Claremore Daily Progress

Top Stories

October 18, 2013

Citizens who circulated petition uneasy

DA expected to add 25 more to libel lawsuit

(Continued)

CLAREMORE —

Grubowski said he signed on as a sponsor of the grand jury petition because he “wanted to make Rogers County the safest and most desirable place for people to live, go to school and worship.”
He said his background was similar to many of the people who circulated the petition: longtime resident of the county, member of the First Baptist Church, active in local charitable and civic organizations, and a supporter of Rogers State University and Claremore public schools.
Cox, a native of Claremore who went on to become a police officer,  said he helped sponsor the petition “because I wanted things to be investigated by someone from the outside to determine if there was an issue and to have it resolved.  I still believe in standing up for what is right and someone has to stand up at some point.”
Guilfoyle, a real estate agent, said the citizens petition was circulated because of “circumstances that arose which were not being answered clearly” and a grand jury inquiry “seemed” the only way for the public to get answers.
“It is good for any community to have clarity as to how the government works,” said Guilfoyle. “It makes it conducive for people to want to live here.”
 Jones, another of the named libel suit defendants, said he collected petition signatures standing at street corners. He said he was “fighting for the rights of his children in a system, which has become badly broken.”
Jones said he was unhappy with the district attorney’s office handling of the rape case of his two young children.
“I supported this to keep others from having to deal with what my family has dealt with,” he said. “This has all become about the rights of the accused, the rights of those named in this petition. What about our rights, the people’s right, my girls rights?” 

Text Only
Top Stories
  • 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

  • Former Sheriff’s deputy arrested

    The Rogers County Sheriff’s Office arrested ex-deputy Brian Kindle Wednesday after receiving multiple reports concerning his safety.

    July 25, 2014