The U.S. Corps of Engineers began construction of the Tenkiller Dam in 1947, to create Lake Tenkiller, now known throughout Green Country and Oklahoma as one of the best places for water and outdoor recreation.
When Billie Paul and Kathleen Mills' house caught fire in December, the couple stood with their property on 730 Road for hours, watching as flames engulfed their house, barn, and vehicle.
Tahlequah residents have noticed a difference at the Snowflake Ice Rink this year, as some new amenities have added to the fun of gliding across the frozen H2O.
The stars over Tahlequah seemed just a bit dimmer Tuesday evening, when Northeastern State University held its 25th annual "Lights On" ceremony in front of Seminary Hall.
As part of a growing effort to feed hungry people in Cherokee County, First Christian Church of Tahlequah has become the newest site for a Mobile Food Pantry.
Thanksgiving travel will jump to the highest level since 2005 boosted by a stronger economy, even as gasoline prices will be higher than a year earlier.
David Simons spent 11 years of his childhood in Cherokee County. The 44-year-old now lives in Longmont, Colo., and he still misses the lush greenery and abundant fish of Northeastern Oklahoma.
During her 37 years of teaching, Baldridge also taught at Watts Public Schools, Tahlequah Public Schools, and for a bilingual program through the Cherokee Nation assisting local educational agencies.
The elegance and charm of the George Murrell Home by day becomes spooky as dusk turns long shadows into nighttime darkness, with unidentified noises from unknown sources.
While the weather begins to cool in Northeastern Oklahoma, Tahlequah and the surrounding area are preparing for the holiday season.
In Cookson, several events are in the works.
A groovy scene unfolded in downtown Tahlequah Saturday, when Volkswagen enthusiasts from Oklahoma and beyond attended the V-Dubs on Main festival.
The people of Tahlequah seem to take their Mexican food seriously, as a question on the Tahlequah Daily Press Facebook page asking for readers' favorite places garnered more responses than a local school bond election did last week.
While residents of Tahlequah may enjoy the array of Mexican restaurants around town, opinions conflict about the best, perhaps because every place has a little something different to offer.
The world has become a much larger place thanks to social media and cellular apps. They allow people to stay connected with friends, create an online presence to help market brands or businesses, stay up to date with current events - or just fill up spare time.
Many folks around Tahlequah have a morning routine, but if it doesn't include eating a healthy breakfast, they might be missing out on some important benefits that come with hearty meal.
Mingo Acebedo, Jeremy Armstrong, and Darian Washington set up a tent at the Cherokee National Capitol Building Thursday, as Cherokee National Holiday begins Friday and runs through Sunday.
The natural water sources within Cherokee County are numerous, but some aren't easy to find, hidden away and touched by few tourists - like one gem on Fourteen-Mile Creek.
Between man and nature lies a mysterious element of coexistence, though humans rarely live side by side with feral animals. But one Cherokee County couple learned to share their property with a turkey that was likely a mix between wild and domestic.
It may not be Hollywood, but the actors in local community theater are no less passionate, funny and flawed. They give of themselves on stage, backstage, and in general, through hours of time volunteering.
At the midway point of summer, Cherokee County's rivers, creeks and lakes are seeing the usual amount of guests, keeping float operators and marinas as busy as ever.
The pool at Northeastern State University's RiverHawks Wellness Center recently added a new feature, which may help attract new guests to the recreational facility.
Downtown Tahlequah is celebrating the season with a Summer of Saturdays, and community members and visitors are invited to discover the specials offered at unique boutiques and restaurants.
This year, Tahlequah Community Playhouse Inc. was accepted as a replication site for the Penguin Project, a program conceived by Dr. Andrew Morgan that provides an opportunity for children with special needs, ages 10-21, to participate in the performing arts.
Twelve cyclists participating in the 2017 Remember the Removal Bike Ride left the Cherokee Nation Tuesday to begin a three-week, 950-mile trek retracing the northern route of the Trail of Tears.
TV's most famous talking horse didn't do autographs, but plenty of memorabilia immortalizes Mister Ed and the show that ran during 1961-'66. Plenty of fans make the trip to Tahlequah to see a big memento: Mister Ed's grave marker.
Akins said he had almost given up on finding his lost brother, until one day in early February, when he received a Facebook message from Bolding.
The Nickel Preserve Winter Bird Count is in, and on Sunday, wildlife enthusiasts and volunteers say they found 57 different species of feathered friends in the 17,000 acres in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains.
This Week's Circulars
TAHLEQUAH[mdash] NAME: Patsy Peters AGE: 83 TOWN: Tahlequah OCCUPATION: Ministry Secretary DIED: January 15, 2020 SERVICES: 2:00 PM January 21, 2020, Oakdale Baptist Church, OKC, OK
TAHLEQUAH[mdash] NAME: Richard Bertelle AGE: 81 TOWN: Tahlequah OCCUPATION: Meat Processor DIED: January 10, 2020 SERVICES: No services
TAHLEQUAH[mdash] NAME: Jeanette Sunday AGE: 78 TOWN: Tahlequah OCCUPATION: Insurance Bookkeeper DIED: January 11, 2020 SERVICES: 3:00 pm Thursday, January 16, 2020, Green Country Funeral Home Chapel
TAHLEQUAH [mdash] Dr. Charles Thomas DeShong, "Chuck" to his family and friends, was born in Ada, Oklahoma on June 12, 1935 and passed away after a short battle with lung cancer on January 6, 2020 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. A retired English Professor, he taught at many colleges and universitie…
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