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Fri
22
Aug

manicured

Lee Robbins takes advantage of the morning hours to trims the edges of his lawn on the corner of First and Chestnut, in Bristow, while the weather was still relatively cool on Thursday. Afternoon temperatures approached 100 degrees and the humidity was a sticky 65 percent. This pattern is expected to continue through the weekend. According to weather experts, the only relief is a 30-percent chance of rain, mid week
 
 
Fri
22
Aug

Ritchie resigns

When Darold Ritchie, Ward 4 COuncilman for the City of Bristow, first ran for his seat on the Bristow City Council in 1978,
he said he did so to invigorate the system and to pump new blood into the city government. Now, 36 years later, Ritchie is stepping down for the same reason, effective Sept. 1
 
 
Fri
22
Aug

Outcome of two races to be decided in the runoff election on Tuesday, Aug. 26

Creek County voters will settle two races when they go to the poles Tuesday, Aug. 26, for the runoff election. Republican candidates Dani Thompson-Fields, 24, of Depew had 31.2 percent of the vote in the June primaries and her opponent, James Lewewright, 42, of Bristow, received 37.2 percent of the vote. With neither candidate receiving the requisite
50-percent, they were forced into the runoff election
 
 
Fri
22
Aug

Department of Health consultant advocates the fluoridation of water to Rotary Club

Thursday, Aug. 14 representatives from the Oklahoma State Department of Health, Fluoride Consultant Mary DeLeon and Chief of Dental Health Services Jana Winfree addressed the Bristow chapter of Rotary International with the goal of  educating residents about community water fluoridation 
 
 
Fri
22
Aug

Bristow chief reflects on last 10 years

Bristow Police Chief Don Sweger says that the moment he heard the position of police chief was open in Bristow was a profound one, full of possibility. Sweger says that the same feeling returned to him when he saw Guthrie, Okla. was looking
for a new police chief 
 
 
Fri
22
Aug

Back to school bash Sat

Residents will be given a chance to wish summer a fond farewell in style at the Bristow Back to School Bash on Saturday, Aug. 23. The party, held at the town square from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. will feature live music from local bands.
 
 
Fri
22
Aug

Bristow couple killed in accident Thursday

A Bristow husband and wife died Thursday in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of SH 48 and SH 33.
According to an initial report by Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Matt Ledbetter, at around 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, Thelma L. Stevens, 64, of Bristow was driving a 2002 Buick westbound on SH 33. Her husband, Durward Stevens was riding in the passenger seat.
As the couple entered the intersection, a northbound 2012 Acura Sedan, being driven by Christopher S. Hildebrand, 27, of North Las Vegas, Nev. ran the stop sign and struck the Stevens' Buick in the passenger side.
Both Thelma and Deward Stevens expired at the scene from massive injuries sustained in the accident.
Christopher Hildebrand, and a passenger in the Acura, Aleagha Hildebrand, were both treated at the scene for minor external injuries.
The report indicated that neither of the Steven's were wearing their seatbelts and the airbags in the Buick did not deploy.

Tue
19
Aug

first day

Freshmen Shannon Fine and Rachel Bernache make their way into high school for the first time. Classes began for Bristow High School, Tuesday, Aug. 19.

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Tue
19
Aug

New faculty hired at Bristow schools


Bristow Public Schools welcome their new teachers. From left, Naomi French, Heather Campbell, Jim Hillman, Rachael Vanzant, Chris Cole, Anita Yearout, Jake Avery, Megan Bloom, Brent Brownlee, Tanya Edgell, Larry Coleman, Garth McLoed and Michael Gersztenkorn (not pictured: Kelly Thompson and Tonya Scott).
By Caleb Brabham Staff Writer.
 
In preparation for the 2014-2015 school year, Bristow Public Schools has hired a total of 15 new teachers Tony Scott, of Ada, will teach science, with a focus on zoology, at Bristow High School. Scott received her bachelor's degree for entomology at Oklahoma State University as well as her masters in educational leadership. Scott has 16 years of experience, having taught AP biology, served as coach on the robotics team, head biology teacher and on the Biology and Science District Vertical Alignment Team at Ponca City High School as well as adjunct professor at Cowley County Community College.

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Tue
19
Aug

Sweger resigns


Chief Don Sweger
By Caleb Brabham Staff Writer.
 
On Tuesday, Aug. 19, Bristow Police Chief Don Sweger announced he would no longer be serving as police chief effective Sept. 7. “I cannot tell you enough what an honor it has been to serve as your chief of police,” Sweger wrote in a letter delivered to Mayor Leonard Washington on Aug. 19.

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