City of Okmulgee completes former peanut factory site clean up, remedied land useable
OKMULGEE, Okla. − The City of Okmulgee, in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Environment Quality and OXY (Occidental Petroleum Corporation), completed the clean up of a former Kist Peanut site in hopes someone will want to use it for light industry and bring more jobs to the community.
Crappie fishing national competition takes place at Lake Eufaula
LAKE EUFAULA, Okla. − More than 200 of the best crappie anglers in the country have come to Eufaula for the Crappie Masters 2023 National Championship. They’re competing for their piece of more than 150-thousand dollars in total prize money.
Fleecy Friends Alpacas Celebrating National Alpaca Farm Days
This weekend is all about our fleecy friends as farms around the country celebrate National Alpaca Farm Days. Derek Smith with Fleecy Friends Alpacas in Boynton joined News On 6 on Friday. He brought along a few friends, Fort Knox and Cowboy. Fleecy Friends Alpacas is opening their gates on...
Lady Dragons ‘sink’ Gore
Dewar captures district crown with pair of run-rule victories over Lady Pirates. For the 23rd time in school history, the Dewar Lady Dragon varsity fastpitch softball team hoisted the district championship plaque on Tuesday evening at Al Kessel Field in Dewar. The lastest district championship – and first since 2018...
Lightning Strike Triggers Huge Oil Tank Explosion in Hughes County
A large explosion occurred in Hughes County as a result of a lightning strike, leading to the burning of three oil tank batteries. This was evidenced by photos showing columns of smoke and flames rising from the tanks, supplied by the local fire department.
Postseason journey begins for 5 county squads
Phase 2 of the 2023 varsity football season begins for teams in Classes 6A-A and Class C this week with district action. The start of district play, which will be used to determine postseason berths, will begin for five of the six Okmulgee County gridiron squads on Friday night. The...
What is true goodness?
“You kiss them if they are good,” says Savannah, age 5. “A good person likes to hug,” adds McCall, 5.
Fishing Report for September 20, 2023
EUFAULA: Sept. 15. Elevation is a foot below normal and stable, water temperature 76 degrees and stained. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, jigs and plastic baits around main lake, points, riprap and rocks. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live bait, live shad and shad around channels, river channel and river mouth. White bass fair on crankbaits, minnows and spoons around channels, flats, main lake and riprap. Report submitted by Jake Rowland, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
10 Years Ago:
Henryetta Fighting Hen Coffee was held at the Colonial Restaurant. The group honored Barbara Gilpatrick with a cake for her birthday. Barbara had been Treasurer for the Hens and the All-School reunion since 1997.
Lady Knights edge out Eufaula 7-5
The Henryetta Lady Knights edged out Eufaula on Thursday with a 7-5 victory. It was a pitching battle throughout the game. Eufaula scored first in the second inning when Jadence Efurd hit a fielder’s choice that scored a run. Eufaula then scored again in the third inning when Kate Pippenger connected on a pitch for a single extending the lead 2-0.
Raven Ready 2023 connects prospective students with alumni
OKMULGEE, Okla.- The College of the Muscogee Nation (CMN) hosted their annual Raven Ready for incoming students. They learned about the college, campus resources, and listened to each panelists’ experience with CMN. The event also connected students with their prospective instructors and faculty. This event acts as a new...
Eufaula Giant Draven Gragg receives multiple offers
Eufaula senior football standout Draven Gragg has a big decision to make. The 6’4”, 270-pound giant has been outstanding at the linebacker and the lineman positions. Gragg has received offers from University of Central Arkansas, East Central University, Northeastern State University, Southwestern State University, University of Central Oklahoma, Pittsburg State, Southeastern Oklahoma State University and Southern Nazarene University has extended an official visit to Gragg.
Estuce Fest empowers young parents with resources
OKMULGEE, Okla. – The Estuce Fest was held at the Okmulgee Community Center on Sep. 13. The event provided resources and gifts for first-time pregnant mothers and parents of an infant 12 months or younger. The event provided door prizes, diaper bag kits, and served dinner. The Mvskoke Tribal...
Aleyna Quinn continues to strive to change to dynamic in male-dominated sports
Castle multi-sport athlete strives to change the standard of male-dominated sports. Aleyna Quinn, Castle multi-sport athlete, continues to make her mark. Senior multi-sport athlete Aleyna Quinn at Castle High School continues to change the standards in many ways.
DIY tree stand discovered in Oklahoma
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) tweeted a photo of a makeshift tree stand that it said is not only unsafe but also illegal. Game Warden Rowland found the unique “tree stand,” a chair connected to a tree by only four small screws, in McIntosh County.
Eufaula Lady Ironheads win Regionals!
The Eufaulal Lady Ironheads sweep two teams on Wednesday and defeat Chandler 2-1 to extend their record to 21-9. Congratulations Lady Ironheads!
Girls tennis team gains new players and new insights
The HEHS girls tennis team is in the midst of their fall season, and they have a lot to talk about. With the graduation of last year’s senior class, the team has grown to include a number of new players. To the players at Hoffman, tennis is more than...
Stories from the past
When this question is mentioned it is natural for the mind to turn to the condition of the Indian tribes in the Northwest, and the troubles incident to their residence there. But the report of the Deputy Superintendent General of Indian Affairs shows that there is an Indian question of some importance much nearer home.
Wildcats give praise to the Lord
The Eufaula versus Checotah football game is always known to be emotional and physical. Friday night Checotah cruised to a 54-27 victory to win the 108th meeting and now leads the series 54-53-1. As I addressed the team prior to presenting them with the McIntosh County Championship trophy, the team took a moment to praise God.
Okemah City Council to hold special meeting
The city of Okemah will conduct a special meeting of the City Council for the purpose of conducting a workshop session for the upcoming Water System Improvements. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Okemah City Hall located at 502 West Broadway St. in Okemah.