Skiatook

No. 1 in Oklahoma

No. 1 in Oklahoma

Along with a district title, one member of the Skiatook football team has brought home an individual accolade. With 2,030 yards, running back Kyle McLaughlin ran for more regular season rushing yards than any other Oklahoma high school football player, regardless of classification. The Skiatook senior edged past Eufaula’s Shane Moore for the distinction by […]


Skiatook mayor resigns

Randy Sien, the mayor of Skiatook, has resigned in the wake of a bout of bad health. In an announcement he made on Facebook, Sien said he will be replaced Nov. 14 at midnight by City Councilor David Sutherland. A few weeks ago, Sien was hospitalized after receiving CPR and said his cholesterol was out […]


Lawyer: Suspect in two murders is mentally ill

Lawyer: Suspect in two murders is mentally ill

A preliminary hearing set for Michael Devin Stanley, who is charged with murder in the deaths of his great-grandmother and half sister, was delayed Thursday because his attorney requested his competency be evaluated. Stanley, 20,  of Skiatook, was charged with one count of murder in Osage County and another count in Tulsa County in January. […]


Skiatook woman hurt in motorcycle accident

A Skiatook woman was injured in a motorcycle accident Sunday in Interstate 244 in Tulsa, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Shandre Winsby, 25, was admitted to an unnamed Tulsa hospital in stable condition with trunk, arm and leg injuries following the 2:51 p.m. accident near the West 51st Street South overpass, according to the […]


One dead, one badly hurt in crash near Skiatook

One dead, one badly hurt in crash near Skiatook

One man died and a child is in critical condition following an accident south of Skiatook on Wednesday morning. Dead is Thomas Blair Jr., 35, of Wagoner. Blair was driving a Chevy van on 52 West Avenue  about 10:13 a.m. Wednesday when a GMC pickup driven by Luis Dominguez-Vargas, 45, of Broken Arrow ran a […]


O’Neal trial delayed

The trial of a former candidate for the Skiatook City Council on charges that he shot at a dog in city limits has been delayed. Pearson Leon O’Neal was to stand trial this week but the matter was delayed until Sept. 25. O’Neal has asked that evidence of a previous conviction for a similar act […]


Congress puts brakes on casino expansion

For now at least, the Osage Nation Congress is putting the brakes on casino expansion. On Thursday, the Osage Nation Congress approved a resolution requesting the tribe’s gaming enterprise board hold any expansion efforts on the tribe’s Tulsa casino in abeyance until a 2015 financial plan is approved. If the expansion does eventually happen, it […]


State wants to revoke Hudson

State wants to revoke Hudson

Robert Dalton Hudson, the young man convicted of manslaughter in the shooting of David Reed of Skiatook, could be facing jail time because he has failed to meet the requirements of his suspended sentence. Hudson has failed to pay restitution to Reed’s survivors and has also failed to report to his probation officer, according to […]


Skiatook teen critically hurt in car accident

A Skiatook teen is in critical condition following a one-car wreck on Javine Hill Road just south of Avant on Friday afternoon. Hunter McClard was admitted to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa with “whole body” injuries, according to a report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. McClard was a passenger – and not wearing a seatbelt […]


Skiatook kids bring home track medals

Although the Skiatook High School track team did not bring home any team accolades from the state meet Friday and Saturday, two members came home with individual hardware. With a leap of 22 feet, 8.75 inches, junior Kyle McLaughlin won the state long jump title at Moore High School by almost a foot over his […]


DA seeks death for Stanley

DA seeks death for Stanley

District Attorney Rex Duncan is seeking the death penalty against Michael Devin Stanley, the 20-year-old man charged with murder in the stabbing deaths of his great-grandmother and half-sister in Skiatook. Not only is Stanley the youngest person in Osage County against whom the death penalty has been sought, his is the first death penalty case […]


Movie set to shoot in Pawhuska, Skiatook

After all the Hollywood glitz associated with the movie August: Osage County, Pawhuska and Skiatook will get to enjoy a little more limelight, but on a smaller scale. On Monday, a New York film crew started trickling into Pawhuska to set up filming for a feature-length indie movie called The Heart Stays, a “coming of […]


