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January 1, 2014

County conflict top story of 2013



But it didn’t take long for Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to step into the fray. He announced on Oct. 18, 2013 that the state’s multi-county grand jury would investigate the allegations of wrongdoing  against the district attorney’s office and other public officials in Rogers County. 
The multicounty grand jury, which is comprised of 12 jurors chosen from each  quadrant of the state, is expected to release its findings early in 2014.
Mayor Mickey Perry dies from heart attack
Near the end of 2013, Claremore, Rogers County and beyond mourned the loss of veteran law officer, city mayor and lifetime goodwill ambassador Mickey Perry.
Perry died of a heart attack on Dec. 16, just hours after officiating over a Claremore City Council meeting.
Perry was elected as Claremore’s mayor April 2011, following his retirement as Chief of Police in January of the same year. Perry’s accomplishments were many, but included a recent induction to the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Hall of Fame and the Claremore Daily Progress Progressive Citizen of the Year.
He was an active member of his community and served on numerous boards and committees but is perhaps best remembered for his pride in Claremore and his generosity and devotion to its citizens. One of his favorite activities was serving the annual Thanksgiving and Christmas luncheons held at the local Elk’s Lodge. He also was an enthusiastic organizer on behalf of “Share the Spirit” which distributes gifts and food baskets to families during the holiday season.
Perry is survived by his wife Kathy, daughter Jennifer Lewis and husband Randy, and four grandchildren, as well as innumerable coworkers, associates, and friends.
Economic development shows growth with new buinesses
The announcement of two hotels, a Buffalo Wild Wings, El Banquette and the constrution of a CVS Pharmacy were among the economic developments in Claremore.

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  • City open records dispute continues

    The city of Claremore will pay $41,324.25 in attorney fees to the Vinita law firm who challenged their compliance with the Oklahoma Open Records Act.


    July 29, 2014

  • Claremore sisters featured on talk show

    During their recent trip to Los Angeles, Claremore sisters Lindsey and Whitney Martin made the most of their time in the city of angels, spending time with family, visiting several beaches, restaurants and Hollywood attractions.

    July 29, 2014 1 Link

  • Elementary students learn to bid at Zebra Stripes auction

    Claremore elementary students in the Zebra Stripes summer care program participated in a student-friendly auction Friday at Roosa Elementary. The auction was presented by Daneen Shepherd, realtor/broker and auctioneer of Tulsa, who taught the children how to bid on items efficiently and effectively.

    July 29, 2014 1 Link

  • Treasurer issues tax warrants

    For the first time, tax warrants are being issued in Rogers County to collect unpaid personal property taxes.
    This week, some local business owners should expect to be served by the Rogers County Sheriff’s office.
    Personal tax warrants have been issued to three local companies, who owe a total of approximately $38,000 in past due taxes.

    July 29, 2014

  • No evidence or human remains found

    Rogers County Sheriff’s deputies and assisting agencies vacated a Tiawah property Friday, after no evidence or human remains were found in connection to the disappearance of a local resident that went missing in 1996.

    July 27, 2014

  • RCLC launches letter campaign

    The Rogers County Literacy Council, RCLC, is launching their annual letter writing campaign.
     A United Way Organization, the council is asking for community support to help promote literacy in the English language.

    July 27, 2014

  • taylor.armerding.jpg Inequality crisis shot with factual problems, hypocrisy

    President Obama, various media and political liberals say inequality, of all things, is the defining issue of our times. Yet this message is delivered by multimillionaires and a president who jets from tee time to stump speech on the taxpayer's dime.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Obama wants limits on US company mergers abroad

    Staking out a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, President Barack Obama on Thursday demanded “economic patriotism” from U.S. corporations that use legal means to avoid U.S. taxes through overseas mergers.

    July 25, 2014

  • Local churches impact poverty

    Claremore First Christian Church, First United Methodist and the Pastoral Alliance are combining efforts to host a 16-week program, “Getting Ahead in a Just Getting by World,” based off of the national program — “bridges out of poverty.”

    July 25, 2014

  • Grand Jury recesses until August

    The multicounty grand jury charged with investigating accusations of misconduct by Rogers County officials recessed Thursday until August 19-21, saying it needed to hear from more witnesses before returning a finding in the matter.

    July 25, 2014