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Inola Middle School’s seventh and eighth grade academic team became the Regional Academic Champions last week, beating one team 270 to 10. Left to Right: Radley Keener, Silas Smith, Joshua Womack, Cali McPheeters, Joseph Burton and Kaelin Harris in front with the champion plaque. 

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Associate District Judge Kassie McCoy was sworn in to office Monday afternoon. McCoy thanked her family, campaign staff and supporters and said she was excited to begin serving the county and working with her new staff. She read a quote by Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, “…

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With an estimated 800,000 workers nationwide expected to miss their first paycheck today, many Oklahomans will be scrambling to figure out how to pay bills this next week, and TTCU Federal Credit Union has plans to help.

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Friday, Jan. 16, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the February 12 Special County Question and City of Owasso Elections and Catoosa and Sequoyah School Primaries, Rogers County Election Board Secretary Julie Dermody said today.

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Two groups of Claremore High School students met Monday morning to discuss something of incredible importance, something that young people are faulted for not caring much about — the political future of the United States.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Current and former lawmakers are hopeful that Monday’s inauguration of incoming Gov. Kevin Stitt will herald in a new era of openness and cooperation between the Legislature and governor’s office.

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Rocklahoma is set to take place on Friday, May 24, Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, 2019 at “Catch The Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, just outside Tulsa. Now in its 13th year, America’s Biggest Memorial Day Weekend Party will feature performances from some of today’s top roc…

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In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum is pleased to announce a new outreach program to Youth-Serving Organizations. The Curator Challenge provides an enjoyable way to explore the Museum and receive a discount on a new collector’s patch. This offe…

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The Claremore Jail Authority (CJA) is under capacity for the first time in four years, said Claremore Mayor Bill Flanagan.

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The Claremore Chamber of Commerce will present the 55th Annual Gridiron at the Robson PAC on Saturday, Jan. 19, featuring an evening of song, dance, and plenty of low-brow humor. Showtime is 7 p.m.

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Remy's Chop Shop is coming to Claremore, and they're bringing their flavor-packed street tacos and beer on tap with them.

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Earlier this week, Foyil Public Schools hired their first resource officer to protect students during school hours, with the help of the Rogers County Sheriff’s Department, The Board of County Commissioners and the Cherokee Nation.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The newly elected speaker of the Republican-controlled House vowed Tuesday to prioritize increasing public school funding, reforming criminal justice and giving the state’s next governor more power.

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The Rogers County Cherokee Association (RCCA) will meet on Sunday, January 13, at 2 pm for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting.  

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation is applauding the recent signing of the Johnson-O’Malley Supplemental Indian Education Program Modernization Act by President Trump. The bill will establish a new baseline count of JOM-eligible Native students and institute a modern, accurate allocation…

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Reasor’s has been named a Certified Healthy Business through the Certified Healthy Oklahoma program for the fourth year in a row. The Certified Healthy Oklahoma program is administered by the Oklahoma Turning Point Council and the Oklahoma State Department of Health, Center for the Advanceme…

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The Claremore High School Student Council kicked of it’s most colorful fundraiser to date with a tribute to the school resource officers, who keep students safe every day.

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Rogers County Cherokee Association (RCCA) provides at least one annual scholarship to a local Cherokee Nation citizen who is a student at Rogers State University (RSU) from the interest earned on the principal.

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The Town of Oologah’s regular municipal elections will include a ballot measure for residents to decide whether the office of the city clerk-treasurer should become an appointed position or remain elected.

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From left to right, Dr. Cara Cowan Watts of Claremore, former Rogers County Cherokee Association (RCCA) President, former RCCA Treasurer Kathy Robinson of Claremore, RCCA Board Member Ken McSpadden of Chelsea, District 15 Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilwoman Janees Taylor of Pryor, former RCC…

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s minimum wage has remained stagnant for about a decade, but now a state lawmaker hopes to raise it by $3.25 an hour.

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Three vehicles were involved in a collision on Verdigris River Bridge after a driver, reportedly traveling at an unsafe speed, lost control of their vehicle.

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A 60-year old woman from South Coffeyville was killed in a two-car collision in Talala Wednesday.

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Rogers County Youth Services, the Claremore-based non-profit, was recently recognized with the GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency, to honor to organization’s commitment to transparency in the use and results of donations.

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CLAREMORE, Okla. – David Petty has dedicated much of his life to the sport he loves, and that’s rodeo.

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Recently, the Claremore Public Schools Foundation (CPSF) celebrated its 30th Anniversary with its Celebration of Excellence dinner at Rogers State University. The evening began with a reception where guests visited with teachers from all of the Claremore Schools about grants they had receive…

Jason Lindsey of Peak Complete Construction of Claremore, recently power washes the sidewalks at the J. M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum in downtown Claremore . The museum is preparing for the 50th anniversary of the museum in June .

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Mountain biking is an ever-growing industry, with an estimated 10 percent growth year over year, nationwide, according to some reports.

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The great thing about a pet is that they are a family member we get to choose, so it’s extra important that we keep them safe and off the mean streets of Claremore.

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Every week the Progress features a different pet available for adoption at the Claremore Animal Shelter. This week we’re rounding up the furry friends we think were the cutest Pets of the Week in 2018. 

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Tulsa based certified public accountants, Hinkle and Company, recently completed an audit for the City of Claremore’s fiscal year ending June 30, 2018.

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The board of trustees for the Town of Oologah voted last week to conduct a full inventory of town property for the purposes of conducting more transparent annual town audits.

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The Claremore Industrial and Economic Development Authority (CIEDA) gave a presentation to the Claremore City Council last week of the economic development progress made in 2019.

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The board of trustees for the Town of Oologah voted last week to conduct a full inventory of town property for the purposes of conducting more transparent annual town audits.

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Ring in the New Year at Claremore’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Bash, December 31. Located at the West Bend Green at the Expo Center starting at 6pm with the grand finale, New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show, starting at 9:00 pm. Fireworks will be shot from the grounds of the Will Rogers Memorial Museum.

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The Town of Oologah will hold a general municipal election for all board of trustees seats and town clerk-treasurer on April 2. Also on the ballot will be a measure to make the position of town clerk-treasurer an appointed position as opposed to an elected one, as it is currently.

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The 800 Christmas dinners donated by Share the Spirit supporters this year have all been gobbled up, but donations are still needed to finish paying the bill for families in need.

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Across the state, a new crop of businesses have began opening their doors. While some were expecting a slow roll out of grow and dispensary businesses following the June vote—that hasn't been the case.

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