Third grade reading tests vary widely in Osage county

The raw numbers from this spring’s state reading tests are in and school districts across Oklahoma are figuring out what to do next. On Friday, the Oklahoma Department of Education released the results of the statewide third-grade reading tests. Third grade students who scored within the range of one of three categories – advanced, proficient […]


Baseball season over for Osage County

The 2014 high school baseball season is over in Osage County. After sweeping a doubleheader against Adair in the district tournament, the Pawhuska Huskies went 1-2 at its regional tournament Wednesday and Thursday. After opening with a 14-13 win over Salina (19-16), the Huskies dropped two straight games, a 16-0 loss Wednesday night to top-ranked […]


Despite being without a course, Huskie golfers excel

Despite being without a course, Huskie golfers excel

  By finishing fifth at Monday’s regional at Pryor Creek Golf Course, the Pawhuska earned a spot in the Class 2A state golf championships. Never mind that the Huskies do not have access to an open golf course within 30 minutes of campus. Since Pawhuska’s nine-hole course closed in 2009, the team has had to […]


Local schools sending several to state track meets

Local schools sending several to state track meets

With a regional runner-up finish at their regional meet Saturday, the Pawhuska High School girls track team is gunning for a Class 3A state title. The Lady Huskies will have student-athletes competing in nine events at the state meet, scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Moore High School. The team picked up wins Saturday in […]


Osage ballet fundraiser set for April 25

The Osage Ballet will a fundraiser on April 25, from 7– 8:30 p.m. at the Harwelden Mansion in Tulsa. In addition to an art auction, the fundraiser will feature a fashion show inspired by Native American clothing by designer Wendy Ponca of Fairfax. Tickets will be $15 at the door. Hors d’oeuvres and wine will […]


Thomases speak out on charges

Throughout their trial, Aubrey and Lora Thomas stood mute as they were accused of all manner of heinous acts against their three adoptive children in Sperry. When a jury found them guilty, and sentenced her to four life terms in prison and him to four 40-year sentences, they betrayed little reaction. But now, as they […]


Brisk casino business means early payoff

The Osage Nation may be able to put a multi-million dollar loan behind it this year if business stays brisk at its two newest casinos. Principal Chief Scott BigHorse announced Tuesday morning before an overflow crowd during his State of Nation address at the Osage Congressional Chambers that the $27.1 million bank loan taken out […]


4H Junior livestock show

4H Junior livestock show

StandingBear and Gray, Red Corn and Proctor, to face off in Osage elections for top tribal positions

StandingBear and Gray, Red Corn and Proctor, to face off in Osage elections for top tribal positions

Less than 90 minutes after the polls closed Monday night, the unofficial results were in for the Osage Nation’s first primary election for its executive branch offices. With Geoffrey StandingBear receiving more than 60 percent of the votes cast in the principal chief’s race, only 12 ballots separated the second and third place finishers. Despite […]


OHP: Trooper at fault in non-injury wreck in Skiatook

A state trooper didn’t see another car and caused a collision Wednesday evening in Skiatook, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. No one was injured in the 7:23 p.m. accident at OK 20 and Lenapah, but damage to the trooper’s patrol car was estimated at $3,500 and to the other car at $2,000. Trooper Romulus […]


Killer says he was nagged to do dishes

The Skiatook teen charged with killing his great-grandmother and half-sister admitted to police that he stabbed them to death and said he was sparked to commit crimes because the elder woman had been nagging him and asking him to wash dishes. The probable cause affidavit, filed in Tulsa and made public Wednesday, also reveals that […]


Two teens injured in Javine Hill wreck

Two young men from Skiatook were injured, one seriously, in a one car accident on Javine Hill Road late Sunday night. Christopher Parker, 18, was admitted in serious condition to St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa after being ejected from a car at about 11:15 p.m. He had internal trunk injuries. His passenger, Austin Crank, 19, […]