1. County Commissioner Randy Baldridge indicted

on federal charges.

2. Train-car wreck killed Cindy Wilson, 31, and children, Stephanie “Lacey” Smith, 10, and Kaleb Wilson, two months.

3. Elevated train track concept pitched to City Council

by City Manager Troy Powell

4. Sequoyah Eagles took State Football championship —

a first for Sequoyah and first in nearly a decade.

5. Senatorial race for District 2 — Democrat Sean Burrage won over another first time candidate, Republican Ami Shaffer.

6. Two murders: Dead are Chris Puckett and Janice Scharmacher; accused are David Leaverton and Randy Scharmacher.

7. Robson Performing Arts Center opened / Rogers State University broke ground for Student Center / Claremore Regional opens Medical Office Building

8. Carrie Dickerson died. This grassroots activist became a national name when her efforts stopped the building of the Blackfox nuclear plant near Inola.

9. Leadership changed:

•Term limits end Senator Stratton Taylor’s 28 year state legislative career/fellow Democrat Sean Burrage elected to represent District 2;

•Joe and Michelle Lefebvre Carter leave posts at Will Rogers Museum/Steve Gragert appointed new director;

•Duane Kyler resigns as director at the J.M. Davis Gun Museum/John Cummings appointed new director;

•Dave Story retires from Daily Progress/Sean Evans hired as new publisher;

•Gerry Payne retires as county commissioner/ Dan DeLozier elected to fill District 1 seat;

•Randy Baldridge defeated in country commission race/Kirt Thacker elected to fill District 3 seat;

10. Verdigris town leaders and Claremore city leaders “bury the hatchet,” vowing to partner for future growth and prosperity.