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21
Feb

To the ground

Friday fire destroys Bristow home

by Shirley Todd
news@bristownews.com

On Thursday, Feb. 16, David and Donna Skaggs lost their home to a fire. According to Bristow Fire Chief David McSpadden, the call came in about a house fire at 12:17 p.m. He said the department arrived on scene at 12:25 p.m. Depew, Olive, Drumright and Shamrock Fire Departments arrived 10 minutes later and the last unit cleared the scene at 5:54 p.m.

He said when the first unit arrived, the house was fully engulfed from the middle to the north end of the home.

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Tue
21
Feb

Commission warns of construction speed limits

by Shirley Todd
news@bristownews.com

On Tuesday, Feb. 21, the Creek County Commission held its weekly meeting in Sapulpa.

The council approved the Allocation of the Alcoholic Beverage Tax. Creek County Treasurer Don Engle said $20,605, derived from alcoholic beverage tax. Bristow will receive $2,371 from the tax.

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Tue
21
Feb

Rep. Hilbert reviews bills

Freshman Representative weathers first few weeks as OK legislator

by J. D. Meisner
meisnerjd@bristownews.com

Three weeks into his freshman term as Representative to the Oklahoma House, Kyle Hilbert said he is not only working for his constituents in District 29, but is learning that legislation is not a quick and easy process.

“The biggest surprise to me has been learning the pace of the legislature,” he said. “A bill going from idea to being signed into law by the Governor is a process that takes months of time. At times, this can be frustrating for legislators as we attempt to put various coalitions together to get a bill moved from point A to point B. The upside of this is that each bill has to go through proper vetting channels before becoming a law. The downside is that meaningful reform takes time.”

Tue
21
Feb

Trial set for Spainhower

by Shirley Todd
news@bristownews.com

Dakota Spainhower is scheduled to face a jury of his peers on June 5, 2017, at the Creek County Courthouse, in Bristow.

In jail since his arrest on July 19, 2016, Spainhower is facing charges of first degree murder in connection with the July 18, 2016, stabbing death of 17-year-old Devin Lundberg. Both men worked at a Bristow restaurant together and, according to police, an altercation between the two escalated, ending with the death of Lundberg.

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Tue
21
Feb

Parish honored with street name

Council recognizes Vietnam Vet for his role in Ia Drang Valley battle

by Shirley Todd
news@bristownews.com

On Friday, Feb. 17, the City of Bristow honored Vietnam Veteran Will Parish with a street named after him.

Earlier this year, the city council voted to rename Wildflower Run, Will Parish Avenue.

Bristow Mayor Leonard Washington presented a proclamation to Parish, signed by the council.

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Tue
21
Feb

Lucas comments on Pruitt confirmation to EPA

Congressman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) released the following statement upon Senate confirmation of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to take on the role of Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

“I’m glad the Senate acted to confirm Scott Pruitt as administrator of the EPA today,” said Lucas. “His confirmation is a major step toward restoring common sense and rule of law at the agency.

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Thu
16
Feb

Superintendent thankful to Depew voters

By Shirley Todd

Depew Public Schools Superintendent Leon Hiett said he is very happy the community passed the school bond issue this time around. “This was the third time the bond was on the ballot,” said Hiett. “It was a work in progress getting the right fit for Depew Schools.”

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Thu
16
Feb

Area teacher recognized by Tulsa station

By Shirley Todd

On Wednesday, Feb. 8, Collins Elementary fourth grade teacher Jason Williams got a surprise. Leanne Taylor and Rich Lenz with News on Six and Bob Hurley of Bob Hurley Ford visited the school to present Williams with a $250 check and a certificate for being chosen as the “Impactful Teacher” for February.

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Thu
16
Feb

City replacing aging water lines

By Shirley Todd

New water mains are being installed beneath Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Bristow's Circle B Underground began work on the project on Wednesday, Feb. 15, painting lines on the streets and marking where to dig. Actual digging got underway Thursday morning.

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Thu
16
Feb

Top spellers

Bristow’s Edison Elementary recently held its second grade spelling bee. Top spellers were, from left, Laryn Wages, first place; Abby Spencer, second and Chett Warnock, third.

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