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‘Orphan Train’ authors visit Tahlequah
Imagine, for a moment, being a child whose parents could not care for him, and the only alternative was to ride the rails across the country, hoping to find a new family and home.
For local resident Peggy Kaney’s grandfather, this scenario was a reality.
Alison Moore and Phil Lancaster shared the stories of over 200,000 children taken from New York City and then given away to families in western states from 1854 to 1929, at the Tahlequah Public Library on July 17.
City council gives family deadline to rehab property
Tahlequah’s city council is giving a family with local ties a little more than a month to develop and submit rehabilitation plans for two pieces of property containing six dilapidated structures in the 400 block of Lee Street.
Members of the city’s abatement board recommended the homes be demolished, according to Tahlequah Building Inspector Mark Secratt. City officials then sent a certified notice as required by law, but the letter was returned.
Man ‘howling like dog,’ arrested for APC
When a Kentucky man pulled into an area convenience store over the weekend and began “barking and howling like a dog,” sheriff’s deputies checked on him and eventually hauled him to jail on alcohol-related charges, an arrest report shows.
Man stable after crash
A 57-year-old Tahlequah man was listed in stable condition Sunday evening after a crash on Old Toll Gate Road in northern Cherokee County.
Group seeks area support to put medical marijuana on November ballot
Legalized medical marijuana will be on the ballots in November if Oklahomans for Health, the organization putting forward the proposed amendment, can get 155,216 signatures by Aug. 16.
Man charged following June pursuit
Prosecutors have filed formal charges against a Hulbert man accused of leading authorities on a pursuit and running a roadblock last month.
Third Thursday downtown event gaining momentum
Most new events take time to build a following and Third Thursday Art Walk is still gaining momentum.
The cloudy weather may have kept some shoppers home, but those out were enjoying the evening and buying gifts.
Council to mull TMSA contract
Tahlequah city councilors on Monday are set to discuss and possibly act on a request to renew a contract with the local main street program worth $25,000 per year.
If the contract is approved for the Tahlequah Main Street Association, it would automatically renew each year unless otherwise terminated or canceled.
Motorcycle crash sends driver to Tulsa hospital
A 55-year-old Welling man was in stable condition Friday after crashing a 2001 Kawasaki southeast of Tahlequah.
This Little Dragon program started at Ramos School of Taekwondo three years ago when the business opened. It is geared for 3-5 year olds. It teaches them motor skills, balance, left and right recognition, and to be aware of their surroundings.
“It’s really basic and fun,” said Denisse Ramos, instructor. “They don’t even realize that they are learning.”
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