb.

Changing the date on school funding

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Public schools in Pottawatomie and Lincoln Counties took a hit in their recent midterm adjustments. There are a total of 23 school districts between the two counties.

Town Talk

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Town Talk kicked off fundraising this week via Facebook for the Route 66 themed miniature golf course we plan on installing on Main Street. The course will consist of nine holes.

Trying to remember where

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The other day when I started thinking about a topic for this column, I began searching for some old photos sent to me several years ago. Now I’m not sure about some of you, but I told myself I’d placed them in a spot where they would be easy to find.

Meeker Homecoming Court

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Meeker will crown its basketball Homecomingqueen at 5:45 Saturday before the basketball games with Chandler. The homecoming court includes, from left, Trinity Shelly, Shi’Ann Cox, Callie Sellers, Brittney Want, Kaycee Babek, Sierra Cox, Calista Treat (Sophomore), Savanna Nelson, Annsley Babek (Freshman) and Jaci Smith. Not pictured is Abby Smith (Junior). Photo/Brian Blansett